John Kirkpatrick

Hunting season draws debate about bears

With bear hunting season nearly upon us in California, and the first black bear hunt set to begin in Reno near Lake Tahoe, local residents who have had run-ins with bears are voici ...

Loomis fawn rescue offers second chance at life

A Loomis-based organization is hoping to give orphaned and injured fawns a second chance. Diane Nicholas started Kindred Spirits Fawn Rescue Jan. 1, but is facing some roadblocks ...

Organization has heart for the wild

An Auburn-based organization founded in 1985 has rescued, rehabilitated and released thousands of wild animals. Gold Country Wildlife Rescue, a nonprofit organization with 45 vol ...

Grief counselor has felt her share of personal pain

Deborah Kirkpatrick remembers the day her former life “ended.” It was July 16, 1992 and it was the day her husband of 10 years died in an airplane crash. “I went to the g ...