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The Foresthill High School Graduation ceremony was held on June 1, 2019 at 9:00 am. The ceremony proved to be a very impressive and intimate celebration. Upon entering the school grounds, the Foresthill Lions Club directed traffic and parking. The stadium seats and bleachers were rapidly fil…

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Foresthill Public Utility District was hoping that the Supreme Court of California would rule in favor of  the Ramona Municipal Water District in their legal battle with customers challenging the unlawful rate structure they had implemented. The utility district hoped that their customers co…

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Five fifth graders at the Foresthill Divide School won prizes for their creativity in popping a balloon and their ability to speak about their popper in front of a group of Lion’s Club members.  The annual event took place on May 13th and 14th.  About thirty-eight students showed off their a…

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Three worthy Foresthill High School students have been awarded scholarships from the Foresthill Lions Club. Serene Fuller was awarded $2,000, Eric Lysen was awarded $1,500 and AutumnSky Rosenberg was awarded $1,000. The annual scholarships are awarded based upon the students completed Applic…

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Measure B passed to fund Foresthill’s fire district services.  Hard decision to open our pockets and commit $240 a year knowing no one else is going to save us.  The Fire Board can now develop a realistic plan to better protect and serve us.  All the $240 stays in Foresthill.  That is a good thing.

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In 1959, John Holland and Josh Wilson, ministers with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Northern California-Nevada, began to search the California foothills for land to develop a camp for youth and adults to enjoy the great outdoors and participate in the unique aspects of reside…

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Flying embers can destroy homes up to a mile from a wildfire. “Harden” your home now before a fire starts by using ember-resistant building materials.

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Ray was born in Cleaton, Kentucky on March 5th, 1935, being one of nine children to parents Henry and Nellie Rush. His family moved to San Diego, California in the early 1940's. He married Donna Todd. Ray is survived by Donna, son Ray, daughters Tondra Davis, Rhonda Rush and Londra (Rick) Ba…

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Over 137 acres of agricultural land and blue oak woodland are planned for conservation in North Auburn, with the Placer County Board of Supervisors today approving the use of $205,000 of Placer Legacy open space funds. The funding will contribute to an agricultural conservation easement that…

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For the last of the three years, Derek Hildinger paired up with the Foresthill Lions Club to conduct mock interviews for the senior students in his Government and Economics class at Foresthill High School. The interviews are part of the students final high school project called the Life Skil…

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Have you noticed the thin forest around FHS campus? I have, and along with admiring it, I wanted to learn more. I sat down with Luke Godon, a senior at Forest Hill High School, and his mom, Amanda Godon who is the owner and brains behind Volcano Creek Enterprises.

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Three worthy Foresthill High School students are on their way to being awarded scholarships from the Foresthill Lions Club. The annual scholarships are awarded based upon the students completed Application Package, Academic Transcripts,  High School Activities, Personal & Community Activ…

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Rich Murray retired in 2001. He recalls, “On Memorial Day that year we tried sitting at those thick concrete picnic tables in the Park. The sun beat down on our heads and quickly drove us back into the shade of those huge pine trees. I knew right then we had to do something about that situation.”

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After the third attempt, the Foresthill community voted to pass the Fire Tax bill, Measure B. This will enable the Foresthill Fire Protection District to maintain services on the Divide. The measure squeaked by with a positive vote of 68.30% (as of 5/12/19), needing 66.70% to reach the two-t…

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The Foresthill Forum is in the process of nominating a candidate for the Civic Achievement Award. The award is presented to a Foresthill resident in recognition of their outstanding voluntary civic achievements and generous contributions to our community.

