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Erosion Damage Repairs to Close Freeway Ramps in Truckee

Erosion Damage Repairs to Close Freeway Ramps in Truckee

Caltrans is alerting motorists traveling through the Truckee area that the on ramp from southbound Highway 89 to eastbound Interstate 80, as well as the off ramp from Interstate 80 to Central Truckee, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 16 for…

First Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in El Dorado County This Year

First Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in El Dorado County This Year

El Dorado County health officials received confirmation this week that a bird found in the South Lake Tahoe area of El Dorado County has tested positive for West Nile virus, the first for 2017. The bird, a Stellar’s Jay, was found on July 31st. So far this year, West Nile…

Former Students Arrested for Burglary at Del Oro High School

Former Students Arrested for Burglary at Del Oro High School

Placer County Sheriff’s property crime detectives identified and arrested five former Del Oro High School students who burglarized the school gym last week. All five 18-year-old boys were arrested and charged with felony burglary and felony conspiracy. According to the PCSO, on Friday, August 4th, at around 2 a.m., the…

Roster Tails Fishing Club To Hold Their Gear Swap Meet Next Friday

Roster Tails Fishing Club To Hold Their Gear Swap Meet Next Friday

The Rooster Tails Fishing Club is inviting anyone interested in fishing rods, reels, tackle, and other fishing related gear to attend their Annual Table Top Swap Meet on August 18th, 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the cool air conditioned Auburn Elks Lodge, 195 Pine St., Auburn, 95603. The swap…

Bonsai Design Hired To Begin Construction On Rocklin Adventures At Quarry Park Project

Bonsai Design Hired To Begin Construction On Rocklin Adventures At Quarry Park Project

The City of Rocklin has entered into an agreement with Bonsai Design, LLC to design and construct the adventure elements of the Rocklin Adventures at Quarry Park project. The agreement is not anticipated to exceed approximately $2.6 million and Bonsai Design expects to complete construction on the adventure elements of…

El Dorado County Hires Rafael Martinez As Director Of Transportation

El Dorado County Hires Rafael Martinez As Director Of Transportation

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors appointed Rafael Martinez as Director of Transportation, effective August 19th, 2017. He was most recently the Division Manager for Transportation for the City of West Sacramento. “Rafael has an impressive resume relative to all facets of transportation, including capital improvement, engineering, construction, field…

Flyers Energy Sells 39 NorCal Stores To Texas Refinary Giant

Flyers Energy Sells 39 NorCal Stores To Texas Refinary Giant

Auburn based company, Flyers Energy, has sold it’s 39 c store Northern California locations to San Antonio based company Andeavor Corporation. Andeavor recently changed its name from Tesoro has been in what is being described as a “spending spree” by numerous business journals as the Texas refining company has made…

Placer Supervisors Approve New Work Plan To Make Workforce Housing Affordable

Placer Supervisors Approve New Work Plan To Make Workforce Housing Affordable

A new, comprehensive plan to address the growing lack of affordable and workforce housing in Placer County was approved today by the county Board of Supervisors by a unanimous 5-0 vote. The one-year work plan includes actions to increase the supply of affordable housing in the near- and long-terms and…

New Security Cameras And Uptick In Ridership For Three Local Rail Stations

New Security Cameras And Uptick In Ridership For Three Local Rail Stations

Three Capital Corridor rail stations in Placer County, including Roseville’s, will be receiving a new security camera system. The commuter rail service said last week that installation of cameras and surveillance equipment should be completed at Roseville, Rocklin, Auburn and Suisun stations by the year’s end. The security enhancements come…

Record Breaking Rainfall Among Other Reasons Result In Sharp Increase In Hyrdopower Generation

Record Breaking Rainfall Among Other Reasons Result In Sharp Increase In Hyrdopower Generation

The Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) Board of Directors recently received an update on 2017 Middle Fork Project hydropower generation. Midway through the year, the forecast for year-end generation is 1,435,000 megawatt hours (MWhrs). This forecast represents a 79 percent increase over the 800,000 MWhrs anticipated in 2017. The uptick…