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$796.5 Million Draft Budget From Placer Supervisors

$796.5 Million Draft Budget From Placer Supervisors

The Placer County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a draft, balanced budget of $796.5 million for the next fiscal year, $19.3 million less than last year’s final budget of $815.8 million. The budget maintains critical services, helps meet future obligations and positions the county to adapt to foreseeable…

Body Found in Yuba River

Body Found in Yuba River

On Tuesday afternoon, a kayaker found a body in the Yuba River. It was located halfway between Bridgeport and Highway 49. Immediately after his discovery, the kayaker contacted authorities, and the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office responded. According to Sergeant Sean Scales, deputies, search-and-rescue volunteers, and a California Highway patrol helicopter…

2 Placer County Programs Recognized Nationwide in List of “100 Brilliant Ideas”

2 Placer County Programs Recognized Nationwide in List of “100 Brilliant Ideas”

Two programs in Placer County have been recognized by the National Association of Counties as a few of its “100 Brilliant Ideas at Work,” a new initiative to recognize visionary county leadership that has improved quality of life. The first program recognized is an animal services program dedicated to helping…

Meddlers Report For June 13th

Meddlers Report For June 13th

Your Meddlers report for this Tuesday, June 13th is filled with interesting information and stories that will most likely impact a majority of those who are listening or reading it. As always, the meeting at Auburn City Hall began with the Mayor of Auburn giving a lengthy briefing on everything…

Placer County Fair Offering Free Admission For 80th Birthday Celebration

Placer County Fair Offering Free Admission For 80th Birthday Celebration

If you’re looking for something fun and inexpensive to do this summer, Roseville’s Placer County Fair is the answer. This year, the fair celebrates its 80th birthday, and admission will be free. The fair offers entertainment to people of all ages. Kids can ride on carnival rides, become part of…

Suspect Arrested For Auburn Homicide

Suspect Arrested For Auburn Homicide

A Placer County resident was murdered in Auburn early Friday morning. Auburn Police Officers found Steve Shelton, 62, injured at the corner of Pacific Avenue and Sacramento Street. The officers discovered he was stabbed, and he later died at a local hospital. On Saturday morning, police arrested the 19-year old…

Placer County Welcomes New Deputy County Executive Officer

Placer County Welcomes New Deputy County Executive Officer

Helping to coordinate fiscal administration and budget oversight of Placer County offices and departments is now under the guidance of Kate Sampson, Placer’s new deputy county executive officer for finance. Sampson complements and rounds out an already dynamic team of three deputy CEOs, each providing organizational leadership over a specific…

Dental Days Expands Services For Placer Youth

Dental Days Expands Services For Placer Youth

When a child is extra squirmy or a bit shy, Michele Eastwood knows it’s time to enlist the help of her trusted assistants. She reaches for two stuffed animals with cartoonishly large teeth — a yellow dog and a blue dragon — and starts to examine their gums. The dental…

Nonprofits Contribute Towards Homeless Shelter’s Food Production

Nonprofits Contribute Towards Homeless Shelter’s Food Production

When the temporary homeless shelter in North Auburn first opened in 2015, it lacked a kitchen. That presented a problem for the county’s environmental health staff: Without a space for mass meal preparation, how could they ensure food safety for shelter residents? Allowing kind-hearted donors to prepare such a large…

Changes Coming Soon To Kings Beach

Changes Coming Soon To Kings Beach

Kings Beach has seen dramatic improvements in the past few years, and there are many more in store for the years ahead. Placer County is teaming up with other local and state agencies to provide a look at the big picture of Kings Beach’s future at a community meeting June…