Letters to the Editor

Trader Joe’s rumor ‘fake news’

In response to Joyce A. Pope's "farewell to Kmart and hello to Trader Joe's" (reader input Jan. 6):  She seems very certain that Trader Joe's is coming t ...

NID rates will rise for next 5 years

NID Water Board approves 2019 budget based on new water rate hikes: Fiscal responsibility was the clarion call that came out of the last election. The new proposed water rate hike ...

Making friends at Auburn stores

Our little town has turned into a hopping, happenin’ spot; feels like overnight. I usually get nervous about more traffic in anything, but here in Auburn, it was different. E ...

Global warming will affect Placer County

The Fourth National Climate Assessment is out. The report "concludes that the evidence of human-caused climate change is overwhelming." Also, "climate-related threat ...

Hoping Trader Joe’s will take Kmart’s location

Saying farewell: When I moved to Auburn in 1982, I was so excited to find a Kmart (big box) store. Having moved from the East Bay where everything was only a few miles away, I had ...

Why give feds authority over state’s water?

It looks like Placer County Water Agency (PCWA), Andy Fecko, agreed to withdrawal all water rights protest in the fight over Delta water for grassland farmers in San Joaquin Valley ...

Don’t pass judgement on homeless

I work for The Gathering Inn in the whole care interim care program. It is very rewarding work. It is sad that in our society we judge. One must look within and not pass judgeme ...

Be calm, find pulse of Auburn

Dear world, Would everybody please just calm down? After retiring from 30 years teaching in elementary education it’s amusing (not) to hear national news stories that smack ...

Outdoor education important for modern youth

We are fortunate to have two effective institutions in our community: the Placer Nature Center and the California Conservation Corps’ Placer Center (CCC). Both organizations ...

Thanks Meadow Vista for supporting Christmas Baskets

On behalf of The Meadow Vista Friendly Neighbors Club we would like to say THANK YOU to Meadow Vista and surrounding residents for supporting our Community Christmas Basket Program ...

Year of the woman at NID

I was surprised and delighted as the NID Board of Directors celebrates the Year of the Woman.  I want to offer my congratulations to the voters and ratepayers of Nevada Irriga ...

Join the meeting

The North Auburn Community organization, Protect Rural Placer, has been actively addressing the Hidden Falls Regional Park Trails Network Expansion Project Bell Road Access called ...

Thanks for successful lights parade

On Saturday evening the clouds parted and allowed the Festival of Lights Parade to come to life — 100 all alight with the spirit of the Christmas Season. But none of this hap ...

Love the parade but spectators’ spots reserved too early

The Festival of Lights Parade is wonderful, but how unfortunate and inconsiderate that parade- goers are allowed to block off spots so far in advance. Literally two days in advan ...

Way to go Colfax Falcons

What this 2018 Colfax Falcons football team has accomplished does not surprise me. Actually, I expected last year's squad to get to this point, but that was Bear River's af ...