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Placer Valley Tourism Is New Placer County Fairgrounds Operator

Placer Valley Tourism Is New Placer County Fairgrounds Operator

The Placer County Board of Supervisors today approved Placer Valley Tourism, a private nonprofit organization, as the new operator of the Placer County Fairgrounds and approved a budget revision appropriating $2 million for fairgrounds repairs. With an agreement now in place, Placer Valley Tourism will be obligated to complete at…

DWR Announces Grants to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Increase Efficiency

DWR Announces Grants to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Increase Efficiency

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) yesterday announced nearly $18 million in grants to support agencies and organizations with projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve water and energy use efficiency. The awards will fund proposals under the 2016 Water-Energy Grant Program. Fourteen organizations were awarded grants totaling $17,721,805.…

Text Message Inquiring About Drug Sale Accidentally Sent To Placer County Detective

Text Message Inquiring About Drug Sale Accidentally Sent To Placer County Detective

Have you ever sent a text message to the wrong person? Has that text ever resulted in embarrassment or maybe even got you in trouble? Well that was the case for a pair from Sacramento when they mistakenly sent a text message regarding the sale of prescription narcotics. Problem was…

It’s Officially Over – For Now(Oroville Spillway)

It’s Officially Over – For Now(Oroville Spillway)

Effective immediately, Butte County Sheriff Kory L. Honea has lifted all evacuation warnings and advisories for Butte County residents previously affected by the February 12th Oroville Dam spillway emergency evacuations. “These past six weeks have been a very difficult and unsettling time for many individuals and families affected by the…

$6.7 Million Awarded To Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Projects

$6.7 Million Awarded To Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Projects

The California Natural Resources Agency today announced $6.7 million in funding for 15 Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation (EEM) projects statewide. EEM provides grants to local, state and federal governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations for projects to mitigate environmental impacts caused by new or modified state transportation facilities. “It is imperative…

Placer Court’s Seek Change In Models For Child Custody

Placer Court’s Seek Change In Models For Child Custody

The Placer County Superior Court is seeking comment on a proposal to transition from a child custody recommending counseling mediation model to a tiered mediation model in all cases involving contested child custody and visitation matters. The court is considering a move to a tiered mediation model consisting of three…

Placer Youth Impact Awards Now Accepting Applications

Placer Youth Impact Awards Now Accepting Applications

Do you know a high school student who is a leader, innovator, volunteer or against-the-odds achiever in our community? The third annual Placer Youth Impact Awards, a dual scholarship and awards program created by the Placer County Youth Commission, will recognize outstanding local teens. The program is currently accepting applications,…

Modernizing Of 4,400 Feet Of Roseville Pipline

Modernizing Of 4,400 Feet Of Roseville Pipline

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is modernizing approximately 4,400 feet of natural gas distribution pipeline in Roseville, according to a news release from the company. PG&E crews started working last week and are scheduled to be in the area through August, weather permitting. The project work will take place on…

Bicycle Versus Truck On Auburn-Folsom Road End In Tragedy

Bicycle Versus Truck On Auburn-Folsom Road End In Tragedy

A bicycle versus truck collision on Auburn-Folsom Road resulted in a fatality and road closure Saturday afternoon. A 65-year-old man bicycling along Auburn-Folsom Road early Saturday afternoon was struck by a motorist near Sunrise Ridge Circle, which led to a several hour investigation that blocked off traffic in both directions.…

Placer Nonprofits Seek Improvements Following Leadership Summit

Placer Nonprofits Seek Improvements Following Leadership Summit

Two hundred and fifty nonprofit employees, board members and volunteers representing 55 Placer nonprofits attended Placer Community Foundation’s 7th annual Nonprofit Leadership Summit on March 8th. The Foundation’s Leadership Summit, a key part of their Nonprofit Initiative, helps local nonprofit organizations deliver high-quality, more sustainable and more valuable community services…

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