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June 3 is a good day for our community. Volunteers are going to go out on to the streets of our community and pick up trash and litter that lays on and around our roads. Last year over nine tons of trash and litter were picked up off our streets and our town shined. Picking up nine tons of trash and litter should be a good thing, right? Well, it is not a good thing because for the next 365 days any litter, etc. that falls to our streets will sit there till the next community cleanup day.

Our town council needs to mandate to the manager for our Public Works Department that the PWD develop a program where our PWD pick a street, after putting up road work signs, park their trucks and walk the street picking up trash. And have them do this at least once a week during the summer months, hitting the main streets that bring people in and out of our town. Instead of bragging about picking up nine tons of trash, let’s see if we can brag about how little trash we needed to pick up to be proud of how our town looks.

Bryan E. DeVoe


As I walked through downtown on Monday I couldn’t believe my ears. I was constantly hearing open and accepted bigotry. This country and our state depends on illegal immigrants. What will happen to our economy if farm owners had to pay fair and living wages, or couldn’t harvest for lack of employees? Our town is a small dot on the big picture. The United States was founded by immigrants for crying out loud. Here we are condemning hardworking individuals for standing up to government. I say good.

I know and love many of our Hispanic community. It hurts to hear cruel comments about such and integral part of our town. I will personally say from my heart that I totally support each and every person that took part in the protest on Monday from Truckee to New York. Finally somebody is standing up and saying “this isn’t right.”

Emily Purdy


Israel is building a 30-foot-tall wall along its border to protect citizens from Palestinian terrorists and suicide bombers who infiltrate the country to carry out their jihad.

Republicans and anti-immigrant crusaders want to build a 700-mile wall along the southern U.S. border to stop lettuce pickers, nannies and gardeners from entering the United States to work. Priorities!

Ron Lowe

Grass Valley

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