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Our civic pride: old and new

Just look at the 1921 photo of Lincoln citizens as they gathered at the groundbreaking    ceremonies for Lincoln’s new Civic Auditorium. Even the governo ...

Lincoln Chronicles for week of Feb. 25

1 YEAR AGO –    FEB. 26, 2015 – Revision of sign ordinance delayed – Scanlon named city clerk -    Sign ordinance delayed; ...

Bike column

Today, we are going to ride in west Lincoln over a flat course. We will start at the McBean Park Pavilion. Be sure to check over your bike, and as always, take plenty of water. Put ...

Oscar Outlook: Divided race heading into Hollywood's big night

The 2016 Oscar race is an unusual one. In 14 years of following the hoopla around the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ big show, I have never seen a more divided ...

‘Soul Sisters’ celebrates life exactly the way it is

Pain, sadness, heartache, and illness are all part of life. How you deal with them, how you allow them to affect you, what you learn from them, that is what makes you who you are. ...

Art, love, books, canyons, words

Rosie Stilwell informs me that Placer Arts has changed the day and the week of the Art Walk. From Lincoln Way to Old Town, enjoy people and art from 6 to 9 p.m. on the first Friday ...

ISO: Contentment

Are you content? When I was young and full of myself I pitied people who were content to live their lives in the place where they were born. Now, I envy those people, and I wish t ...

The Bike Column

During a break on a ride several weeks ago, I had occasion to add up the cost of the cycling clothes I was wearing on a day that started around 30 degrees and warmed up to 45.  ...

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 ...

Film review: Coen brothers worship at the Hollywood altar with “Hail, Caesar!”

“Would that it t’were so simple.” Ah, but it’s a Coen brothers film. Over the course of three decades writing and directing their own movies, legendary fi ...

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 ...