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This Weeks Storm Sets New Water Year Record For Precipitation

This Weeks Storm Sets New Water Year Record For Precipitation

Never in nearly a century of Department of Water Resources (DWR) recordkeeping has so much precipitation fallen in the northern Sierra in a water year. DWR reported today that 89.7 inches of precipitation – rain and snowmelt – has been recorded by the eight weather stations it has monitored continuously…

Live Broadcast Of NID Twice Monthly Meetings Demanded

Live Broadcast Of NID Twice Monthly Meetings Demanded

Nearly one year after receiving that request in a formal letter, Nevada Irrigation District’s board members rejected a request to live-stream and broadcast video footage of their twice-monthly meetings. Instead, a motion to improve the audio recording system the district currently has in place was approved. That system saves audio…

Drones Will Be the New Weapon For the County Against Mosquitos

Drones Will Be the New Weapon For the County Against Mosquitos

The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District has two new weapons in its fight against disease-carrying mosquitoes. The district plans to use drones to help spot places where mosquitoes could breed. Two small drones could be flying over remote areas in Placer County soon on the hunt for mosquitoes. Joel…

Sheriff’s Office Issues Warning to Parents About Spring Break Parties

Sheriff’s Office Issues Warning to Parents About Spring Break Parties

The issue was made on Placer County Sheriff social media sites and read as follows: β€œIt is spring break for many students, and with it comes teenagers looking for parties. Parents, please remind your teens of the dangers of posting an upcoming party to social media. And also remember that…

Recent Gift Is Extra Special For Seniors First

Recent Gift Is Extra Special For Seniors First

Giving of time and resources is nothing new to the Board of Directors and Staff at Seniors First. Their programs and team of dedicated volunteers provide isolated seniors with the delivery of hot nutritious food, a caring watchful eye and friendship. But it was a recent and special memorial gift…

Auburn House Fire Victim Is Now Charged With Arson

Auburn House Fire Victim Is Now Charged With Arson

A woman who was originally thought to be the victim of a fire is now facing serious consequences after arson charges were filed against her. Tiffany Almeida, 36, of Auburn was sentenced to time already served following a guilty plea on March 27th after her involvement with the August 15th…

Two House Fires Within Two Days In Downtown Auburn

Two House Fires Within Two Days In Downtown Auburn

A fire broke out on the 1100 block of high street Sunday morning. Firefighters put out the blaze that had erupted on a two story house just two days after another downtown fire had taken place on the 300 block of Chamberlain Avenue. That home sustained minimal damage as fire…

Officer Fataly Backed Over Bus Driver Directing Traffic At Crash Site

Officer Fataly Backed Over Bus Driver Directing Traffic At Crash Site

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly accident near the Nevada state line that involved a CHP officer. The officer was responding to a crash along Interstate 80 east of Hirschdale Road Saturday night when he backed into the driver of a charter bus who had stopped to help…

Cargo Fire Alarm On Sacramento Departed Airliner Has Forced Emergerncy Landing

Cargo Fire Alarm On Sacramento Departed Airliner Has Forced Emergerncy Landing

An Alaska Airlines flight made an emergency landing Sunday morning at the Modesto City-County Airport after a warning signal indicated there was a fire in the plane’s cargo area, the Modesto Fire Department said. SkyWest Flight 3391, operating as an Alaska Airlines flight, landed safely at 6:50 a.m. No injuries…

Transient Man Manages To Damage Two Police Vehicles With One Hit

Transient Man Manages To Damage Two Police Vehicles With One Hit

John Retzlaff was arrested for evading the police and damaging two police vehicles. Just after midnight on April 4th, 2017, two Placerville Police Officers were checking on an occupied vehicle in the parking lot of the Regal Cinema located at 337 Placerville Drive. Inside the vehicle they observed one male…