Horses That Heal

by Kathy Cragin Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend with your family? Triple H Youth Ranch will be hosting their First Annual Open House Fundraiser on Saturday …

The Return of The Ripon Farmers Market

-by Kathy Cragin If you’ve driven down the Main Street of Ripon on a Thursday evening this summer, you’ve probably noticed a crowd of local folks gathered outside Studio Joy. These …

The Fate of Ripon’s Fireworks Show

by Joanna Metheny Most have probably heard by now that Ripon will not be having our annual fireworks show at Mistlin Park this Fourth of July. This wildly popular event typically …

Something in the water? Ripon cancer diagnoses continue to rise

by Joanna Metheny In the past few weeks, most of Ripon’s residents have likely heard at least something about the apparent rise in cases of pediatric cancer surrounding Weston Elementary. With …

RCAF Press Release

Dear Community Member, It’s a well-known fact that school improvements enhance a student’s desire to learn and compete at their full potential. The RCAF has installed $1.8m in donated improvements since …

Measure “I” is for INTEREST – $50M worth

The numbers are in, and Measure “I” doesn’t add up. Measure I will cost Ripon property owners approximately $14,000 per household over 40 years. The current RUSD bond request means your …

A Parent’s Perspective on Measure I

“Invest In Our Kids”. “Impact Our Kids”. The sweet sound of those sentences. Of course I want my three children to be positively impacted! Equally as wonderful would be if each community …

Measure I: What You Need To Know

by Joanna Metheny Voting day is just under two weeks away on Tuesday, November 6th. On the ballot this year is Measure I, which has quickly become a hot-button topic in …

A Glimpse to the Past: Ripon High Graduation 100 Years Ago

by Joanna Metheny This Friday marks graduation day for Ripon High School’s seniors. This year’s graduating class has just over 200 students, and they are a diverse group. The 2018 graduates include …

Will the Real Orlando McCurry Please Stand-Up?

-by Gracyn Taylor, Journalist in “The Smoke Signal” Who is Orlando McCurry? That is a question people from Ripon High School have been asking since 1970. McCurry is supposedly a man who …