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NID working toward a resolution

Good afternoon all, I am happy to report that by 11:30 (Monday) morning, the (Nevada Irrigation) District was able to remove the snag and the bumper safely from the facil ...

Nobody likes to wear a helmet

Nobody really likes to wear a bicycle helmet. They can be uncomfortable and, let’s face it, they look dorky.  And no state requires adults to wear a helmet while ...

High school hi-jinks Part two – “Breaking Bad,” starring my friend J.

Fate dealt an unkind blow to J.  She got in big trouble.  Such big trouble that she was called into the principal’s office.  As if that wasn’t bad eno ...

Lincoln Boulevard-W. Wise Road-Doud-Nicolaus Loop

Today will be a flat route going into northern and western Lincoln. We start off from McBean Pavilion. As always, check your bike, make sure you have water and a cell phone ...

From sports to bedsore spots

Are you an athletic supporter? Let me rephrase that. Are you a Giant athletic supporter? That still doesn’t sound right. ...

High school hi-jinks Part one - the picnic and other eyefuls

I don’t know why those two high school boyfriends of ours got so testy.  So irritated.   What was the big deal?  They wouldn’t even have known th ...

The long road to Lincoln, part six: horses! horses! horses!

In 1852, Samuel Fleming had reunited with his family and settled back into life on the Mississippi River. But not for long. In his three-year absence, he had crisscrossed the Gol ...

Lincoln FFA Christmas tree sales

It seems as though the holidays can’t come any quicker! Lincoln FFA (Future Farmers of America) is trying to alleviate the stress of looking for that perfect tree and making ...

‘Penguins of Madagascar’ fine for anyone under age 5

There used to be an outlet for second-tier movies that manufactured a spin-off of a popular brand and was generally considered the direct-to-video market. Twenty years ago, &l ...

Candidates can get on with their daily lives, now that votes are certified

  The Nov. 4, 2014 Statewide Direct General Election votes cast by Placer County residents were certified Monday by the county’s Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters ...