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Rain in the Foothills

Rain in the Foothills

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Rain has returned to the foothills. Clouds came in overnight Sunday bringing thunderstorms with significant precipitation into the Placer, Nevada and El Dorado counties. Heavy rainfall fell over the Sierra Monday morning, with local areas reporting over and inch and a half of rainfall. An urban/small stream flood advisory was…

Support the Community Of Foresthill At Heritage Celebration

Support the Community Of Foresthill At Heritage Celebration

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Come to the Foresthill Heritage Celebration. Enjoy the California State Gold-Panning Championships, lumberjack competition, International Chili Society chili cook-off, hands-on gold-panning instruction, food and craft vendors, early California historical displays, demonstrations, Kids zone with games and fun booths, watermelon-eating contest, 3-legged races, old-time costume contest, giveaways, and drawings for cash…

American Fire Reaches 100% Containment

American Fire Reaches 100% Containment

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27,440 acres burned in the steep canyons in old growth stands of timber with no recorded fire history.Significant changes in fuel types associated with the fire continue to burn in the steep and hazardous terrain as well as receptive timber fuels that have not burned in decades.Consumption of heavy fuels…

A Better Way to Handle Panhandling

A Better Way to Handle Panhandling

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Don’t give money to panhandlers. That was the message at Monday night’s Auburn city council meeting as Auburn Police Chief John Ruffcorn presented a video featuring community non-profits who work directly with the homeless to illustrate the abundance of food, shelter and services provided to anyone in need. The Chief…

Auburn Union School District Excels on Standardized Tests

Auburn Union School District Excels on Standardized Tests

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In spite of declining test scores year after year throughout the state, Auburn School District can boast higher test scores for the 2012 school year. State standardized test scores were released over the summer and Auburn School District President Daniel Berlant tells how Rock Creek School has turned things around.…

Congressman McClintock on Syria and Rim Fire

Congressman McClintock on Syria and Rim Fire

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Congressman Tom McClintock is in Yosemite National Park surveying the damage from the Rim fire this week and took time to release a statement regarding the reports of potential military action against Syria. KAHI’s Mary West spoke to the congressman upon his return. McClintock on Syria 1 The Congressman witnessed…

Rocklin Police and Fire Arrest Accused Arsonist

Rocklin Police and Fire Arrest Accused Arsonist

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ARRESTED: 51 year old Hoyt Starkey, from Auburn, California The Rocklin Police Department in conjunction with the Rocklin Fire Department began an investigation into two recent fires that occurred at Howard Johnsons Hotel, located at 4420 Rocklin Road. During the investigation evidence was recovered that identified 51 year old Hoyt Starkey…

American Fire 98% Contained

American Fire 98% Contained

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26,194 Acres burned and 98% Contained the American Fire near Foresthill is still burning in isolated pockets of fuels within the contained lines. Today, crews will continue aggressive “mop-up”, which consists of walking grid patterns inside the fire perimeter to detect and extinguish hot spots. Yesterday, this careful and methodical…

Placer County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help

Placer County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help

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The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in identifying a woman who has been using stolen credit cards in Auburn and Sacramento. Placer county Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Dena Erwin says the suspect has a large tattoo. Credit Card Thief 1 Detective Ross Byers’ number is (530) 889-7815.…

Cal-Fire State Fire Update

Cal-Fire State Fire Update

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Thanks to the efforts by firefighters, progress is being made on the 10 major fires in California and several are estimated to be fully contained in the next few days. While a majority of the large wildfires are burning on federal land, CAL FIRE and local fire departments continue to…