Mother’s smile still inspires

Dear Mom: I have a memory of you when I was 12. It was the summertime and I was painting signs for an upcoming swim meet. You were in the parking lot, probably waiting for one of ...

Sewers: What enters must exit

What goes into the sewer eventually ends up at the city of Colfax’s wastewater treatment plant. The treatment plant is a complex biological facility. In order to maintain a goo ...

Leave ‘Above All’ in oblivion

I see that there are some people that want the return of the “Above All” cartoons. I vigorously oppose that idea. The “Above All” cartoons frequently presented a far left, ...

Bohemia plans are just too big

The entrance to the Bohemia property from Canal Street was only one of many issues making this project inappropriate for the location. The fact that Mr. (Jim) Conkey gave in on t ...

Community members ‘dress up’ Auburn for Amgen

Auburn is sprucing itself up for the Amgen Tour of California. The cycling race will be passing through Auburn May 16, and community members are thrilled to host part of an event t ...

Motocross racer never forgotten

I was so sad to read about the passing of local motocross racing legend Danny “Magoo” Chandler on Tuesday (Journal, May 6). I saw him race only once when I was only 15 years ...

Graffiti is vandalism, not an artform

Graffiti is not art. Spray-painting someone else’s property is not art. The vandals are not artists. It is pure vandalism (Journal, May 5). My desk at work faces the windows loo ...

Lifelong memories reveal special mom

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me …” Psalm 23:4 Our phone rang late in the evening a few months back. I ...

Senior projects a good thing

As I’m sure you’re aware there has been an uproar of discussions whether senior projects should be removed from Del Oro High School. If this comes to pass, it will be a very sa ...

Energy vital to US security

The cap-and-trade energy bill is the next congressional battleground. I believe it’s being sold in the wrong way, to reduce man-made C02 emissions, in an effort to stall global ...