Opinion

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 ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

As always happens this time of year, the fishing action is dominated by anglers chasing the fall run of chinook salmon. Since the inland season opened this month, there has been a ...

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 ...

10 points about community philanthropy

Everyone defines philanthropy differently. To some, it is volunteering at the animal shelter or food pantry or at a place of worship. To others, it is serving on a board or commit ...

Placer’s agriculture value shrinks

Placer County has a long and proud history of agricultural activity, starting before the birth of the county in 1851 and continuing to this day. From the rice fields in south Place ...

10 things to know about community philanthropy

Everyone defines philanthropy differently. To some, it is volunteering at the animal shelter or food pantry or at a place of worship. To others, it is serving on a board or commit ...

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 ...

Seeing the world from a bike

  We cyclists see things differently. I’m not talking philosophically, albeit there may be something to that, too. But the real world looks a little different from a b ...

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. ...

Time to fix the DMV

At the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), state employees are sleeping on the job. Literally. A recent report revealed that one particular employee had a habit of sleeping severa ...

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 ...