Truckee

Behind the Signature: Cherie Holm

A visit with the Journal’s frequent letter contributors. Lives in: Meadow Vista. A stint in Truckee ended because Holm “couldn’t deal with all that snow ... shovelling snow ...

Ruffalo: Rural firefighting fee just latest taxpayer thugging

There’s a dreary axiom we political junkies know by heart. You know, the one about people love to eat sausages but really shouldn’t watch them being made. Well, judging by the ...

Where are Sutter priorities?

In an April letter to employees, (President and CEO of Sutter Health) Pat Fry announced that Sutter Health would make a charitable donation of $1 million to the Sacramento Kings. O ...

Keep those big rig wheels rolling

Seeing the big rig parking lots along Interstate 80 and on surrounding exit ramps brought to mind a subject that I have wanted to write about since I lived in Truckee. First off, ...

Plans afoot for Truckee to Tahoe trail

TRUCKEE (AP) — Despite California’s budget crisis, local officials are moving ahead with plans for a 9.5-mile hiking and biking trail between Truckee and Lake Tahoe. Mike Sta ...

Time to protest cost of gasoline

Like many in the community of Colfax, I support local business as much as possible. I’d like to see each and every business that caters to my tastes continue to exist, even if it ...

Keep your windfall and honor, too

Here is why I think it is so important that wealthy retired police, fire and other public employees give back to their communities. It’s because their unions took too much on th ...

Tevis Cup to test horse and rider in endurance marathon Saturday

The 55th annual Tevis Cup is riding into Auburn this Saturday, July 24. The 100-mile-long Tevis Cup has long been considered the most revered and difficult equestrian ride in the w ...

Father Brennan fulfills his calling

At 83, Father Ronan Brennan has seen a lot of life. On June 18, Brennan celebrated his 60th year as a Catholic priest, and the congregations of St. Joseph and St. Theresa of Avila ...

Tourist suggests tidying up view

Today, April 9, I took the Zephyr train from Truckee to Martinez to see the beautiful snow-covered mountains. I am 64 years old and from the San Francisco Bay area. The train wa ...

Scary start for Cook

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of a three-part series that will introduce readers to Stacey Cook, a U.S. Olympic downhill skier and native of Truckee, and her parents Dean and ...

Placer County can't help its fellow Americans

The unfortunate crisis in Haiti has made me think of all of the efforts Americans have made to help those less fortunate that us. Temporary shelters, (mostly tents), clean water an ...

Stimulus dollars hammer poor

Tahoe conservancies getting $175 million of stimulus money to buy land and restore habitat sounds wonderful, but try to understand where that money comes from. This is not “tax ...

Turnovers doom Colfax In 34-7 Loss

TRUCKEE – Colfax High’s football team started its non-league game with Truckee very inauspiciously Saturday afternoon. The Falcons lost a fumble at their own 10-yard line th ...

Hometown football pro shares his skills

Ted Popson’s looking for a few interested kids to attend camp, have some fun and learn something about playing football. Popson is hoping to pass on some of his intimate knowledg ...