Politics

Gun violence: is there a solution?

Gun violence continues unabated in America. Everyday, we hear of innocent people from all walks of life being shot and killed by senseless violence. When is it going to end? Obviou ...

Village 1 will make it unsafe for children

It is beyond my level of comprehension why the Lincoln City Council and the Planning Commission of Lincoln are so intent on making our town resemble awful San Jose.   The de ...

Placer Ranch rises again

On April 5, the Placer County Board of Supervisors, voted, in concept, to assist with moving the Placer Ranch development project forward as a county project.  This means that ...

Do all council members need to attend Cap-to-Cap meetings?

Having read the recent Lincoln News Messenger (front page April 7, “Council to hold special monthly meetings”), I noticed that the April 12 Council meeting had been can ...

Cannabis heals, not destroys

In response to the “Marijuana destroys” letter to the editor, I would like to clear the smoke on a few things. First off, let’s call marijuana cannabis, its prop ...

Guest column: Wither the water

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) intends to construct a 275 foot dam on the Bear River, just upstream of Combie Reservoir.  This impoundment will significantly jeopardize ...

Guns versus marijuana

Regarding the (front-page March 24) article, “Council opposes marijuana measure,” I found it almost laughable that Mayor (Spencer) Short said, “… I don&rsq ...

Humor column, not required reading

   Writing a column like this is pure fun.  Unfortunately, there are those who, when they notice that someone they politically agree with is being made fun of, can&r ...

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, ...

2016 Congressional Art Competition open to high school students

All high school students in the Fourth Congressional District can participate in the Congressional Art Competition “An Artistic Discovery.” The nationwide high-school ...

Fabian fan's comments

 To Jack Fabian:  So you must be the guy who inspired the snarky letter in this week’s (Feb. 18, page A5, “Irked by humor columnist”).  Just got ar ...

Two-percent raise for Placer County supervisors takes effect Saturday

Placer County’s five supervisors will receive a 2-percent raise in their next paycheck. It will be their first since voters approved a measure on the 2014 ballot hiking the ...

Irked by humor columnist

Imagine this in “Another View Humor Column” in an upcoming News Messenger: “Like all of Obama’s ideas, this one is full of holes. Hillary doesn’t even ...

Filing starts for Placer election candidates

The first flurry of Placer County candidate activity kicked off the start of the June 7 primary election filing period Monday. By mid-afternoon, three candidates took out papers & ...

Open-container ban on tap for Placer County

Crack a cold one in a Placer County park or on the street? Face a citation. By March, Placer County sheriff’s deputies will have the authority to bottle up alcohol consumpti ...