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PARC Scholarship Deadline March 15th

PARC Scholarship Deadline March 15th

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The Deadline for the “Protect American River Canyons” or PARC Scholarship essay contest is March 15th. PARC Board member and co author of the “Insiders Guide to the American River Canyon” Tony Dorigio says there is $12 hundred dollars up for grabs.                PARC Essay Contest 1 The entry form is…

100 Years of Farming in Placer County

100 Years of Farming in Placer County

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The Placer County Board of Supervisors Presented Joe Fisher President of the Placer county Farm Bureau with a Commendation on the Bureau’s 100th Anniversary. Fisher says he is humbled to be in this Position to represent Framers in Placer County. BOS Farming Recognition Part of the proclamation reads the total…

Foresthill Teen Rescued

Foresthill Teen Rescued

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Foresthill teen was rescued after falling off a cliff Tuesday. At 1:32 p.m., deputies with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office were called to assist a juvenile, 17-year-old Tyler Grandy, who had apparently fallen down a steep hill behind Worton’s Market in Foresthill. It was reported that two juveniles were moving…

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…