Ophir

Ophir plaque theft sickens

Tina and I are sickened by the theft of our community’s historical plaque (Journal, Jan. 20). The thoughtless pranksters that stole a piece of our Ophir heritage will get theirs ...

Another View: Time is now to act on waste treatment

We in Placer County are facing a major challenge of a way to solve our waste treatment problems that loom over our cities and communities, and at the same time have the opportunity ...

Development to destroy rural community

As people of the unincorporated areas of the county, areas such as Penryn, Newcastle and Ophir, it has long been known that we reside under the whims and influences of the (Placer) ...

She’s witnessed 100 years of local change

Only two years before she was born, Henry Ford rolled his first Model T off the assembly line. She has lived through two world wars (each one meant to end all wars). She’s seen ...

Our View: Recreation board needs to boost unity and professionalism

The Auburn Recreation District board and its supporters lost out on their attempt Tuesday to persuade Placer County supervisors to more fairly fund Hidden Falls Park expansion. Pl ...

Access issues unaddressed

The Baltimore Ravine has too many unanswered questions (Journal, July 14). As far as I know, Union Pacific has not given the green light to allow a bridge over the historic Bloom ...

Another View: Regional park projects need fair funding

Jim Holmes and Jennifer Montgomery, as “our” elected representatives to the Placer County Board of Supervisors, I am asking you to support your local community by leading the c ...

Our View: ARD must lobby supes, using local parks and rec lovers

Now is the time for the Auburn Recreation District to enlist its raving fans and conscientious supporters to rally before the Placer County Board of Supervisors. With a little hel ...

Fire damages home in Ophir

A blaze that started in a fireplace damaged a second-floor bedroom and attic of a home off Wise Road in Ophir Friday afternoon. The two residents were home at the time, but were n ...

Rural character gets paved over

As a life-long resident of Placer County/Newcastle area, I am disturbed that the planning department made the decision to approve the concrete plant in Ophir (Journal, Feb. 12). I ...