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Guys — mostly from Redlands or formerly from Redlands— returned on May 5 from an eight-day sailing adventure in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Displaying the Redlands Community News and their new suntans on the bow of their leased 46-foot, catamaran are, from left, John Mills, Redlands; Ron Maines…

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Many Redlanders are suffering from Trails at 10 Guided Hikes withdrawal, since Redlands Conservancy has not been able to offer the semi-annual hike program since autumn of 2019. The conservancy’s Outdoor Ambassadors have created a program to fill the void: Trail Bingo, Beeeee on the Lookout.

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Springtime in Redlands practically commands Redlands’ residents and visitors to get outside, whether on the trails or in their own backyard. As manager of the city’s natural open spaces, Redlands Conservancy hopes everyone, including the four-legged and feathered wild residents, will be able…

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Nine students graduated at the San Bernardino Community College District after training for a career that few people would even be willing to try. It involves handling a chainsaw while maneuvering around fully grown trees near utility lines.

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Two years ago today, I was a day away from my deadline to produce the first edition of the Redlands Community News. Although I was thrilled to be part of a new newspaper in my hometown of 22 years, it was not a good week for me.

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One of the biggest frustrations of this pandemic is the loss of in-person celebrations, especially funerals, or, as some prefer, including me, memorials or “celebrations of life” for those we’ve lost from COVID or otherwise.

A report in the Feb. 25 issue of the Redlands Community News focused on efforts made by various consultants, council members and officials to convince skeptical residents that there will be no high-density high-rises in Transit Village areas.

As a reality check, let's take a quick look at John Berry's diatribe against U.S. Rep.Pete Aguilar.

I was at the Bank of America ATM machines at about 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 19. A young Asian-appearing woman walked up to an empty machine and her father or grandfather stood behind her obviously keeping watch. My goodness!  

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Several horseback riders left their horses in the stable on Sunday, Feb. 28, and gathered at the Connector Trail at Gateway Ranch in Live Oak Canyon. There, they put their shovels to the ground and worked on smoothing out the trail tread.

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Hikers head down Blue Mountain above Grand Terrace on Sunday morning. The 14th annual hike attracted 529 people, the organizers said. The land is privately owned, so this was the only day of the year that hikers were permitted. Efforts are underway to protect the trail and create a park to s…

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Since 2006, the city of Redlands and Redlands Conservancy have worked in partnership to protect the city’s natural open spaces and establish what has become a welcoming and well-used public trail system.  

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Redlander Michelle Markel decided to hike every single one of Redlands trails and open parks and in doing so completed the full Emerald Necklace on Monday, Feb. 8. It took five days including a day of rest to cover a total of 54.5 miles including roads connecting the 40 miles of Redlands Con…

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­More than 300 participants logged 26,400 miles in the Redlands Conservancy’s Fresh Air Challenge, far short of its million-mile goal. But many participants said they enjoyed the event and it looks like it’s here to stay.

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Daniel Cozad, general manager of the San Bernardino County Water Conservation District, took this photo of a great egret on Saturday, Jan. 30, between Plunge Creek and Greenspot Road, east of Orange Street in Highland after checking out the Plunge Creek Restoration project. Great egrets have…

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If it’s New Year’s Day morning, and you’re still sipping your morning beverage, you’re already several hours late. The Fresh Air Challenge began at 12:01a.m. and you could have already walked, jogged or cycled several miles.

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You’ve read about it, you’re seeing signs about it, and you’re totally curious about it. It’s the Fresh Air Challenge, a monthlong activity co-sponsored by Redlands Conservancy and city of Redlands. By checking out the conservancy’s website, you have been able to register yourself for the ch…

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Redlands Conservancy and the city of Redlands are challenging Redlanders to Walk a Million Miles during the month of January 2021 in the Fresh Air Challenge. That’s a million miles in total, not for each individual. It can be done if every one of Redlands’ 70,000 residents walks 15 miles thr…

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Redlands Community News columnist Jan Fowler and her partner David Weir display copies of the newspaper at a recent family reunion with children and grandchildren at the White Stallion Ranch, Tucson, where they rode horses to their heart's content.

