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Explosion During Avalache Patrol Kills Member Of Squaw Valley Ski Patrol

Explosion During Avalache Patrol Kills Member Of Squaw Valley Ski Patrol

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office, FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are investigating a fatal accident that occurred Tuesday morning at Squaw Valley Ski Resort. North Tahoe Fire is also involved with the investigation. Authorities revealed that the victim, 42-year-old Joe Zuiches of Olympic Valley, was involved in…

U.S. Forest Service Presents: ‘Ski With A Ranger’ At Heavenly

U.S. Forest Service Presents: ‘Ski With A Ranger’ At Heavenly

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit invites skiers and snowboarders to Ski with a Ranger at Heavenly Mountain Resort every Monday and Friday at 1 p.m. through April 7. Tours last about one hour. Participants must be intermediate level skiers/boarders or above and provide his or her…

Placer Supervisors Declare State Of Emergency

Placer Supervisors Declare State Of Emergency

The Placer County Board of Supervisors has issued a local state of emergency due to damages from the severe storms that hit the Northern California area throughout this month. According to Placer County officials, the storms caused widespread flooding as rain fell at a rate of almost an inch an…

Concerned Neighbors Of Homewood Man Have Worst Fears Confirmed

Concerned Neighbors Of Homewood Man Have Worst Fears Confirmed

Todd Borchardt’s neighbors in Homewood told deputies they were growing concerned about their neighbor who had not been seen in days and had recently been acting strangely. It turns out Borchardt’s neighbors had very good reason to feel the way they did as the Borchardt’s body was discovered under a…

Meddlers Report: 1/24/2017

Meddlers Report:  1/24/2017

At today’s Meddlers meeting Auburn Mayor Matt Spokely began things with the announcement of the city hiring Robert Richardson as the new City Manager. Richardson is also the old City Manager as he held the job for 11 years beginning in 2003 and ending when he decided to forego the…

Auburn City Manager Search Concludes: Robert Richardson Returns From Grass Valley

Auburn City Manager Search Concludes: Robert Richardson Returns From Grass Valley

The Auburn Journal is reporting that Robert Richardson is returning to Auburn to retake the job that he held for 11 years. Auburn’s search for a new City Manager appears to have concluded as Auburn Mayor Matt Spokely announced in a press release that the city will hire current Grass…

500,000 Additional Acre-Feet Of Stored Water In Placer’s Future With Sites Reservoir

500,000 Additional Acre-Feet Of Stored Water In Placer’s Future With Sites Reservoir

Roseville’s City Council and Placer County Water Agency’s (PCWA) Board of Directors this week voted to begin the initial phase of the Sites Reservoir project. It proposes an off stream surface water facility west of the Sacramento River. With this approval, both water agencies will officially invest into the project…

Local Announcements: Placer Board Of Supervisors New Chairwoman, Lincoln New Police Chief

Local Announcements: Placer Board Of Supervisors New Chairwoman, Lincoln New Police Chief

The City of Lincoln has selected Doug Lee as its new Chief of Police. Chief Lee is a 31-year veteran of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and most recently served as Chief Deputy with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Chief Lee, 53, was informally sworn in Jan. 12.…

Auburn Transient Armed With Rock Is Booked On Assault With A Deadly Weapon

Auburn Transient Armed With Rock Is Booked On Assault With A Deadly Weapon

Kenneth Cole Parks, 21, a transient, was initially arrested and booked into Placer County Jail on suspicion of vandalism connected to a rock thrown at a windshield of an Infiniti G37 in the Safeway parking lot in North Auburn. But things got worse. After booking, deputies discovered that a rock…

Placer County Public Safety Warns Of Snow Build Up

Placer County Public Safety Warns Of Snow Build Up

With the potential for snow buildup on buildings and systems, Placer County public safety agencies are advising residents and businesses in the Sierra Nevada to monitor buildings, propane tanks and natural gas lines for signs of excessive loading due to heavy snow. Residents and businesses should monitor roof vents, chimneys,…