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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 ...

Roseville reflects on tragedy

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Roseville resident Kurt Dittig gave his wife a hug and kiss before leaving for work as a firefighter in Sacramento. “I thought it’d ju ...

Public safety no place to pinch pennies

Unlike Mr. (Knight) Wagner of Colfax (Reader Input, June 8), I live in the Newcastle Fire District service area and will be paying an additional $175 if the proposed legislation is ...

Senior Spotlight: Collin Burnett

Editor’s Note: This is an occasional series spotlighting high school senior projects in the community. Name: Collin Burnett Age: 18 School: Placer High School What is your se ...

Public workers better earn their keep

The state is out of money, right? It’s a joke to see a large firetruck pull up to a grocery store, with six firemen. Last time I checked, it didn’t take more that one to shop ...

Fire chief enjoys dual careers of helping

Ian Gow must have been predestined to help people who are having really bad days. Gow has two jobs that deal with human trauma and there isn’t a better man for the position when ...

Collector owns nearly 700 editions of same book

Some people might say that his collection of books is excessive. More people would say that they don’t understand why he would want a collection of over 600 copies of the same bo ...