Letters to the Editor

Reader Input: Safety director doing great job

In response to Mrs. Gena McArdle’s  letter (Reader Input: “Auburn fire department dishonored” May 3, 2016) about the City of Auburn’s Fire Department, ...

Reader Input: 49 bypass is no longer an option

RE: “Highway 49 North Auburn bypass back on the political table” by Gus Tomson, May 4, 2016 I worked for the Placer County Public Works Department at a time when a Hig ...

Reader Input: A Mother’s Day poem

How wonderful to wish you; my daughters, my friends, and my neighbors, “A Blessed Happy Mother’s Day!”  I feel too blessed to be stressed, thanking God for t ...

Reader Input: Double-check your voter registration

I’m trying to get maximum voter turnout for Bernie Sanders. As an independent-minded voter, I don’t select a party preference. When voters look for that alternative on ...

Reader input: Psychotropic drugs a danger

   I understand Allen Cassidy’s consternation about gun violence, but guns are a very small part of the problem. As far as having the sense to know right from wrong ...

Reader input: Will you vote for a woman?

   It seems my good friend Ron Paskey (Reader Input: Hillary Clinton’s mistakes, flaws, April 22) has marched out his hate pen again, moving from all Muslims to wom ...

Reader input: Democrats and the fall of Rome

   Thank you for publishing the letter by Ron Paskey (Reader Input: “Hillary Clinton’s mistakes, flaws,” April 22) of Colfax regarding the mistakes and ...

Reader Input: Thanks literary supporters

Thanks to the generous local literacy supporters - both organizations and individuals - who have kicked off the BIG Day of Giving with donations to the Literacy Support Council of ...

Reader Input: Placer residents don’t want dam

Centennial Dam is not supported by the citizenry of Placer County. Doug Roderick, NID Senior Engineer, (Reader Input: “Dam needed for future droughts”, May 3, 2016) wou ...

Reader Input: Voting no on Measure C

Received in the mail yesterday, 29 April, a very attractive 8x10 lightweight cardboard flyer telling us that just by passing Local Ballot Measure C we could provide funding to do l ...

Reader Input: Auburn fire department dishonored

Honor and integrity. These concepts are vital to fire and police services. Yet the City of Auburn dishonors our fire department by eliminating their chief and putting the police c ...

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 campaig ...

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.  & ...

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 w ...

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 ...