On Oct. 4, students at Charles Hoffman Elementary School donned their old clothes and got ready to paint the plows on 10 trucks that lined up in the school’s yard. This was the third year that the students decorated the plows, getting them ready for winter. “It was a great day,” said Jaime Stiansen, vice president of the PTA, which coordinated the event. “We had the CHP, Caltrans and the county with us today. What I love is that Caltrans says, ‘This is just what we do now.’” Stiansen extends the thanks of the PTA and the students to Z Painting for donating the paint. Watch for the students’ work on the roads once the snow flies. (Photos courtesy of Jaime Stiansen)
Daffodils blooming mountainwide
By RHEA-FRANCES TETLEYStaff Writer Spring must be here, as it is defined by the daffodils welcoming residents and visitors to the mountains. They are especially noticed on the curve of Highway 189 coming into Twin Peaks, just before Strawberry Lodge. Those daffodils...