In the Line of Fire

September 25, 2018

Inside the early days of the Cranston Fire and the race to restore power with Anza Electric linemen It was around noon July 25 when Sandy King first saw smoke. High above the Southern California desert in the bucket of a hydraulic lift, the lineman from Anza Electric Cooperative was hooking up a new transformer when he looked north and saw a massive smoke plume billowing up from beyond the next ridge.

“Oh my God,” Sandy said, yelling down to fellow lineman Scott Davies. “Look at that.”

Scott looked in the direction Sandy …

The Plastic Herd

September 25, 2018

Rescued horses find new life, thanks to artistic owner Christine DiCurti keeps an unusual stable of livestock at her Ester, Alaska, …

Of Clouds and Dreams

September 25, 2018

I spent many wonder-filled afternoons lying on my back in spring pastures or early summer hayfields watching cotton clouds lumber …

A Lesson in Stewardship

September 25, 2018

Pop was a cheapskate—at least that’s what I once thought. A fishing rock star to me and my childhood friends, Pop …

Breakfast Delights

Grape Smoothie Bowl 1/2 avocado 2 medium bananas, sliced and frozen 1 cup packed baby spinach 2 cups green grapes, divided 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced Pinch of salt 1 tablespoon …

Say Hello to Herbs

Pesto Roasted Chicken 3- to 4-pound whole chicken 2 tablespoons pesto 1 lemon, cut in half 2 sprigs rosemary Salt and pepper, to taste Heat oven to 450 F. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Salt and pepper cavity of …

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