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Calaveras County Sheriff Gary Kuntz Has Died

Calaveras County Sheriff Gary Kuntz Has Died

Calaveras County Sheriff Gary Kuntz has died, according to the Sacramento Bee and MyMotherlode.com. Details surrounding his death are not immediately clear, but when contacted at the Sheriff’s Office this morning, a representative confirmed that Kuntz has passed away, and more information will be released later today. Kuntz moved to Calaveras County over…

Winter-run Chinook Salmon Closer to Extinction

Winter-run Chinook Salmon Closer to Extinction

Winter-run Chinook Salmon are closer to extinction, as reports released yesterday suggest many of the young fish didn’t make it through warm temperatures in the Sacramento regions waterways.  According to the Sacramento Bee, for the second straight year, huge numbers of juvenile winter-run Chinook salmon appear to have baked to…

Are you ready for some basketball?

Are you ready for some basketball?

                          Starting their 30th year in Sacramento and their 21st year on KAHI, the Sacramento Kings will play the Los Angeles Clippers in the final home opener at Sleep Train Arena tonight. Head Coach, George Karl will lead…

Placer County Board Supervisor Talks Crime, Fire & Marijuana

Placer County Board Supervisor Talks Crime, Fire & Marijuana

Placer County Board Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery joined Sarah McCormick in KAHI’s studios today, to discuss issues effecting Placer County, from city and state laws to the availability of affordable fire insurance to marijuana policies. The busy Board Supervisor remarked on her editorial in the Auburn Journal (10/14/15) that covered lower…

Almond Farmers Could Help Refill California’s Low Groundwater Tables

Almond Farmers Could Help Refill California’s Low Groundwater Tables

The Almond Board is investing in research and partnerships to determine the feasibility of using almond acreage as locations for ground water recharge for when excess water is available from winter flood releases. KCRA is reporting that some California farmers will flood their field after this upcoming winter’s storm to…

FEMA Setting Up Homes for Butte Fire Victims

FEMA Setting Up Homes for Butte Fire Victims

In MyMotherlode.com today, victims of the Butte Fire are closer to moving into FEMA trailers as debris from the wildfire gets cleaned up and removed. This week in Calaveras County, there are a dozen Butte Fire debris removal crews are making progress as the first manufactured housing units from FEMA arrive.…

Officials Warn to Get Flood Insurance Before El Nino

Officials Warn to Get Flood Insurance Before El Nino

Federal emergency officials are urging Californians to buy flood insurance.  They are even  warning those who don’t live near creeks or rivers, as El Nino conditions get underway in the Pacific Ocean, increasing chances for heavy storms this winter. The San Jose Mercury News report Roy Wright, a deputy associate…

Low Demand and High Supply Means Low Gas Prices

Low Demand and High Supply Means Low Gas Prices

Gas prices locally are falling, and will continue to fall with like autumn leaves. According to Rocklintoday.com and Gas Buddy,  average retail gasoline prices in Sacramento have fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.65/g yesterday.  This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.2 cents per…

Hurricane Patricia Halts Flights in California

Hurricane Patricia Halts Flights in California

Maximum sustained winds had reached 200 mph as of Friday’s 4 a.m. PDT advisory from the National Hurricane Center. The National Weather Service and Weather.com are reporting that this makes Patricia the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, which includes the Atlantic and eastern/central Pacific ocean basins.   Flights…

Roseville Restores Firefighters Salary Levels

Roseville Restores Firefighters Salary Levels

  When the recession began to tank the economy in 2007, Roseville Fighters agreed to help the City of Roseville by accepting lower salaries.   According to The Sacramento Bee and RocklinToday.com, as Roseville’s economy recovered, Local 1592 expected those sacrifices would be answered with salary and benefit increases as…