Letters to the Editor

Reader input: Political parties compromised

In my previous letter, I used the term, “Republicats,” to represent the unresponsive two party system currently challenged by the Trump and Sanders campaigns. The Journ ...

Reader input: Dam needed for future droughts

We at the Nevada Irrigation District thank the foothill residents for their tremendous support of the Centennial Reservoir Project this early in the process. We know future droug ...

Reader input: Thanks for cleaning up

Protect American River Canyons would like to thank all the volunteers, sponsors and donors for their participation in the annual Earth Day American River Cleanup. We would not have ...

Reader input: The Ship of Fools is sinking — fast

On a recent vacation/business trip, I took various guests sailing on my yacht. Sometimes the discussion of the vessel sinking occurred. I was asked more then once, how would I know ...

Reader input: 25 years of Placer history

Years ago, two young ladies, Leslie Warren and Linda Desai, had a vision for a place to offer programs in natural and cultural history, watershed concepts along with garden and com ...

Reader input: Keep Loomis Library alive

For the past 11-plus years we have enjoyed a very popular and well attended Current Event class headed by Jerry Fuchs, a retired journalist who lives in Penryn. The class has alway ...

Reader Input: The Clintons and sex abuse

Subject: Letter to the editor by Kenneth A. Thomas (Reader Input: Sexual abuse a harsh accusation, April 27, 2016) 40-plus years of some sort of Clinton scandal and the Clinton Re ...

Reader Input: Secure med drop-off needed

Regarding “medication take back day”, (staff report: Free medication take-back set April 30, 2016) what a good idea. I’ll tell you what an even better idea would ...

Reader Input: Dogs a priority over seniors?

It is a wonderment! The amount of money available in Placer County for essentials needed (and used) by the public. My question or observation, whichever: How is it that the taxpa ...

Reader Input: Honesty still prevails in community

We want to thank the “unknown” elderly gentleman who found my WWII vet husbands’ lost wallet on Wednesday at the Foresthill Exit Taco Bell and turned it in. The T ...

Reader input: May 5 meeting set on dam plan

The Nevada Irrigation District’s plan to dam the Bear River at the cost of $160 million is an environmental, community and financial disaster in the making. NID’s board ...

Reader input: Ruminating on Republicans

The Party of NO! Watching this year’s Republican presidential campaign has been awfully painful — like watching an old acquaintance go ’round the bend. The fr ...

Reader input: In these times, who is best to lead us?

I grew up in San Francisco during the Great Depression. Kids in my neighborhood went to Saturday movies at the Balboa Theatre, for a dime if under 12. When turning 12, we’d b ...

Reader Input: Marvelous poetry display

Letter to the editor: Poetry of the Foothills was a marvelous presentation of our astonishing region by talented poets. The selections called to mind the evocative classics by poe ...

Reader Input: Allow homeless talents to shine

Just as that wedding brought together the community, I know for one I was enlightened just reading about it. I started thinking about that homeless guy that all of a sudden was wel ...