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Live Road Condidtions Now On El Dorado County’s Website

Live Road Condidtions Now On El Dorado County’s Website

El Dorado County is now providing a new feature on its website to monitor road, park and trail status through a map. The map can be found on the county’s main website through a button located on the right side of the page. The button is named road, park and…

Call for Help – Retired Firefighter in Search of Kidney Donor

Call for Help – Retired Firefighter in Search of Kidney Donor

Article and photograph repost courtesy Gold Country Media By: Kathryn Holt, for the Auburn Journal   The new year represents new beginnings – establishing resolutions and goals. For one local hero, his only resolution is to have a life-saving surgery. But he can’t do it alone. Newcastle resident Ronnie Denton,…

Folsom Dam Spillway Nearing Completion

Folsom Dam Spillway Nearing Completion

The Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway project is in its last phase and on schedule to finish by October, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District. The $900 million structure, which runs parallel to Folsom Lake Crossing, has been in construction since 2008 and is a joint project…

Philips Station Snow Survey Jumps 22 Inches In Just 30 Days

Philips Station Snow Survey Jumps 22 Inches In Just 30 Days

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) second manual snow survey at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada range found a snow water equivalence of 28.1 inches, a significant increase since the January 3 survey, when just 6 inches was found there. The average as measured at Phillips since 1964 is…

Placer County Competing In 2017 Sacramento County Academic Decathlon

Placer County Competing In 2017 Sacramento County Academic Decathlon

High school students from Sacramento and Placer County will compete in the 2017 Sacramento County Academic Decathlon. A total of 22 Sacramento County teams and three Placer County teams – totaling more than 380 students – will compete. The Placer County teams will be competing amongst themselves and will be…

Hidden Falls Regional Park Trails Expansion Network Is Underway

Hidden Falls Regional Park Trails Expansion Network Is Underway

The environmental document for the Hidden Falls Regional Park Trails Expansion Network is underway. As one of the first steps in the environmental review process, a “Notice of Preparation” for an Environmental Impact Report is currently being distributed. There will be a public Scoping Meeting held on February 21, 2017,…

Second Promotion Announced Following Sherriff Bonner’s Retirement

Second Promotion Announced Following Sherriff Bonner’s Retirement

Captain Wayne Woo has been appointed to the role of undersheriff for the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, effective Feb. 26. Woo joined the sheriff’s office in 1994, and has served with distinction in nearly every division in a variety of assignments including patrol, special operations, and corrections. He also served…

Auburn Man Found Nude With Teenage Girl Charged With Rape

Auburn Man Found Nude With Teenage Girl Charged With Rape

A man was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of having sex with a teenage girl, the Auburn Police Department said. Marco Mendoza, 25, of Wildomar, was taken into custody after an officer saw him in a parked vehicle with the 17-year-old, police said. The officer first spotted two naked people…

Property Tax Relief Offered For Damages Suffered During Storms

Property Tax Relief Offered For Damages Suffered During Storms

If your property has been damaged by the recent storms and flooding, you may be eligible for property tax relief. In many cases, the damaged property can be reappraised in its current condition, with some taxes refunded to the property owner. Once rebuilt, the property will be reassessed to its…

Fly In A 1929 Airliner This Weekend

Fly In A 1929 Airliner This Weekend

The 1929 airliner in Sacramento this weekend was the height of flying luxury 85 years ago Flying the airliners has not always meant connecting the entire world in a single day. Nor did it mean flight delays, security lines or baggage carousels. At one time, flying to a destination was…