Opinion

I’m OK. Thanks for asking

  For the first time in many years, I had a bit of a crash while riding. I’m OK.  Thanks for asking.  Here’s what happened. My friend (I’ll call ...

Riding buses in Placer County good for you

Do you ride Placer County Transit (PCT) to get around the area or commute to work? If so, you’re one of the nearly 390,000 people who ride PCT in western Placer every year. ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

We had just started our second pass downstream when one rod started shaking and line started peeling off with a familiar zzz-zz-zz sound. “It’s a fish!” I shoute ...

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 ...

Starting from scratch

Western Sierra Collegiate Academy is in its fourth year of football. They are members of the Sacramento Metropolitan Athletic League and, like other Division VII schools, they have ...

Looking Back column

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt   10 Years Ago Oct. 2, 2008 Elizabeth Ann Schweigert, a resident of Loomis for more than 50 years, passed away at ...

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 ...

Rock up!

  “Rock up!” was the shout from the pace line’s front.  I was not only new to cycling but had never ridden in a pace line before.  I had absolut ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

I heard that distinctive zzzzzz coming from my reel as I jumped up to pull the rod out of the rod holder. “Let it run!” yelled our captain. “It’s a BIG one ...

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 ...

Prop. 1 would give $4B for low-income, vet housing

Oct. 22 is the last day to register to vote in the General Election on Nov. 6. This is first in a series of articles outlining unbiased facts about each ballot proposition. The ar ...

Cycling through Placer County

After a blistering summer that found my group leaving for rides at 7:30 a.m. and sometimes cutting the route short five to 10 miles to beat the heat, the weather has cooled off a b ...

A time to celebrate recovery in action

perience a mental health or substance use disorder feel isolated and alone. Yet, every year millions of Americans experience these conditions, and it’s critical that we give ...

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 ...

What about roundabouts?

  Roundabouts, generally speaking, are a good thing for cars, getting them through an intersection faster than a four-way stop. While a standard in much of Europe, roundabou ...