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Expected Windy Conditions Prompt CAL FIRE To Increase Staff

Expected Windy Conditions Prompt CAL FIRE To Increase Staff

CAL FIRE is increasing its firefighting staffing as windy conditions are predicted to elevate fire danger across many areas of California. With many Californians planning to recreate outdoors for the Memorial Day weekend, CAL FIRE is asking the public to take steps to prevent sparking a new wildfire. According to…

Highway 49 Traffic Delays Expected Next Week

Highway 49 Traffic Delays Expected Next Week

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists to expect delays on Highway 49 northwest of Nevada City as work to repair a damaged culvert will result in up to 10 minute delays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday May 31 to Friday June 17. Excavating across Highway…

Increased Snow Melt Means Increased Importance For Water Safety

Increased Snow Melt Means Increased Importance For Water Safety

With more snow melt this year than in recent years, California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) are warning water enthusiasts to be aware of colder and higher river and stream flows, and to take precautions when in or near water.…

Avoid The 7 DUI Task Force Is Out In Full Effect This Weekend

Avoid The 7 DUI Task Force Is Out In Full Effect This Weekend

The Avoid the 7 DUI Task Force is sending DUI officers out this holiday weekend for DUI/drivers license checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols countywide. Officers are targeting drunk or drugged drivers on this first holiday weekend of the summer driving season. This weekend traditionally finds travelers heading to local parks…

Lower Flood Insurance Premiums On The Way For Placer County Residents

Lower Flood Insurance Premiums On The Way For Placer County Residents

Some Placer residents can look forward to lower flood insurance premiums now that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued new draft flood maps for the region. But in a number of areas, including some mapped for the first time ever, flood risk has increased and may change flood insurance…

El Dorado Student Removed From School Following Threat

El Dorado Student Removed From School Following Threat

A student was removed Tuesday morning from the Ponderosa High School campus after making threats against the school, the school district said. School officials became aware of the threats and immediately opened an investigation in coordination with the onsite school resource officer with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, according…

Woman Arrested Following Auburn Home Show Theft

Woman Arrested Following Auburn Home Show Theft

On Friday at approximately 09:30 AM, Officers were dispatched to the Home Show at the Gold Country Fairgrounds regarding a female that had attempted to steal alcohol from the bar. Officers contacted the 27 year old Auburn woman, Lindsey Inchaurregi. While investigating the matter the officers were contacted by five separate…

Cheryl Maki Announces Intention To Run For Auburn City Council

Cheryl Maki Announces Intention To Run For Auburn City Council

Cheryl Maki of Auburn has announced her intention to run for a seat on the Auburn City Council in the upcoming November election. Mrs. Maki made the announcement to 100 or so supporters at Bootleggers Restaurant in Old Town Auburn on Sunday, May 22. She gave a short speech about her…

El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Looking For Man Connected To Domestic Violence Case

El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Looking For Man Connected To Domestic Violence Case

Deputies are searching for a man wanted in connection to a domestic violence investigation, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said. Michael Sterba, 29, is described as 6 feet tall and weighing 170 pounds. He has sandy blond collar-length hair and a beard. He was last seen wearing a red…

Rocklin Hiker Found Alive And Well After Missing For 72 Hours

Rocklin Hiker Found Alive And Well After Missing For 72 Hours

A Rocklin hiker and his dog, who were missing for about four days in the Sierra, were found alive and well Thursday in Placer County, the sheriff’s office said. Cody Michael, 23, and his German Shepherd, Bauer, were spotted about 10 a.m. in the Cherry Point area by a Black…