Opinion

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 ...

Consider giving locally in Lincoln

Community foundations are the result of a vision 100 years ago in Cleveland, which sought to develop a means of “democratizing philanthropy.” Seven-hundred-and-fifty c ...

Vote for wise-spenders

It looks like the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) will place a tax increase measure on the ballot this year. PCTPA is made up of Placer County Supervisors and ...

Sit-down restaurant, please

In reading the report that the new eating spot in Lincoln will not be a coffee shop (Jan. 28 Lincoln News Messenger front page, “In-N-Out gets OK”), ...

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 ...

Help save the Penryn Fire Station

Is your health and safety worth $1.10 per day? The Penryn Fire Station is in danger of closing. Fire fighters are paid $10 per hour. The Fire District will run out of money in les ...

Western Placer Unified School District apologizes for unsportsmanlike conduct

I am writing in response to the conduct from three students at Lincoln High School during the Placer High School basketball game against Lincoln High School (Jan. 28 Lincoln News M ...