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Former SLT Officer Pleads Guilty for Witness Tampering

Former SLT Officer Pleads Guilty for Witness Tampering

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U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced Wednesday that John Gerald Poland, age 44, of South Lake Tahoe, pleaded guilty to a federal grand jury for multiple counts of witness tampering and obstruction of an official proceeding. According to court documents, on June 29, 2011, Poland interfered with a federal investigation…

Hidden Fall Regional Park Phase 2 Ribbon Cutting

Hidden Fall Regional Park Phase 2 Ribbon Cutting

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Placer County Parks Commission, The State’s Natural Resources Agency, Placer Land Trust, Placer county Supervisors, and others came out for the Ribbon cutting ceremony for the Grand Opening of Hidden Fall Regional Park Phase 2. Placer county parks commission Chair David Tooker spoke to the meaning that such a park…

PCWA Considers Rate Hike

PCWA Considers Rate Hike

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PCWA Water rates may be on the rise. On Thursday (May 16) Placer County Water Agency staff presented the Board of Directors with recommendations for an adjustment to its Zone 1 water rates. This adjustment would be spread over 2 years beginning January 2014. The Board set a public hearing…

A Look at Auburn’s First Performance Based Budget

A Look at Auburn’s First Performance Based Budget

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The Auburn City Council met in special session Monday night for a preliminary report of the city’s first Performance Based Budget. Auburn’s Administrative services Director Andy Heath gave the presentation to council regarding the estimates and expenditure appropriations as recommended by the City Manager Bob Richardson for the operations for…

Gold Run CHP Officer Todd Kettwig Passed Away Monday

Gold Run CHP Officer Todd Kettwig Passed Away Monday

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Gold Run CHP Officer Todd Kettwig passed away Monday morning after losing his battle with Pancreatic Cancer. He put up a brave fight and continued to show up at the Gold Run CHP Office to serve his community even while he was in pain and suffered the effects of treatment.…

NTSB Requests Public’s Help in Fatal Plane Crash

NTSB Requests Public’s Help in Fatal Plane Crash

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The National Traffic Safety Board is asking for the public’s help regarding the plane crash in Auburn Saturday night. The victims in Saturday’s plane crash were identified Monday as pilot Bruce Albright Rhymes, and Kathy Lorraine Rhymes, husband and wife from Susanville. The couple was 100 yards short of the runway…

State’s Supreme Court Ruling on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Considered a Victory

State’s Supreme Court Ruling on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Considered a Victory

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Cities and counties in California are considering the state’s Supreme Court ruling on medical marijuana dispensaries a victory. The City of Auburn’s position on medical marijuana dispensaries was at risk pending a decision of the California Supreme Court. On May 6, the Court decided the case of the City of…

Placer County BOS In Session Tuesday

Placer County BOS In Session Tuesday

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The Placer County Board of Supervisors is in session Tuesday.   The Board will hear a presentation on the Affordable Health Act and will recognize and honor Gerald “Gerry” Brentnall for his service on the Placer County Planning Commission and posthumouly recognize and honor Michael Goodwin for his contributions to…

Camping Memorial Day Weekend? Most Trails are Open.

Camping Memorial Day Weekend? Most Trails are Open.

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Most campgrounds and recreation sites within the Tahoe National Forest will be open for Memorial Day and most trails are open with only patches of snow on north facing slopes.  “The dry winter and spring this past year has enabled us to get campgrounds open earlier than normal,” stated Tom…

The Victims in Saturday’s Plane Crash have been Identified

The Victims in Saturday’s Plane Crash have been Identified

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The victims in yesterday’s plane crash have been identified as pilot Bruce Albright Rhymes, 6-8-53, and Kathy Lorraine Rhymes, 2-3-55,  husband and wife from Susanville.…