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Oroville Spillway Update: Main Spillway Construction, Emergency Spillway Construction and Forensics Investigation

Oroville Spillway Update: Main Spillway Construction, Emergency Spillway Construction and Forensics Investigation

Continued Construction on the Main Spillway Construction efforts at the Lake Oroville spillways remain focused on repairing and reconstructing the gated flood control spillway, also known as the main spillway, by November 1. There are 56 days left on the construction timeline to reconstruct the 2,270 feet of main spillway…

Placer County Approves 14% Increase For New CAL FIRE Contract

Placer County Approves 14% Increase For New CAL FIRE Contract

The Placer County Board of Supervisors today approved a $12.1 million contract with CAL FIRE to provide fire and emergency services for the county’s 2017-18 fiscal year. Fire protection in Placer County is provided by 17 independent fire districts and by the county through its contract with CAL FIRE. This…

DeWitt Campus Considers Adopting Affordable Housing To New Master Plan

DeWitt Campus Considers Adopting Affordable Housing To New Master Plan

A new affordable housing development with up to 80 units is being considered as part of a reimagining of the Placer County Government Center campus in North Auburn. The county will move forward with a request for proposals to partner with an affordable housing developer after the Board of Supervisors…

Rattlesnakes – Facts vs Myths

Rattlesnakes – Facts vs Myths

Sierra Club Placer Group presents “Rattlesnakes—Facts vs Myths,” on Wednesday, September 20, at 7 pm. Mike Cardwell has studied rattlesnakes for over 40 years and will share his expertise in a presentation sponsored by the Sierra Club Placer Group. Using telemetry technology, his research has provided behavior facts and dispelled…

Heatwave Contributing To Placer’s Poor Air Quality

Heatwave Contributing To Placer’s Poor Air Quality

The Placer County Public Health Officer and Placer County Air Pollution Control Officer are issuing a joint air quality advisory to notify the public of the potential of poor air quality conditions due to multiple fires occurring throughout the state, as well as the continued excessive heat. This advisory will…

Auburn Library Open As Cooling Center Over Labor Day Weekend

Auburn Library Open As Cooling Center Over Labor Day Weekend

With high temperatures projected throughout the Labor Day weekend, Placer County’s Auburn Library at 350 Nevada St. will operate with extended hours as a cooling center. The library will remain open as needed, and if temperatures are consistent with forecasts, at the following times: Thursday, Aug. 31 through Saturday, Sept.…

Placerville Police Arrest Brian Anton For Planting A Explosive Device.

Placerville Police Arrest Brian Anton For Planting A Explosive Device.

Last Sunday, around 5 p.m., Placerville Police officers were called to the area of Ray Lawyer Drive and Forni Road after the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office had relayed information that there was a report of an explosive device in a vehicle. Officers responded to the scene and contacted the…

Placer’s One Big Bin Program Wins National Award

Placer’s One Big Bin Program Wins National Award

The One Big Bin program makes recycling easy in Placer County by sorting waste for our residents. To familiarize residents with the idea of tossing their mixed waste and recyclables into one bin, the Western Placer Waste Management Authority and its Regional Recycle Group developed the One Big Bin’s innovative…

Online Shopping App., Offer Up, Donates A New Auburn Safe Meet Up Spot

Online Shopping App., Offer Up, Donates A New Auburn Safe Meet Up Spot

The Auburn Police Department has another downtown camera to view as they strive for continued and improved community safety. The newest camera is located in the Auburn City Hall parking lot and has a very specific purpose. For those of you that have dove into the world of online shopping,…

New Online Reservation System Will Begin August 30th For Hidden Falls Park

New Online Reservation System Will Begin August 30th For Hidden Falls Park

Hidden Falls Regional Park’s new online parking reservation system will begin accepting reservations Aug. 30 for visits Sept. 1 and beyond. The new parking fee will not be implemented until Oct. 15, to allow patrons to get used to the new reservation system first. On high volume days (weekends, holidays…