Opinion

Spending time at Champy's Catfe

During my interview with Joy Smith last week at Champy’s Catfe, a steady stream of visitors came in to have a cup of coffee and check out the cats. Champy’s Catfe, loc ...

Visual Viewpoint

I am so glad I grew up when you could eat peanut butter at school.

We need new health center

As a provider and consumer of mental health services in Placer County, I feel an obligation to share how important our desire to live is impacted by our communities. I am writing ...

Tom Cosgrove capable leader for Lincoln chamber

The Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce, formed in the early 1900s, has played a big part in the city’s development. The chamber’s mission is to advocate for business an ...

Bike column

Today, we start at the McBean Pavilion for an up-and-down ride through the outskirts of Lincoln. As always, check over your bike. Be sure your cell phone is working and have plenty ...

‘Midget’ cheer team fundraising for Nationals

I am the head coach of the Lincoln Jr. Zebras’ “Midget” cheer team. We are part of Lincoln Youth Football and Cheer, a volunteer-run nonprofit organization in Lin ...

Their View: Agency renews its war on direct democracy

The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board, Jan. 1, 2016 The state Public Employment Relations Board’s announcement Wednesday that Proposition B — San Diego’s 2 ...

Barmettler earns honors

For the Lincoln News Messenger (readers), I thought you might be interested that Lincoln native Timothy Barmettler recently graduated from Universal Technical Institute in Sacramen ...

Stop stealing at cemetery

I am writing this in regards to things being stolen from the Lincoln Cemetery. Having recently lost a loved one, we placed an angel made of alabaster at the head of my granddaughte ...

Supes shouldn’t take donations from anyone going before board

Our local newspapers just reported the Placer County Board of Supervisors “approved a revised plan for the 1,890-unit Bickford Ranch residential development.” Well, o ...

Welcome back, Spencer Short, as Lincoln’s mayor

Spencer Short, who started his fourth term as Lincoln mayor Dec. 8, has spent about three-fourths of his life at Lincoln City Council meetings. The mayor is 41. My math is righ ...

Out with the old, in with the new

I’ve mentioned that I keep a loose journal of my fishing trips during the year, (basically I just write them into my day planner.)  I note where I went and who I fished ...

Visual Viewpoint

This year's resolution is to enjoy every day to the fullest and forgive mistakes of the past.

The new law and school buses

I have written before that cyclists can get in the way of vehicular traffic, even when doing everything right.  But the passage of a new law in California and a conversation ...

Happy New Year, residents of Lincoln

Many residents are steamed about our story Dec. 17 (front page, “Estep earned top Lincoln salary") ranking Lincoln’s former city manager as the region’s high ...