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Easing myself back into the fold after leaving church

I’ve mentioned before that I am Catholic. What I haven’t mentioned is that I walked away from my church back in the early ’70s. I married in the Catholic church ...

Media Life: Vets gain tombstones at Weimar TB graveyard

The recent PBS TV “American Experience” documentary provided a jaw-dropping look at tuberculosis, a disease that was one of the big nightmares of past generations. Pla ...

Another View: Governing California through changes in the climate

California, the seventh largest economy in the world, has led other world powers through economic instability and innovation booms, and now faces an historic challenge governing in ...

Newcastle is kind of like Mayberry with an attitude

Robin Enos: I’m back filled with remorse for not being here to help my co-writer with our first column, but I had very important business in the southland. I can’t say ...

Another View: Vaccinate to prevent spread of highly contagious measles

The recent outbreak of measles in California has stirred up some interesting conversation regarding vaccinations. Currently in Placer County, I am pleased to report that we have ze ...

Media Life: Sierra ski resort offers white weddings for Valentine’s Day

June may be the month to tie the knot but Valentine’s Day is about as hands-down romantic as they come for exchanging vows. With that in mind, Northstar snow resort is makin ...

Another View: It is time to concentrate on the benefits provided by renewable energy

We keep reading about water crises in Africa and elsewhere, while the dangers of water shortage and contamination keep creeping closer and closer to home. Consider that 1.4 milli ...

Perspectives: How our birth affects our health

No one thinks much about their birth. After all it was a long time ago. But those few hours during which you made your way into the world can have a significant impact on the rest ...

Another View: Bodywork treats issues beyond physical pain and suffering

When I tell people I do massage and bodywork for a living, I usually hear one of two things. “Oh, if only I could justify that kind of frivolous luxury,” or “I tr ...

Another View:Time for NID to make Hemphill Dam safe for salmon

Open Letter to Water Contract Nevada Irrigation District. We thank Nevada Irrigation District for cleaning up the mess it created in November at Hemphill Dam as a result of two y ...