Editorials

Our View: Let’s move forward after outburst

   The behavior by Colfax Mayor Pro Tem Tony Hesch at last week’s Colfax City Council meeting is not to be condoned.    A volatile reaction to any topic ...

Our View: A salute to Boy Scouts for welcoming girls

   Parents of school-age children know the importance of extracurricular activities for kids. Sports, arts, music, dance, religion, math, science, language and self defen ...

Boy Scouts accepting girls

Parents of school age children know the importance of extracurricular activities for kids. Sports, arts, music, dance, religion, math, science, language an ...

Our View: Rewards few for job that means much

This week’s chance for retired California Highway Patrol officers to visit the Newcastle office and share some barbecue and camaraderie brought together veterans of a force o ...

Things to Know About Propositions 65 & 67 – Plastic Bag Ban

Two of the Propositions on the November ballot address single use carryout plastic bags.  Proposition 67 is a Referendum asking voters if a law previously passed by the Legisl ...

Things to Know Proposition 64 - Legalizing Marijuana

Proposition 64 asks voters if marijuana should be legalized for use by adults in California. Today people of any age can use marijuana in California for medical purposes under sta ...

Smaller team, coaching staff changes as Colfax football season begins

Sports Chatter   The start of the high school football season has always brought a sense of anticipation and excitement for players, coaches, parents and fans alike. This F ...

Media Life: Auburn’s All-Time Top 5 Authors

After last week’s foray into the wonderful world of Auburn’s All-Time Top 10 Musicians, Media Life dares to delves into the universe of literary luminaries – of w ...

Film Review: Old heroes go postmodern in bold, brooding “Batman v Superman”

What is the world coming to, that Batman and Superman should come to blows? The answer posited by director Zack Snyder’s brooding, swing-for-the-fences epic, “Batman v ...

Film review: Coen brothers worship at the Hollywood altar with “Hail, Caesar!”

“Would that it t’were so simple.” Ah, but it’s a Coen brothers film. Over the course of three decades writing and directing their own movies, legendary fi ...

Supes ante up with study on homelessness

Placer County supervisors took a small but significant step last week in addressing the problem of homelessness in our communities, and for that, the board is to be commended. Sup ...

2 state bills would choke businesses

Over the years, California has earned a reputation of not being friendly to business interests, and thus we have seen states like Texas come try to pry businesses to move out of ou ...

Our View: California’s counties could learn from the nation’s only prison rodeo

Editor’s Note: On April 20, Gold Country Media reporter Scott Thomas Anderson spent the day at the Angola Prison Rodeo, held at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, two hours no ...

The Saturday Skinny: Dispelling myths of weight loss and exercise

For those with a significant amount of weight to drop, any movement, particularly walking, is a great way to get your body moving on the right path. During a recent conversation, s ...