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Placer Joins The Opposition To The Governor’s Giant Tunnel Plans

Placer Joins The Opposition To The Governor’s Giant Tunnel Plans

Placer County water officials are among the cities and counties who are leading a surge of lawsuits to try to block Gov. Jerry Brown’s plans to build giant tunnels that would carry water from the north of the state far to the west and south. Sacramento County and other local…

Placer Seeks Public Input On Proposed Placer Sports and Event Center

Placer Seeks Public Input On Proposed Placer Sports and Event Center

Placer County is seeking public input for the proposed Placer Sports and Event Center project at the Placer County Fairgrounds in Roseville, with a public meeting on the proposal set for Aug. 29. The proposed project is a collaboration between Placer Valley Tourism and Placer County, which consists of at…

Auburn PD Weekend Report

Auburn PD Weekend Report

Yesterday, at approximately 2:33 A.M., an officer observed movement in the 600 block of Lincoln Way but was unable to determine the source. Upon further investigation 35 year old transient, Dustin Marshall, was found inside a vacant apartment building in the process of burglarizing it. Marshall was booked into the…

State Parks, Placer County Move Forward With Plans to Build Memorial Overland Emigrant Trail

State Parks, Placer County Move Forward With Plans to Build Memorial Overland Emigrant Trail

Plans to build a 16-mile trail re-creating the original wagon route west over Donner Summit are closer to taking shape with the approval yesterday of an agreement for construction and management of the Memorial Overland Emigrant Trail through Donner Memorial State Park. The earth trail will stretch from Kingvale through…

Fifteen Days of Fee-Waived Pet Adoptions Fill the Hearts of Hundreds

Fifteen Days of Fee-Waived Pet Adoptions Fill the Hearts of Hundreds

Adoption fees are waived for all animals, without exception, at the Placer SPCA during the month of August for its “full hearts, empty kennels” campaign. In the first fifteen days, more than 118 hearts have been filled. The kennels are yet to be emptied. According to the Placer SPCA’s experience,…

CAL FIRE Announces Forest Health Grants to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

CAL FIRE Announces Forest Health Grants to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) today announced that the department will award over $21 million in grants to local groups across California that will help the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon. Three of the six grants announced today fall under CAL FIRE’s…

Placer Supervisors Approve Atleast $4.5 Million For Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan

Placer Supervisors Approve Atleast $4.5 Million For Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan

After significant cost analysis and evaluation of existing Placer County facilities, the Placer County Board of Supervisors today approved an investment plan that will allocate a minimum of $4.5 million annually over the next five years to build, renovate and maintain county buildings. Following direction of the board during a…

Lawsuits Begin To Roll In Against PCSO

Lawsuits Begin To Roll In Against PCSO

Lawsuits are stacking up for Placer County Sheriff’s Office ten weeks after Placer County Sheriff, Devon Bell, made the emotional announcement regarding the arrests of Sergeant Megan Yaws, Deputy Robert Madden and Probation Officer Jeffrey Villueneva. Bell then told the media about his discovery of three of his officers using…

Erosion Damage Repairs to Close Freeway Ramps in Truckee

Erosion Damage Repairs to Close Freeway Ramps in Truckee

Caltrans is alerting motorists traveling through the Truckee area that the on ramp from southbound Highway 89 to eastbound Interstate 80, as well as the off ramp from Interstate 80 to Central Truckee, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 16 for…

First Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in El Dorado County This Year

First Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in El Dorado County This Year

El Dorado County health officials received confirmation this week that a bird found in the South Lake Tahoe area of El Dorado County has tested positive for West Nile virus, the first for 2017. The bird, a Stellar’s Jay, was found on July 31st. So far this year, West Nile…