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Student Photo and Writer Contest Winners

Eric Whitmer and Micayla Whitmer

House Call

Although for we humans, the medical ‘house call’ largely belongs to a bygone era, this is not the case for our beloved animal companions. In veterinary medicine, a home visit is just a phone call away.

Still in the Game

The retired coaches had a good time over breakfast. They enjoyed each other’s company and shared a lot of memories. But it didn’t take long before someone had to say it: “Why don’t we do something?”

Singing Praises

As the crowd quieted in anticipation of The Star Spangled Banner at last month’s Reno rodeo, a few were surprised to see not one but two petite teenagers hold up microphones. Small in stature but large in voice, Ashtin Lopeman, 14, and Jennifer Peyton, 15, both of Red Bluff, have found an unusual way to spend their summer vacation: harmonizing the National Anthem at rodeos near and far.

Musical Masterpiece

Incendio, in both Italian and Spanish, means “fire.” And this name is fitting for a musical group whose sound is all about energy, exploration and passion.

Night Skies

Lassen Volcanic National Park and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area are sharing their dark sides, encouraging visitors to look up and notice stars and planets that pop into view against the black of night.

Home Run

James Santos earned a reputation in the North State for creating imaginative, larger-than-life productions that rivaled anything you’d find..


Brandon Back, 30, and 76-year-old Jim Walters built a car together, and in the process they put the finishing touches on a relationship that’s as strong as any father-son bond.

On The Menu

There’s a key ingredient that has kept the Klassique Kafe humming along for 30 years and it’s hardly a proprietary secret. It’s such a compelling part of the restaurant that its regular customers will think nothing of putting napkins aside, clearing tables and diving into a sink full of dirty dishes.

Fly By Day

A BRILLIANT SPRAY OF COLOR and texture occupies Kaden Swart’s desk. Feathers of ostrich, turkey, chicken and peacock are organized with soft, dense packets of deer, moose and elk hair. Some pieces are dyed; others stay in a natural color and condition. Surrounded by spools of colored wire and threads, they are all tools of the trade in Kaden’s hobby-turned-business: fly tying.

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