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Last Weekend’s Snow Storm Was Only A Drop In The Bucket For Snow Survey

Last Weekend’s Snow Storm Was Only A Drop In The Bucket For Snow Survey

The California Department of Water Resources carried out the winter’s third survey of the Sierra Nevada’s snow pack and officials described the results as “pretty grim”. The measurement on Tuesday shows that the water content of the snow in the Sierra is less than one inch. Typically there should be…

Women’s Fund Grant Proposals Are Due March 9th

Women’s Fund Grant Proposals Are Due March 9th

Women’s Fund El Dorado (WFED) is reminding anyone interested in applying for grants from Western Slope nonprofits that grant proposals are due no later than March 9th. A total of $60,000 is available in 2015, with $45,000 going to organizations aimed at “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty.” Additionally, Impact Grants…

Ophir Gardens Is Free To Drink Their Own Water

Ophir Gardens Is Free To Drink Their Own Water

Residents living in Ophir Gardens will no longer have to worry about having a safe water supply. The complex located between Auburn and Newcastle became the center of attention last year when it was identified by the California Department of Public Health as one of 17 rural communities in the…

Nevada County Sheriff Looking For Male Burglary Subject

Nevada County Sheriff Looking For Male Burglary Subject

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public if they recognize a male burglary subject. The burglary occurred in Lake Wildwood during the late part of February 2015. The suspect is described as a white male adult, approximately 40-50 years of age, short hair with a medium build. The…

Gilardi Road Overcrossing Closure To Impact I-80 Drivers

Gilardi Road Overcrossing Closure To  Impact I-80 Drivers

The California Department of Transportation is alerting motorists that Interstate 80 will once again be closed overnight in both directions as Caltrans crews raise the Gilardi Road Over-crossing in Newcastle. Motorists should expect a delay and an eight-mile detour.  Interstate 80 is scheduled to close from 11 p.m. Tuesday, March…

30 Out Of 90 Horses Confiscated from Grace Foundation Still Need Homes

30 Out Of 90 Horses Confiscated from Grace Foundation Still Need Homes

El Dorado County Animal Services are continuing their search for homes for the remaining 30 horses that came from the former Grace Foundation facility in El Dorado Hills. Many of the remaining horses have had limited training and will need a skilled horse person to train them in basic horsemanship…

World War II War Hero Succumbs To Injuries Sustained From New Years Home Invasion

World War II War Hero Succumbs To Injuries Sustained From New Years Home Invasion

World War II War Hero Succumbs To Injuries Sustained From New Years Home Invasion 91-year-old Gerald Holderman Sr., succumbed to injuries over the weekend that he suffered during an attack inside his Diamond Spring home on New Year’s Eve. Holderman and his wife of 60 years, Faye Holderman, were both attacked during a home invasion.…

A Crime Spree In Rocklin Has Police On The Lookout

A Crime Spree In Rocklin Has Police On The Lookout

Rocklin police are looking for some unknown suspects after a spree of 15 related property crimes that occurred Saturday night on into Sunday morning. The Rocklin Police Department reported the unknown suspects stole two automobiles, vandalized several cars, buildings, and homes, with spray paint.  The suspects  broke into multiple homes and at…

Sheridan Man Out Of Jail For Five Hours Then Is Arrested Again

Sheridan Man Out Of Jail For Five Hours Then Is Arrested Again

Just five hours after he was released from jail, a Placer County man found himself back in jail when deputies caught him stashing a bag of 10 cans of chewing tobacco for a minimum-security inmate outside a county building. Chad James Greenwood, 30, told deputies that he had just been…

Dry Winter Season Leads To Bleak Snow Survey

Dry Winter Season Leads To Bleak Snow Survey

The Department of Water Resources is conducting this winter’s third manual snow survey just off Highway 50 at Sierra-at-Tahoe. Recent electronic readings have revealed a trend of declining water content in the snow-pack this winter.  Thursday, The Department of Water Resources said the statewide water content is just 19 percent…