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Increase in Ticks with Lyme disease in Placer County

Increase in Ticks with Lyme disease in Placer County

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Officials at the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District caution residents of the presence of the Lyme disease organism in local ticks. Results from surveillance activities for the western black-legged tick, have shown an increase in tick abundance in the foothill areas of Placer County, as well as ticks infected…

Truckee Chemical Explosion

Truckee Chemical Explosion

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On Sunday the 15th at about 2:30 pm, Truckee PD and Truckee Fire responded to a reported “grease fire” that caused heavy damaged to a Truckee home. Sgt. Robert Womack says fire fighters found a different cause for the fire.             Chemical Explosion 1 The Sgt says this has become a…

Peardale Fire Burns Restaurant

Peardale Fire Burns Restaurant

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The Backroom Steakhouse in Pear Dale near Grass Valley burned to the ground Monday night. Peardale Fire Chief Jim Beerwagon says multiple calls came into the Grass Valley dispatch center about a fully involved structure. Pear Dale Fire 1 Restaurant had been closed for about a year and the new…

Auburn’s New Mayor

Auburn’s New Mayor

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The council chambers were packed Monday night as Mayor Kevin Hanley addressed those assembled one last time as the Mayor of Auburn. Mayor Hanley said he was happy with all they were able to accomplish during his term on the council.             Mayor Hanley Council woman Bridgette Powers was nominated by…

PCWA Drought Concerns in 2014

PCWA Drought Concerns in 2014

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 The Placer County Water Agency is already talking drought in 2014 and is anticipating new water grab attempts by the state to take ground water from the foothills and Sierra to send to southern California. Josh Alpine the 5th district representative to the board and the 2014 chairman says these…

New Firefighter Equipment Approved by Placer BOS

New Firefighter Equipment Approved by Placer BOS

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The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved funding to purchase equipment for use by Placer County volunteer firefighters. The funding OKd by the Board will be matched by funds from a federal program administered by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). In unincorporated Placer County, firefighting…

Daniel Berlant elected to 4th term as AUSB President

Daniel Berlant elected to 4th term as AUSB President

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The Auburn Union School Board elected President Daniel Berlant to an unprecedented 4th term as president. Berlant says the board has made major progress over the last 7 years and he looks forward to continuing that positive trend.             Daniel Berlant 4th term Pres              The board also adopted the budget…

Missing Colfax Man Found Deceased in his Vehicle

Missing Colfax Man Found Deceased in his Vehicle

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Eric Garcia, who was reported missing Dec. 8, was found deceased inside his vehicle at 5 p.m. last night.  Garcia’s car was located just off Interstate 80 near Weimar, by the Placer County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue motorcycle team and CHP. Garcia, 39, of Colfax, was identified by the Placer…

Gold Run CHP Officer Received the Commanders Commendation Award

Gold Run CHP Officer Received the Commanders Commendation Award

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Gold Run CHP Officer Kevin Craig Received the Commanders Commendation Award. On December 11, 2013, Gold Run CHP Commander, Andy Williams, awarded Officer K. Craig with a Commanders Commendation Award for consistently demonstrating outstanding employee relations.  Officer Craig has done an outstanding job both as a patrol officer and Area…

Gold Run CHP Selects Officer of the Year

Gold Run CHP Selects Officer of the Year

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Congratulations to Officer M. Sprague named Officer of the Year for the Gold Run CHP Office. On December 11, 2013, Gold Run CHP Commander, Andy Williams, awarded Officer M. Sprague with the Officer of the Year Award.  While assigned to patrol duties within the Gold Run Area in 2013, Officer…