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Avoid the 7 Funding

Avoid the 7 Funding

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The Auburn Police Department received funding for additional DUI enforcement from the Office of Traffic Safety as part of the Avoid the 7 DUI task force in Placer County. Auburn Police officer Chris Forman manages the grant that brings enforcement from 7 agencies throughout Placer County to increase DUI enforcement…

DWR March Snow Pack Survey

DWR March Snow Pack Survey

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Storms are lightly blanketing the Sierra with fresh snow, but Department of Water Resources (DWR) snow surveyors Thursday reported that snow pack water content remains far below what will be needed by cities and farms this summer. DWR and cooperating agencies trekked into the mountains to conduct the winter’s third…

SAR Certification Saturday

SAR Certification Saturday

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More than 370 search and rescue team members from around the state will be in the American River Canyon near Auburn for a mountain rescue team testing on Saturday, March 1. Lt. Kevin Borden with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office says Search and Rescue members must certify each year in…

PARC Scholarship Deadline March 15th

PARC Scholarship Deadline March 15th

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The Deadline for the “Protect American River Canyons” or PARC Scholarship essay contest is March 15th. PARC Board member and co author of the “Insiders Guide to the American River Canyon” Tony Dorigio says there is $12 hundred dollars up for grabs.                PARC Essay Contest 1 The entry form is…

100 Years of Farming in Placer County

100 Years of Farming in Placer County

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The Placer County Board of Supervisors Presented Joe Fisher President of the Placer county Farm Bureau with a Commendation on the Bureau’s 100th Anniversary. Fisher says he is humbled to be in this Position to represent Framers in Placer County. BOS Farming Recognition Part of the proclamation reads the total…

Foresthill Teen Rescued

Foresthill Teen Rescued

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Foresthill teen was rescued after falling off a cliff Tuesday. At 1:32 p.m., deputies with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office were called to assist a juvenile, 17-year-old Tyler Grandy, who had apparently fallen down a steep hill behind Worton’s Market in Foresthill. It was reported that two juveniles were moving…

Shale Ridge Fatality

Shale Ridge Fatality

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A man considered a transient to the Auburn area was struck and killed by a pick-up Tuesday evening on HWY 49 and Shale Ridge Road in the Dry Creek area. The man was said to be wearing dark clothes and was in the roadway when he was initially struck by…

Traffic Safety in Inclement Weather

Traffic Safety in Inclement Weather

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In the storm that dropped several inches of rain in lower elevations 2 weeks ago, a tragedy took place on Interstate 80 in the Truckee area where snow covered road ways became treacherous. A woman had spun out in the snow and crashed her green Lexus into a tree. The…

Auburn Regional Sewer “Deal Points”

Auburn Regional Sewer “Deal Points”

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Auburn wants to see in writing their “Deal points” for a regional sewer approved by the city of Lincoln and the County of Placer before moving ahead with the 2.9 million dollar investment in capacity on the regional sewer pipeline based in Lincoln serving areas of Placer County. The Auburn…

Rally Opposing Mine Reopening in Nevada County

Rally Opposing Mine Reopening in Nevada County

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Residents of North San Juan in Nevada County and other concerned local citizens opposing the North San Juan Mine reopening staged a rally Tuesday in Nevada City on the steps of the Eric Rood Administrative center prior to the regular session of the Nevada County Supervisors meeting. Staff Writer for…