Politics

Mayor sees 2016 as the year of project completion

As Lincoln’s new Mayor, Spencer Short wants some significant projects “on the table” that will affect residents as well as the county to be completed in 2016. T ...

Placer County to fill seat on rural Lincoln advisory council

Placer County is accepting applications from community members interested in filling a two-year term vacancy on the Rural Lincoln Municipal Advisory Council. Second District Superv ...

Private sector jobs don’t compare

Regarding your (front page) article on former City Manager Jim Estep’s 2014 “departure” compensation, “Estep earned top Lincoln salary,” Dec. 17. Pe ...

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 ...

Hiring niece is not right

Mr. (Robert) Weygandt, I read in The Lincoln News Messenger (front page, Dec. 10, “Placer supe’s $73,000/year aide is niece) that you recommended and the County Board o ...

Good things ahead for empty land

Surely, you have seen the vast open space west of Highway 65 on your way between Lincoln and Roseville. I’m asked regularly, “What’s going on with all this empty ...

Placer’s property value increase tops state

Placer County is tops in California in terms of assessed property value growth, according to the State Board of Equalization. New statistics comparing counties show Placer values ...

Who are Placer County's Top 10 high earners?

A new Transparent California list of local-government salaries shows Placer County’s cost per resident for employee compensation at $722. That’s more than the Sacramen ...

Placer County Supervisor Robert Weygandt's $73,000-a-year aide is his niece

Supervisor Robert’s Weygandt’s selection of his niece Brittany Weygandt to be his $73,000-a-year aide won approval from the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. But the de ...

Supes to review Placer pot regs

With new statewide medical marijuana regulations in place, Placer County is taking a renewed look at what it can do about concerns over local grows, particularly in Sheridan Super ...

Whatever it is, they’ll pass a law about it

Just a few days ago, I saw a headline that said, “Medical Pot Industry Under State Regulation.”   My neighbor, who has a slight cerebral disassociation mechanism ...

Stop the excess building when there’s a drought

I was in attendance at the last (Lincoln City) Council meeting (Nov. 24) and spoke against Turkey Creek Estates with the major question being, “Why is the Lincoln Planning Co ...

New county panhandling, alcohol rules on track

Placer County could soon have new rules in place to curb aggressive panhandlers, open-container drinking and people relieving themselves in public. With Supervisor Jennifer Montg ...

Visual Viewpoint

Trick or treaters this year are especially scary.

Play your Trump card, if you have it

One of the nice things about being retired is the availability of time to do so many things.   This, of course, includes furthering your education, should you choose to do s ...