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Be Fire Safe This Independence Day during California’s Drought.

Be Fire Safe This Independence Day during California’s Drought.

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Today, Cal Fire was called out to a two-acre acre fire off Todd Valley road in Foresthill.  With the quick response by Cal Fire’s air support team,  the small blaze dubbed “Garden Fire ”was contained shortly after it started.  Cal Fire fought the blaze with assistance of four firefighting air…

Fireworks Illegal in Unincorporated Placer County

Fireworks Illegal in Unincorporated Placer County

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On June 23, 2014, Placer County Officials declared that use of any fireworks, of all kinds, is illegal in unincorporated areas of the county. Anyone caught using them will face a fine up to $2,000. Placer County officials are reminding residents and visitors that fireworks of all sizes and types…

Auburn City Council

Auburn City Council

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It was a packed room at last nights Auburn City Council Meeting, where council members voted four to one in favor of the Sewer Assessment increase. Bernie Schroeder, Director of Public Works in Auburn, said that the 4-5% annual increase for five years in Auburn City Limits is necessary to…

Auburn City Council Meets

Auburn City Council Meets

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It was a packed room at last nights Auburn City Council Meeting, where council members voted four to one in favor of the Sewer Assessment increase. Bernie Schroeder, Director of Public Works in Auburn, said that the 4-5% annual increase for five years in Auburn City Limits is necessary to…

Search Continuing for “Cody Mathews” in El Dorado County

Search Continuing for “Cody Mathews” in El Dorado County

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The search is continuing today for Vernon “Cody Mathews” There has been no new information leading to the whereabouts of Cody Mathews. There are approximately 80 personnel participating in the search for Vernon “Cody” Mathews today. Personnel from the US Forest Service and Solano, Marin, Napa, Placer, Douglas, and Sacramento…

The Garden Report – June 12, 2014

The Garden Report – June 12, 2014

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The Garden Report – June 12, 2014 By Master Gardener Richard Huntley   Upcoming Events   June 14, Saturday  Placer Nature Center, 3700 Christian Valley Road, Auburnis hosting a “Backyard Composting Workshop” from 10 to 11:30 am.  I am the instructor and will be having a Power Point presentation on…

Recreational Attractions on the Middle Fork American River are Open

Recreational Attractions on the Middle Fork American River are Open

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The recreational attractions of the Placer County Water Agency’s Middle Fork American River Project are open for the summer.                 The project includes campgrounds at French Meadows and Hell Hole reservoirs, high on the western slope of the Sierra near the headwaters of the American and Rubicon rivers; and other…

Barn Fire Threatens Several North Auburn Structures and Sparks Second Blaze

Barn Fire Threatens Several North Auburn Structures and Sparks Second Blaze

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A fire that began in a barn in the North Auburn area off Lorenson Road threatened several other structures and sparked a 2nd fire off Cramer road to the north west. The first incident happened around 2pm. Daniel Berlant, Public Information Officer for Cal-Fire, says quick response kept the fire…

Car Show Funds Cancer Navigator Program

Car Show Funds Cancer Navigator Program

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The Oaks of Auburn Independent Living Facility is hosting a car show to raise funds for a very special service provided to those diagnosed with cancer at Sutter Auburn Faith hospital. The Cancer Navigator is funded by donations and Ron Balough (Bay-low) the Manager at Auburn Oaks says they are…

Sierra College Board Takes a Stand for Veterans

Sierra College Board Takes a Stand for Veterans

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 The Sierra College Board of Trustees in a unanimous vote Tuesday approved a new policy to provide in-state tuition to any honorably discharged veteran residing in California. The new policy, believed to be the first by a California community college, is consistent with the College’s long-standing efforts to support returning…