Writers On The Range/Steve Pyne The Pleistocene epoch that began 2.6 million years ago sent ice in waves through Yosemite. Glaciers gouged out great valleys along the Merced and Tuolumne rivers, ice sheets rounded granite domes, cirques sculpted the High Sierra. John Muir traced … [Read more...] about Opinion: Welcome to Yosemite, the new Pyrocene Park
Sherman R. Frederick/Publisher You can’t look at how we exited Afghanistan and say, “Hey, that went about as well as expected.” I’ll let people who know more about military strategy and tactics comment on how we ended up defending a civilian airport in Kabul with the Taliban … [Read more...] about Frederick Commentary: Absolutely not a job well done
Char Miller/Writers On The Range Poor Butte County, California, again on fire, its smoke choking the air of states miles away. Nestled in the Northern Sierras, Butte County is home to Chico State University, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., and portions of two national forests. Almost half its … [Read more...] about Writers on the Range: When wildfires keep coming back
Tom H. Hastings/Peace Voice Imagine the Biden approach to leaving Afghanistan were done as if success and saving lives were the priority. The average fifth-grader (or my gifted granddaughter about to start third grade) would figure it out once the circumstances were explained to … [Read more...] about Peace Voice Commentary: Explain it to me like I’m a 2-year old
I am not a doctor, but I play one in the newspaper. So, with that caveat may I relay to you three items in the news this week. They seem relevant to me, as we all try to figure out life during COVID-19. First, new research reveals cloth masks don’t work well. At best, they filter just … [Read more...] about Frederick Commentary: The doctor is in and the news is unnerving
The Rev. Thomas Nibbe Sunday, August 29, 2021 Claiming loyalty to God means more than worshipping in church... ...it involves truly serving others... CENTRAL … [Read more...] about Thomas Nibbe Sermon: Who May Dwell in Your Sacred Tent?
The Rev. Thomas Nibbe Sunday, August 22, 2021 Welcome to Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Pacifica on the Coast...noted... faith is knowing there is an ocean because you've seen a brook... (William A. Ward) During the pandemic SpiritCare Ministry for Seniors continues … [Read more...] about Thomas Nibbe Sermon: The Gospel is good news, not advice
The moms and dads of San Rafael kid themselves if they think they can control public protests by city ordinance. Here are the new rules in San Rafael. You need a permit for events, which are defined as “public parades, processions, marches and assemblies.” You’ll need to work in advance … [Read more...] about Frederick Commentary: Oh, those City Council control freaks
Jonathan Golden/Writers on the Range “It’s like having gasoline out there,” said Brian Steinhardt, forest fire zone manager for Prescott and Coconino national forests in Arizona, in a recent AP story about the increasingly fire-prone West. Now something else is happening — and at the worst … [Read more...] about Writers on the Range: Fighting wildfires for $13.45 an hour?
The Rev. Thomas Nibbe Sunday, August 15, 2021 Today...Holy Communion @ Holy CrossLutheran Church in Pacifica, CALast Sunday...We rejoiced in the Holy Baptism ofIsla Dawn Belingheri, Ella Ann Matias,and Ryland Patrick Sheedy in the nameof the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit.THE SCRIPTURES FOR … [Read more...] about Thomas Nibbe Sermon: A Garment of Praise