County Board of Education president suddenly resigns, leaves board

A former top county official has made another quick exit – this time from his elected position with the Placer County school board. Rich Colwell has resigned from the Placer Cou ...

Foresthill motorcyclist dead after crash into parked trailer

A motorcycle rider was killed after crashing late Tuesday into a parked trailer in Foresthill. The California Highway Patrol reported today that the lone rider of a Yamaha off-road ...

Reader blames Democrats

Our illustrious imposter of a president is surely going to send the Democratic Party back to the Stone Age. The only thing Obama has accomplished in his first year of office is to ...

Reader says US led by villains

If this health care bill that the president is trying to ram down our throats becomes law, then I hope the people who voted for it will remember in 20 or 30 years that (Barack) Oba ...

Health care ripe for reform

Many people state that we cannot afford health care reform, but the fact is we can’t afford to do nothing about health care reform. A recent federal study stated that health car ...

Foothills Bowl rolling with the changes

There have been many questions and concerns regarding the future of the Foothills Bowling center and understandably so. As many of you are aware, there has been a change of owners ...

Time for state, county to look at freeway ramps

Placer County opened the Sunset Boulevard overpass Sunday afternoon, culminating a year-long project to improve traffic safety and congestion along the Highway 65 corridor connecti ...

There’s a method to schools’ pink slip madness

Over the next two months Placer County school districts will play an elaborate game of teacher musical chairs. The factors at work are the state budget, enrollment and teacher se ...

Placer County’s new $4 million chopper airborne in turbulent fiscal times

It’s a new recruit. But for Placer County Sheriff’s Department chief pilot, it’s has already had its mettle tested and proved its worth. Sgt. Van Bogardus was at the contro ...

Rockholm no help to shelter

In (Supervisor Rocky) Rockholm’s Feb. 2 editorial, it mentioned the planned animal shelter. Make no mistake about it: Rocky has done nothing to help solve the animal facility c ...