Jim Cather

Right wrongs of our past

Senate Bill 1221 exemplifies our country?s tradition of righting wrongs. If signed into law, it will ban hound hunting of bears and bobcats which can still be hunted and killed, bu ...

Kudos go out to rescuers

The Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills, and all the professionals who helped with the seizure of approximately 75 neglected animals in rural Loomis, deserve a huge round of app ...

Ban the torture that is rodeo

Rodeo is a blatant display of animals being tortured, tormented and terrorized. In addition to baby calf neck-snapping and steer-wrestling (both recently banned in Houston for thei ...

Politicians need new rhetoric

I received campaign propaganda from John Allard and it’s the same old rhetoric I always get. He’s going to protect my gun rights and lower my taxes. Hey, John, what about heal ...

Let’s outlaw barbaric hobby

Hunting should be outlawed. As an antiquated barbaric hobby that no longer serves any 21st century purpose. It depletes natural resources that belong to everyone and costs taxpayer ...

Don’t buy hype of rodeo ‘show’

To attend the Folsom Rodeo is to condone traumatizing, torturing and terrorizing innocent animals. No calf bolts straight out of a gate unless it’s in a full-blown panic. Then ...

Gun owners are regular folks

Sadly enough, folks like Mr. (Jim) Cather react emotionally to an issue about which they know so little (“Deer hunt is dangerous, unjustified;” Reader Input, June 24). These y ...

More study needed for deer plans

Placer’s Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday moved forward with efforts to cull the area’s deer population but held off on recommending a controversial youth doe hunt, offici ...

Deer hunt is dangerous, unjustified

Nothing justifies giving guns or bows to 12-year-olds, with 18-year-old buddies as adult “supervisors,” and terrorizing deer and citizens in rural residential neighborhoods, as ...

Auburn’s sewers leaking, seeping and cracking

If anyone is paying a sewer bill instead of relying on a septic system, take heed. This is more of not being able to see the big picture and misinformation being put out. People l ...

Gaines’ septic bill was shameful grandstanding

If anyone pays a sewage bill (instead of relying on a septic system), they need to take heed. A failing septic system can and does pollute our drinking water when it enters creeks, ...

University plan is excuse to develop more land

With developers and tribe making exorbitant campaign contributions, it’s getting easy for elected officials to put aside any integrity they may have started with and happily vote ...

Winery ordinance doesn’t address road maintenance

Under Placer County’s proposed winery ordinance, wineries would not have to bear any increased maintenance costs based on increased traffic. Most private road maintenance agreeme ...

Agricultural rule bending sets a horrible precedent

If ever there were a case of total abandonment of private property rights, this is it. How can a few public officials side with pseudo “farmers” and allow the public to use a p ...

Kranz is ‘a developer’s dream come true’

Bruce Kranz would have us believe all the time he's logged has been to preserve the county's resources. Wrong! He's a developer's dream come true. He has stuck his supervisorial ...