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PCWA Voices Concerns Over State’s Delta Plan

PCWA Voices Concerns Over State’s Delta Plan

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Leaders of the Placer County Water Agency remain concerned that local water supplies could suffer under current plans by State officials to improve the ecosystem of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and to export more water to the south state and parts of the Bay Area. In a presentation Thursday…

American Fire Wednesday Evening Update

American Fire Wednesday Evening Update

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The American Fire has burned 16,779 acres and crews have established 60% containment as of Wednesday evening. The fire area remains under NWS Red Flag Warning through 2300 Wednesday for combination lightning and dry fuels. Crews continue to mop up containment lines on the west side of the fire. On…

Special Olympic Fundraiser a Success in Auburn

Special Olympic Fundraiser a Success in Auburn

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Placer County Sheriff, Auburn City Police as well as California Highway Patrol Officers converged on Max’s Restaurant in Auburn Friday, not responding to any crime but to raise donations for the local Special Olympics chapter. KAHI’s Mary West stopped into Max’s to have lunch with friends and has this report:…

Are You Serious About Finding Grant Money?

Are You Serious About Finding Grant Money?

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If you or someone you know is one of the hundreds of dedicated volunteers or staff members of one of Auburn’s local nonprofit organizations, the City can provide you access at no cost to an online grants research tool. Over the next year, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG)…

Avoid the 7 DUI Check Point

Avoid the 7 DUI Check Point

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7 Placer County Law Enforcement Agencies have come together with a grant from the Office of Traffic Safety to conduct saturation patrols and DUI check points beginning last weekend  through the Labor Day weekend. Auburn Police Officer and drug recognition expert Chris Forman is managing the grant and tells drivers…

American Fire Tuesday Update

American Fire Tuesday Update

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On the extreme south end, firefighters began building a very steep hand line today, which descends to the river. The west side of the fire was relatively inactive. Mop-up is occurring in this area, which involves checking the interior of the fire to ensure no hot spots remain that may…

Cause of American Fire Investigated

Cause of American Fire Investigated

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The U.S. Forest Service, Cal-Fire, Placer County Sheriff’s Office, The Placer County Air Quality Control Office and others held an information meeting Monday night in Foresthill to update the public on the plan for containing the American Fire. When questioned about the possible cause of the fire, Tahoe National Forest…

Placer Sheriff’s Deputy Traffic Stop Leads to Big Bust

Placer Sheriff’s Deputy Traffic Stop Leads to Big Bust

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A routine traffic stop by Placer County Sheriff’s Deputies led to an arrest that included a large amount of guns, money, drugs and more. Late Thursday night August 15th a Placer County Deputy pulled a vehicle over that was driving erratically on I-80 at Bell Road. The Deputy began questioning…

Machado Orchards Celebrates 90 Years

Machado Orchards Celebrates 90 Years

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Tuesday’s Board of Supervisor’s meeting kicked off with a celebration. Gary and Shawnie Machado of Machado Orchards received a commendation from the Board celebrating 90 years in business in Placer County. Shawnie says it all began when Gary’s grandfather bought a pear orchard all those years ago.              Machado Orchards…

Meeting to Update Public on American Fire Tonight

Meeting to Update Public on American Fire Tonight

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The public is invited to an American Fire update meeting at the Foresthill Veteran’s Memorial Hall at 24601 Harrison Street in Foresthill beginning at 7 p.m. tonight. The American Fire burning in heavy fuels on extreme slopes about 10 air miles northeast of the community of Foresthill, California, and eight…