Opinion

Our View: Lost and found in the never-ending season

Last week, I published a little tongue-in-cheek column deconstructing the popularity of a novelty Christmas song by Randy Brooks. At least one reader was so incensed that he wrote ...

Letters: Placer supes would sell their mothers

Shame on our supervisors, four of them at least, who would obviously sell their mothers for a tax dollar to protect a great community resource. Cheers to Scott Holbrook who broug ...

Letters: We can coexist with native wildlife

I read an article recently and was concerned about the difference in the information that was reported, apparently, from (Fish and Wildlife Information Officer) Janice Mackey re ...

Our View: Grandma’s cloven demise no cause for celebration

Growing up, I never quite understood the fascination and popularity of the song “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer.” Swinging and upbeat, this hillbilly-ish anthem wri ...

Letters: Let’s keep health at the forefront of healthcare

I have worked in the healthcare industry for the last 5 years and what I have seen causes me great concern. There are tens of thousands of people living in nursing facilities acros ...

Letters: Remember the caregivers, find a cure

November is National Caregivers Month.  For those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease, I am both thankful for all you do as well as profoundly saddened by the ...

Letters: Food is intended for the needy, not the greedy

With the holiday season upon us, we wish to remind people that it is a time of giving and helping those who are less fortunate. Unfortunately, at a recent event we attended, we ov ...

Letters: If NOR CAL seceded

Once upon a time, forested counties of Northern California seceded to form the state of Jefferson. They were tired of sending southward all their water, made precious by drought. T ...

Letters: Who actually represents the tax payers?

Can someone please explain why, when a city or state is in a financial shortfall, we, the taxpayers, continue to pay ridiculously overpriced pensions and medical coverage to city a ...

Letters: An important new voice emerges

I rarely find time to comment on particular writings, even if I find them interesting. However, I could not let this go by: Absolute bravo to Jason Smith for writing a magnificent ...