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The Foresthill High School Homecoming began early Friday morning with the local Lions Club preparing a pancake breakfast for the Wildfires football team and cheerleaders. The athletes greatly enjoyed the pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham and doughnuts before their early morning classes began on …

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On September 25, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved the county’s final 2018-19 budget of $970.9 million, an increase of 12.1 percent from the previous year’s budget of $866.2 million.

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The Placer Board of Supervisors has officially proclaimed this month National Preparedness Month as part of an ongoing commitment to individual and community preparedness. In light of this month’s fires, readiness for a natural disaster couldn’t be more critical. The Board has recognized fiv…

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Placer County’s public health officer, along with the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District, are reminding residents to continue to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites, after several human cases of West Nile virus and one death linked to the disease.

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Staffing Placer County’s polling sites each election takes more than 1,300 poll workers, and the county Elections Office is now accepting applications for all positions for the Nov. 6 general election. It’s a great chance to give back to the community and be a part of the excitement of our d…

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Foresthill Divide School, in conjunction with the Auburn Rotary Club, is proud to sponsor five students for the REGL Leadership Camp each year. The purpose of REGL is to provide high quality leadership training with a strong emphasis on ethics to selected 8th grade students who have demonstr…

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In case you haven’t noticed, a new gift shop opened up in Foresthill. This new shop is somewhat of a co-op in that several local artists rent space in the shop to showcase their handmade art and crafts. The shop also includes some antiques, collectibles and doo-dads that aren’t handmade, but…

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Over 1,000 volunteers worked together to remove nearly nine tons of trash from the rivers, lakes, and streams of the Sierra Nevada region as part of the tenth annual Great Sierra River Cleanup. This event, coordinated by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and held in partnership with California C…

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Do you or someone you know need help keeping up with residential property tax payments? The State of CA Property Tax Postponement Program (PTP) allows eligible homeowners to postpone payment of property taxes on a primary residence. You must meet specific age, income, home equity percentages…

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Placer Community Foundation (PCF) and its donors have supported a number of worthwhile organizations in the community over the years, including several animal and wildlife nonprofits, but because of donor Mary Paolini Fischer and her passion for horses, PCF gifted its first-ever horse welfar…

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Editors Alta: Having read in a recent number of the Union that a rich strike had been made at Colfax, we abandoned our claims on the twenty-third extension of the “Banner” with the intention of taking stock in this new and unparalleled discovery. Tho stage from Nevada reached Colfax at half-…

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The wildland fire, which started Tuesday, forced mandatory evacuations earlier this week in parts of El Dorado and Placer counties. Mandatory evacuations were in effect for McKeon Pondersosa Road and all roads leading to the west from McKeon Ponderosa Road, as well as Moshiron Dr, Shady Oak …

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The historic community of Foresthill celebrated its rich heritage of Gold Mining and Lumber on September 1st and 2nd at the Leroy E. Botts Memorial Park.

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Studies show that community parks increase health, social connection, aid the environment and have positive impacts on the local economy. Parks offer countless benefits to residents of all ages and interests who are fortunate enough to have them in their neighborhoods. They serve as an affor…

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Thousands turned out August 4th and 5th to comb through a wealth of donations at the Foresthill Volunteer Fire Association garage sale. The biggest garage sale of the year with hundreds of bargains didn’t disappoint those who shopped at the three locations — the Tin Barn on Foresthill Road, …

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Maker’s Mountain Eatery, Tap House & Wine Bar will be open by mid September, with a grand opening party to be announced. Rich Valencia, restrauranteur, is excited to bring the nostalgia of food with a “mountain” twist back to the old Ore Cart Steak House & Red Dirt Saloon site.

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California State Parks and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) are advising visitors to Auburn State Recreation Area to seek immediate medical attention if they encountered a rabid bat earlier this month at Mineral Bar Campground.

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8/24 Make a Sewing Machine Cover - (group activity - no instructor needed) sewing themed fabric & pattern provided. $5 FFF $10 general public 12-4 p.m.

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Join Sons in Retirement September 6 for their luncheon social at 11 am at the Auburn Elks Lodge, 195 Pine Street, Auburn.

