The time has come for sane gun control

Michael Condon
Staff Writer

  The recent senseless killing of adults and so many innocent children at Sandy Hook Elementary School has once again opened the dialog about gun control. I don’t know why it takes such a heinous act to restart this conversation. But once again, gun control is front and center in our national conscience.

  Since I was a teenager I have been a hunter and a gun owner. My father, a police officer and hunter, taught me to respect and shoot guns at an early age. I bought my first shotgun at 16 and my first rifle a year later.

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Headlines that we’d like to write in 2013

Feather River Inn schedules grand reopening


Portola’s vacant storefronts vanish; Commercial Street welcomes new merchants


PGA to select Plumas course for 2014 tour stop

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Hello is not just hi

  To me, the word “hello” is a big deal.

  I was at the store the other day and I encountered three different people I know. I encountered them, but shamefully, I did not say hi to any of them.

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Don’t let the challenges hide the blessings

Feather Publishing

  In a few days many of us will gather with family and friends to celebrate the holidays and ring in a new year. It is the time of year when we give thanks, open our hearts, make plans and goals for the future and reflect on the past.

  It can be a wonderful time. Think about it: Many of your most cherished memories were probably made during this time of year.

  At Feather Publishing, we can’t help looking back at the year. We are flipping through the pages of this year’s papers to compile our Year in Review feature that will appear in next week’s editions.

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‘Drive safely’ — advice best taken literally

Feather Publishing

  A guest grabs her coat, bundles up and heads toward your front door. The weather outside is nasty, cold and wet. It’s winter in Plumas County.

  “Drive safely,” you tell your friend.

  “I will,” she responds.

  Drive safely … We utter those words so often that we probably don’t even think about what they really mean. Drive safely has become an obligatory parting gesture. We use it in place of “goodbye” or “take care.” But we shouldn’t. They really don’t really have the same meaning.

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