Politics

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 ...

Water decisions an important responsibility

Water wrangles! I appreciated Jim Datzman’s article (Oct. 22, page 4) on the complex process of providing water to our community and, as I read it, found myself thinking of ...

Jim Datzman’s water article very informative

Re “Providing water to Lincoln homes is a complex process,” A 4, Oct. 22, article by Jim Datzman: It is great article by Jim Datzman, which gives us all the transparen ...

Providing water to Lincoln - a complex issue

I wake up in the morning and immediately head for the shower. I turn the water on, and if it runs and warms up, my day is starting as I expected. For the rest of the day I may use ...

Lincoln Airport debt needs to be addressed

The two previous weeks produced a letter to the editor per week about the Lincoln Airport. One advocates closing same, the other touts the airport as an asset. Good on the two who ...

Lincoln Regional Airport an asset to city

I would like to make a few comments regarding Dan Kelly’s letter to the editor in this week’s Messenger (Sept. 24, page 4, “Lincoln Airport $5M in red”) reg ...