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Summer is upon us, and more people are out on their bikes.  As a biker, driver and occasional pedestrian I implore everyone to review the rules of the road and take their turns as … more
I would like to complement the fire department for putting out all those “Fire Danger” signs. Jefferson County does not have the road side burns you see in other counties caused by … more
Waylon Jennings told Willie Nelson in song “If you see me gettin’ smaller, I’m leavin’/Don’t be grieving/Just got to get away from here/If you see me gettin’ … more
When I learned Jefferson County Department of Community Development (JCDCD) had greenlighted a 48-unit (96 when ADUs are included) luxury housing … more
You probably know grandchildren have the energy of a hummingbird, particularly if they are under 10 years old. It doesn’t seem fair but it is fun to try to keep up.  The 8-year-old … more
The financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and related shutdowns continue to reverberate in our community. As of early July, the PUD had more than 1,100 customers with delinquent power or water … more
After a war has ended, historians, elected officials, and faith leaders, no less than the people involved, often raise doubts over whether the outcomes were worth the many horrific costs.But mourning … more
Call me naïve, but I’ve never quite gotten why some politicians want to limit voters’ ability to cast their ballots. Sure, I know that plenty of people like to flip the classic … more
More short items from the Mann with a short attention span:  — Tomatoes, Tomahtoes:  A friend from Northern California recently moved to Kala Point. And she soon learned that her … more
“Don’s Lunch Counter South”: A Leader article and photo a few years ago featured Sam, the genial and well loved counter person at Don’s Lunch counter.  The demise of … more
This week's toon by Nhatt Nichols. more
No doubt about it — County Commissioner Greg Brotherton is in need of medical help. Otherwise, it’s the “booby-hatch” for sure. His suggestion that Manresa Castle be … more
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