Opinion

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 ...

Another View: I ask: What happened to compassion?

I have always tried to be respectful of other opinions. Lately, though, I seem to be having a tough time staying true to my beliefs. You see, I have a cousin who lives in Orange Co ...

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 ...

Another View: Transportation sales tax targeted for November ballot

On a stretch of road just a couple of miles long, 13 people died in traffic accidents in the last six years.  Fender benders there are a daily occurrence.  If you have be ...

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 ...

Reader Input: Sexual abuse a harsh accusation

Regarding the letter by Ron Paskey (Reader Input: Hillary Clinton’s mistakes, flaws, April 22, 2016.)  In my opinion, Hillary didn’t need to protect Bill Clinton& ...

Reader Input: Gun violence: is there a solution?

Gun violence continues unabated in America. Everyday, we hear of innocent people from all walks of life being shot and killed by senseless violence. When is it going to end? Obviou ...

Reader Input: Thank you for support and generosity

On behalf of Placer High School, and the Placer Union High School District, we would like to thank you for the community outpouring of care and support following the tragic deaths ...

Another View: Like no one else, Chris Graves knew the railroad’s path

The road was made more of dirt than gravel and rose precipitously toward the sky.   “We’re going up this?” I asked the 6 foot-8 inch grey haired man behind ...

Reader Input: Move to world government?

A quote from Norman Thomas, “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of ‘liberalism,’ they will adopt every fragment of the ...