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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…

Auburn Man Found Nude With Teenage Girl Charged With Rape

Auburn Man Found Nude With Teenage Girl Charged With Rape

A man was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of having sex with a teenage girl, the Auburn Police Department said. Marco Mendoza, 25, of Wildomar, was taken into custody after an officer saw him in a parked vehicle with the 17-year-old, police said. The officer first spotted two naked people…

Property Tax Relief Offered For Damages Suffered During Storms

Property Tax Relief Offered For Damages Suffered During Storms

If your property has been damaged by the recent storms and flooding, you may be eligible for property tax relief. In many cases, the damaged property can be reappraised in its current condition, with some taxes refunded to the property owner. Once rebuilt, the property will be reassessed to its…

Fly In A 1929 Airliner This Weekend

Fly In A 1929 Airliner This Weekend

The 1929 airliner in Sacramento this weekend was the height of flying luxury 85 years ago Flying the airliners has not always meant connecting the entire world in a single day. Nor did it mean flight delays, security lines or baggage carousels. At one time, flying to a destination was…

Big Numbers Expected At The 2nd Phillips Station Snow Survey

Big Numbers Expected At The 2nd Phillips Station Snow Survey

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) will host the news media on February 2 for the second manual snow survey at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada. Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program, will begin the survey at 11 a.m. just off Highway 50 near Sierra-at-Tahoe…

Explosion During Avalache Patrol Kills Member Of Squaw Valley Ski Patrol

Explosion During Avalache Patrol Kills Member Of Squaw Valley Ski Patrol

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office, FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are investigating a fatal accident that occurred Tuesday morning at Squaw Valley Ski Resort. North Tahoe Fire is also involved with the investigation. Authorities revealed that the victim, 42-year-old Joe Zuiches of Olympic Valley, was involved in…

U.S. Forest Service Presents: ‘Ski With A Ranger’ At Heavenly

U.S. Forest Service Presents: ‘Ski With A Ranger’ At Heavenly

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit invites skiers and snowboarders to Ski with a Ranger at Heavenly Mountain Resort every Monday and Friday at 1 p.m. through April 7. Tours last about one hour. Participants must be intermediate level skiers/boarders or above and provide his or her…