bob hansen

Looking Back

50 YEARS AGO (Dec. 9, 1960 Issue) Del Oro High School started a behind-the-wheel driver training course. Alton Chevrolet Company loaned a Chevrolet to the school, and Wayne Naylor ...

Scouting is 100 and still going strong

The Loomis Basin has a long tradition of participation in Boy Scouts of America, which was organized in February 1910. Boys join as Tenderfoots and can attain the top rank of Eagle ...

Looking Back

50 YEARS AGO (Jan. 1, 1960 Issue) Strict enforcement of the 65-mile an hour speed law, which went into effect Jan. 1, was promised by Bradford M. Crittenden, Commissioner of the ...

War hero memorialized decades after World War II

Frank Law, Bob Hansen and Frank Fujita remember Paul Mazal well. Mazal’s classmates and friends recounted the amazing story of the World War II hero at the Loomis Basin Historica ...

Rowen, Vodonick will get Sierra 'on track'

As a past Sierra College Trustee of 21 years, I continue to watch the activities of this fine institution with great interest. I am concerned that partisan politics have caused the ...

Study says canal system 'efficient'

Irrigation water in the Loomis Basin has always been a coveted resource, but a new study now shows that it’s also important to the local ecosystem. A three-year study, conducted ...

Farmers practice art of growing biodynamic

Everything old is new again for Loomis farmers Eric and Yarda Hansen of Pine Hill Orchard. “What we’re now in the process of doing is going to biodynamic farming,” said Eric ...