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Foresthill Bridge Fire

Foresthill Bridge Fire

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Cal-Fire Investigators were on the scene of the Foresthill Bridge while the fire was still burning. Investigators returned Wednesday to take a careful look at the fire and to find a potential cause for the 4-acre blaze that threatened homes and closed roads in the area. Containment lines were already…

Del Oro Grad Receives Athletic and Academic Scholarship

Del Oro Grad Receives Athletic and Academic Scholarship

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Dustin Penn-Henry, a 2013 graduate of Del Oro High School, has signed a National Letter of Intent with the NCAA to play men’s volleyball at the collegiate level at Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina. Coker College Men’s Volleyball team competes in the NCAA in Division II. And he played…

$2 Million in Mental Health Funding Approved at BOS Meeting

$2 Million in Mental Health Funding Approved at BOS Meeting

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A nearly empty Board Chambers made the quick approval of several Health and Human Services agenda Item approvals echo through the dome. The Board unanimously approved around 2 million dollars in state funding for Health and Human Services across several areas. Using these funds for established community programs, as Richard…

Fire Beneath Foresthill Bridge Threatens Homes

Fire Beneath Foresthill Bridge Threatens Homes

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A vegetation fire beneath the Foresthill Bridge started at around 2pm Tuesday and was attacked quickly by a number of area agencies including Cal Fire, Placer County Fire, Auburn City Fire, Newcastle Fire and the U.S. Forest Service. The crews have held the burn to just 4 acres and because…

APD Strong Arm Robbery in Hate Crime

APD Strong Arm Robbery in Hate Crime

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An Auburn man was arrest for strong armed robbery and a hate crime enhancement the morning of July 4th. On the 4th of July at approximately 10:06 a.m., Auburn police officers were dispatched to the 7-11 store located in the five hundred block of Auburn Ravine Road for a report…

Suspected Horse Thief Arrested

Suspected Horse Thief Arrested

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A suspect has been arrested in the abuse, and death of a horse in El Dorado County. On January 30, 2013 the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office started an investigation regarding a horse that was stolen from the stables of High Heart Ranch. The horse was discovered that same day…

Fire in Kyburz

Fire in Kyburz

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At this time there is a wildfire in the Kyburz area. Hwy 50 is closed between Pollock Pines and Meyers so that emergency vehicles may respond to the area. No structures threatened at this time. Eastbound traffic is being held at Sly Park Road in Pollock Pines and westbound traffic…

Air Fest 2013 This Weekend in Grass Valley

Air Fest 2013 This Weekend in Grass Valley

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The Planes are coming to Grass Valley this weekend for Air Fest 2013. The biggest plane co-piloted by  Jim Ricketts, is the DC-4. It’s the only one still flying on the West Coast and will be the largest plane to have ever attended AirFest (and among the biggest to land…

Wolf Mountain Lookout Tower Vandalized

Wolf Mountain Lookout Tower Vandalized

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The Wolf Mountain Lookout Tower, which sits on top of Wolf Mountain just south of Grass Valley, has been damaged by vandals many times.  The tower’s central location in western Nevada County makes it an excellent resource in locating fires throughout the foothills in the area, but it also makes…

Body Recovered from Below Foresthill Bridge

Body Recovered from Below Foresthill Bridge

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The body of a Loomis man was recovered from beneath the Foresthill Bridge Saturday evening. Dena Erwin Public Information Officer with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office says they have now identified the man. Click to hear Erwin  No other information about the death has been released.…