Valley People (Dec. 5, 2018)

Early risers Monday fell to their knees in awe and gratitude at the splendor of the sun’s rise. These rare occasions are less rare at this time of year as Old King Sol announces himself in a scattering of rain clouds he turns to waves of golden grays as he makes his glorious way to the heavens.…

Valley People (Nov. 28, 2018)

Ken Hurst stopped in Sunday. Ken and his wife Joanadel are being sheltered by a Valley samaritan while they try to put their lives back together after the loss of their home to fire on Friday, November 16th. “We lost everything, and I mean everything,” Ken said, “including our family histories.” He said the fire began about six in the morning on the deck of the two-story house overlooking the Navarro.…

Valley People (Nov. 21, 2018)

Boonville’s Cassidy Hollinger has been very sick and needs the support of her home community. Cassidy writes: “As many of you know - especially if you followed my social media meme journey - this past spring I entered Kings County Hospital for what I thought was a minor infection...and boy was I in for a treat.…

Valley People (Nov. 7, 2018)

VETERANS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE. Presented by The American Legion, Kirk Wilder, and Steve Sparks, with help from friends. At The Evergreen Cemetery, Anderson Valley…

Valley People (Oct. 31, 2018)

VETERANS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE. Presented by The American Legion, Kirk Wilder, and Steve Sparks, with help from friends. At The Evergreen Cemetery, Anderson Valley…

Valley People (Oct. 10, 2018)

IN THE BEGINNING there was Sam, Sam Prather. For many years four parcels of land drew water from springs on Sam Prather's Indian Creek Road ranch property. Sam watered his sheep from the modest stream diversion, it was Lynn Archambault's sole source for her one acre; and it provided water for the Edwards family’s two acres, supplementing the Edwards’ productive well. And Sam’s water provided John and Linda Hulbert with their water, Linda being a cousin of Sam’s.…

Valley People (Oct. 3, 2018)

AV FOOTBALL, 1935, Norm Clow writes: “In view of the loss of football at AV and around the county as you wrote in last week’s Valley People, for historical perspective here’s a yearbook photo of the first AVUHS football team, in the Fall of 1935. Oddly enough, that seems to have been a one-time event for several years, as there’s no further yearbook record of football until the 1947-48 school year, from whence it lumbered on for seventy years. And, yes, it’s a shame folks otherwise won’t get to see Round Valley in the autumn. You and I made the trip together more than once, and it was well worth the long drive.”…

Valley People (Sep. 19, 2018)

THE 91st ANNUAL BOONVILLE FAIR, technically the Mendocino County Fair, has come and gone. The crowds seemed larger than ever in all senses including the diabetic, but also more wholesome in a child-oriented way than the drinkin' and fightin' fairs of the sixties into the early seventies when Slim Pickens, then a rodeo caller, declared Boonville "the roughest rodeo town" he'd ever worked, and he'd worked some rough ones.…