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PCWA Drought Concerns in 2014

PCWA Drought Concerns in 2014

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 The Placer County Water Agency is already talking drought in 2014 and is anticipating new water grab attempts by the state to take ground water from the foothills and Sierra to send to southern California. Josh Alpine the 5th district representative to the board and the 2014 chairman says these…

New Firefighter Equipment Approved by Placer BOS

New Firefighter Equipment Approved by Placer BOS

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The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved funding to purchase equipment for use by Placer County volunteer firefighters. The funding OKd by the Board will be matched by funds from a federal program administered by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). In unincorporated Placer County, firefighting…

Daniel Berlant elected to 4th term as AUSB President

Daniel Berlant elected to 4th term as AUSB President

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The Auburn Union School Board elected President Daniel Berlant to an unprecedented 4th term as president. Berlant says the board has made major progress over the last 7 years and he looks forward to continuing that positive trend.             Daniel Berlant 4th term Pres              The board also adopted the budget…

Missing Colfax Man Found Deceased in his Vehicle

Missing Colfax Man Found Deceased in his Vehicle

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Eric Garcia, who was reported missing Dec. 8, was found deceased inside his vehicle at 5 p.m. last night.  Garcia’s car was located just off Interstate 80 near Weimar, by the Placer County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue motorcycle team and CHP. Garcia, 39, of Colfax, was identified by the Placer…

Gold Run CHP Officer Received the Commanders Commendation Award

Gold Run CHP Officer Received the Commanders Commendation Award

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Gold Run CHP Officer Kevin Craig Received the Commanders Commendation Award. On December 11, 2013, Gold Run CHP Commander, Andy Williams, awarded Officer K. Craig with a Commanders Commendation Award for consistently demonstrating outstanding employee relations.  Officer Craig has done an outstanding job both as a patrol officer and Area…

Gold Run CHP Selects Officer of the Year

Gold Run CHP Selects Officer of the Year

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Congratulations to Officer M. Sprague named Officer of the Year for the Gold Run CHP Office. On December 11, 2013, Gold Run CHP Commander, Andy Williams, awarded Officer M. Sprague with the Officer of the Year Award.  While assigned to patrol duties within the Gold Run Area in 2013, Officer…

Rescued Turkeys To Live in Grass Valley

Rescued Turkeys To Live in Grass Valley

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Anne and Jessie turkey, named for vegan beauties Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain are making their way to Grass Valley to live out their days at Animal Place Rescue. The pair of Turkeys were saved from the Southern California slaughter industry, by animal rights activist Karen Dawn. Dawn tells us…

Old Town Christmas In Old Town Auburn

Old Town Christmas In Old Town Auburn

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It’s an Old town Christmas this Saturday in Old town Auburn. On two Saturday nights, December 14th & 21st, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., the streets of Historic Old Town Auburn come alive with Christmas spirit as they are transformed by this popular holiday event.  Crafters and Artists will…

Auburn Arts Commission Celebrates Lincoln HWY

Auburn Arts Commission Celebrates Lincoln HWY

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The Auburn Arts Commission Celebrates the Lincoln HWY with the latest display in the Civic Center at City Hall 1225 Lincoln Way in Auburn. Dozens of artist’s work is on display featuring the Lincoln HWY.  councilman Mike Holmes says the arts council received special recognition from the Lincoln Hwy association…

Auburn PD Warns of Phone Scams

Auburn PD Warns of Phone Scams

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More victims have fallen for a phone scam in the city of Auburn. Detective Sgt. Dale Hutchins with the Auburn Police Department describes the scam used to steal large sums of money over the phone.             Phone scams 1 There is only one response to such a call and that is…