Heroes fought for freedom

Memorial Day ? a day set aside to honor our fallen military. These men and women fought for America to keep our freedoms. Did these veterans sacrifice the ultimate for nothing? We ...

Jerry Johnson for District 5

I was undecided about who to vote for in the District 5 Placer County supervisor race until I saw Harriet White?s letter in your May 16 edition (?District 5 job can?t be bought.?) ...

Vote yes on Measure B

Higgins Fire District serving Lake of the Pines and south Nevada County placed Measure B on the June ballot to increase the existing, woefully inadequate 32-year-old parcel fee of ...

Thanks to our fine rescuers

To all emergency and fire department personnel: I wanted to say thank you for all you do every day in the lives of the people around you. I am so grateful for the help you provided ...

Auburn celebrates veterans in a big way

Veterans Day (Nov. 11) is a day of remembrance and celebration that has occurred in Auburn each year on Nov. 11 since 1919. It is a day to honor all who served and are still servi ...

Placer Supe Holmes lodges fire fee protest with state Fire Board

AUBURN CA - Citing Placer County concerns, Supervisor Jim Holmes has testified against the Cal Fire fee at a State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection hearing. State lawmakers a ...

Save a day for good news only

I have an idea for another law for the books in the nation. The idea is this: One day is chosen per week to only have good news, positive and uplifting news, stories, programs on a ...

Show support for safety crew

My husband and I moved to south Nevada County in 2009. Our initial encounters with our new neighbors in the Higgins Corner community convinced us we were ?home.? I come from a fami ...

Host experience a priceless one

My family has had the pleasure of hosting an exchange student from Russia this school year. As with any new adventure, you are curious and a little worried as to how it will all pl ...

Let's re-elect Jim Holmes

Please join me in voting for Jim Holmes on June 5 for the District 3 supervisor position. Jim is the best man for the job with his previous business experience, and service on loca ...