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Linda Roemisch: Too high-tech for our own good?

June 17, 2019

Are outdoor fire warning sirens the answer? I’ve been asking my self this question for months. There are emergency siren alert systems for flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes, and tsunamis. Why is there not one for fires?...





Dan Bartlett: Not my mother’s Democratic Party

June 16, 2019

My mother supported and followed the Democratic Party through the Depression, World War II and on through the Clinton years. Based on our conversations late in her life, she would not support the current direction...


David Briceno: Space Force: a space farce?

June 16, 2019

“Space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea…We have the Air Force. We’ll have the Space Force.” — President Trump on creation of a new branch of the armed services. (March...



Ken Hale: No spark, no fire

June 14, 2019

I don’t know where to begin. PG&E doesn’t spend enough money on vegetation management and maintenance as required by law to maintain in a safe and reliable power grid. Now this corporation is going to...





Izzi Tooinsky: The power of play

June 14, 2019

Every once and a while I become amazed by some natural phenomena that indisputably supports the quality of our lives. First it was natural eating and problems that arose from processed food. Then it was...


Dianna Suarez: Rate increases and Centennial Dam
Dianna Suarez: Rate increases and Centennial Dam

June 14, 2019

NID management has budgeted $16 million dollars to date, to dam Bear River; without a project, without a permit, and without any approvals. They have been buying property in Bear River Canyon that is nowhere...


Lisa Schliff: We can’t escape housing crisis

June 14, 2019

Nevada County hasn’t escaped the American housing crisis. Since 1960, renters’ median earnings throughout the nation have gone up 5 percent while rents have risen by 61 percent. Workers earning the prevailing minimum wage can’t...


Joe Vielbig: Thank you Grass Valley Police

June 14, 2019

Saturday noon went shopping to Penney’s; my wife was in the store and I was walking to join her. As I was walking past a raised planter I accidently hit the 5-inch curb with my...



Don Rogers: Never fear, world will end
Don Rogers: Never fear, world will end

June 13, 2019

Desalination facilities deliver freshwater along coasts from San Diego to Saudi Arabia. Maybe expensive, but the price will drop sure as rain. We can pump any fluid anywhere. Right now. Solar energy is on the...


Jim Weir: Open letter to God

June 13, 2019

Dear God, Last August I asked for a good rainfall and a cool spring to let the earth recover. Thank you. If I ask for more money this coming year, could you be as generous...


Elaine Ashton: A thought on the anti-abortion stance

June 13, 2019

People against abortion say every baby deserves a chance at life. I totally agree — with one caveat — every baby also deserves to be wanted and loved particularly because a baby is totally unable...


Becky Goodwin: Where’s my millionaire?

June 13, 2019

June is the sunny month for caps and gowns, and photos of smiling grads with diplomas and balloon bouquets. It’s a happy time for proud families, students and educators. ’Tis the season for commencement celebrations,...