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Meddlers Report for November 21st, 2017

Meddlers Report for November 21st, 2017

At yesterday morning’s meddlers meeting, Placer County Supervisor, Jennifer Montgomery, began the meeting as she always does. As Montgomery noted, this was another slow week as far as county news was concerned. However, the supervisor did end yesterday morning’s county briefing by touching on a hot topic around this town…

Wise Powerhouse Marks 100 Years of Operation

Wise Powerhouse Marks 100 Years of Operation

Chris Brewster talks about the Wise Powerhouse like an old, dependable friend — in this case, a rare, 100-year-old friend he hopes will stick around. It’s built to last. It has run great with some upgraded equipment and, there’s no reason it can’t run for another 100 years,” said Brewster,…

Cannabis Cultivation and Excise Tax’s To Take Effect January 1st

Cannabis Cultivation and Excise Tax’s To Take Effect January 1st

Beginning January 1, 2018, the cannabis cultivation tax and excise tax will take effect. Cannabis businesses need to be aware of the new tax rates and how they apply to their business activities. Cultivation Tax: Cultivators are responsible for paying the cultivation tax on all harvested cannabis entering the commercial…

Recent Rains Along With Cool Off Prompts End To Especially Destructive Fire Season

Recent Rains Along With Cool Off Prompts End To Especially Destructive Fire Season

Recent rains and cooler temperatures across the region have lowered the threat of wildfires allowing CAL FIRE’s Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit to transition out of peak fire season effective Monday, November 20, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. in Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra Counties. CAL FIRE will continue to maintain staffing to meet…

Help Foster Youth Displaced by Recent Wildfires

Help Foster Youth Displaced by Recent Wildfires

As Californians affected by this year’s devastating wildfires cope with their loss, and their lives, forever changed, Child Advocates of Placer County encourage you to help foster youth affected by the fires. The wildfires have brought to the forefront the critical shortage of foster homes in our state. Even before…

Del Oro Football Coach Removes Himself From Friday’s Second Round Playoff Game

Del Oro Football Coach Removes Himself From Friday’s Second Round Playoff Game

A local high school football coach is benching himself for his teams’ second round playoff game on Friday. Del Oro High School’s Head Football Coach, Jeff Walter’s, says he hopes his action will show his players, character matters more than winning. The self-induced suspension comes after a last second victory…

County Approves Writing Off $20 Million In Court-Ordered Debt

County Approves Writing Off $20 Million In Court-Ordered Debt

In order to more efficiently manage collections, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved removing $20 million in court-ordered debt dating back from 1990 to 2007. But it doesn’t mean debtors are off the hook. The board’s authorization removes the debt from the county’s books, releasing the county from having…

Caltrans Alerts Motorists to Prepare for Winter Driving Conditions

Caltrans Alerts Motorists to Prepare for Winter Driving Conditions

Caltrans is alerting motorists that the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch in the Northern California area for Wednesday through Friday. The storm is forecast to include heavy valley rains, high winds and up to 12 inches of snowfall at the higher elevations, including Donner and Echo…

Meddlers Report for November 14th, 2017

Meddlers Report for November 14th, 2017

At this morning meddlers meeting, Tom Kirk, Vice President & Chief Operations Officer at Brehm Communications took the floor first to give a bit of a ‘pep talk’ to the crowd with regards to the newspaper that Kirk’s company owns; the Auburn Journal. It was essentially the verbal version of…

CHP to Conduct a Collision Reduction and Winter Driving Preparedness Program

CHP to Conduct a Collision Reduction and Winter Driving Preparedness Program

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Truckee and Gold Run Area offices will conduct a 12 month traffic safety program to reduce the number of fatal and injury traffic collisions in winter conditions. The CHP will conduct speed enforcement operations and traffic safety presentations while utilizing social media to provide winter…