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Gold Run Hit and Run

Gold Run Hit and Run

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Multiple collisions occurred on the I-80 Corridor in the Gold Run Area during the winter storm that came through the area on February 26th through March 3rd. The Gold Run Area investigated 14 collisions that occurred during the storm.  The majority of collisions occurred due to vehicles traveling at unsafe…

PCWA Talks Drought Impact Thursday

PCWA Talks Drought Impact Thursday

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The Placer County Water Agency board meets for their regular meeting on Thursday and the agenda includes a review of drought emergency and water shortage. The board will hear reports on the impacts of the drought on local water supply availability to Placer County and to PCWA’s Western Water System…

Victim of Plane Crash in Truckee Identified

Victim of Plane Crash in Truckee Identified

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The Placer County Sheriff’s Office has notified the next-of-kin and have released the name of the woman who died in a plane crash near Truckee Monday. She was Darla Sue Farnell, age 55, of the Tahoe City area. The man who was critically injured is Ray Richard Farnell, age 70,…

AUBURN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NAMES NEW CEO

AUBURN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NAMES NEW CEO

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AUBURN – After a lengthy search and selection process, the Auburn Chamber of Commerce has named Kevin Hanley as the new CEO to replace retiring long-time CEO Bruce Cosgrove. The selection process began in October by a team of community volunteers and Auburn Chamber executive team members. Twenty-Four candidates from…

SAR Training in Auburn SRA Saturday

SAR Training in Auburn SRA Saturday

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More than 370 search and rescue team members from around the state were in the American River Canyon near Auburn for a mountain rescue team testing on Saturday, March 1. Lt. Kevin Borden with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office says Search and Rescue members must certify each year in one…

Avoid the 7 Funding

Avoid the 7 Funding

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The Auburn Police Department received funding for additional DUI enforcement from the Office of Traffic Safety as part of the Avoid the 7 DUI task force in Placer County. Auburn Police officer Chris Forman manages the grant that brings enforcement from 7 agencies throughout Placer County to increase DUI enforcement…

DWR March Snow Pack Survey

DWR March Snow Pack Survey

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Storms are lightly blanketing the Sierra with fresh snow, but Department of Water Resources (DWR) snow surveyors Thursday reported that snow pack water content remains far below what will be needed by cities and farms this summer. DWR and cooperating agencies trekked into the mountains to conduct the winter’s third…

SAR Certification Saturday

SAR Certification Saturday

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More than 370 search and rescue team members from around the state will be in the American River Canyon near Auburn for a mountain rescue team testing on Saturday, March 1. Lt. Kevin Borden with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office says Search and Rescue members must certify each year in…

PARC Scholarship Deadline March 15th

PARC Scholarship Deadline March 15th

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The Deadline for the “Protect American River Canyons” or PARC Scholarship essay contest is March 15th. PARC Board member and co author of the “Insiders Guide to the American River Canyon” Tony Dorigio says there is $12 hundred dollars up for grabs.                PARC Essay Contest 1 The entry form is…

100 Years of Farming in Placer County

100 Years of Farming in Placer County

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The Placer County Board of Supervisors Presented Joe Fisher President of the Placer county Farm Bureau with a Commendation on the Bureau’s 100th Anniversary. Fisher says he is humbled to be in this Position to represent Framers in Placer County. BOS Farming Recognition Part of the proclamation reads the total…