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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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For MORE than 15 years, a group of Foresthillians have gathered to solve world peace, discuss local issues, enjoy pictures of travels and listen to Larry Jordan harass his beautiful bride Carol Mobley. It is a joyous group that has life experience, veteran experience, political opinions and …

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The Forest Hill Divide Museum is looking for volunteers, who are at least 18 years of age, to learn blacksmithing skills during the months of May through Labor Day. You will be scheduled about two weekend days per month and learn to make your own chain, tools like a chisel, center punch and …

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We were recently made aware of a situation in Roseville were a customer was approached at home by someone with a letter claiming they needed to inspect his meter and needed copies of his electric bills. We want to remind customers that this is not a PG&E practice and could be someone wit…

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The “Proposition 13” on the March 3 ballot is a $15 billion school construction bond, but it would cost taxpayers far more than $15 billion. That’s why the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is opposed to this Proposition 13. This measure would increase the state’s debt and interest costs, …

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The Placer County Clerk-Recorder’s Office is responsible for keeping the county’s vital records, including all births.

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Foresthill High Schools FFA program began a Natural Resource team this year. The National FFA program offers Career Development Events, in which teams of 4 students compete against other schools in different career related topics. Students learn and demonstrate their knowledge and skills ind…

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Data, analytics, bottom line, statistics, purchase price…all are very useful numbers…but it doesn’t necessarily tell the whole story. I had the opportunity to spend some time with a long-time Foresthill resident…born and raised in the community. We discussed many topics, but one that really …

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The Foresthill Lions Club’s will host the annual Student Speaker Contest on Tuesday, February 18th, 2020, in the side conference room at Memorial Hall. Contestants should arrive no later than 5:30 PM for final instructions. The contest will start at 6:00 pm sharp. This year’s topic is, “Home…

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Messenger readers have probably heard the FPUD will be hold a hearing at Memorial Hall to consider adopting new water rates on February 25th, 2020 at 7:00 pm. On November 13, 2019 we announced these new rates during a public Board meeting. In accordance with Propositions 218, we mailed Notic…

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One of the academic goals for FHS is to raise our standardized test scores in mathematics.  This story is about 11th grade Foresthill students making huge progress toward this goal.

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With unsettled weather expected to return to its service area this week, PG&E is asking customers to have a plan for inclement weather and be prepared for unexpected power outages.

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The California Department of Aging (CDA) announced the launch today of an updated engagement campaign, EngageCA.org, that encourages Californians to share their vision for a new Master Plan for Aging that will promote an age-friendly California.

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Cobey Gruhlke, a current 5th grader at Forest Charter in Foresthill, has amazed us once again. Cobey entered the local Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) writing contest...and won! This year’s theme was American History: “The Voyage of the Mayflower”.

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A newly redesigned county flag was officially unveiled during yesterday’s meeting of the Placer County Board of Supervisors. The redesign incorporates the popular branding and design elements of Placer County’s logo and color palette, which were adopted in 2015 and have become strongly assoc…

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced that scholarship applications are now being accepted for college-bound high schoolers as well as current college and continuing education students living in Northern and Central California.

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Open Enrollment/Intradistrict applications for Placer Union High School District are being accepted between January 6th and January 31st 2020. The District’s Open Enrollment/ Intradistrict Transfer policy allows students to attend a school outside of their normal area of attendance, provided…

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Amazing cows hold promise in pioneering sustainable food systems

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Permit fees to electrically connect portable and permanent generators to residences will be suspended until July 2020 with the Placer County Board of Supervisors yesterday approving the measure to make it easier and safer for residents to withstand power shutoffs.

