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Shale Ridge Fatality

Shale Ridge Fatality

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A man considered a transient to the Auburn area was struck and killed by a pick-up Tuesday evening on HWY 49 and Shale Ridge Road in the Dry Creek area. The man was said to be wearing dark clothes and was in the roadway when he was initially struck by…

Traffic Safety in Inclement Weather

Traffic Safety in Inclement Weather

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In the storm that dropped several inches of rain in lower elevations 2 weeks ago, a tragedy took place on Interstate 80 in the Truckee area where snow covered road ways became treacherous. A woman had spun out in the snow and crashed her green Lexus into a tree. The…

Auburn Regional Sewer “Deal Points”

Auburn Regional Sewer “Deal Points”

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Auburn wants to see in writing their “Deal points” for a regional sewer approved by the city of Lincoln and the County of Placer before moving ahead with the 2.9 million dollar investment in capacity on the regional sewer pipeline based in Lincoln serving areas of Placer County. The Auburn…

Rally Opposing Mine Reopening in Nevada County

Rally Opposing Mine Reopening in Nevada County

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Residents of North San Juan in Nevada County and other concerned local citizens opposing the North San Juan Mine reopening staged a rally Tuesday in Nevada City on the steps of the Eric Rood Administrative center prior to the regular session of the Nevada County Supervisors meeting. Staff Writer for…

Wear Jeans on the 28th for Rare Disease Day

Wear Jeans on the 28th for Rare Disease Day

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Wear your jeans on Friday February 28th for Rare Disease Awareness Day. The Placer County Board of Supervisors proclaimed Friday February the 28th as Rare Disease Awareness Day to bring greater awareness to the public about the occurrence of rare diseases in the County and the challenges encountered by those…

Sierra College Talk on Cleaning up Abandoned Gold Mines in the Sierra

Sierra College Talk on Cleaning up Abandoned Gold Mines in the Sierra

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As part of the new Sierra Science Speaker Series, the Nevada County Campus welcomes Kyle Leach in a presentation titled: Cleaning up abandoned gold mines in the Sierra with EPA Brownfields Grant Funding. This presentation and discussion will be held on Tuesday evening, March 11, from 6:30 – 7:30 pm,…

Teen Rescued After 250 Foot Drop into Canyon

Teen Rescued After 250 Foot Drop into Canyon

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Placer County Sheriff’s Lt. John Peretti reports that shortly after 1 pm Tuesday a 17-year old male was “goofing around” near the over look at Warten’s Market in Foresthill and fell off the cliff, about 250 feet into the canyon. The CHP helicopter was called but their lines could not…

PCWA Holds Off on Delivery Restrictions

PCWA Holds Off on Delivery Restrictions

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PCWA Directors of the Placer County Water Agency on Thursday (Feb. 20) agreed to wait a few weeks before deciding if water delivery restrictions will be needed in what continues to be a very dry year. PCWA Deputy Director of Technical Services and drought project manager Tony Firenzi said the…

Amgen Tour coming Back to Auburn in 2014

Amgen Tour coming Back to Auburn in 2014

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The 2014 Amgen Tour of California will begin at the steps of the State Capital on L Street. As the route heads north out of the city, it will hug the east bank of the Sacramento River. After passing through Pleasant Grove and a Sprint in Lincoln, the racers will…

Placerville Police Address Illegal Camps

Placerville Police Address Illegal Camps

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Placerville, CA – Police Partner with Mental Health and Community Resource Center to Address Illegal Camps The Placerville Police Department initiated a Joint Outreach Operation this morning focusing on illegal camping. Several teams consisting of Placerville Police Officers, City Crews, Mental Health, and representatives from the Community Resource Center partnered…