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Giving Hearts, sponsored by the Calvary Bible Church, held its ‘Back to School’ themed clothing giveaway on Saturday August 11th at their Church in Todd Valley. This was the 21st giveaway event and it helped 182 people belonging to 57 families with clothes, accessories, shoes, etc.

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The Foresthill Union School District is seeking a qualified applicant to fill a provisional Board vacancy until the position is filled in the general election on November 4, 2018.

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At the July 19 meeting of the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) Board of Directors, the Board received a mid-year update on Middle Fork Project (MFP) hydropower generation in 2018. The forecast for year-end generation is just over 1,000,000 megawatt hours (MWhrs), which is in line with proje…

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The Foresthill Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11294 will be hosting a “Golf For Vets” Golf tournament on September 15 at Black Oak Golf Course in Auburn with all of the net proceeds going to support efforts of the VFW Post to help Veterans.

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Apologies for having to cancel the Sweet Shop in July & August at the last moment … had to deal with a death in the family … We are planning to restart in September.

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Labor Day weekend, at the Foresthill Leroy Botts Memorial Park on Harrison Street in Foresthill always brings hundreds of people from near and far to celebrate our storied heritage. There will be Gold Panning, food, activities for all ages, games, vendors, and more.

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The 63rd Annual Western States Trail Ride, popularly called the Tevis Cup Ride took place on July 28, with Heather Reynolds and her ten year old Chestnut Arabian, Cayucos, as the first place finisher. Heather accomplished the endeavor from Robie Park, Truckee to the Auburn Staging Area in th…

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Candidate filing for the General Election to be held November 6 is coming to a close this week. And three local Districts are looking for a few good candidates.

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Each year the Foresthill Lions Club gives out a total of $4,500.00 in Scholarships to our Senior Class. It amazes me how busy these students are with sports, different clubs, some of them work, some of them volunteer, and they still get straight A’s and make the Honor Roll. This year’s winne…

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The U.S. Forest Service has ordered Fire Restrictions across the Tahoe National Forest. The decision to order fire restrictions came after an analysis of current fuel conditions and weather observations. This analysis revealed the potential to support large fire growth across the Tahoe Natio…

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The Foresthill Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11294 will be hosting a “Golf For Vets” Golf tournament on September 15 at Black Oak Golf Course in Auburn with all of the net proceeds going to support efforts of the VFW Post to help Veterans.

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If you are like me, you are starting to find pests and bugs on your vegetables and/or flowers. Although you can see the damage, some bugs are so small they require viewing through a magnifying glass. Unfortunately, there are a few at the roots that can be microscopic as well.

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The abrupt bleats of browsing goats rang out along Foresthill Road on June 30 during the Monte Verde Estates Homeowners Associations’ annual Firewise Training Day. The association employed over eleven-hundred goats and sheep again this year to shear the desiccated brown grass along their parkways.

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The Placer County Public Health Officer and Placer County Air Pollution Control District issued a joint air quality advisory last week to notify the public of the potential of poor air quality conditions due to smoke from fires burning throughout the state.

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On June 21st the Foresthill Fire Protection District Board passed Resolution 2018-05 adopting intended ballot language, and calling and providing for an election to be held on September 18, for the purpose of submitting to the qualified voters the question of the adoption of a special fire t…

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The 63rd Annual Western States “Tevis Cup 100 Miles One Day” Trail Ride is scheduled for July 28-29.

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Some have said that this years 4th of July Parade and Festivities were the best in years. There plenty of entries in the always well attended parade that had folks lined up from one end of Main Street to the other. And the announcing booth was once again located on the deck at the Forest Hou…

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What does July have to do with lush winter gardens? As it turns out, quite a bit! While lazy summer days can make you feel that “the livin’ is easy...” The harsh reality is Winter is coming. Below are some upcoming Placer County master gardener classes and one Eisley’s class that can help yo…

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7/23 Coil Basket (project class) Carol Riggert - $15 materials supplied. Bring your own fabric if you have a specific color(s) you want to use. You will need to have a machine that can make a zig-zag stitch (note: this will generally require a foot other than your 1/4 inch foot); jeans/denim…

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The Foresthill Heritage Community Garden, a project of the Foresthill Community Development Council, can be deemed a huge success. The Garden is in its second season and currently has eight planting beds filled with flowers and veggies. There are eleven people on the “planting beds” waiting …

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