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Fish Passage in Auburn Ravine Impeded: Fall Run Chinook Threatened

Fish Passage in Auburn Ravine Impeded: Fall Run Chinook Threatened

North Ravine Restoration Coordinator, Robert Hane, with Save Auburn Ravine Salmon and Steelhead organization (SARSAS) joined Sarah McCormick in KAHI’s studios today to discuss the fall run Chinook salmon in the Auburn Ravine. Though they haven’t reached the Hemphill Dam area, Hane says the salmon will be headed that way soon.…

King Fire Cleanup Costs Continues to Climb

King Fire Cleanup Costs Continues to Climb

Last week, the PCWA released a report on the ongoing operational and environmental impacts of the 2014 King Fire, which burned nearly 100 thousand acres. PCWA Senior Environmental Scientist Ben Ransom said that earlier this month, nearly 2 inches of rain eroded the burn area forcing downed trees and topsoil into…

Marching Band Competition in Loomis: Road Closure Notice

Marching Band Competition in Loomis:  Road Closure Notice

Del Oro is hosting the Band Spectacular Marching Band Competition this Saturday, October 17. Starting at around 10am until about 1:30pm, Taylor Road will be closed to through traffic from Penryn Road to Horseshoe Bar Road. King Road will remain open for cross traffic to get through town. Horseshoe Bar…

NID To Upgrade Bear River Siphon and More

NID To Upgrade Bear River Siphon and More

The Nevada Irrigation District is moving forward with a multi-million-dollar project that they say will significantly improve the main canal system that supplies NID service areas in Placer County. The NID Board of Directors on Wednesday approved a $370,980 engineering services contract with Stantec Consulting Services Inc., an international firm…

5 Kids and 7 Pimps Uncovered in Local Sex Trafficking Operation

5 Kids and 7 Pimps Uncovered in Local Sex Trafficking Operation

Last week, 149 underage trafficking victims were recovered and 154 pimps we arrested in a nationwide human trafficking operation. Rocklintoday.com is reporting that officials from the FBI and its state and local partners the operation, dubbed Operation Cross Country IX. The operation is a national program spearheaded by the FBI and the National…

Potential Mudslides Threaten Further Damage & Costs of Butte & Valley Fires

Potential Mudslides Threaten Further Damage & Costs of Butte & Valley Fires

As forecasters in Northern California call for rain over the next several days, Cal Fire is warning of the potential for mudslides in the areas of the Butte and Valley Fire Zones.  Yesterday, Cal Fire officials say they’ve mapped 133 locations in the recent fire zones with the potential for…

Municipalities Deal with Panhandling Ordinances & “Low Level” Crimes

Municipalities Deal with Panhandling Ordinances & “Low Level” Crimes

In the Grass Valley Union yesterday, it was reported that the Grass Valley City Council adopted a new ordinance that uses a context-neutral approach to regulate solicitation and panhandling activities in the city.  The ordinance was proposed by the Grass Valley Police Department. Under the new ordinance, it’s unlawful for…

TRAFFIC ALERT on Eastbound I-80 near Colfax: Backup Stalling Traffic

TRAFFIC ALERT on Eastbound I-80 near Colfax: Backup Stalling Traffic

A stretch of eastbound Interstate 80 near Colfax is shut down because of an overturned FedEx truck. The truck overturned about 6:20 a.m. Wednesday on I-80 at Secret Town. The truck is on its side and blocking all lanes of the intersection. Drivers are urged to take alternative routes. Caltrans…

New Mining Law Gives Water Board Control

New Mining Law Gives Water Board Control

The governor has signed Senate Bill 637 to protect California’s water supplies, wildlife and cultural resources from the damaging effects of suction dredge gold mining.  The mining bill gives authority for some mining operations to the State Water Resources Control Board, according to YubaNet.com and the Grass Valley Union. Some groups are…

Police Warn Against Latest ID Theft Scams

Police Warn Against Latest ID Theft Scams

The Community Services Unit at the Placer County Sheriff’s Office has a full class scheduled tonight, for their free Identity Theft Prevention seminar. Placer County Sheriff Lt. Troy Sander joined Sarah McCormick on the air at KAHI this morning, to discuss the issue.  He says the class covers the most common ways…