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Oroville Spillway Update: 3/6

Oroville Spillway Update: 3/6

Crews working at the Lake Oroville Spillway are continuing to make progress on the project, nearly one week since flows from the spillway were halted to give excavators better access for debris removal. “Our crews continue to make great progress on this 24/7 operation,” said DWR Acting Director Bill Croyle.…

Memorial Saturday For Fallen CHP Officer Lucas Chellew

Memorial Saturday For Fallen CHP Officer Lucas Chellew

The memorial service for CHP Officer Lucas Forrest Chellew will be Saturday, March 4, at 10 a.m. at Adventure Christian Church in Roseville. Officer Chellew died from injuries sustained in a collision in South Sacramento on February 22, 2017 while pursuing a motorcyclist. Attendees should arrive at Adventure Christian Church,…

According To Nursing Organization, Sierra College 6th Best Nursing Program In State

According To Nursing Organization, Sierra College 6th Best Nursing Program In State

The Sierra College Nursing Program has recently earned sixth place in California in a ranking performed by RegisteredNursing.Org, a national online service grading college nursing programs. The ranking covered the years 2011 through 2015, and looked at 127 schools. Sierra College came in sixth place for their Associate Degree Nursing…

Roseville Trio Jailed For Pistol Whipping Teen

Roseville Trio Jailed For Pistol Whipping Teen

Three Roseville residents have been arrested in connection with the pistol-whipping of a teenager in mid-February, according to a news release from Roseville Police Department. The suspects are 24-year-old Melissa Narvaez Avato and 27-year-old Jose Aron Lopez, both arrested Feb. 14 in Roseville, and 28-year-old Benny Landeros Lopez, arrested early…

Snowpack’s Water Content Remains Far Above Average

Snowpack’s Water Content Remains Far Above Average

The Sierra Nevada snowpack continues to build during one of the wettest winters in California’s recorded history. Wednesday’s manual snow survey by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada found a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 43.4 inches. February’s Phillips survey found 28.0 inches…

Expert Panel Of 5 Discuss the Homeless, Transients and Right Hand Auburn Shelter

Expert Panel Of 5 Discuss the Homeless, Transients and Right Hand Auburn Shelter

Placer County Supervisor Jim Holmes wanted Monday night’s meeting, attended by more than 100 people, to be limited to just the facts with all emotions checked at the door. Of course, that is a hard task when the topic up for discussion is the homeless shelter located in the Dewitt…

Assistance Available For Those Who Suffered Storm Damage Jan. 5-14

Assistance Available For Those Who Suffered Storm Damage Jan. 5-14

The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced that low-interest federal disaster loans are available to businesses and residents in certain counties, including Placer, that were affected by the severe winter storms, flooding and mudslides that occurred Jan. 5-14, 2017. If you suffered storm-related damage during this time, you may apply…

Oroville Spillway Update: 2/27

Oroville Spillway Update: 2/27

At 6:45 a.m. today, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) began gradually ramping down outflows from the Oroville Reservoir. Flows from the flood control spillway will be reduced from 50,000 cubic feet per second throughout the day and eventually reach zero in the afternoon. As flows are reduced, DWR will…

Granite Bay MAC To Fill Five Vacant Seats

Granite Bay MAC To Fill Five Vacant Seats

The Granite Bay Municipal Advisory has a quorum again, with the Placer County Board of Supervisors approving appointments Feb. 21 to fill five vacant seats. The new MAC members, recommended by Supervisor Kirk Uhler, are: Lisa Robles, an accountant; James Radler, a land broker; Tom Kruse, a 77-year-old former winery…

Placer SPCA Announces New Officers For Board Of Directors

Placer SPCA Announces New Officers For Board Of Directors

The Placer SPCA has announced the election of its 2017 Officers for the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for guiding the mission and vision of the organization and other fiduciary responsibilities, supporting the Placer SPCA’s work to enhance the lives of companion animals and support the…