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Nevada County Fairgrounds Hosting Job Fair

Nevada County Fairgrounds Hosting Job Fair

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The Nevada County Fairgrounds is hosting a job fair to fulfill its hiring needs for this year’s Fair season. If you are interested in working at the Fairgrounds during the 2013 Fair season, plan to attend this event. Robin Houck the Executive Director of the Fairgrounds says they will be…

Phone Scam Warning

Phone Scam Warning

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In the latest telephone scam, callers are now identifying themselves as law enforcement officials and citizens are urged to be extra cautious when anyone calls them for money. Recently, some local residents have received phones calls from someone claiming to be a Placer County sheriff’s official. They were told there…

Local Artist’s Art Accepted by Crocker Art Museum

Local Artist’s Art Accepted by Crocker Art Museum

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Maggie Rose McGurk, a member of Placer Arts has had one of her pieces accepted by the Croker Art Museum for their “Big Names, Small Art” Auction on Thursday May 23rd, 6:00 PM till 9:00 PM. Maggie’s artwork is of Gregory Kondos, California’s famous artist who has painted in Greece, France,…

Cal-Fire Encouraging Public to Report Suspicious Fire Activity

Cal-Fire Encouraging Public to Report Suspicious Fire Activity

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Cal-Fire is encouraging the public to Report Suspicious fire Activity. According to the United States Fire Administration’s (USFA) National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) during 2008-2010, an estimated 16,800 intentionally set fires in residential buildings occur annually in the United States. These fires result in an estimated 280 deaths, 775…

Foster Care in Placer County

Foster Care in Placer County

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The Placer County Board of Supervisors heard the impassioned pleas of several in the Foster care community when the board took up the topic of foster care funding in the County. Richard Knecht (Connect) the County’s Director of Children’s System of Care asked the board to approve a contract with…

Dignified Transfer of Airman

Dignified Transfer of Airman

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At approximately 10:45 a.m. on May 10, a military contracted aircraft will deliver the remains of Staff Sgt. Richard Dickson to Beale Air Force Base. Dickson, 24, of Rancho Cordova, Calif., was killed along with three crewmembers April 27, when his MC-12 aircraft crashed in Afghanistan. “We express our deepest…

Meadow Vista Man Arrested on Burglary Charges

Meadow Vista Man Arrested on Burglary Charges

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Meadow Vista man was arrested on commercial burglary charges following a chase by Placer County Sheriff’s deputies Tuesday. The suspect, James Everett Daniel, 30, was seen on surveillance cameras taking a chain saw at the True Value hardware store in Meadow Vista Monday afternoon. Tuesday morning, a man matching the…

Swimming Safety

Swimming Safety

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Temperatures will be back up I the 90s this weekend and folks will be headed out to our rivers, streams and lakes to cool off. Auburn State Recreation Area, Supervising Ranger Scott Liske, cautions people to be safe as the current is swift and the water is cold.                  Click to…

Measure O Defeated by 27-Votes

Measure O Defeated by 27-Votes

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South Nevada County residents in the Higgins Fire District said no again to a new fire tax. Measure O required a 2/3 vote to pass. The measure to reopen closed District fire stations and/or fund emergency medical services, fire suppression, rescue, and other emergency services provided by t he District,…

BOS Approves Phased-in Jail Opening

BOS Approves Phased-in Jail Opening

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The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner’s request for a phased-in opening of the new South County Jail. Sheriff Bonner opened with props, an “easy button” that got a laugh form the Board and audience.                       Click to hear Sheriff Bonner  Sheriff Bonner introduced Captain…