Central Valley

Community Portrait: Dick Kiger's interests take him from street to sky

Dick Kiger located to Auburn in 1954 when a position opened up at Purity Market. Kiger had been with Purity Markets working as assistant manager at several stores in the Central Va ...

High-speed rail needed now

Do these issues mean anything right now? Severe highway congestion getting worse each year. Aviation in continuous decline with increased cancellations, delays and bankruptcies. Pe ...

McClintock pushes for hearing on valley water situation

U.S. Rep Tom McClintock is wading into the California water wars on the federal front. Using his position as ranking Republican member on the House Water and Power Subcommittee, t ...

Vote out the eco-activists

It’s amazing Senators Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Attorney General Jerry Brown and others dare to put their ecology agenda far ahead of the welfare of people. An eco-activ ...

Vernal pools teem with plant, animal richness

Vernal pool expert Carol Witham blanches at the generic words “vernal pool” that are used to describe rangeland depressions marked dramatically this month by naturally occurrin ...

Snowpack, mountain water levels are looking promising

The snowpack is back for the Nevada Irrigation District. The Grass Valley-based water supplier reported Monday that end-of-the-month mountain snow measurements contain 95 percent o ...

Falcons Ready For Tough Foe In Playoff Opener

The Colfax Falcons soccer team had to buckle down over the last two weeks of the regular season to earn its first CIF playoff berth since 2006. With nary the margin of error, the ...