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Fire Investigation Briefly Blocks High Street Traffic This Morning

Fire Investigation Briefly Blocks High Street Traffic This Morning

Midway through the final hour of the KAHI Morning News Show this Monday morning, a consistent blaring of sirens accompanied the occasional firetruck rolling past KAHI Studios located at the Auburn State Theatre building in downtown Auburn. The KAHI News team immediately put in phone calls to both local fire…

Placer To Use $990,000 Grant To Address Mental Health And Substance Abuse In Young Adults

Placer To Use $990,000 Grant To Address Mental Health And Substance Abuse In Young Adults

The California Board of State and Community Corrections announced it will grant $990,000 to Placer County to fund rehabilitative programs for young adults aged 18-32. In total, $103 million in estimated state savings from the enactment of Proposition 47 was awarded to 23 applicants. Proposition 47 passed in 2014 and…

$796.5 Million Draft Budget From Placer Supervisors

$796.5 Million Draft Budget From Placer Supervisors

The Placer County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a draft, balanced budget of $796.5 million for the next fiscal year, $19.3 million less than last year’s final budget of $815.8 million. The budget maintains critical services, helps meet future obligations and positions the county to adapt to foreseeable…

Body Found in Yuba River

Body Found in Yuba River

On Tuesday afternoon, a kayaker found a body in the Yuba River. It was located halfway between Bridgeport and Highway 49. Immediately after his discovery, the kayaker contacted authorities, and the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office responded. According to Sergeant Sean Scales, deputies, search-and-rescue volunteers, and a California Highway patrol helicopter…

2 Placer County Programs Recognized Nationwide in List of “100 Brilliant Ideas”

2 Placer County Programs Recognized Nationwide in List of “100 Brilliant Ideas”

Two programs in Placer County have been recognized by the National Association of Counties as a few of its “100 Brilliant Ideas at Work,” a new initiative to recognize visionary county leadership that has improved quality of life. The first program recognized is an animal services program dedicated to helping…

Meddlers Report For June 13th

Meddlers Report For June 13th

Your Meddlers report for this Tuesday, June 13th is filled with interesting information and stories that will most likely impact a majority of those who are listening or reading it. As always, the meeting at Auburn City Hall began with the Mayor of Auburn giving a lengthy briefing on everything…

Placer County Fair Offering Free Admission For 80th Birthday Celebration

Placer County Fair Offering Free Admission For 80th Birthday Celebration

If you’re looking for something fun and inexpensive to do this summer, Roseville’s Placer County Fair is the answer. This year, the fair celebrates its 80th birthday, and admission will be free. The fair offers entertainment to people of all ages. Kids can ride on carnival rides, become part of…

Suspect Arrested For Auburn Homicide

Suspect Arrested For Auburn Homicide

A Placer County resident was murdered in Auburn early Friday morning. Auburn Police Officers found Steve Shelton, 62, injured at the corner of Pacific Avenue and Sacramento Street. The officers discovered he was stabbed, and he later died at a local hospital. On Saturday morning, police arrested the 19-year old…

Placer County Welcomes New Deputy County Executive Officer

Placer County Welcomes New Deputy County Executive Officer

Helping to coordinate fiscal administration and budget oversight of Placer County offices and departments is now under the guidance of Kate Sampson, Placer’s new deputy county executive officer for finance. Sampson complements and rounds out an already dynamic team of three deputy CEOs, each providing organizational leadership over a specific…

Dental Days Expands Services For Placer Youth

Dental Days Expands Services For Placer Youth

When a child is extra squirmy or a bit shy, Michele Eastwood knows it’s time to enlist the help of her trusted assistants. She reaches for two stuffed animals with cartoonishly large teeth — a yellow dog and a blue dragon — and starts to examine their gums. The dental…