Editorials

Fires are our new norm

California is on fire. While the fires have dominated national news, we don’t need TV newscasters or the Wall Street Journal telling us that Northern California is ablaze. ...

This newspaper is ready to talk prep football

As we begin the month of August, it may seem like it’s early, but yes, it is time to start talking about high school football in our communities. Here at Gold Country Media, ...

Catch some of the best softball players here this week

Sometimes we just have to brag about Placer County and this week is one of those times. About 2,000 senior softball players and about 2,000-plus spectators will be on Lincoln and ...

Farewell to the great race

In the early 1300s, English author Geoffrey Chaucer coined the famous phrase still used today — “All good things must come to end.” Last weekend, many of us in th ...

Remember to include vaccines in back-to-school preparations

Summer break is rapidly winding down for students. While it might be hard to believe, public school starts within days. The first day of classes in Lincoln is Aug. 16, Loomis is ...

Let’s help end local hunger

Going hungry is more than just having a growling stomach. It’s lightheadedness. Dizziness. Headaches. Difficulty in focusing on anything. No one wants to experience that ...

Drive cautiously during much-needed Highway 65/I-80 repair

We’re glad to see the high cranes over the Highway 65/Interstate 80 viaduct. This means the long-awaited Phase one improvements to the Highway 65/Interstate 80 interchange i ...

Visit today’s fair’s ag kids, our future

This Thursday kicks off the 81st annual Placer County Fair and many visitors will head directly to the carnival’s roller coaster, the food areas or to see Arden Park Roots at ...

Enjoy an amazing summer with family and friends

Summer officially begins June 21. With the school year over, the season has already started for most of us. Throughout South Placer County, summer provides nonstop opportunities ...

Bigger, bolder, better news coverage ahead

In one week, this newspaper will embark on a change that is geared to benefit our readers, our advertisers and the community at large.  June 8, we are moving to become a Frida ...

Say hello to your ever trusty bike

Vic Freeman doesn’t need to be told that May is National Bike Month to jump on his 18-year-old bike. The Placer County resident, now 84, has been riding his preferred transp ...

Say hello to your trusty bike

Vic Freeman doesn’t need to be told that May is National Bike Month to jump on his 18-year-old bike. The Lincoln resident, now 84, has been riding his preferred transportati ...

More local news, new day ahead

Over the last several months, we have made many changes to the focus of our coverage here in the South Placer region. As we have worked diligently to focus on getting back to comm ...

Ongoing Village at Loomis discussion defines a community

The Village at Loomis developers lost one battle April 25 with the Loomis Planning Commission. The commission voted unanimously (with one member absent) to recommend the Town Counc ...

Let’s make May 3 a good day for our hard-working nonprofit groups

Fulfilling a nonprofit organization’s mission, especially for volunteer organizations, can be overwhelming when members also have to worry about raising significant amounts o ...