Meadow Vista

Gold Rush mercury removal on tap for Bear River

The Nevada Irrigation District has committed final funding of $290,000 for specialized equipment from a Canadian manufacturer to remove mercury left over from the Gold Rush on the ...

Placer County man punches, scares off trespassing bear

It’s hard to believe it happened. And state wildlife officers are advising against it. But for a rural Placer County resident, bare fists and a solid right-hand to a bear&rs ...

Reader Input: After nearly 50 years, pick your battles

Indisputably, one of our most precious innate human qualities is our ability to love. It could be a close second to having a keen sense of humor, enabling us to laugh our cares awa ...

Loomis, Meadow Vista library future remains uncertain

Placer County supervisors are willing to look at new ideas for keeping Loomis and Meadow Vista libraries open. But board members stopped short Tuesday – despite a steady str ...

Agencies brace for fire season

Worry over the seemingly eminent fire threat this year is manifesting itself in the preparations being made at state and local fire stations. With the lack of rain and snow a cons ...

Reader Input: Auto flushes just wasteful

I’ve been taking a class at Sierra College. They use those auto flush toilets in the bathrooms. In previous years, I’ve had no issues with these toilets. However, in ...

Reader Input: Choosing crime was life-wrecker

Re: “Roseville officers deal with multiple Prop. 47-related cases of violence,” Journal, March 15. In the Journal’s Sunday edition, Joe Offer, vice president of ...

Reader Input: Supervisors: Keep our libraries open

I have been a Meadow Vista resident for 17 years and am writing to protest the Meadow Vista and Loomis library closings. The Placer County Board of Supervisors is slated to vote on ...

Sierra camping trip yields inspiration, invention

The inspiration came on a Sierra camping trip. And the result – a small part that makes using one of the world’s most popular handguns easier to use – is a paten ...

Reader Input: NorCal lacks sufficient voice

Of concern to all of us are the issues of political representation and taxation. It is a fact that Los Angeles County has 10 times the number of representatives in Sacramento than ...