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We were very distressed to read the letter (“Mail delivery problems” Nov. 9 Sierra Sun) from a Truckee resident whose son ended up in jail due to the incompetence of the Truckee Post Office. We have written to the Sierra Sun previously about on-going problems with the Truckee Post Office, but fortunately our losses were only monetary.

It is one thing for routine letters and packages to vanish into the Great Black Hole that is the Truckee Branch, but for official communications such as court orders to go astray? This is just deplorable.

As a community, we must demand improvement. Why is this level of incompetence being tolerated? Have we all decided that this is just the way it is, and nothing can be done? Ask yourselves, if you were this incompetent at your job, how long would you be employed? When will the employees of the Truckee Post Office be held accountable to this community?



We strongly encourage anyone in this community who has had mail delivery problems to write this paper, call your congressman, and walk into the post office and complain ” loudly.

I read with much dismay in the Nov. 6 Sierra Sun (“Truckee man accused of selling drugs at bar”) an article about the arrest of a Truckee man for alleged drug violations. The text of the article implied that a Pastime Club employee was arrested for selling drugs at the bar. This is an example of journalism at its worse. The arrest was made on the freeway, not in the bar, and the arrestee is a not a bartender, but an occasional handy man sometimes used by the bar owners. I think the whole article is slanderous. The reporter and the police department’s allegation that bars are a frequent location for drug dealing, implies that the Pastime Club fits that scenario, but no arrests have ever been made in the club for drug dealing, and in fact the bar owners do every thing in their power to prevent that from occurring. Perhaps the suspect frequents McDonald’s, does that make them a place that drugs are sold? I feel the Sierra Sun and the police department owes the Pastime Club an apology. What has happened to due process and our rights as American citizens and business owners? I am convinced that our police department will trample on someone’s rights and will eventually be sued and cost the tax payers much money. Don’t turn your heads Truckeeites, you could be next.



Grass Valley says it can’t find a qualified candidate willing to accept $135,000 a year to run an $11-million enterprise, but Nevada County is paying Rick Haffey $160,000 – 18.5 percent more ” to run a $180-million enterprise 16 times as large.

It appears to me that county taxpayers are getting a good deal, and that Haffey is working cheap.


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