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Placer Independent Resource Services (PIRS) is Hosting a disaster preparedness workshop for residents of Placer County. This class will cover how to make an emergency preparedness plan, what to put in an emergency kit, what to do during an evacuation, where to get accurate information during…

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Three students from Foresthill High School participated recently in the Forestry Challenge Championship, comprising of one group of a total of 62 high school students from 13 schools from all over California.  The event, sponsored by Bejac Corporation, was April 25 to 27 at Camp Sylvester Re…

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Cole Moore is proud to place first in the 2019 Caring for Our Watersheds contest for his proposal to reduce wildfire risk in the forested acreage surrounding his school by conducting a forest thinning/ fuel reduction project.  In his project, students would help to measure and mark trees/veg…

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Early morning crisp air greeted the hearty souls arising for Easter morning Sunrise Service at the Worton’s overlook. The scene was spectacular with the  sun peaking over the glorious mountain tops. Easter service was provided by our local clergy and the sound of song echoed through the hill…

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 The 28,000-acre French Meadows Forest Restoration Project is using a collaborative, all-lands approach to restore forest health and resilience and reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire in the headwaters of the Middle Fork of the American River, a critical municipal watershed located on …

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Due to overflow attendence at the January 30th presentation of “Wilder Than Wild”,  an encore presentation has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 15th, 6:30pm at the Foresthill Divide School. Educate yourself and family by attending the upcoming Wilder than Wild: Fire, Forests, and the Future…

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 We want to let you know that thanks to the generous donation of time from local medical providers, Foresthill High School offers FREE sports physicals to all students and incoming freshman students who are considering participating in a sport next year. This physical does not take the place…

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The Placer County Youth Commission is now accepting applications from local youth who wish to serve as one of 18 formally appointed members for the 2019-20 term. The PCYC is an advisory board to the Placer County Board of Supervisors that consists of at least one youth representative from ea…

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Voter-information guides and -mail ballots are hitting the mail today from the Placer County Elections Office to registered voters in the Foresthill Fire Protection Districts, in preparation for the upcoming May 7 special election. Foresthill residents are being asked to vote on whether or n…

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In a departure from the traditional role of volunteer firefighter in the fire service, the Foresthill Fire District Board of Directors has approved a new volunteer program designed to attract community members who have an interest in helping their community but cannot commit the time require…

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Beginning the week of April 8, Bowman Road will be closed between Apple Lane and Old Airport Road as construction begins on the Bowman Road Bridges Improvement Project. Both lanes of the road will be closed to traffic until project completion, anticipated next winter.

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The Foresthill Firemens Volunteer Association (FFVA) will start accepting donations on Saturday, April 27th, for their big sale on the first weekend of August. Donations will be accepted each Monday and Saturday from 9 AM to 12 noon at the corner of Gold Street and Foresthill Road. Please on…

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Placer County Public Health is investigating three confirmed cases of measles in one family, in connection with recently-reported cases in Butte and Tehama counties.

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On March 5th, at the Foresthill Divide School, was Read Across America Day and an observance of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. To celebrate, the school held a very special assembly, sponsored by the Foresthill Lions Club, and ten lucky students won a Kindle Tablet!

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The Wildfires played their first ever game, under the lights, at Raley Field this last week, on March 26th. The ball players were a little awe-struck at the beginning of play against a very srong challenger, Woodland Christian. As the innings progressed, the Wildfires settled in, however the…

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As Placer County continues its project to remove dead and dying trees threatening county infrastructure, county officials are reminding property owners of the April 15 deadline to complete right-of-entry forms needed to have eligible trees removed from their property.  

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The Higgins Diggins Lions Club hosted the second round of the Student Speaker’s contest on Saturday, March 9th . The Student Speaker Contest, now in its 82nd year presents a challenging topic "Freedom Of The Press: What Does It Mean?"

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CalFire has recently identified various high priority fuels reduction projects. One of those high priority projects is Placer County's North Fork American River Fuel Break project. These projects and other measures are to begin immediately to protect over 200 of California’s most wildfire-vu…

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The Foresthill Fire Protection District Report

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The Foresthill Forum is in the process of nominating a candidate for the Civic Achievement Award. The award is presented to a Foresthill resident in recognition of their outstanding voluntary civic achievements and generous contributions to our community.

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Abraham Lincoln told the story of boarding with the family of a Presbyterian minister on the night of the greatest meteor shower ever recorded in North America.  He was awakened by the minister who shouted, “Arise Abraham, for the heavens are falling and the day of judgment has arrived.”  Bu…

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At its March 13th meeting the Foresthill Public Utility District Board of Directors approved the appointment of HF&H Consultants, LLC of Walnut Creek, CA to conduct a Proposition 218 Water Rate Study. The Study will determine current costs to deliver water service and project the Distric…

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