Board of Supes 9/24: Clover Fire Assistance; Thank You Letter to Dignity Health North State and Mercy Medical Center

The Board of Supervisors meeting this day was brief and non-controversial.  The primary focus was on assistance for those affected by the Clover Fire in Happy Valley/Igo.    Supervisor Leonard Moty announced a Local Assistance Center, open Wednesday, September 25 and… Continue Reading


Clover Fire Survivors Share Stories of Escape

IGO, Calif.—As residents left homeless by the Clover Fire sift through rubble, tales of narrow escapes and altruistic neighbors continue to emerge from a community rallying to absorb and rebuild.  The 8,073-acre blaze, which scorched about 11 square miles of woodland… Continue Reading


Igo Inn’s New Owners Welcome Foodies Back This Week

Tanja Eisenhardt and Barry Marris are the new owners of the Igo Inn restaurant, which they plan to reopen on Wednesday. The building, built in 1886, sat vacant for two years after previous chef-owner Rich Buck of Lewiston died suddenly… Continue Reading


Tending a Borrowed Earth, Igo Pair Live Their Environmental Ethic

Al Carter and I are walking through the blackberry brambles and poison oak on his newly acquired property along Clear Creek, between Placer Road and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area in the vicinity of Igo. Carter seems not to care that… Continue Reading


Found Objects & Fur: In the Artist’s Studio with Ursula Guderian

Jewelry artist Ursula Guderian’s eclectic collections, made from found objects, exotic beads and pounded metals, look and feel like they belong in another era. Part industrial age, part roaring 20s and part romantic Victorian, her pieces are made with love and detailed attention in her Igo studio … Continue Reading


A Trail Construction Primer

Four of us were struggling to keep our footing on the side of a hill covered with tall, dry grass. Dead ahead of us was a thicket of poison oak and 10-foot-tall manzanita. We were marking a potential trail route… Continue Reading