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SmileMobile to stop in Jefferson County The SmileMobile is visiting Jefferson County from Feb. 12 to March 1 to offer dental service to newborn children through high-school-age students, and … more
Composting toilets proved to be the hot topic of the Jefferson County Board of Health’s Jan. 18 meeting as at least a dozen members of the public spoke out in favor of the composting toilets, while … more
Dr. Tom Locke, public health officer for Jefferson County, notes the conditional legality of composting toilets Jan. 18. Photo by Kirk Boxleitner more
Public health officials recommend that people practice good hand hygiene, which means washing hands frequently. Leader file photo more
As flu activity increasing across the country and flu-like symptoms cause more people to make a trip to the hospital, officials with Jefferson County Public Health want the public to know when to … more
Lindsey Du Toit, a vegetable seed pathologist for Washington State University, explains how certain strains of carrots are more susceptible to diseases such as powdery mildew. She added that the … more
Eve Dixon (left) and Kiersten Boulter set out bowls of bread and red pepper tapenade, prepared on site at Finnriver Farm. more
Elsie Brittain was relatively unimpressed by the taste of carrot strain Y6364, grown from breeder seed by the University of Wisconsin. more
Among the strains of carrots served at Finnriver Farm’s taste test was the visually striking “Purple Haze,” grown from conventional seeds supplied by Johnny’s Selected Seeds. Phil Simon, a … more
“What the organic movement is about is food that’s grown in ways that are ethical and environmentally safe, and that will make you healthy,” Michaela Colley, program director of the Organic … more
Farmer Aaron Varadi (left) looks on as Michaela Colley, program director of the Organic Seed Alliance, explains how breeders of magenta chard weed out the undesirable elements of its gene pool, such … more
A Battle of Normandy veteran. A man who, at 93 years old, took a cross-country road trip in a van. A woman who served in the military before women were permitted to be on the battlefield. Those … more
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