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Financial View: Pay for college without going broke

College admissions excitement is in full swing. Mail boxes are being checked diligently for that coveted acceptance letter. It is the grand finale to years of hard work, perseveran ...

Don’t lose your boat to a thief

Reading through the classifieds in a mailbox delivery advertisement paper recently, I saw it again: an area resident was requesting information for an offered reward about his stol ...

How young can you be to lawfully hunt?

This is not a trick question. Like my dad with me whenever he went hunting, I was chomping at the bit to go along. I flat out couldn't wait to put a pheasant on the table, to g ...

Health in View: keep allergies at bay

One of many things I enjoy about living in Granite Bay and working in Placer County is the greenery all around us. Yet, the same plants, grasses and trees that make our communities ...

Expect buzzing pests to be real pests this year

While we are in a full-blown drought, there has been enough rain, including some good late rains, to leave a pretty fair amount of standing water just about everywhere. As yet, the ...

Professional View: helping our aging parents

The last "Professional View" article I wrote titled “How can I age at home safely?” was well received and I was delighted with positive feedback about in-home ...

How equity gains can eliminate mortgage insurance

I don’t know about you, but my brain pays much more attention to stocks and retirement funds when they are doing well. The same holds true for the value of my residence. I li ...

Fitness View: Don’t confuse active with fit

When it comes to excuses for not exercising, we have probably about heard them all. Sometimes the excuse is self-inflicted: “I don’t have the time.” Other times ...

Media Life: Wild Willie Slade's 1970 hoax inspires Ophir Prison Marching Band

  A humbug can be defined as a hoax meant in jest. Journey with us now to the days of yore – actually the late 1960s and early 1970s – to learn about one of the ...

Media Life: Treasure turns up in darndest places but not gold-coin couple

May is the target date for a portion of the $10 million in gold coins from the 1800s found by a Gold Country couple to start turning up on Amazon.com’s collectibles site. By ...