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Court ruling creates new drought concern

Placer County Water Agency is gauging the potential impact of a new court ruling on tiered water rates. It’s a ruling that Gov. Jerry Brown has already declared a “str ...

Placer County’s rural Taylor Road becomes temporary interstate freeway

Traffic was to take a detour off Interstate 80 in Placer County this morning and again, overnight into Thursday, turning Taylor Road once again into a major thoroughfare. Caltrans ...

Fire Safe Council efforts kindle State of Community recognition

When Fran Kehoe steps up May 1 to accept the County Award at the Auburn State of the Community event, she’ll be doing so with a fire victim’s perspective. But, even mo ...

Honor Tour assembly April 23 at Del Oro High

Preview the assembly: The following link is to a video previewing the Honor Tour. It was created by Del Oro media and production students three years ago: https://m.youtube.c ...

Echo Valley’s Connie Watson receives Northern California agriculture honor

Connie Watson, manager of Echo Valley Ranch in Auburn, is one of four women recognized by Common Threads North for contributions to agriculture and their communities. Watson was s ...

Jobs increase signals sizzling Placer construction

Another month, another drop in Placer County’s jobless rate. The local economic barometer, established monthly by the state Employment Development, shows the percentage of u ...

Rodeo clown is goodwill ambassador in baggy pants

In the world of rodeo, when you do good, you get a shiny silver buckle – not a trophy or a plaque. And rodeo clown Justin Rumford, who will be appearing next weekend at the ...

Placer Water pumps up drought strategy

Continuing to be wary of both the weather and potential new government water-cutback demands, the Placer County Water Agency is moving into the dry months of the year reasonably co ...

Honor Tour assembly April 23 at Del Oro High

Honor Tour assembly April 23 at Del Oro High The Honor Group Inc., organizer of The Honor Bowl, a high school football invitation that benefits military veterans, will open its 2 ...

Auburn’s Boorinakis-Harper Ranch a State of Community honoree

In the same family for four generations and the lone working ranch within Auburn city limits, the Boorinakis-Harper Ranch off Dairy Road will receive the Friend of Agriculture awar ...