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Dirty truth about disposable diapers

EDITOR: Have you ever thought about the impact that disposable diapers have on the environment? Every day we make choices that have some impact on the environment. One very common choice that families make is to use disposable diapers. But, the concern scientists have is what happens to a disposable diaper once it’s served its […]

No Comment / April 10, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: You decide how old you feel

Somewhere along the line, when you are in your 60s, you have to decide if the aging process will send you backwards or forwards; or will you be content to stay where you are physically and mentally? In the 60s it becomes clear that you are not as fast or as strong as you would […]

No Comment / April 10, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib Notes: Play games to give kids a head start in school

When my oldest child turned 1, a friend gave him alphabet magnets for his birthday. We placed them on the refrigerator and he’d reach for them, so we moved them lower, showing him first how magnets work. Soon they ended up on the kitchen floor and seeing the 26 letters brought the ordering of them […]

No Comment / April 06, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Publisher’s ink: In search of another parking space

There are approximately 2,038 road miles between Placerville and Chicago. When you factor in four miles needed to locate the historical Wyoming Frontier Prison at Rawlins, Wyo., five miles searching for an Outback Steakhouse in Cheyenne, and two extra miles including an illegal u-turn at Gallally, Neb. (missed the exit for the motel), the total […]

No Comment / April 06, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ashworth best for judge, Office 1

Having interviewed all three candidates for Superior Court Office 1, we are confident any one of them would make a good judge. But for the person who would make the best judge, we recommend Vicki Ashworth. Mrs. Ashworth, a deputy district attorney with 16 years experience as a prosecutor, handles a couple hundred cases at […]

No Comment / April 06, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My turn: Dispelling the stigma and myths about mental illness

Chances are you know someone with mental illness. It could be a friend, family member, neighbor or acquaintance. Studies show that about one in four people will experience some kind of mental health issue in their lifetime. Mental illness is actually quite common, and yet we as a society seem to be uncomfortable even discussing […]

No Comment / March 30, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Is periodic blindness normal?

Recently I ended up in the hospital emergency room with a swollen hand, forearm and elbow. The culture they took showed a staph infection in the bursal fluid. One of the people who was very helpful and nice in the emergency room was Mo Brutko. She quickly deduced that the reason I was there was […]

No Comment / March 30, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »