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Folsom Hires New Fire Chief

Folsom Hires New Fire Chief

The City of Folsom announced today the appointment of new Folsom Fire Department Chief Felipe Rodriguez, effective June 1. Folsom City Manager Evert Palmer appointed Rodriguez following an extensive national executive search. “Chief Rodriguez is a well-qualified, proven leader who brings a wealth of talent and experience to this position,”…

Radio Law Talk Debuts On KAHI Tomorrow At 11am

Radio Law Talk Debuts On KAHI Tomorrow At 11am

Your local source for everything that is foothills, AM 950 KAHI, is proud to welcome the Radio Law Talk Show into it’s Saturday line up. Long time supporter and friend to KAHI Radio, Fred Penney, will be the show’s host every Saturday morning from 11am till noon starting April 1st.…

Snowpack’s Water Content Remains Far above Average

Snowpack’s Water Content Remains Far above Average

With every monthly measurement of the California snowpack this winter, the state’s rebound from the previous five years of drought becomes more evident. Yesterday’s electronic readings from 95 sites in the Sierra Nevada show an average statewide snow water equivalent (SWE) of 45.8 inches, or 164 percent of the historical…

Man’s Identity and Cause of Death Released On February Death Outside Homesless Shelter

Man’s Identity and Cause of Death Released On February Death Outside Homesless Shelter

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office released a pair of key facts regarding the Feb. 23rd death of a man outside of the Right Hand Auburn homeless shelter in the Dewitt Government campus. First, a toxicology report was released, which showed the man died from a methamphetamine overdose. The official release…

Low Interest Federal Disaster Relief Loans For Small Businesses

Low Interest Federal Disaster Relief Loans For Small Businesses

Small nonfarm businesses in 26 California counties, including: El Dorado, Sacramento, Placer and a neighboring Nevada county, are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought in the following primary counties…

Severe Storm Warning Issued For South Lake Tahoe Communities Tomorrow

Severe Storm Warning Issued For South Lake Tahoe Communities Tomorrow

A severe storm warning has been issued for the Lake Tahoe area tomorrow. According to the Reno National Weather Service you should expect continued high flows on rivers and streams with gradual snowmelt or controlled releases. No storm-related spikes expected through mid-next week and no meaningful forecast changes. Increasing potential…

70-Year-Old Man Has Fatal Collision With Pole In Rough and Ready

70-Year-Old Man Has Fatal Collision With Pole In Rough and Ready

On Monday, a 70 year old male, was riding a Yamaha 500cc motorcycle northbound on Rough and Ready Highway. The bike was traveling 45 MPH in the northbound lane while approaching the intersection of Valley Drive. He was wearing a helmet, although he was not licensed to be driving a…

Sheriff’s Department Seeking Help Identifying Auburn Area Robber

Sheriff’s Department Seeking Help Identifying Auburn Area Robber

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in identifying a masked man who broke into an Auburn-area restaurant early Saturday morning. The burglary occurred about 4 a.m. at the El Agave Taqueria, 1285 Grass Valley Highway. The Sheriff’s Office on Monday released a surveillance photo of a…

The First of Four Auburn Art Walks will take place on April 7th

The First of Four Auburn Art Walks will take place on April 7th

Plan on attending all four Art Walks this year, on April 7th, June 2nd, August 4th and October 6th, in Downtown and Old Town Auburn. It’s a great way to become acquainted with local businesses and the arts community. Enjoy a showcase of original artworks displayed in dozens of Downtown…

Placer County Offering Expedited Permitting For Winter Storm Damage

Placer County Offering Expedited Permitting For Winter Storm Damage

With many houses and buildings in Placer County’s high country still covered in huge amounts of snow, potential damage from the heavy snow load may still be hidden. Damage to roofs, decks, out buildings, garages and other structures will become visible as the snow melts. Property owners will be making…