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Placer County Library Celebrates Successful Summer Reading Program

Placer County Library Celebrates Successful Summer Reading Program

In a presentation at today’s Placer County Board of Supervisors meeting, Rocklin library manager Sophie Bruno shared details from this year’s successful summer reading program and the enthusiastic response from the community. Recognizing an opportunity to further engage the community, Placer County Director of Library Services Mary George challenged the…

Re-Entry Program Takes Aim At Revolving Jail Door

Re-Entry Program Takes Aim At Revolving Jail Door

Chris Hudak knew he wanted to change, but didn’t know where to start. He found answers with the Placer Re-Entry Program. Hudak is one of 162 people who have graduated from the PREP. The program provides services and accountability to criminal offenders who are at medium to high risk of…

Meddlers Report For October 24th

Meddlers Report For October 24th

Supervisor Jenifer Montgomery got things started this morning with speaking about the transient occupancy tax collection efforts throughout the county. Montgomery noted that about 3,600 homes were not paying their fair share of taxes despite using services like Airbnb. Montgomery said that a variety of reasons were given by these…

Nevada County Supervisor Heidi Hall Pleads Guilty To Two Counts Of DUI

Nevada County Supervisor Heidi Hall Pleads Guilty To Two Counts Of DUI

Supervisor Heidi Hall said Monday afternoon, Oct. 23, that she won’t seek a hearing to determine her blood alcohol level. “I’m accepting the results despite my concerns about the fact finding so that we can all move on,” she said via Facebook Messenger. Nevada County Supervisor Heidi Hall on Monday,…

PCSO Needs Your Help In Identifying Two Thieves

PCSO Needs Your Help In Identifying Two Thieves

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says it needs the public’s help in identifying these suspects accused of using stolen credit cards. Investigators said jewelry and multiple credit cards were taken when the two men entered a home on Crocker Ranch Road in the Granite Bay area through an unlocked door.…

Placer County Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist Opens Oct. 30

Placer County Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist Opens Oct. 30

The waitlist for Placer County’s Housing Choice Voucher Program, which helps low-income individuals and families who are struggling to pay rent by providing rental subsidies, will open Oct. 30. From 9 a.m. on Oct. 30 until the waitlist closes at noon on Nov. 9, 2017, qualified residents can complete a…

Options For Help Abound In Nevada County After Devastating Fires

Options For Help Abound In Nevada County After Devastating Fires

The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services continues to coordinate fire recovery efforts with nonprofit, state and federal partners, according to a release. Several events are scheduled over the coming weekend and into next week to assist residents affected by the fires. The Red Cross is opening a Service Center…

Hungry Black Bear Escorted Away From Lake Tahoe Town By PCSO

Hungry Black Bear Escorted Away From Lake Tahoe Town By PCSO

A particularly large black bear was seen roaming the streets of Kings Beach early Wednesday morning. The bear was caught on video peeking into businesses in the community north of Lake Tahoe. The Placer County Sheriff’s Department shared the video on its Facebook page with the caption, “WOW! Check out…

Roseville Pilot Program Delivers The Suns Energy Without Residents Installing Expensive Panels On Properties

Roseville Pilot Program Delivers The Suns Energy Without Residents Installing Expensive Panels On Properties

A premier provider of high performance solar power solutions for agricultural, commercial, industrial (ACI) and residential markets, Sunworks Inc., will construct a solar system for Clean Focus Renewables, Inc. to deliver a one of a kind community solar program for Roseville Electric Utility. The pilot program does not require customers…

NID Keeps Water Flowing For Local Firefighting Efforts

NID Keeps Water Flowing For Local Firefighting Efforts

When two wildfires began to spread in the wee hours of Monday, Oct. 9, local fire fighters scrambled to evacuate neighborhoods and battle rapidly spreading flames in darkness, both in Rough and Ready and off McCourtney Road by the Nevada County Fairgrounds. In the morning, crews continued to beat back…