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Firefights Continue on 7 Active Fires Throughout California

Firefights Continue on 7 Active Fires Throughout California

Moderately strong to gusty north to northeast winds will continue into this evening, and according to Cal Fire, autumn winds remain a serious threat with wildfires. In a release this morning,  Cal Fire reports around 900 firefighters are battling 7 large fires.  The agency says significant warming and drying will…

October’s First Weekend is Packed with Events

October’s First Weekend is Packed with Events

October 2, 2015 Events: Farm to Film Festival:  Presented by PlacerGrown begins for a 2 day event at the State Theatre 6-8pm Friday, and 10am – 6pm Saturday. Go to:  http://www.placergrown.org/ for details. Oktoberfest:  Presented by the Auburn Gold Country Rotary Club. The 27th Annual festival, with it’s “Authentic German…

Butte Fire 100% Contained, but Cal Fire Urges Caution

Butte Fire 100% Contained, but Cal Fire Urges Caution

Cal Fire’s Daniel Berlant joined Sarah McCormick in KAHI’s studios this morning, with good news to share, and a warning to pass along. The killer Butte Fire is now 100 percent contained, leaving 7 fires burning throughout the state, most, Berlant says, burning in remote areas of the state’s forests.…

Veterans Garden Celebrates Next Phase

Veterans Garden Celebrates Next Phase

It was a beautiful morning on Lincoln Way in Auburn, as community members converged upon the Armed Forces Pavilion and Community Memorial Garden.  Donna Arz with the Forgotten Soldier Program, along with Marine Corps. Veteran Tom Eberlein welcomed distinguished members of the community as they celebrated the completion of another…

I-80 Traffic Alert at Donner Summit

I-80 Traffic Alert at Donner Summit

Officer Chris Nave of the CHP has alerted KAHI with a major traffic advisory: I-80 East-bound is blocked on Donner Summit. Traffic is being diverted off at Kingvale, all big rigs are being turned around and small cars are being detoured on Hwy 40. Expect major delays in the area.  There is no estimated time…

Embezzlement Scandal Hits Local Community Bands

Embezzlement Scandal Hits Local Community Bands

The Auburn Concert Band, led by Tom Candlish, is just one of 13 area community bands who have been effected by a big loss.  The Sacramento Valley Symphonic Band Association said they are now out of $80,000 after an alleged case of embezzlement by their treasurer. Candlish announced the scandal during…

Traffic Ticket Amnesty Program Begins Today

Traffic Ticket Amnesty Program Begins Today

For a limited time, Californians will be allowed to challenge most routine traffic tickets without having to first pay the contested fines under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The measure, which takes effect immediately, was one of 37 bills signed by the governor Wednesday. In the…

Bodies Found in Placer County

Bodies Found in Placer County

A man’s burned body was found early Tuesday morning in the parking lot at Hidden Falls Regional Park around dawn. Investigators are treating this incident as a suspicious death.  With no identification, and no witnesses at this time authorities say they will be checking dental records. Burned items were found…

Armed Forces Pavilion and Community Memorial Garden Grow Strong

Armed Forces Pavilion and Community Memorial Garden Grow Strong

The Forgotten Soldier Program in downtown Auburn is getting in touch with it’s roots, literally.  This Friday, October 2, flocks of volunteers and the media will celebrate the garden’s progress and celebrate donations from local businesses as they complete another phase in the gardens. Donna Arz with the Forgotten Soldier Program…

Yellow Alert System to Help Hit-and-Run Investigations

Yellow Alert System to Help Hit-and-Run Investigations

On Monday, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 8 into law, that allows law enforcement to distribute information on suspects who are involved in hit-and-run accidents. The system will be limited to hit-and-runs resulting in death or serious bodily injury, and officials hope that the system will help them capture suspected hit-and-run…