If the Cascades provide an ideal ecosystem for grizzlies to flourish, then the number that migrate here naturally from British Columbia will increase naturally. If the ecosystem can’t sustain the population, then the count will remain stagnant or decline. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke needs to allow nature to run its course.April 3, 2018 6 p.m. read more..
When I learned Wednesday that an asparagus-planting crew was working a field on Lincoln Avenue between Walmart and Pioneer Elementary School, I had to see what was going on. They were planting asparagus roots, all right, a task I hadn’t seen carried out in this valley in many years. Some time in the 1990s, planting nearly stopped.March 29, 2018 11:09 a.m. read more..