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CHP Officer Dies From Injuries After Being Struck By Vehicle

CHP Officer Dies From Injuries After Being Struck By Vehicle

California Highway Patrol officer, Nathan Daniel Taylor, has died from injuries sustained after being struck by out of control vehicle Saturday. CHP Lt. Steven Miller said the incident happened at about 2:25 P.M. at the Castle Peak off-ramp. Miller said the officer was outside of his vehicle when a Toyota…

Auburn PD: Keys To Having A Safe And Fun Holiday

Auburn PD: Keys To Having A Safe And Fun Holiday

As one of the country’s most popular holidays, St. Patrick’s Day has long celebrated the roots of 34.2 million Americans with Irish ancestry, and many more who just want to partake in the festivities. This year, if you’ll be drinking alcohol, remember: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving. Tragically, March 17…

Rockslide Closes Newcastle Tunnel

Rockslide Closes Newcastle Tunnel

Water saturated ground gave way on Sunday morning just after 9am. Dislodged rocks tumbled into Taylor Road just west of the tunnel under Hwy 193 in Newcastle. Construction of the 549.9 foot Newcastle Tunnel began in September of 1930 and the tunnel opened in 1932 routing Highway 40 traffic under…

Placer County Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Board seeking New Members

Placer County Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Board seeking New Members

Get your chance to promote citizen and consumer participation in planning, providing and evaluating the mental health systems of care. Some things to look forward to would be assisting in establishing measurable client and system outcomes; review and make recommendations to the annual performance contract; and advise the Board of…

Placer Park Fees To Help Improve Three Auburn Area Parks

Placer Park Fees To Help Improve Three Auburn Area Parks

On March 8th the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved agreements authorizing the use of park dedication fees to help renovate and improve three area parks. Located throughout the Auburn and Meadow Vista areas, each of the highly-trafficked parks will benefit from updated, American Disabilities Act-compliant renovations. Park dedication fees…

PG&E To Upgrade Natural Gas Pipeline In Auburn

PG&E To Upgrade Natural Gas Pipeline In Auburn

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) began work Monday, March 7, to modernize 1,900 feet of natural gas distribution pipes in Auburn. PG&E crews are scheduled to work through May, weather permitting. The pipeline upgrade will take place along Nevada Street near Regal Cinemas and extend South to the intersection…

Body Recovered From Vehicle in Shirttail Creek

Body Recovered From Vehicle in Shirttail Creek

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office dive team was able to reach the vehicle that ended up in Shirttail Creek last Sunday afternoon. A body was discovered and lifted from that vehicle, just below Yankee Jims Bridge, on Wednesday. According to Dena Erwin, sheriff’s spokeswoman, “Water levels had dropped Wednesday and divers…

CHP Holds Bone Marrow Drive For One It’s Own

CHP Holds Bone Marrow Drive For One It’s Own

The California Highway Patrol will initiate a statewide effort to register bone marrow donors in efforts to find a match for one of it’s own officers, Keith Meter. Meter is a 18 year veteran of the department. In 2014, Officer Meter was identified as a potential marrow donor for a…

$50,000 Loader Machine Is Found In Ophir

$50,000 Loader Machine Is Found In Ophir

Mike Cueno’s missing loader is no longer missing. The 40,000 pound machine stolen from Hungry Hollow Road in Lincoln has turned up about a week after it was stolen, 8 miles away in Ophir. The loader was discovered early Saturday morning on Fawn Hill Drive near Wise Road after a…

Placer County Board of Supervisors Vote Yes On Two Major Homeless Issues

Placer County Board of Supervisors Vote Yes On Two Major Homeless Issues

Today the Placer County Board of Supervisors voted on two major aspects to the temporary homeless shelter that is currently in North Auburn. The first of those two was for the shelter site to be granted a extension of time at its current location, with a cap on the temporary…