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Grape Days Of Summer

Grape Days Of Summer

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If you love wine and food, this Saturday and Sunday, the Grape Days Of Summer will be a great event to gather with friends. Nineteen wineries are collaborating with open houses to support and celebrate Placer GROWN, with locally grown and produced wine, food and agriculture.  Self-guided tours of the wineries give participants a…

Relay For Life Auburn Is In High Gear

Relay For Life Auburn Is In High Gear

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Relay for Life Auburn is only a few weeks away on August 16th at the Gold Country Fairgrounds.  Each year, hundreds of participants, who will walk laps continually for 24 hours, gather at the fairgrounds to raise money to help find the cure for cancer. But fundraising doesn’t just happen…

Rattlesnakes Are Thirsty and Need Water

Rattlesnakes Are Thirsty and Need Water

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Rattlesnake season has been here for a while,  and with the warmer temperatures, they have come out searching for water, sometimes even in your front yard. The slithery poisonous snakes are on the prowl looking for water and are coming closer to homes because natural water resources, where they might…

Who Doesn’t Love A Fair

Who Doesn’t Love A Fair

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It seems like this summer is a blur and with school just around the corner, there is still plenty of summertime fun to be had.  The Gold Country Fair is just 37 days away, and entry deadlines for livestock, handmade goods like clothing or quilting,  and even artwork is fast…

Truckee River Rafting Trips Done For The Summer

Truckee River Rafting Trips Done For The Summer

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Truckee River Rafting Company, in Tahoe City has seen firsthand what the drought can do.  Usually the rafting company sends customers down the Truckee River until Labor Day. This year, because of the drought, the rafting company closed shop on Friday for the rest of the summer. The rafting company…

An Early Morning Motorcycle Accident Friday Took A Life and Closed I-80

An Early Morning Motorcycle Accident Friday Took A Life and Closed I-80

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  A sig alert was issued Friday morning after a fatal motorcycle accident shut down all lanes on Westbound Interstate 80 just west of the Weimar Cross Road. A motorcyclist collided with a big rig heading west on I-80. According to CHP Officer Sergeant Dave Little, the male rider of…

Growing Vegetables And Giving Back

Growing Vegetables And Giving Back

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The vacant lot at 991 Lincoln Way, between the Healing Light Institute and Wave Broadband is full of brightly colored yellow weeds, and considered an eyesore for many who walk by it, but soon it will be a full lush vegetable garden. In a groundbreaking ceremony held Thursday Morning, a…

New Guidelines For Motorcyclists On Lane Splitting

New Guidelines For Motorcyclists On Lane Splitting

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The CHP removed the guidelines for motorcycle lane splitting about two weeks ago under orders from the state’s Office of Administrative Law. A complaint made from a Sacramento man said that they could be misinterpreted as enforceable laws. For now, Lane-splitting tips have been banished from materials distributed by the…

Road Improvements On Interstate 80 Mean Traffic Delays

Road Improvements On Interstate 80 Mean Traffic Delays

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Caltrans is warning drivers of possible delays on two stretches of  Interstate 80 in Sacramento and Placer Counties.  In Placer County, The Raise 80 project will be starting up in August but preparations are underway now. Caltrans will begin work to raise the vertical clearance of nine structures in Placer…

Injured Woman Gets Helicopter Ride Out Of American River Canyon

Injured Woman Gets Helicopter Ride Out Of American River Canyon

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Injured Woman Rescued At North Fork American River By CHP Helicopter On Tuesday evening, California Highway Patrol, Air Operations Helicopter, responded to a call on the North Fork of the American River for a medical rescue near the Yankee Jim Road Bridge.  A 38 year old female was injured after diving…