Editorials

Another View: Brown budget is wrong for California

Every May the Governor releases an updated version of his January budget proposal. This year’s “May Revise” shows that Governor Brown is dead set on growing government and ra ...

Biomass energy a matter of research

Since 2007, Placer County has been the vanguard for its efforts to improve the health of forested lands. With more than half of the County covered with forest, part of this effor ...

Our View: Collaboration, urgency key to canal repairs

Ironic that in a year of record snowfall and drenching rains, Auburn and Placer County face a water emergency larger than any drought in recent memory. What’s worse is the respo ...

Another View: Bikes, trikes and the best cyclists on earth, oh my!

How are you planning to mark the Tour of California’s historic visit to Auburn on May 17? Years from now, your grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be poring over photos a ...

Our View: Gaines the only candidate running for state Assembly

It’s a one-horse race for the Fourth District seat in the state Assembly. Place your bets on Beth Gaines. While Dennis Campanale earned the most votes in the special election pri ...

Our View: Let’s come together to help homeless

Sometimes there’s nothing easier to do than compare your struggles to another’s and think about how they don’t know what hard work is. Those who are homeless can be targets ...

Another View: Water agency must learn to live within ratepayers’ means

I was elected to the Placer County Water Agency Board in 2008. It was a tough election. Many people in my district were simply fed up with perceived wrongs of PCWA. Many people fe ...

Our View: Saving schools a tax plan worth considering

This past week students from around the state rallied at the Capitol to protest additional cuts to education. Sierra College student Morgan Leskody and professor Megan Seely were a ...

Colfax Pride puts city's Independence Day fest on hold

Colfax Pride is a small group of wonderful people with whom I’ve had the privilege to work for a number of years. Six years ago – when the Colfax Area Chamber of Commer ...

Our View: Put Montgomery back on Tahoe planning board

A push to allow developers to “clean up” eyesores in Lake Tahoe has left a black mark on four of the five Placer County supervisors’ voting records. Recently, four members ...

Reading is needed in everyday life

Reading changes lives. Every day — by intent or simply by chance — readers discover new interests, better jobs, absorbing hobbies …and pure pleasure. While putting together ...

Let's talk about economic health of our downtown

Let’s have a dialogue! I’d like to initiate a dialogue focusing on the economic issues of downtown Colfax. It’s not a new concern, I know. There have been discussions, c ...

Our View: Let's hear more from new District Attorney

As the county says goodbye to its longtime district attorney, residents welcome a new man to the post. Scott Owens is stepping into the lead role for Placer County for the first ...

Local nonprofits share their wishes for New Year

Four local nonprofit organizations have agreed to share their wishes for 2011.Keeping spirit of Christmas alive “Our main wish is for the continued support by individuals, organi ...

Do you know someone who is making a difference?

Once again I’m seeking the help of Colfax Record readers in finding someone in our community who gives selflessly to others. For the third year, the Record is planning to present ...