Editorials

New real-time bus info great for riders

Figuring out how to get around town or from one city to another city by bus is now much easier in Placer County. That’s thanks to Placer County Transit, which has bus routes ...

Be a responsible dog owner

Hanging out with a dog can be one of the best parts of our day. Dogs unconditionally love us, they make us smile and they’re content being by our side. Living with a pet al ...

Our View

Saturday is an especially happy day for residents in recovery. That’s when they celebrate going through treatment for mental health and substance use issues at the annual &l ...

Be part of the proposed sports/event center discussion

Fairgrounds can be much more than just a venue for the annual county fair a few days each year. The estimated total economic impact of all 77 fairgrounds’ events and fair op ...

Agriculture still significant part of our community

Although many of us who didn’t grow up in Placer County might not realize it, agriculture has strong roots here. That many of us don’t remember the agricultural histor ...

Let’s help reduce the homelessness problem in Placer County

When we describe Placer County to our out-of town family and friends, we talk about the scenery, the relatively-affordable cost of living, the good schools, recreational options ...

Fires are our new norm

California is on fire. While the fires have dominated national news, we don’t need TV newscasters or the Wall Street Journal telling us that Northern California is ablaze. ...

This newspaper is ready to talk prep football

As we begin the month of August, it may seem like it’s early, but yes, it is time to start talking about high school football in our communities. Here at Gold Country Media, ...

Catch some of the best softball players here this week

Sometimes we just have to brag about Placer County and this week is one of those times. About 2,000 senior softball players and about 2,000-plus spectators will be on Lincoln and ...

Farewell to the great race

In the early 1300s, English author Geoffrey Chaucer coined the famous phrase still used today — “All good things must come to end.” Last weekend, many of us in th ...

Remember to include vaccines in back-to-school preparations

Summer break is rapidly winding down for students. While it might be hard to believe, public school starts within days. The first day of classes in Lincoln is Aug. 16, Loomis is ...

Let’s help end local hunger

Going hungry is more than just having a growling stomach. It’s lightheadedness. Dizziness. Headaches. Difficulty in focusing on anything. No one wants to experience that ...

Drive cautiously during much-needed Highway 65/I-80 repair

We’re glad to see the high cranes over the Highway 65/Interstate 80 viaduct. This means the long-awaited Phase one improvements to the Highway 65/Interstate 80 interchange i ...

Support today's 4-H Youth at Placer County Fair

Thursday kicked off the 81st annual Placer County Fair and many visitors are heading directly to the carnival’s roller coaster, the food areas or to see Arden Park Roots at t ...

Enjoy an amazing summer with family and friends

Summer officially begins June 21. With the school year over, the season has already started for most of us. Throughout South Placer County, summer provides nonstop opportunities ...