Ask the Pharmacist

‘Safer’ does not mean safe with e-cigarettes By Pooja V. Patel, Pharm D. Q: It seems like everywhere I look, more and more kids are smoking e-cigarettes (a.k.a. vaping). What are these products? I am assuming they are dangerous, especially for kids and teens, but can you highlight some important facts for me to know?   Vaping has become more and more popular with the rise of e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes ...

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Different Languages, One Voice

The Boulder Creek Choir and Band to entertain audiences in seven countries By Emma Suttell It seems like almost everyone has heard Stevie Wonder’s famous quote, “Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand,” but for music students at Boulder Creek High School, this is something they live by. For students pursuing the arts at Boulder Creek, performing is a year-round endeavor that doesn ...

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Here’s Your Winner!

Riggs has a natural caregiving talent By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Raymond Solgonick’s dog, Riggs, is more than a family pet. Riggs—who is 50% mini poodle, and 50% Pomeranian, Cocker Spaniel, Pekingese and Terrier mix—takes care of the family, including Solgonick’s father, Mike, who has Alzheimer’s disease. “He’s amazing,” Solgonick says proudly about Riggs. “He really watches my dad, too. He’s really atte ...

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It’s a Family Affair

Independence Day celebration draws thousands of kids and parents By Laura Latzko In Anthem, celebrating the Fourth of July as a community is a tradition as old as the community itself. The Independence Day Celebration has a long history, dating back 20 years. This year, Anthem will commemorate the nation’s founding with a celebration on Wednesday, July 3, at Community Park. Anthem Community Council’s Direct ...

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Kettle Chip Beef Tenderloin with Mango Avocado Salsa

By Jan D’Atri It’s a special occasion dinner, a fabulous Sunday supper, a Father’s Day feast or just a delicious weeknight meal. Beef tenderloin is always a favorite, and I often get requests for different ways to prepare it. Cooked correctly, this cut of beef can be so tender it will melt in your mouth. In fact, beef tenderloin is widely regarded as the tenderest of all cuts. (After all, you’re getting a f ...

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Kuma’s Great Adventures

Estes Park, Colorado Told by Kuma and written by Lorraine Bossé-Smith This past weekend, my dad got the boat ready and hooked up to the car. I got excited to go on an adventure of the boating kind. The doorbell rang, and two adult humans with two little ones arrived. These kids were full of energy and immediately began chasing me around the house—and I loved every minute of it. They threw toys at me, and we ...

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Lexus GS-F Sedan

This luxury car has an impressive list of goodies By C.A. Haire Lexus has a reputation for building excellent luxury cars. Every now and then the factory slips in a performance package to compete with the potent high-horsepower European vehicles. This is the case with this GS-F four-door sedan. On the outside, it looks similar to the common Lexus sedans. But look closely, and you’ll see the quad exhaust pip ...

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One More light

Photographer Jim Louvau honors his late friend, Chester Bennington By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Jim Louvau was driving along a Valley freeway when Linkin Park came on the radio. As the song ended, he flipped channels, only to hear the Grammy-winning band once again. Louvau can’t seem to escape the rock band and that is precisely the problem. He can’t get away from the music or memories of his friend, Chest ...

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Pop Art

Try these crafty projects in honor of dad By Shannon Fisher Father’s Day is a great reason to make crafts to say I love you. We have created cute and easy ways to create gifts for those you love. I love you to the moon and back is a sweet saying you can give dad. Start with a painted paper or blue construction paper. We used craft sticks to make a ladder and glued them down. You could also paint it on. We u ...

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Rock On!

The thrill of the chase drives Daisy Mountain rock hounds By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Ed Winbourne says the discoveries made within Arizona’s mountains and mines are fascinating. To prove his point, he pulls a handful of rocks from his pocket and shines a UV light on them. The glow is striking. Education is key here. Winbourne co-founded the Daisy Mountain Rock & Mineral Club in 2010 with Herb Jacobso ...

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