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New Placer County Whistleblower Hotline To Help County Employees Report Fraud, Waste And Abuse

New Placer County Whistleblower Hotline To Help County Employees Report Fraud, Waste And Abuse

Placer County has long had a fraud policy to assist employees with reporting suspected fraud, waste and abuse, but not confidentially. However, under a $6,500 contract with Convercent, a compliance services provider, they’ll now be able to report it anonymously by phone and online 24/7. The contract, as well as…

Broken Pipeline Stops Traffic On Highway 49 And Elm Avenue

Broken Pipeline Stops Traffic On Highway 49 And Elm Avenue

One of Auburn’s busiest intersections came to a grinding halt yesterday on Highway 49 and Elm Avenue. Pictures of water squirting up from the ground at this intersection popped up on social media around 1:00p.m. on Tuesday. Initial indications point towards a broken sewer pipe that is fairly deep below…

Meddlers Report – 2/7/17

Meddlers Report  – 2/7/17

The meddlers was kicked off with Auburn Mayor Matt Spokely briefing the crowd on what’s going on in the city. Following Spokely’s brief report, Placer County Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery touched on two major topics that had developed over this past weekend. The first was the shooting of a Colorado man,…

Live Road Condidtions Now On El Dorado County’s Website

Live Road Condidtions Now On El Dorado County’s Website

El Dorado County is now providing a new feature on its website to monitor road, park and trail status through a map. The map can be found on the county’s main website through a button located on the right side of the page. The button is named road, park and…

Call for Help – Retired Firefighter in Search of Kidney Donor

Call for Help – Retired Firefighter in Search of Kidney Donor

Article and photograph repost courtesy Gold Country Media By: Kathryn Holt, for the Auburn Journal   The new year represents new beginnings – establishing resolutions and goals. For one local hero, his only resolution is to have a life-saving surgery. But he can’t do it alone. Newcastle resident Ronnie Denton,…

Folsom Dam Spillway Nearing Completion

Folsom Dam Spillway Nearing Completion

The Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway project is in its last phase and on schedule to finish by October, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District. The $900 million structure, which runs parallel to Folsom Lake Crossing, has been in construction since 2008 and is a joint project…

Philips Station Snow Survey Jumps 22 Inches In Just 30 Days

Philips Station Snow Survey Jumps 22 Inches In Just 30 Days

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) second manual snow survey at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada range found a snow water equivalence of 28.1 inches, a significant increase since the January 3 survey, when just 6 inches was found there. The average as measured at Phillips since 1964 is…

Placer County Competing In 2017 Sacramento County Academic Decathlon

Placer County Competing In 2017 Sacramento County Academic Decathlon

High school students from Sacramento and Placer County will compete in the 2017 Sacramento County Academic Decathlon. A total of 22 Sacramento County teams and three Placer County teams – totaling more than 380 students – will compete. The Placer County teams will be competing amongst themselves and will be…

Hidden Falls Regional Park Trails Expansion Network Is Underway

Hidden Falls Regional Park Trails Expansion Network Is Underway

The environmental document for the Hidden Falls Regional Park Trails Expansion Network is underway. As one of the first steps in the environmental review process, a “Notice of Preparation” for an Environmental Impact Report is currently being distributed. There will be a public Scoping Meeting held on February 21, 2017,…

Second Promotion Announced Following Sherriff Bonner’s Retirement

Second Promotion Announced Following Sherriff Bonner’s Retirement

Captain Wayne Woo has been appointed to the role of undersheriff for the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, effective Feb. 26. Woo joined the sheriff’s office in 1994, and has served with distinction in nearly every division in a variety of assignments including patrol, special operations, and corrections. He also served…