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Kathrine Colpaert and Dr. Michael Allen, who moved from Michigan to Redlands in July, display their Redlands Community News during a rock climbing trip on Friday, Oct. 9. at Sawtooth Canyon in Lucerne Valley. “We are absolutely loving our new lives in Redlands,” Kathy said in an email. “Mike…

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A panorama shot of the fall conditions along the southside of Big Bear Lake. The Farmers’ Almanac forecasts fair and windy conditions in Southern California for this autumn.

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Shiprock is a rock formation off Highway 111 between Whitewater and Palm Springs. Waymarking.com reports that the plaque says its geology is much different that is gigantic neighbor, Mount San Jacinto, which formed at the bottom of a prehistoric tropical sea 250 million years ago. The plaque…

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Except for the 5 miles of dirt trails and the creek itself, San Timoteo Nature Sanctuary’s 160 acres are covered with vegetation — tumbleweeds, mustard plants, tree tobacco and non-native grasses, mostly. In fact, none of those plants are native to the area, and that's a big problem for the …

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Practically speaking, Redlands Conservancy manages almost 30 linear miles of rural trails: 15 miles of trails, two sides of each trail. Like new residential developments built in the territory of regional wildlife, rural trails exist in weed territory, and the weeds are often hostile, leavin…

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A red-tailed hawk soars over Plunge Creek in the Santa Ana River Wash, an area operated by the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District. Daniel Cozad is the general manager.  

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Brad Willason has five owls that have settled into his “lower backyard” of his 3-acre property off West Sunset Drive. He believes there are a pair of adults and three juveniles. They come out in the late afternoon and in the evening to catch gophers. Willason put up an 8-foot raptor perch ab…

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Plymouth Village resident Dan Burgess standing on the deck of the Regent cruise ship Mariner that is docked at Ushuaia, Argentina, during a recent cruise around South America. The city of Ushuaia is recognized as being located farther south than any other larger city in the world. The 51-day…

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Helianthus californicus is a North American species of sunflower known by the common name California sunflower. It is native to California and Baja California, where it grows in many types of habitats and typically blooms in summer and fall.

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Friends of Big Bear Valley reports that a bald eagle known as Jackie laid her second egg at 5:10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. The first was laid at 5:34 on Jan 8, the first of the season. Check out the nest camera to watch Jackie and Shadow and the new eggs. For more information, visit friendsofb…

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Displaying their Redlands Community News in Egypt, from left, are Barbara Rozema of Highland, Dr. Sharen Jefferies of Redlands (holding the paper), Randy Rozema of Highland, Cheryl Evans of Redlands, John Evans of Redlands and Jim Jeffries of Redlands.

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Three couples from Redlands pose with their Redlands Community News while during a two-week adventure traveling through Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Norway on a Viking Ocean Cruise. While exploring the majestic fjords of Norway they traveled on the scenic Flam Railway with spectacular vistas…

Mindy Sames, left, and Diane Kuehl with the Redlands Community News in Frankfurt, Germany, on a mission trip as part of a team from Trinity Church Redlands. The team went to help at an annual conference for global workers that serve throughout greater Europe.

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Wildlife homes, native plant seed balls, dirt digging, oak restoration, wildlife secrets — all these are the subjects of discovery for young, old and in-between at Redlands Gateway Ranch in Live Oak Canyon.  Redlands Conservancy’s Canyon Environments Education Program (CEEP) resumes on Satur…

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Redlands Conservancy invites Redlands' residents and neighbors to be an Outdoor Ambassador, a volunteer trail rover who mixes a love of the outdoors with the pleasure of helping other trail users enjoy their experiences.a

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Toni Spagnola and her husband Stew Undem pose with her Uncle Sam Lombardo on his 100th birthday in Pensacola, Florida. Uncle Sam is a decorated World War II U.S. Army veteran who still stays busy giving speeches on patriotism. He retired as a lieutenant colonel. The local newspaper also cele…