Thursday, February 23, 2017     Volume: 17, Issue: 51

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Santa Maria Sun / News

Cover Story

Coyote Central Coast: Coyotes have a long and colorful local history, which still thrives today

Most of us have seen them: pointed ears and caramel-colored snouts poking out of the brush at a favorite hiking trail, bushy tails whipping around the corners of country roads, and those vivid eyes, which regard you with intentional nonchalance. Often spotted at sunset, the coyote—known as Canis latrans by biologists—calls the Central Coast home, and has for millennia. “I think we all have a coyote story,” said Carey McKinnon, the branch supervisor for the Solvang and Buellton libraries. McKinnon spoke ... [ Read Article ]


Santa Maria Sun / Opinion


Shooting from the hip without thinking

In the turmoil surrounding President Trump I am sure you have lost count of all the off-the-cuff executive orders flying off his desk and lips. We all love the fast, action-packed Western movies where the villains and pursuers shoot off the hip without a second thought in split-second drama, but this is not a movie or TV show, it is our nation’s real life and the life of our children and loved ones. We want a though... [ Read More ]