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Project helps preserve county’s natural habitats and wildlife

I have exciting news to report this month about a project that is vital to preserving Placer County’s natural habitats and wildlife, as well as an update on the highly antici ...

Lincoln Hills has four new board members

On Feb. 14, Lincoln Hills residents voted to fill four association board terms. There were 1,000 more votes this year. A theme of “residents first and community building&rdq ...

Cycling Through Placer County

    There is nothing I like better than taking pictures of cyclists on the road.   The bright colors of jerseys and jackets contrast beautifully with the natural ...

Kiwanis members had a successful Valentine’s event

The Kiwanis Club of Lincoln Foothills Extravaganza Saturday at Catta Verdera Country Club was successful. The fun event, which doubled as a fundraiser, sold out in just two weeks ...

Does my bike love me?

  A recent study found cyclists form strong emotional bonds to their bikes. A researcher from the University of Alberta’s faculty of agricultural, life and environment ...

A stigma Placer County needs

Catching up with Raul, an old college friend at a summer reunion, he had genuine interest in the type of work I was in. Although I was quick to recap who KidsFirst is, what we do a ...

Paradise – two months after

  The city of Paradise. A 105-minute drive from Lincoln but now in a completely different universe. A Rotarian colleague of mine told me he recently went to Paradise and w ...

Drivers: be patient

In most cases, a group of riders on the narrowest, curviest road will delay a driver only a few seconds.  Drivers: please exercise some patience and pass cyclists safely. I h ...

The state of Placer County is strong

As we begin the new year, I am happy to report that the state of Placer County is strong. Last year, we celebrated many achievements, which included good fiscal health as well as ...

Time for a Hail Mary pass

He takes the snap. He drops back and – fades away. Yep, it’s time to prove old sports guys never die they just hang up their recorders and cameras and retire. I have ...

What’s in a name? Here, it’s child abuse prevention

KidsFirst has such a warm, delicate and caring ring to it. How can an organization who puts kids first possibly conjure up bad mojo in anyone? Add to that our tagline, “Educa ...

Travel Club is rewarding

The Lincoln Hills Travel Group was started in January 2000 by Karen Foley and Sheron Watkins. Current committee members are Watkins, Teena Fowler, Judy Peck and Louise Kuret. Eac ...

The rhymafications of poetic assemblage

    I get calls and emails requesting that I expose some of my poetic efforts, which baffles me if you’ve ever read some of my haphazardly organized verbiage. ...

I don’t do resolutions

  I don’t do resolutions. At least not the New Year kind.   Goals? Not really. Bucket list? I have three buckets in the shed but they’re not on any list. ...

Lincoln Parks and Recreation programs very popular as shown by 2018’s enrollments

The Lincoln Parks and Recreation staff may be small in number (five full-time personnel) but they administer a wide variety of athletic and social programs throughout the year. The ...