Opinion

Retired law enforcement group meets again

The Retired Law Enforcement Officers Group has been reactivated. The next meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 9 a.m., at the Turkey Creek Golf Club, 1525 Highway 193, ...

Lincoln needs a movie theater

My letter is concerning the fact that Lincoln has no movie theater. It seems unusual that such a rapidly growing city (with such increased population) has no theatre of their own. ...

The stripers are coming! The stripers are coming!

For many Nor Cal anglers, there is only one species that can generate as much excitement and discussion as salmon and that is the striped bass. They are incredible fighters and gro ...

Wrestling with the numbers

Wrestling is a sport of passion and that passion comes across quite clear when coaches talk about it. But one of the biggest problems found when speaking to the local high school ...

Fran Neves encourages reading to youth

The Community Christian School Bird Club wants to thank The Lincoln News Messenger for the papers you gave us as a community service. Many of the students had never read a newspape ...

Get comfortable

The three of you who read this column with some regularity have probably figured out two things about me. 1.       I ride my bike often. 2.  I& ...

When fear of failure takes the lead

I don't know about you, but I am not perfect. That's fairly easy for me to admit. It becomes more of a challenge to admit to particular mistakes, large and small, or confe ...

And Another Thing: This annual celebration celebrates literacy

I love Highway 395. It offers vast expanses and gorgeous views of the eastern Sierra. Here, I get away from traffic jams and big box stores and billboards. The place is a kind of p ...

Lincoln City Councilman Peter Gilbert guest column

Last summer, I wrote a column in this paper about Lincoln’s economic development for the first half of 2015. It showed that Lincoln issued 66 new business permits. They rang ...

Writing ourselves in and out of our marriage stories

Would you rather be happy or would you rather be right? That was a question posed to my friend and her husband after a long phase of consistent bickering. They both agreed they&rsq ...

Newspapers, hunger, fifth graders and art

Don and I finally saw “Spotlight” last Monday. I recommend it for a lot of reasons, not least of which that it promotes the importance, the presence and the encourageme ...

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE SUPER BOWL

   Well, the big game in the Concussion Colosseum in Santa Clara is all history.  Ya’ know, pickin’ a winner is like pickin’ your nose; you just n ...

Bike column

Again today, we start our ride at the Pavilion in McBean Park. As always check your bike and tires. Remember to take water with you. Put on your helmet and let’s go. Cross ...

Another View: FBI crime stats show ‘the Experiment’ has failed

When Realignment was introduced, it was described as one of the “great experiments in American incarceration policy.” Unfortunately, the guinea pigs in this experiment ...

Why aren’t street improvements being made?

Does anyone know if East Avenue is being made into two lanes on each side and adding street lights instead of four-way stop signs? The congestion on East Avenue is getting worse, ...