Meadow Vista

Gold Rush mercury removal on tap for Bear River

The Nevada Irrigation District has committed final funding of $290,000 for specialized equipment from a Canadian manufacturer to remove mercury left over from the Gold Rush on the ...

Placer County man punches, scares off trespassing bear

It’s hard to believe it happened. And state wildlife officers are advising against it. But for a rural Placer County resident, bare fists and a solid right-hand to a bear&rs ...

Loomis, Meadow Vista library future remains uncertain

Placer County supervisors are willing to look at new ideas for keeping Loomis and Meadow Vista libraries open. But board members stopped short Tuesday – despite a steady str ...

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 ...

Nevada Irrigation District dusts off 1926 plan for dam in Meadow Vista-Colfax area

  The Nevada Irrigation District is resurrecting a plan developed in the 1920s to tap into a meandering stretch of the Bear River between Meadow Vista and Colfax to boost wat ...

For local family, Olympic memories are golden

After attending the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Don Whitaker of Meadow Vista decided to take his two grandsons to Sochi to experience the 2014 Olympic Games. Whitaker and his ...

Media Life: When giant arrows guided planes over Placer

It’s hard to believe in a 21st century world that early day pilots in flimsy flying machines were guided on low-altitude, cross-country jaunts by giant concrete arrows spaced ...

China BASE jump a world-class experience for Placer man

Meadow Vista’s Chris Hall joined the upper echelon of BASE jumpers in China this past weekend to take part in a competition at one of the world’s highest bridges. Hall ...

Police say Loomis man had ‘tennis-ball’ size meth stash

A Loomis man faces felony charges after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase on his motorcycle from Auburn to Meadow Vista during which he tried to get rid of a “te ...

Placer County deputies arrest six in two Monday home burglaries

  Placer County Sheriff’s deputies had a busy Monday as they stopped two separate home burglaries in the Meadow Vista and Applegate areas that resulted in six arrests. ...