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California Statewide Fire Summary For Thursday, July 13, 2017

California Statewide Fire Summary For Thursday, July 13, 2017

Approximately 8,200 firefighters are battling 14 large wildfires in California. In the northern region, the Four Corners high will push westward again later this week for a return of dry, very hot weather to the region over the weekend. The chance of isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms will increase a…

Placer County Fairgrounds Renovations Underway

Placer County Fairgrounds Renovations Underway

Crews broke ground Wednesday on long-awaited renovations at the Placer County Fairgrounds. This is the first significant makeover for the fairgrounds in 80 years. The first phase of renovations includes Jones and Johnson halls and the surrounding landscaping. That work is expected to wrap up in November. The second phase…

Bridge Fire Fully Contained Just Outside Of Auburn Wednesday Morning

Bridge Fire Fully Contained Just Outside Of Auburn Wednesday Morning

A fire in Clipper Gap area brought California’s increasingly severe fire danger frighteningly close to Auburn’s doorstep Tuesday. With black smoke billowing into the sky and visible from many points in the Auburn area, helicopters buzzed overhead 5 miles to the north with buckets of water and sirens screamed as…

California Statewide Fire Summary Wednesday For July 12, 2017

California Statewide Fire Summary Wednesday For July 12, 2017

Approximately 7,000 firefighters are battling 13 large wildfires in California. In the northern region a low pressure trough will linger over the northern region through Wednesday, which will keep the Four Corners high from having as much influence The warmest inland areas will be reasonably close to seasonal normals and…

California Statewide Fire Summary For Tuesday, July 11, 2017

California Statewide Fire Summary For Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Approximately 7,000 firefighters are battling 13 large wildfires in California. In the northern region, the strong high pressure will continue to slowly move out. Inland temperatures will still be closer normal today, but humidity and southwest to northwest winds will increase a bit. In Del Norte County, dry northeast winds…

United Way Making Sure Local Teens Avoid “Summer Slide”

United Way Making Sure Local Teens Avoid “Summer Slide”

Local kids through age 18 can enjoy free lunches this summer at locations across Sacramento County through mid-August, thanks to United Way California Capital Region’s summer meals program. For a list of sites serving summer meals, text FOOD to 877-877, call 2-1-1 or visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org/summermeals. United Way and its partners will…

Suspension On Open Burning And Recreational Fires.

Suspension On Open Burning And Recreational Fires.

While recent rains this winter and spring have been a welcome sight in California, drought conditions continue to increase fire danger in the region prompting North Tahoe Fire Protection District (NTFPD) and Meeks Bay Fire Protection District (MBFPD) to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning, and recreational campfires.…

CA Dept. of Resources Recycling and Recovery Makes Designation

CA Dept. of Resources Recycling and Recovery Makes Designation

El Dorado County today announced it has become the state’s 39th Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ), a state-run program that combines recycling with economic development to fuel new businesses, expand existing ones, create jobs and divert waste from landfills. “With this designation, our County has another arrow in our economic…

Placer County Shares 10 Tips For A Safe Fourth Of July

Placer County Shares 10 Tips For A Safe Fourth Of July

Happy Fourth of July, Placer residents! As you’re celebrating our great nation and spending quality time with family and friends this weekend, we urge you to take a few simple steps to stay safe and sound: • No illegal fireworks! Follow local ordinances when purchasing and using fireworks. Fireworks of…

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Invites Community Members to Volunteer at Hospital

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Invites Community Members to Volunteer at Hospital

Looking to make a difference in the Auburn community? Consider volunteering at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. The hospital is looking for volunteers to join its diverse team. Prospective volunteers will have the opportunity to help others in several areas of the hospital, including the hospital gift shop, lobby information desk…