Unleashed and loving it

Dogs are social animals. Unfortunately, they’re rarely invited to parties. Where then does your average pooch meet and greet – albeit nose to rear – fellow bone buriers in th ...

Governor asks the impossible

The governor says as his defense for taking money away from the poor, “Let them pull themselves up with their own bootstraps.” Governor, I have a message for you. It will be ...

Boost health care, not costs

The are tens of thousands of highly qualified applicants to medical schools who fail to gain acceptance each year. A significant improvement in quality of medical care and reducti ...

Roads rampant with rude riders

I would like to address a problem which is increasingly becoming more dangerous on a daily basis. Some of the bicycle enthusiasts who are riding our rural county roads are becomi ...

Dream menu for a balanced budget

Our budget bunglers are looking for “waste” under the wrong rugs. Here are a few suggested cuts (dream on): Education: Accounting for 40 percent of our budget, by law. Fire al ...

Budgets, donations and fun: the state of ARD

Summer is our busiest time of year at the Auburn Area Recreation and Park District (ARD). This is the time of year that we spend months preparing for and months cleaning up from. I ...

Looking Behind the Scenes: County elections department looks to go modern

Impatiently racing through the notebook while wondering why it’s taking President Obama so long to turn around the economy ... Meanwhile, other things go slow and smooth, such a ...

Placer Elementary 8th Grade Shootout Open Tonight

Ten 8th grade basketball teams will toss their hats into the ring this weekend at the Placer Shootout Tournament which will be hosted by Placer Elementary School located off Horses ...

Storms may curb pruning

With the storm door open again in the foothills, the window of opportunity for backyard tree pruners and garden planters has apparently closed this weekend. The National Weather S ...

Auburn drowning victim a "hermit" who left death a mystery

By the look of things – after his body was recovered from the Wise Canal in North Auburn last week – the man with the scraggly, graying beard and the unkempt, long hair could h ...