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Shop Placer County’s small businesses this holiday season

Small businesses are the backbone of our local communities. Now that the  holiday shopping season is in full swing, I would like to share how our communities benefit from your ...

A road well-traveled

  Reflecting back over my 23 years of public service (Western Placer Unified School District 1978 to 1986, Lincoln City Council 1986 to 1994 and Lincoln City Council 2010 to ...

Life in the Bike Lane

  The weather this time of year can present some extra challenges for cyclists in Placer County.   Starting early in the morning means two or three layers to keep warm. ...

Lincoln poll workers are appreciated

                              Thank you to all the polling volunteers for supporting our community! ...

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month marks the end of World War I, “The War to End All Wars,” or so it was hoped.  2018 marks the 100th anniversary ...

Martha Stewart is too old to ride a bike

  I was browsing (that’s what today’s kids call it) on the world-wide web the other day and saw an article about how Martha Stewart had been age-shamed in a comme ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

Come on, fess’ up. We’ve all had those days on the water. Skunked; aka the striped kitty, nada, zilch, lockjaw, … these are just a few of the terms to describe c ...

Protecting Placer County’s open space

Placer County is making great strides at protecting our precious wetlands, farmland and open space, while promoting development but we need your help to ensure our success. Last m ...

Remembering Dick Huser

On Saturday, I attended a memorial event for Dick Huser and saw his caring relatives and friends remembering Dick. He was loved by many.  Dick and Arlene Huser were married f ...

Cycling Through Placer County

  Many bike paths are in this area, some running less than a mile around a neighborhood to the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail (American River Bike Trail), which is 32-miles lo ...

Twelve Bridges Elementary School had a fun mother and son dance Saturday

     On Saturday, the Twelve Bridges Elementary School had its second fun Mother and Son Dance, the MOMster-Son Dance,” with a Hallowe ...

NID incumbent responds to Laura Peter’s column

 It appears as though Laura Peters’ opinion piece needs several points of clarification. First, the new water rate analysis is not completed until the NID Board reviews ...

Cooperation and adaptation needed for water management

We are at a crossroads here in Placer and Nevada counties when it comes to our water supply. In this coming election, voters will play a crucial role in deciding the direction Nev ...

Riding in transitional weather

If you are a little bit of a crazy cyclist and start your rides early in the morning (hello, me), you will have noticed it’s a bit cooler. Like 40 degrees cool. Like “I ...

Vote for City Council candidates Alyssa Silhi and Dan Cross

Having had the honor of serving on the City Council in two great cities, I have worked with many outstanding appointed and elected officials. In the upcoming election this month, ...