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Life in the Bike Lane

  “There’s always one more hill” is a truism for many rides in Placer County.  Riders heading due west from Lincoln can find flat (and sometimes windy ...

Fun watching Lincoln’s sunsets

I love capturing the sunset.   Maggie Rose McGurk of Maggie Rose McGurk Photo Art is a Lincoln resident, who goes everywhere with her camera. See more photos of Placer ...

Speak up

  I feel like I can trust you, so if I go off on a rant, can we keep it just among the six of us? Bike riders have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers.  Eve ...

Remember This? ‘Wisdom’ shoots in Auburn, Placer County in 1986

“Emilio Estevez and Demi Moore, who are real-life boyfriend and girlfriend, do a fair job of portraying puppy love, but their Robin Hood adventure film, “Wisdom,” ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

It’s getting harder to find a comprehensive source for local fishing reports. I have to hit several sites to get an overall picture of what’s happening.  So after ...

Fun at Lincoln events this weekend

On Saturday, the Woman’s Club of Lincoln invited the public to visit the historic clubhouse and five beautiful homes for the third annual Home and Garden Tour. Woman’s ...

CYCLING THROUGH PLACER COUNTY

  Cool early mornings, followed by summer temperatures after just a couple of hours.  That’s what we cyclists have been experiencing in the last month.  Sta ...

Laughter is the best medicine: no prescription needed

           As I sat down to write this column, it was mid-July and the leaders of the NATO countries were gathered in Brussels to acquire answers to m ...

Fun recycling creatively

It is fun to recycle CDs! For about three months, I have been experimenting with transforming the little round CD in necklaces and earrings. What fun! I wake up in the morning dre ...

Community choice for public safety

I read with great interest in the Sept. 6 News Messenger a column by Jim Datzman (page 4, “Public safety services in Lincoln. Is this an accident waiting to happen?) regardin ...

I’m OK. Thanks for asking

  For the first time in many years, I had a bit of a crash while riding. I’m OK.  Thanks for asking.  Here’s what happened. My friend (I’ll call ...

Riding buses in Placer County good for you

Do you ride Placer County Transit (PCT) to get around the area or commute to work? If so, you’re one of the nearly 390,000 people who ride PCT in western Placer every year. ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

We had just started our second pass downstream when one rod started shaking and line started peeling off with a familiar zzz-zz-zz sound. “It’s a fish!” I shoute ...

Fun celebrating with BJ and Dick Gootee

On Saturday, there was a lot of fun at BJ and Dick Gootee's 50th wedding celebration with 150 of their delightful friends and family at their house. They enjoyed a great b ...

Starting from scratch

Western Sierra Collegiate Academy is in its fourth year of football. They are members of the Sacramento Metropolitan Athletic League and, like other Division VII schools, they have ...