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Nevada Irrigation District Moves Forward on Centennial Reservoir

Nevada Irrigation District Moves Forward on Centennial Reservoir

Rem Scherzinger, General Manager of the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) joined Sarah McCormick this morning and discussed some successes, some sticky issues, and a future reservoir site. The NID recently enjoyed "above and beyond" conservation numbers, having conserved 38 percent of residential water use, more than the mandated 36 percent.…

Butte Fire Containment Increases

Butte Fire Containment Increases

This morning, cooler weather and precipitation helped firefighters as containment increased to nearly 40 percent as of this morning, according to Cal Fire. 6,400 structures remain threatened by the wildfire, now having consumed over 71,000 acres.  Hundreds of residences, outbuildings and many structures have been damaged, and those numbers are…

Butte Fire Containment Climbs

Butte Fire Containment Climbs

The Butte Fire, burning in Amador and Calaveras counties, is now 71,063 acres, or about 110 square miles. Firefighters were able to get ahead overnight, increase their containment to 30 percent, according to Cal Fire. The Butte Fire started last Wednesday in an area just east of Jackson. By the end…

Hazardous Air Quality in the Foothills

Hazardous Air Quality in the Foothills

Northern California’s air quality could be dangerous to some in the foothills today, and through Wednesday. Over the weekend, many people woke to ash around their homes and smoke-filled skies making an eerie glow. According to News 10 this morning, smoke readings are off the charts as smoke from the…

Patriotic Remembrances Planned in Auburn

Patriotic Remembrances Planned in Auburn

The Auburn Concert Band will perform tonight at 6:00pm in old town Auburn with a moving tribute to the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  The band has been working hard on their “Americans We” program, A Patriotic Salute, and will perform American favorites at the last Cruise Nite in Auburn this…

Auburn Fire Joins Butte Fire Fight

Auburn Fire Joins Butte Fire Fight

A crew from Auburn Fire left yesterday to help fight the Butte Fire, according to the Auburn Journal.  The fire members on the planned need strike team will join other area crews from South Placer Fire District, Foresthill Fire, and Placer County Fire to battle the wildfire that has now…

Governor Vetoes Drone Regulation Bill

Governor Vetoes Drone Regulation Bill

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill meant to rein in the use of drones over private property. Brown said in a veto message Wednesday night that the measure goes too far in its restrictions, according to AP News. SB142 creates a trespassing crime for operating drones within 350 feet…

Mass Trout Deaths “Unconscionable” to Fish Advocacy Group

Mass Trout Deaths “Unconscionable” to Fish Advocacy Group

The American River Hatchery has lost over 155,000 trout because a federal agency sent contaminated water through a pipeline to the fish. According to the Sacramento Bee and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the mass quantity of Eagle Lake trout suffocated Tuesday at the hatchery outside of Folsom.   The loss represents 78 percent of the…

Community Center Planners Seek Public Input

Community Center Planners Seek Public Input

There will be a 2nd of 3 public input sessions tonight as Placer County seeks comment on a possible community center for greater Auburn. County staff will present and discuss findings from assessment meetings with local community partners and stakeholder organizations. The workshops will provide an opportunity for interested community…

Folsom Dam Officials Ready Mini-Pumping Plant Barge

Folsom Dam Officials Ready Mini-Pumping Plant Barge

As crews plan to finish a mini-water pump barge by the end of the month, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Area Manager Drew Lessard says though the cubic feet output has decreased, intake is the same, levels are evening out.  He spoke with KAHI’s Sarah McCormick on Tuesday.  Lessard said “We are stabalizing in…