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Schools To Monitor Air Quality Over The Next Few Days

Schools To Monitor Air Quality Over The Next Few Days

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Smoke from the King Fire can pose as hazardous conditions to communities downwind from the fire as smoke drifts in.  It often catches us off-guard when it it filters  into a community overnight.  The ash and smoke are visible reminders of the pollution that are currently impacting our area, but one…

Phone Scam Targets Rocklin Grandparents

Phone Scam Targets Rocklin Grandparents

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Rocklin Police Department is asking residents to inform all grandparents and seniors of the following scam. The Rocklin PD has recently received reports regarding residents who have fallen victim to old phone scams. In two cases the victims received phone calls from unknown persons who claimed to be the victim’s…

The King Fire Threatens PCWA Hydropower Plant

The King Fire Threatens PCWA Hydropower Plant

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The King Fire continued to blaze out of control, moving into Placer County and burned onto the Tahoe National Forest north of the Eldorado National Forest on Wednesday.  As of Sunday afternoon, the fire had grown to 82,018 acres and is still only 10% contained.  Approximately 5,236 fire personnel continue…

Paul The Barber Paddles Off Into The Sunset

Paul The Barber Paddles Off Into The Sunset

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When Paul Huston was 18, and wasn’t sure what direction to go into for a career after high school, he took the advice from his friends dad and headed to Barber School. After two years of Barber Shop College, Huston stepped into a Barber Shop and began his 50 years…

Man Arrested For Arson In King Fire

Man Arrested For Arson In King Fire

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  An arrest has been made in the King Fire that continues to burn in El Dorado and Placer Counties. 37 year old Wayne Allen Huntsman, was arrested on Wednesday in Placerville and was charged with  Felony Arson by the El Dorado District Attorney Vern Pierson.  Authorities have declined to…

Governor Brown Changes A Century Old Groundwater Management Standard

Governor Brown Changes A Century Old Groundwater Management Standard

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On Tuesday, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation overhauling the states’ management of groundwater supply.  Currently groundwater makes up 60 percent of California’s water use, including during the drier years.  California has been one of few states that did not have a groundwater management plan in place. Groundwater is held underground…

Smoke Produces Poor Air Quality Locally

Smoke Produces Poor Air Quality Locally

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With the recent fires in both Nevada County and El dorado County, smoke filling the air making it harder to breathe. Those who aren’t directly in the path of the fire are also concerned about the air quality that the fires are producing.  The King Fire continues to create unhealthy…

Bomb Threat at Rocklin’s Whitney High School

Bomb Threat at Rocklin’s Whitney High School

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Staff and students at Whitney High School on Wildcat Boulevard  in Rocklin were evacuated from the campus buildings Tuesday  due to a bomb threat. A threat was called in to school officials at 1:20 p.m., with reports that there was a bomb in the  cafeteria. Lunch was just finishing at…

Grammy Winner Pancho Sanchez Performs At North Star House

Grammy Winner Pancho Sanchez Performs At North Star House

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  Are you ready for the hottest dance party of the year? Grammy winning artist Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz band will be getting guests out of those chairs and on their feet for a Latin dance party to help raise funds for the Bear Yuba Land Trust. Dance…

Logging Truck Crashes On Hwy 193 near Newcastle, Dumps Logs

Logging Truck Crashes On Hwy 193 near Newcastle, Dumps Logs

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  A logging truck dumped its entire truckload full of cut timber logs on Highway 193 outside of Newcastle. The truck heading from Newcastle towards Lincoln lost control on a blind curve near Summer Star Way, and rolled over onto its side.  According to California Highway Patrol at the scene,…