December 25, 2020

News

Back to Roots for the Schoolyard Habitat Program

The Highlands Center Schoolyard Habitat Program returns to Coyote Springs for 2021! We are very excited to have our partnership with the Highlands Center come full circle! One of our pillars of learning takes place in our outdoor learning area, the Habitat. Outdoor learning spaces are so important to schools, especially in today’s world. Principal

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Top 10 Houseplants for a Healthier New Year

Today’s ultra-efficient homes seal outside air from penetrating their interiors, thus recirculating inside air without added freshness. A three-month-old air filter cleans only so many particles before choking on its own dust. We won’t mention formaldehyde-ridden foreign products brought into the home for the holidays. Initially, toxins weren’t an environmental problem because fresh air was

Local

Nonprofit Soldier’s Best Friend pairs rescues with veterans to become service dogs

Staff Sgt. Terry Stallings served in the Army for 23 years. He was stationed across the globe, including posts in Iraq, Balad, Kuwait, Desert Storm, Mexico, Central America, Alaska, Portugal and Germany. After six combat deployments overseas, he returned home and was diagnosed with post- traumatic stress disorder. Veterans often rely on medications, therapy, sports

State

Biden firm on uranium-mining ban around ‘jewel’ of the Grand Canyon

For four years, the Trump administration took steps to boost uranium mining for what it called national security reasons, a move environmentalists saw as an attempt to open the door to mining near the Grand Canyon. President-elect Joe Biden may be ready to shut that door for good. “I can’t believe I have to say

History

How holiday cards help us cope with a not-so-merry year, according to a professor of comedy

A colorful vintage cartoon greeting card depicts a caricature of a soldier receiving a message from the ‘Pigeon Express’. Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Matthew McMahan, Emerson College The first Christmas card was, perhaps predictably, one of good cheer. The concept is commonly credited to Sir Henry Cole, the founder of the Victoria and Albert

Opinion

Opinions: The U.S. Postal Service

Point: Postal Bailout Talk Shows Washington’s Fiscal Insanity COVID cases are spiking, millions of Americans are out of work through no fault of their own and emergency benefits are expiring. While Congress and the administration were right to pursue a fifth COVID relief package, the stakes are high for getting the money to where it

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