Garden Valley

Gaines: Please allow vote

A letter I sent to State Sen. Ted Gaines: I stood in the rain on Friday and Saturday in front of our grocery stores and asked this question: Ted Gaines does not want to let the v ...

Tom McClintock doesn’t listen

I just talked with Congressman (Tom) McClintock’s office in Washington, D.C. I asked why did he vote against a bill that would stop additional tax-payer dollars going to oil co ...

Keep up the good work

Thank you for printing my letter (Reader Input, Jan. 10) regarding the conditions in the public bathroom in downtown Colfax. I would like to give a big thanks to City Manager Bruc ...

Just what is a conservative?

I’ve been asking around about our candidates running for Ted Gaines’ old seat. First thing my friends say is that he or she is qualified because he or she is a “conservative. ...

McClintock compensated handsomely

Congressman Tom McClintock came up from Elk Grove (he never moved in the district) for a couple of meetings with his constituents last week. He did the people’s work six days las ...

Colfax restroom embarrassing

On a recent visit to Colfax, I had occasion to use the public restroom — the “yellow building.” It was a mid-weekday before Christmas and my thoughts upon walking up the fac ...

McClintock needs scrutiny

Why is no one reporting on Congressman Tom McClintock’s voting record? He not only voted against the unemployment benefits bill, he argued on the house floor against it. He vo ...

Tom McClintock has little time for constituents

California’s Congressional 4th District Rep. Tom McClintock is an excellent representative for the Republican party and all their Political Action Committees, far better than he ...

Tired of ‘they won’t hurt you’

Every day there are interactions with dogs. Some are benign and some are fatal. I live in El Dorado County where signs are posted, “Dogs worrying cattle may be shot.” People ...

High taxes not real problem

(Congressman Tom) McClintock said at his town hall meeting that 70 percent of the voters believed taxes were too high. How did he come up with that statement? McClintock’s survey ...