Opinion

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 ...

Finding your child’s health home

It seems like the school doors just shut for the summer, and yet in just a few short weeks they’ll reopen for another school year. It’s a good time for parents to chec ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

After getting cooked by the high heat while on local lakes, I just had to get up to Stampede Reservoir last week to see if the hot kokanee bite was still on. I can say unequivocall ...

Find a better road, please

  I’ve written about this before and my riding buddies talk about it often.  Eight or nine of us were heading east on Horseshoe Bar Road a couple of Fridays ago. ...

Sacramento continues to propose new taxes amidst record revenues

Our state government is collecting more money from Californians than ever before. At $200 billion, this year’s state budget set a new record, surpassing last year’s bud ...

LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD

In last week’s column was discussed Western Sierra Collegiate Academy’s (WSCA) political issues in finding facilities for participation in sports. The academy is a char ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

Beat the heat by going high and visiting our area’s beautiful lakes for stunning scenery and fine fishing. Here are some family favorites. Fuller lake This little lake is o ...

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 ...

Reader Input: Measure E is a lie

I have no problem supporting a reasonable dollar amount to fix up the Rocklin campus. However, I do take issue with misleading and lying to voters. The Sierra College Board of Trus ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

The 2018 ocean salmon season is off to a great start, but many believe the outlook for inland waters is dismal. In an effort to increase salmon returning to the spawning grounds, s ...

Honoring our independence

This is the time of year when we celebrate the birth of our nation. On Independence Day, we pay our respects to the men and women of the Armed Forces who have fought, and continue ...

Cycling through Placer County

  The sharp observer will note it is getting hot. When one is on a bike, the reflection of the heat off the pavement can add at least five degrees to the “feels like&rd ...

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 ...

Fire prevention needed now

Fire prevention and safety are always a top priority, especially during these dry summer months. But this year, it’s more important than ever. The golden brown grasslands ar ...

New bill slaps Californians with tax on services

California might end the fiscal year with a whopping $20 billion in its rainy day fund. You might think a reserve that size, plus billions more in unanticipated revenue flowing int ...