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On December 14th, the American Legion Riders Chapter 587, Foresthill, held a small ceremony at the Veterans Hall. This was in conjunction with the Wreaths Across America Program. They along with the help of local Boy Scouts and a few community members distributed wreaths to our four cemeteri…

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The Foresthill Lions Club’s will host the annual Student Speaker Contest on Thursday, February 20th, 2020, in the side conference room at Memorial Hall. Contestants should arrive no later than 5:30 PM for final instructions. The contest will start at 6:00 pm sharp. This year’s topic is, “Hom…

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The Auburn Aviation Association (AAA) and Auburn Chapter 526 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) are offering scholarship opportunities to individuals in the greater Auburn area. The goal is to expose qualified applicants to the exciting world of aviation and its related careers (…

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Welcome to the new year, Foresthill! As I reflect upon 2019, it is with tremendous pride that I think about the hardworking and caring teachers and staff that support the students and families of our school. Though we have had many successes in our short time together, I know that we as a te…

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The Foresthill Fire District Board of Directors at a Special Board Meeting on November 22, 2019, voted unanimously to terminate the current shared services management agreement with the Placer Hills Fire District and hire a new replacement management team to lead the District.

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The Foresthill Divide Chamber of Commerce provided a festive atmosphere for the annual lighting of the town Christmas Tree on December 6th with fun and goodies for all of the town’s boys and girls. Carolers delighted the children and adults with their Christmas songs while anticipating Santa…

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 The public safety power shutoffs are taking a toll on the pocketbooks of thousands of Placer County residents and business owners. This, according to a survey that was released in early November by Placer County to determine the local impacts related to October’s  Pacific Gas and Electric C…

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The Foresthill Lion’s Club held their annual Christmas dinner on December third.  The Board of Directors had voted to honor Cathy Harley and her husband Steve for their service to Lions.  Cathy, while not a member, spent years ensuring Memorial Hall and our meetings and events were possible.

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A group of concerned FPUD customers will be holding a community meeting to discuss the Water Rate Study and other related issues.  We will outline the next steps moving forward.  The meeting will be on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 6 pm.  Location will be Mega’s Café, 24482 Main St., Forest…

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The Foresthill Lions Club’s will host the annual Student Speaker Contest on Thursday, February 20th, 2020, in the side conference room at Memorial Hall. Contestants should arrive no later than 5:30 PM for final instructions. The contest will start at 6:00 pm sharp. This year’s topic is, “Hom…

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Lots of things are going on around the water tanks at the Foresthill Public Utility District in the next couple of months. Folks have been asking for meetings in the evening, so we've set up three of them between now and the end of February.

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Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected by the recent public safety power shutoffs. With the extended loss of power, refrigerators and freezers are not able to keep food chilled to safe temperatures. This greatly increases the risk of foodborne illnesses, especially for vulnerable…

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What do you do with your American flag when it has come to the end of its useful life? The United States Flag Code says, “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”

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SFC Aryn Goodrich returned home this year from Iraq. This was her third deployment as a Medical Lab Technician, assigned to the 627th Hospital Center near Bagdhad . She had previously served tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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At the Foresthill Fire District Meeting held on December 12. Two new staff sworn in, Engineer Esquer and Firefighter Kramer. The new Fire Chief and Asst Fire Chiefs have accomplished a tremendous amount of progress in less than 3 weeks on the job. They have assessed equipment, staff needs, f…

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The Foresthill Fire Protection District has participated in a shared services agreement with Placer Hills Fire Protection District for the provision of Fire Chief and Duty Officer services since 2014. The agreement initially provided a 0.5 full-time-equivalent (FTE) Fire Chief serving the ne…

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The Foresthill High School Freshman Class hosted a very successful Twilight 5k run on the evening of Thursday, November 21st. Approximately one hundred students, friends, parents, youngsters and even a couple of babes in strollers enjoyed the crisp evening air as they ran, jogged and walked …

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 At 9:45 am, on Monday, Nov 18th, 2019, the First Graders from the Foresthill Divide School made a field trip that they will not soon forget! 22 children from Ms. Jones’ and 25 children from Ruth Ann McCollam’s first grade class, along with several parents and the teachers themselves made th…

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The Foresthill Firewise progam is about to get a huge boost in population.  The Silverleaf Drive neighborhood is gearing up to be designated as the first Firewise community in Todds Valley.  If that isn’t enough, it will also be the largest in the area with over 100 homes, plus several vacan…

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