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CHP Officers Killed in Fresno County Crash

CHP Officers Killed in Fresno County Crash

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2 CHP Officers were killed Monday morning in Fresno County. While responding to a call of a collision on SR-99 near Kingsburg, Officer Juan Gonzalez, and Officer Brian Law, were involved in a collision which claimed both of their lives. In a news release the CHP Stated; This is a…

Sierra College Salmon Talk

Sierra College Salmon Talk

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Sierra College at the Nevada County Campus begins a new Sierra Science Lecture Series with a detailed look at the spawning grounds in Deer Creek, titled:  Evaluating the Effects of Spawning Bed Enhancement on Salmon Habitat, Water Quality, and Benthic Communities in Deer Creek, Nevada County, CA This presentation and…

Storm Totals From DWR

Storm Totals From DWR

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It was quite a storm but not enough to end the drought. Ted Thomas with the Department of Water Resources says we would need 5 or 6 more similar storms to bring us up to normal for the year. Thomas says our reservoirs showed some significant increases.             DWR On storm…

Nevada City Boardwalk Stays for Now

Nevada City Boardwalk Stays for Now

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The Board Walk in Nevada will stay, for now. The Nevada City, City Council voted on a 3 to 1 vote to keep the wood benches and planter boxes along Commercial Street in the historic down town area. First the council needed to declare a negative declaration for an EIR.…

Petition to Charge Man with Unlawful Taking of Skunks

Petition to Charge Man with Unlawful Taking of Skunks

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Animal Rights activists are putting the question to the Placer County D.A. to prosecute the man who admits he lured, trapped, and drown skunks in January of this year. Governor Brown signed AB798 into law January 1 of 2014 which amends the trapping laws in California making it illegal to…

Truckee Collision Kills One

Truckee Collision Kills One

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Slick roads near Truckee Thursday led to a collision that resulted in the fatality of a woman visiting the area from Beijing China. Truckee CHP responded to the report of a solo vehicle crash involving a green Lexus on Interstate 80 west of Donner Pass Road in Nevada County.  The…

Loomis Home Invasion Robbery

Loomis Home Invasion Robbery

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Two Loomis residents were bound and held at gunpoint during a home invasion robbery at their Creekside Lane residence Thursday morning (Feb 06). Within minutes of freeing themselves and calling the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, all three suspects were arrested as they drove on Interstate 80 in the victims’ stolen…

Placer BOS Hears Drought Report from PCWA

Placer BOS Hears Drought Report from PCWA

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Einar Maisch, Director of Strategic Affairs with the Placer County Water Agency spoke at Tuesday’s Placer County Board of Supervisors meeting to report the Drought Effects on the County. The Supervisors asked about additional water storage in the area and Maisch explained that additional water storage, where economical feasible, has…

Drowning Skunks as a Form of Euthanasia is Illegal in California

Drowning Skunks as a Form of Euthanasia is Illegal in California

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Drowning Skunks as a form of Euthanasia is illegal in California. The story of a man celebrated for the luring, capturing, drowning and freezing of 18 skunks in about a month created a buzz in Auburn from residents disturbed about the notion of bating and drowning what many consider smelly…

DWR Drops State Water Project Allocation to Zero

DWR Drops State Water Project Allocation to Zero

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DWR Drops State Water Project Allocation to Zero, Seeks to Preserve Remaining Supplies Severe Drought Leads to Worst-Ever Water Supply Outlook   SACRAMENTO – To protect Californians’ health and safety from more severe water shortages in the months ahead, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today took actions to…