Opinion

The state of Placer County is strong

As we begin the new year, I am happy to report that the state of Placer County is strong. Last year, we celebrated many achievements, which included good fiscal health as well as ...

Remind youth of the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse

Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, which runs Tuesday to Sunday, unfortunately is relevant today. The week provides students nationwide with scientific facts about drugs and alcohol ...

Appreciating our law enforcement every day

We often don’t think of what it’s like to be a police or sheriff’s officer as we go about our daily lives. Probably 99 percent of us are oblivious to the dangers ...

Village at Loomis: improved through community input

I would like to personally thank the community for your involvement and input in the review of the Village at Loomis plan over the last nearly four-and-a-half years. After 14 publ ...

Nominate a deserving person for a 2019 Ruhkala Award

The city of Rocklin is the great place it is today to raise a family and run a business because of many factors, the most important of those being the willingness of the constituen ...

Resident appreciates Hospice’s service

I was one who disliked everything about the term and title, Hospice.  My experience with it told me it was a place where people die. It was a special location, lowly lit, and ...

Helping our seniors extremely important

We’re always fascinated hearing about the 100 year olds who still lift weights, lead dance classes or work full-time. Men’s life expectancy is 76.1 years and women&rs ...

What’s in a name? Here, it’s child abuse prevention

KidsFirst has such a warm, delicate and caring ring to it. How can an organization who puts kids first possibly conjure up bad mojo in anyone? Add to that our tagline, “Educa ...

I don’t do resolutions

  I don’t do resolutions. At least not the New Year kind.   Goals? Not really. Bucket list? I have three buckets in the shed but they’re not on any list. ...

Become familiar with new laws and please wear bike helmets

    Operating cars, motorcycles, scooters and bikes on the streets can have serious consequences if rules aren’t follow ...

Become familiar with new laws and please wear bike helmets

    Operating cars, motorcycles, scooters and bikes on the streets can have serious consequences if rules aren’t follow ...

Roseville Roundhouse Model Railroad Club donates to Shriners Hospital for Children

2018 was an exciting year for the Roseville Roundhouse Model Railroad Club.  A record level of donations into the club has occurred, and for this, the club has been ver ...

Goodbye, 2018, and welcome, 2019

Around this time of year, residents traditionally make lists of what they will do better and/or change in the coming months. Universal resolutions for the new year can include an ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

No matter how you look at it, wintertime cold weather fishing presents some challenges. Of course we are blessed to have fairly mild seasons here in Northern California, as compare ...

2018 a great year of achievements

I can’t help but feel overwhelmed with pride about all the achievements made in the last year here in Placer County and the positive difference made in our community. All of ...