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Friday Night in the Foothills: Round 1 for Placer Hillmen

Friday Night in the Foothills:  Round 1 for Placer Hillmen

Casey Freelove and Dave Rosenthal are gearing up for the start of the playoffs for the Placer Hillmen tonight, as they host the River Valley Falcons in round 1 of the Sac Joaquin Sectional tonight. It’s an early start for the broadcast, with the pregame at 6:45pm, and the kick-off at 7:00pm.…

DUI Offenders To Be Monitored Closely

DUI Offenders To Be Monitored Closely

Felony and repeat misdemeanor DUI offenders are over-represented in traffic crashes involving alcohol and other drugs, often with tragic results. An $85,500 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to the Placer County Probation Department, awarded in October, will help make sure that these worst-of-the-worst offenders are complying with…

Nevada City & Sacramento Readying Winter Homeless Shelters

Nevada City & Sacramento Readying Winter Homeless Shelters

Last week the Nevada City Council unanimously approved a motion to extend the working agreement of the Cold Weather Shelter to May 1, 2017. The agreement, which was first established in March 2014, will authorize the city manager to open an emergency shelter in Nevada City to accommodate the local…

NID Previews Centennial Reservoir Amid Concern

NID Previews Centennial Reservoir Amid Concern

In a presentation to the Nevada County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Nevada Irrigation District General Manager Rem Scherzinger outlined the benefits the Centennial Reservoir and Power Supply Project will bring to Nevada, Placer and Yuba county residents.  The topic is covered in today’s Grass Valley Union, and in the Auburn…

Help Wanted: California’s Pot Czar

Help Wanted:  California’s Pot Czar

California is looking for a Medical Marijuana Chief, as new laws and ballot initiatives change the legal landscape in the state. The new chief could make from $115,608 to $128,808 per year, according to the Sacramento Bee. Russ Heimerich of the state’s Department of Consumer Affairs is accepting applications, and told…

Placer County Facilitates Solar Permits & Education

Placer County Facilitates Solar Permits & Education

In the Placer Sentinel this week, transitioning to solar energy may be easier for residents in Placer County. Placer County’s Board of Supervisors approved a new, faster permitting process. Before the new process was approved, acquiring a permit required more than one visit, but now, solar permits for systems below…

Flood Watch for Burn Scar Areas, Snow in Sierras

Flood Watch for Burn Scar Areas, Snow in Sierras

Cold November rain is here, and for some who are seeing snow, it’s good news; for others, the precipitation means flood potential. A flash flood watch is in effect until 9:00pm, for areas of the 2013 Rim Fire in Toulumne County and portions of El Dorado and Placer counties from the…

Burn Permit Suspension Lifted

Burn Permit Suspension Lifted

  If you’ve been waiting, with autumn leaves, drought-stricken trees and their fallen branches piling up in your yard, there is good news!  Effective today, the burn permit suspension in Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra counties will be lifted, according to Cal Fire and the Grass Valley Union. Agriculture burns…

American Heroes To Be Honored in Sacrifice Honor Tour

American Heroes To Be Honored in Sacrifice Honor Tour

The Sacrifice Tour is coming to Colfax next Tuesday, as a reminder of who America’s heroes are on the eve of Veterans Day. Executive Director and Founder of the Honor Group, “Coach” Mark Soto spoke with Sarah McCormick today on KAHI with a preview of the event. Keynote speakers will…

California Plans on Single Drug Lethal Injection on Death Row

California Plans on Single Drug Lethal Injection on Death Row

The Associated Press and CBS reports that the state will release plans today to start using a single drug to execute condemned prisoners. It would replace the existing system of using three drugs. Governor Jerry Brown said three years ago that California would consider a single-drug lethal injection, but it was…