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Potential Mudslides Threaten Further Damage & Costs of Butte & Valley Fires

Potential Mudslides Threaten Further Damage & Costs of Butte & Valley Fires

As forecasters in Northern California call for rain over the next several days, Cal Fire is warning of the potential for mudslides in the areas of the Butte and Valley Fire Zones.  Yesterday, Cal Fire officials say they’ve mapped 133 locations in the recent fire zones with the potential for…

Municipalities Deal with Panhandling Ordinances & “Low Level” Crimes

Municipalities Deal with Panhandling Ordinances & “Low Level” Crimes

In the Grass Valley Union yesterday, it was reported that the Grass Valley City Council adopted a new ordinance that uses a context-neutral approach to regulate solicitation and panhandling activities in the city.  The ordinance was proposed by the Grass Valley Police Department. Under the new ordinance, it’s unlawful for…

TRAFFIC ALERT on Eastbound I-80 near Colfax: Backup Stalling Traffic

TRAFFIC ALERT on Eastbound I-80 near Colfax: Backup Stalling Traffic

A stretch of eastbound Interstate 80 near Colfax is shut down because of an overturned FedEx truck. The truck overturned about 6:20 a.m. Wednesday on I-80 at Secret Town. The truck is on its side and blocking all lanes of the intersection. Drivers are urged to take alternative routes. Caltrans…

New Mining Law Gives Water Board Control

New Mining Law Gives Water Board Control

The governor has signed Senate Bill 637 to protect California’s water supplies, wildlife and cultural resources from the damaging effects of suction dredge gold mining.  The mining bill gives authority for some mining operations to the State Water Resources Control Board, according to YubaNet.com and the Grass Valley Union. Some groups are…

Police Warn Against Latest ID Theft Scams

Police Warn Against Latest ID Theft Scams

The Community Services Unit at the Placer County Sheriff’s Office has a full class scheduled tonight, for their free Identity Theft Prevention seminar. Placer County Sheriff Lt. Troy Sander joined Sarah McCormick on the air at KAHI this morning, to discuss the issue.  He says the class covers the most common ways…

Placer County Sheriff Hosting an ID Theft Prevention Class

Placer County Sheriff Hosting an ID Theft Prevention Class

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is offering a free identity theft prevention class on Tuesday, October 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Auburn Justice Center. The class is open to the public and will be held in the community room at sheriff’s headquarters, 2929 Richardson Drive in Auburn.…

Police Search for Colfax Cemetery Vandal

Police Search for Colfax Cemetery Vandal

Officers are searching for a person who defaced a fallen Sacramento officer’s headstone at a Colfax cemetery. Thursday evening, police responded to a report of vandalism in the Colfax Cemetery, at the grave of Officer William Bean. At Bean’s grave site, two monumental badges were torn from his headstone, and a note targeting police…

Friday Night Football in the Foothills Heats Up

Friday Night Football in the Foothills Heats Up

Tonight the pigskins will be flying everywhere, as high school football season really begins to heat up. Tonight’s game in Colfax is a very special one, honoring Veterans and active military servicemen and women.  The Falcons will host Lincoln’s Fighting Zebras. Colfax High School Principal Paul Lundberg joined Sarah McCormick on…

El Nino “Too Big To Fail”

El Nino “Too Big To Fail”

  Today in the LA Times, and the Sacramento Bee, good news to share, as meteorologists and scientists confirm the increasingly probable chance of rain. El Niño that is among the strongest on record is gaining strength in the Pacific Ocean, and climate scientists say California is likely to face…

Auburn Chamber Survey Results Revealed over Breakfast

Auburn Chamber Survey Results Revealed over Breakfast

                  Photo of Monique Hall Results from the Auburn Chamber of Commerce’s survey will be revealed tomorrow morning over coffee and eggs in downtown Auburn, at the Eggs and Issues Breakfast. Earlier this month, several Chamber members and volunteers hit the streets…