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State Parks, Placer County Move Forward With Plans to Build Memorial Overland Emigrant Trail

State Parks, Placer County Move Forward With Plans to Build Memorial Overland Emigrant Trail

Plans to build a 16-mile trail re-creating the original wagon route west over Donner Summit are closer to taking shape with the approval yesterday of an agreement for construction and management of the Memorial Overland Emigrant Trail through Donner Memorial State Park. The earth trail will stretch from Kingvale through…

Fifteen Days of Fee-Waived Pet Adoptions Fill the Hearts of Hundreds

Fifteen Days of Fee-Waived Pet Adoptions Fill the Hearts of Hundreds

Adoption fees are waived for all animals, without exception, at the Placer SPCA during the month of August for its “full hearts, empty kennels” campaign. In the first fifteen days, more than 118 hearts have been filled. The kennels are yet to be emptied. According to the Placer SPCA’s experience,…

CAL FIRE Announces Forest Health Grants to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

CAL FIRE Announces Forest Health Grants to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) today announced that the department will award over $21 million in grants to local groups across California that will help the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon. Three of the six grants announced today fall under CAL FIRE’s…

Placer Supervisors Approve Atleast $4.5 Million For Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan

Placer Supervisors Approve Atleast $4.5 Million For Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan

After significant cost analysis and evaluation of existing Placer County facilities, the Placer County Board of Supervisors today approved an investment plan that will allocate a minimum of $4.5 million annually over the next five years to build, renovate and maintain county buildings. Following direction of the board during a…

Lawsuits Begin To Roll In Against PCSO

Lawsuits Begin To Roll In Against PCSO

Lawsuits are stacking up for Placer County Sheriff’s Office ten weeks after Placer County Sheriff, Devon Bell, made the emotional announcement regarding the arrests of Sergeant Megan Yaws, Deputy Robert Madden and Probation Officer Jeffrey Villueneva. Bell then told the media about his discovery of three of his officers using…

Erosion Damage Repairs to Close Freeway Ramps in Truckee

Erosion Damage Repairs to Close Freeway Ramps in Truckee

Caltrans is alerting motorists traveling through the Truckee area that the on ramp from southbound Highway 89 to eastbound Interstate 80, as well as the off ramp from Interstate 80 to Central Truckee, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 16 for…

First Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in El Dorado County This Year

First Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in El Dorado County This Year

El Dorado County health officials received confirmation this week that a bird found in the South Lake Tahoe area of El Dorado County has tested positive for West Nile virus, the first for 2017. The bird, a Stellar’s Jay, was found on July 31st. So far this year, West Nile…

Former Students Arrested for Burglary at Del Oro High School

Former Students Arrested for Burglary at Del Oro High School

Placer County Sheriff’s property crime detectives identified and arrested five former Del Oro High School students who burglarized the school gym last week. All five 18-year-old boys were arrested and charged with felony burglary and felony conspiracy. According to the PCSO, on Friday, August 4th, at around 2 a.m., the…

Roster Tails Fishing Club To Hold Their Gear Swap Meet Next Friday

Roster Tails Fishing Club To Hold Their Gear Swap Meet Next Friday

The Rooster Tails Fishing Club is inviting anyone interested in fishing rods, reels, tackle, and other fishing related gear to attend their Annual Table Top Swap Meet on August 18th, 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the cool air conditioned Auburn Elks Lodge, 195 Pine St., Auburn, 95603. The swap…

Bonsai Design Hired To Begin Construction On Rocklin Adventures At Quarry Park Project

Bonsai Design Hired To Begin Construction On Rocklin Adventures At Quarry Park Project

The City of Rocklin has entered into an agreement with Bonsai Design, LLC to design and construct the adventure elements of the Rocklin Adventures at Quarry Park project. The agreement is not anticipated to exceed approximately $2.6 million and Bonsai Design expects to complete construction on the adventure elements of…

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