Opinion

City should fix back flow preventer

In California, we are going into our third year of drought. Some people have taken great measures to conserve water. The city of Lincoln’s 6” back flow preventer near ...

Meet your new city manager

Lincoln has a lot of positives going for it. Even though the population has increased five-fold from 8,500 in 2000 to 45,000, the city still has a small-town atmosphere. For ...

The Salt Mine teams up with The Tire Dealer this month

  The Salt Mine is teaming up with a different local business monthly this year to help feed Lincoln and Sheridan residents in need. ...

Irish all the Way, Part Five: Closing the Celtic circle

Ireland. So lush and green. Small streams tumbling down the hillsides.  Wide rivers filled with salmon.  Craggy peaks sheltering great stags. Great slabs of stone ti ...

So you want to start riding

In my last column, I wrote about the benefits of cycling vis-a-vis aging. I am guessing many of you have become inspired and want to start riding a bike before it’s too la ...

Bleachers at McBean Park unsafe

The wooden parts of the bleachers by the McBean Park field seem dangerous due to dry rot and old age. I hope the city is doing something about them or perhaps some local group wou ...

Cut the waste

Friday morning, I woke up, watched the morning news, my puppy told me when the garbage man arrived. Before eating breakfast, I decided to bring in the garbage can. To my great sur ...

Support the Friends of the Lincoln Library in its membership drive

Today, I renewed my Friends of the Lincoln Library membership, I am showing my support to the Friends in their goal to keep the Twelve Bridges Library open as much as possible ...

‘Mortdecai’ should have done better

With every successive failure of a film, it becomes more baffling that Johnny Depp hasn’t starred in a movie directed by Wes Anderson. Anderson (“The Grand Budapest Ho ...

Bicycle safety is always a priority

In my columns, I have consistently stressed the importance of bike safety. Last week, I was involved in a situation where I was very fortunate in not being seriously injured. ...

Barringer family thanks community for support

The family of Ron Barringer would like to send out a heartfelt thank you for all of the love and support shown to us during this time. Words will never be able to express how thank ...

8 reasons a senior may have “sudden-onset” confusion

Ongoing confusion may be part of dementia. However, if “sudden-onset” confusion occurs, it may be due to one of the following:   Urinary tract infection (UT ...

Lincoln Chronicles for Jan. 29

1 YEAR AGO Jan. 30, 2014 – Police geared to take on traffic problems – As a prelude to his presentation Monday on chronic traffic issues in Lincoln Hills, Lincoln ...

‘American Sniper’ entertaining enough but leaves much to be desired

After last year’s Oscar-nominated “American Hustle,” Bradley Cooper has quickly anointed himself as the reigning king of flashy-yet-inert prestige films with the ...

Irish all the Way Neolithic mice - Part Three

Although we didn't kiss the Blarney Stone, we did see one of  Ireland's most famous Irish landmarks:  Newgrange.  Predating Stonehenge and the pyramids,&nbs ...