Newcastle

Reader Input: Justice planning group flawed

The best governmental decisions are made with openness, shared information, discussion, debate and diverse points of view. This lesson was learned by our forefathers centuries ago. ...

Reader Input: People oppose POW’s release

Is anyone else concerned that President Barack Obama did not get the approval of Congress when making the prisoner exchange? The Congress is “We the People” and, since ...

Reader Input: May 22nd letters to the editor hit the mark

Thank you to Bob Webster of Penn Valley (“Finally, I agree with Ron Lowe,” Reader Input, May 22) and Frank W. Gau of Newcastle (“The fault is with Dems, not the G ...

Local middle schools run for title

More than 400 young athletes hit the Del Oro High School track May 21 in a competition to show that there’s more to running a race than just winning. Competing in the Loomi ...

Reader Input: The fault is with Dems, not the GOP

In reference to Ron Lowe’s discourses (“GOP became ‘party of no’,” Reader Input, May 20): As of 2006, the Democrats took over the Senate and Congress. ...

‘Gem of the Foothills’ turns century-and-a-half

Newcastle, which bills itself as “the Gem of the Foothills,” closed off the town square to traffic on Sunday as folks from across the area came to celebrate the sesquic ...

Caltrans I-80 overpass work subject of Newcastle drop-in session

Caltrans will play host to an open-house meeting May 28 in Newcastle to inform residents and businesses about the upcoming Interstate 80 vertical-clearance project on Interstate 80 ...

Highway 49, 193 road closures coming in June

A portion of Highway 49 in the American River canyon below Auburn, known for its tight turns and mangled guard rails, is in line for a major safety overhaul by Caltrans. And with ...

Reader Input: Debate heats up over climate change

Les Polette (“Thanks for confirming lies,” Reader Input, May 11) makes my point for me with his statement that the human in the down suit is a heat source. The Earth is ...

Reader Input: No excuse not to vote

Thank you Rosalie Wohlfromm for your letter to the editor (“Vital to vote in June primary,” Reader Input, May 7). To support Ms. Wohlfromm’s letter, here’ ...