Opinion

Reader input: Psychotropic drugs a danger

   I understand Allen Cassidy’s consternation about gun violence, but guns are a very small part of the problem. As far as having the sense to know right from wrong ...

Reader input: Will you vote for a woman?

   It seems my good friend Ron Paskey (Reader Input: Hillary Clinton’s mistakes, flaws, April 22) has marched out his hate pen again, moving from all Muslims to wom ...

Reader input: Democrats and the fall of Rome

   Thank you for publishing the letter by Ron Paskey (Reader Input: “Hillary Clinton’s mistakes, flaws,” April 22) of Colfax regarding the mistakes and ...

Another View: Our high school facilities urgently need upgrades

   The Placer Union High School District recently completed a Long-Range Facilities Master Plan.  Outcomes from the Facilities Master Plan include recommendations fo ...

Reader Input: Thanks literary supporters

Thanks to the generous local literacy supporters - both organizations and individuals - who have kicked off the BIG Day of Giving with donations to the Literacy Support Council of ...

Reader Input: Placer residents don’t want dam

Centennial Dam is not supported by the citizenry of Placer County. Doug Roderick, NID Senior Engineer, (Reader Input: “Dam needed for future droughts”, May 3, 2016) wou ...

Reader Input: Voting no on Measure C

Received in the mail yesterday, 29 April, a very attractive 8x10 lightweight cardboard flyer telling us that just by passing Local Ballot Measure C we could provide funding to do l ...

Reader Input: Auburn fire department dishonored

Honor and integrity. These concepts are vital to fire and police services. Yet the City of Auburn dishonors our fire department by eliminating their chief and putting the police c ...

Another View: How not to pursue the American Dream

Call me unpatriotic, but whenever I hear people prating about the “American Dream,” it sets my teeth on edge. The thing about dreams, see, is that they’re imagina ...

Reader input: Political parties compromised

   In my previous letter, I used the term, “Republicats,” to represent the unresponsive two party system currently challenged by the Trump and Sanders campaig ...

Reader input: Dam needed for future droughts

   We at the Nevada Irrigation District thank the foothill residents for their tremendous support of the Centennial Reservoir Project this early in the process.  & ...

Reader input: Thanks for cleaning up

   Protect American River Canyons would like to thank all the volunteers, sponsors and donors for their participation in the annual Earth Day American River Cleanup. We w ...

Reader input: The Ship of Fools is sinking — fast

   On a recent vacation/business trip, I took various guests sailing on my yacht. Sometimes the discussion of the vessel sinking occurred. I was asked more then once, how ...

Another View: ‘Station A’ post office is on the ropes yet again

   There are some stories that never seem to go away, news refrains that return with the same reliability as the swallows swarming back to Capistrano and Messrs. Kirby an ...