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Stephanie Lynnwood Meckler is a woman wanting to do something to help during this time of the Coronavirus pandemic. Following the mandate to to shelter at in her residence, Stephanie searched the social media page of Next Door and found New Start SLS requesting face masks for their patients …

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As we navigate life during this worldwide pandemic, we are faced with the compounding challenge of an increasingly unstable economy. As most facets of our modern society rely on economic stability, every business and household has been shaken to their core. In a time when mandatory and self-…

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) offers additional support for customers experiencing hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company is implementing a series of billing and service modifications effective immediately to ensure the lights stay on…

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LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO SPEND A FEW HOURS MONTHLY AT YOUR FOREST HILL DIVIDE MUSEUM DURING THE SUMMER SEASON

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When I first came to this beautiful and wonderful place we know as Foresthill,  Forest Hill to those in the know,  I knew there was something wrong. “A disturbance in the Force “, if you will.  I would, on occasion, set something down and find it was missing.  A few years back I bought two n…

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Placer County is now known for many things, but back in the 1800s, there was one common goal for those who decided to settle in the area: striking gold! And with the Gold Rush in full swing, a widespread romanticism of the gold-rich mountains of California brought people from all over the wo…

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Notice of Vacancy on FPUD Board - Pursuant to Government Code §1780, interested persons are hereby notified that, effective March 11, 2020, there is a Vacancy on the Foresthill Public Utility District Board of Directors. The current members of the Board of Directors of the Foresthill Public …

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The coronavirus pandemic has temporarily closed most county public counters, but the Placer County Community Development Agency continues to provide a full range of planning, engineering, building and inspection services to the public, from permit application to final inspection. CDRA is ope…

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You’ve made the transition from paper or plastic grocery bags to reusable bags. You keep them in the trunk, so they are always available when you go shopping. Time for a pat on the back? Maybe. Do you ever wash those bags?

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The Foresthill Lions Club is now accepting applications from Foresthill High School seniors who wish to apply for college scholarships. Lions award scholarships in the amounts of $2,000, $1,500 and $1,000 to qualified and deserving seniors. Information on the requirements students must submi…

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ABBOTT PARK, Ill., March 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the fastest available molecular point-of-care test for the detection of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), deliver…

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Our world has certainly changed, pivoted, and evolved quite a bit since my last article in early March. Though the news of Coronavirus at the time was bringing global awareness to the pending pandemic, county health officials announced then, as of February 26, that there were no confirmed ca…

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A grand surprise 100th birthday party was held at Foresthill Memorial Hall for “Eloise” Nafziger on March 8th. The family secretly distributed invitations throughout the Foresthill community for the event. Eloise was completely surprised as she entered Memorial Hall to the delight of the roo…

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Construction of the Bowman Road Bridges Improvement Project is nearing completion. Weather dependent, Bowman Road is anticipated to open to the public the week of March 15.

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At a Special Board of Directors Meeting on February 25, 2020 the FPUD conducted a Proposition 218 Hearing related to a proposed new water rate structure, which was introduced last November 13. That hearing provided customers who are property owners the opportunity to protest the new rates. I…

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STOP! Before signing this recall ask yourself whose best interest is being served by recalling an entire board? Is it the litigants? Is it a group that suppo11s the litigants? Does it make sense to incur a costly recall when two positions are up for Election in November?

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 CAL FIRE (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection) this week awarded $43.5 million dollars to local organizations to reduce the risk of wildfires to homes and communities across California. Fifty-five local fire prevention projects are receiving funding for hazardous fuel redu…

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Placer County is making significant strides toward achieving its affordable housing goals according to a mid-year update of the county’s Housing Program Work Plan. The report was presented during this week’s meeting of the Placer County Board of Supervisors by Principal Planner Shawna Purvin…

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(StatePoint) As we age, an increasing number of us link our emotional and physical well-being to our overall health. After all, you can’t do the things you enjoy if you aren’t healthy.

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The Foresthill Public Utility District was handed a sounding defeat to their Proposed Water Rate Study. The community needed to reach 1,018 valid Protest Letters to defeat the Water Rate Study and 1,108 were verified when the count was stopped due to the excess votes.

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The Foresthill Lions Club hosted their annual Student Speaker’s contest on February 18th  at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall. The Student Speaker Contest, now in its 83rd year presented a challenging topic "Homelessness in California: What is the Solution?"

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The Foresthill Lions Club held their annual “Seafood-a-rama” this past Saturday, February 29th, at Veterans Memorial Hall. The Lions Club wishes to thank everyone who attended the Seafood-a-rama dinner. Always a sold-out event, this is the Lions biggest fundraiser of the year. Lions apprecia…

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The Foresthill Fire District is pleased to announce the appointment of Gilbert (Gil) Dong to the position of Emergency Management Coordinator, a volunteer non-compensated position.  The Emergency Management Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Fire District with disaster planning, em…

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Placer County Public Health is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

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The Wildfires had a great season and came up a couple baskets short of playing in the section championship game. After a 21-6 regular season and a 2nd place finish in league play, the boys basketball team headed to the playoffs as the #3 seed in Division 6. The high seed brought a home match…

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Girls Basketball made it to the quarterfinals for playoffs and played a great game against Sac Adventist last week. The lady Wildfires ended the season in 2nd place for the CVCL.

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On Friday, February 14th several Foresthill High School students had a unique opportunity to visit the Foresthill Bridge. While the majority of the students in the AP Spanish Language and Culture course had already visited the bridge, this time was different. Part of the AP Spanish curriculu…

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Thank you, Foresthill, for all of your local support over the years to our community’s district and school. On Thursday, April 23, we will be hosting our first Foresthill Appreciation Day to recognize and show appreciation to our wonderful supporters…Fire Safety, First Responders, Law Enforc…

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Many Foresthill residents on water meters have concerns on the new water rate structure proposed by the FPUD Water District.  Others who are on private wells have been quick to realize that higher water rates charged to local businesses and establishments would impact them as rising costs wo…

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January 28th, 2020, saw the culmination of months of work by Foresthill American Legion Post 587. Steve Wendt spearheaded a successful effort to obtain and display a POW /MIA flag in Foresthill. Assisted by Jim Gotcher, Matt Jelle, Rich Murray, George Fitzinger and the on-duty members of the…

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Standing 730 feet above the North Fork of the American River, Foresthill Bridge is the highest in California. Unfortunately, since it’s been built, it’s estimated 88 people have jumped to their death.

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All FPUD Water Protest Forms must be in the office by end of day on Tuesday, February 25th at 5:00p. You can mail your form to: Water Rate Protest P.O. Box 587 Foresthill, CA 95631 so the forms can be collected, scanned (so there is a record of the form for safekeeping), then delivered in ba…

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Foresthill Pool is excited to begin our fundraising season! This year we are starting off with a brand-new fundraiser and are excited to see the turn out for this event!

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On January 23, the Foresthill Public Utility District hosted at Memorial Hall a look at the proposed Water Rate Study conducted by HFH Consultants Inc. The presentation depicted how the study was done, and offered a preview of associated costs to customers for the proposed rates. Several com…

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The results are in: On Groundhog Day this last Sunday, Punxsutawney Phil could not find his shadow. And as the legend goes, this means we're in for an early spring. Every February, people all across America wait for a large rodent named Punxsutawney Phil to tell us on Groundhog Day whether t…

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Placer County will host a community meeting for the Yankee Jims Bridge Replacement Project on Feb. 6 in Auburn to seek input as it begins to develop an environmental impact report for the project.

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