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Birds and winter

Dealing with winter weather can be a life-and-death struggle for our bird neighbors.  Fortunately, most birds are well equipped to deal with the cold.  Birds are warm-bl ...

Supervisor's column

Like many other counties in California, Placer is working hard to find long-term solutions to homelessness and improve the quality of life of its residents. Homelessness is a har ...

Humor column

 First we got El Nino and now we got Sara Palin.  Talk about two unpredictable forces of nature. ‘Course, her objective is to support Donald Trump.  However, ...

Childhood memories of salmon in Ophir

As a child growing up on the Auburn Ravine in Ophir, I remember waterfalls above our home on Sunset Lane before the ravine was dredged for the Ophir Tunnel for the now-defunct Aubu ...

Bike column

A little nostalgia before we start our ride today. Today’s article marks the 100th time that this column has run in The News Messenger. I hope you have enjoyed doing the ride ...

Superbowl reminder of sex trade victims

Here it is. Superbowl Sunday. Possibly the most American event of the year. Close to 117 million people are expected to sit down with their nachos and hot wings today and watch the ...

Sierra College Natural History Museum a great place to spend the day

Sierra College is an educational and cultural asset to area residents.Our readers repeatedly tell us to list their events in our newspapers. So I’m excited that the Sierra ...

Lincoln City Hall to feature more art

The city of Lincoln has asked the Art League of Lincoln to stage art events in City Hall at 600 Sixth St. Although city officials have not specified the location or duration of ...

Bike column

On a recent ride, my friend had what we call a “zero miles per hour fall.”  He was starting from a dead stop, heading up hill. In the wrong gear, he couldn’ ...

Bike column

On a recent ride, my friend had what we call a “zero miles per hour fall.”  He was starting from a dead stop, heading up hill. In the wrong gear, he couldn’ ...

Lincoln Chronicles for week of Jan. 21

Lincoln Chronicles     1 YEAR AGO JAN. 15, 2015 - Sierra Foothills Rugby opens at McBean – New season gets underway There was plenty of green, gold and black a ...

Lincoln student-fans get personal in PVL rivalry game

The words “F@$# you” are scrawled into the visiting wall of Placer High’s historic Earl Crabbe Gymnasium. A sharpie penned the phrase “Smoke weed every day& ...

Selecting the right trustee for your trust and why it might not be your kids!

A trustee is a legal term used in estate planning.  The trustee is the person or persons who manage the decisions and fulfill the purpose of a trust.  It is usually the ...

Bike column

Our ride today starts at the Lincoln Community Church Parking Lot at the corner of Joiner Parkway and Del Webb Boulevard. After checking your bike, make sure you have water with yo ...

SIGN LANGUAGE: Lincoln student-fans get personal in PVL rivalry game

The words “F@$# you” are scrawled into the visiting wall of Placer High’s historic Earl Crabbe Gymnasium. A sharpie penned the phrase “Smoke weed every day& ...