Business

Two local organizations earn awards

Kim Strong and her restaurant, Kim’s Country Kitchen; and the Lincoln High School’s agricultural department received awards March 18 at the 24th annual Placer County ...

Community development department changes hours

The city of Lincoln’s community development department has a slight change in office hours, beginning April 3. The new hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursd ...

New playground for Stand Up Placer battered women’s shelter

A picnic table outside. A basketball hoop in the driveway. A raised bed with spring flowers. These are some of the accoutrements of a home. For Michelle Coleman, executive direct ...

Placer County’s incredible shrinking jobless percentage

Placer County’s jobless rate’s downward trend is continuing, with the unemployment percentage dropping to 5.4 percent. The unemployment rate – which represents 9 ...

Pluses, minuses of Foresthill bioenergy plant mapped out

Is the Foresthill Divide ready for a bioenergy plant? A new draft study suggests that the Foresthill area, east of Auburn, has the supply of wood waste for a relatively small plan ...

Small-box store plans roil small-town Georgetown

Tennessee-based Dollar General Corp. is eyeing a new store location in the El Dorado County community of Georgetown. And that has some residents raising concerns about how it woul ...

Quartz Ridge affordable apartments poised for construction start

Described by its Roseville-based developer as a new community that will help meet the need for affordable family housing in the Auburn area, the 64-unit Quartz Ridge apartment comp ...

Borders Committee opens lines of communication with neighbors

Whether the issue is about a conflict of interest or opportunities for mutual support, the Loomis Borders Committee steps in to handle town business, according to Loomis town offic ...

New drive-up shelter rises at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital

A dramatic roof sloping over what is now a construction zone in front of North Auburn’s Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital signals that a new project to ease arrivals and departure ...

Sierra camping trip yields inspiration, invention

The inspiration came on a Sierra camping trip. And the result – a small part that makes using one of the world’s most popular handguns easier to use – is a paten ...