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Feds come to rescue of Ophir firehouse in the nick of time

FEMA has come to the rescue of Placer County Fire’s Ophir station on Wise Road. Placer Fire Chief Brad Harris said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a $1. ...

Dog beaten, shot, left to die near Foresthill

For two days, off and on, the barking and whimpering in the woods near Sugar Pine Reservoir east of Foresthill kept up. The campers who had arrived from the Bay Area initially had ...

CIF Playoff Picture Starts To Take Shape

Placer, Bear River and Del Oro’s football teams all have one thing in common this Friday night. A respective win by each would make the trio post season eligible for the upcoming ...

Illegal pot grow found in Loomis

A man guarding his 100 marijuana plants grown in Loomis could face criminal charges after calling law enforcement when masked men tried to raid his outdoor grow, according to autho ...

Body found -- ‘possible homicide’

A dead body was found off the side of a road near Old Town Auburn Tuesday morning, according to a press release issued by the Auburn Police Department. The press release, sent to t ...

Wolverines Looking For "Ball Security"

You can believe that “ball security” are two words Sierra College football coach Jeff Tisdel is emphasizing this week as his Wolverines prepare for Saturday’s Valley Conferen ...

Birds — put out the welcome mat and they’ll drop in

There’s plenty to see out there. You just have to look. That’s the advice of longtime bird-watching enthusiast Roger Strahle, owner of Wild Bird Station in Auburn. Right now, ...

Four arrested for alleged stealing scheme in Auburn

Police arrested four adults who they say used distraction techniques to steal numerous items from several stores on Sunday in the Auburn area. The Auburn Police Department located ...

Two arrested in Rocklin following county-wide mail theft spree

At about 7:20 a.m. Sunday, Rocklin police officers stopped a suspicious vehicle in the area of Granite Drive and Sierra Meadows Drive. There were two female occupants of the vehicl ...

Pumpkins: Carve ’em, chuck ’em, put ’em in a pie

The pumpkin is, by far, the most storied vegetable around. It plays a significant role in not just one, but two major American holidays. In literature, it’s been turned into ...