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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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Placer County Treasurer-Tax Collector Jenine Windeshausen is reminding property owners they have until Tuesday, December 10th at 5 p.m. to make the first installment of their annual property taxes for the 2019-2020 tax year. Pursuant to State law, a late first installment property tax paymen…

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On November 9th, The Sons of the American Legion put on their annual Buck Stew Dinner, which is quickly becoming one of Foresthill’s signature events.

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On the brilliant, crisp and clear morning of November 11th, the Foresthill community turned out to honor our veterans. The day began with the traditional parade up Main Street progressing to Memorial Hall.  

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Gary and Luana are on a mission to help keep the residents of Foresthill as safe as they can thru the NFPA FireWise USA Program. The program teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and take action now to prevent losses. Nationally there a…

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A 75-year-old Placer County resident recently died from complications of influenza, marking the first flu-related death of the 2019-2020 season. The person who died had underlying health issues, which increases the risk of severe flu complications.

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Derrick Oliveira, a Navy veteran, has joined Placer County as the new veterans services officer, leading an office that helps connect veterans with the benefits they deserve, from healthcare to pensions, and navigate the system. Oliveira took some time to speak about his work and what commun…

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Backcountry trail and forest groups in California joined together to challenge the U.S. Forest Service's decision to allow motorized bikes to operate on non-motorized trails in the Tahoe National Forest.

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The Foresthill Public Utility District received the results of a Cost Of Service Study and Water Rate Plan from HFH Consultants at its November 13 Board meeting. The new plan differs from current rates in several ways, including a monthly base rate covering fixed costs, and a variable rate t…

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The Placer County Board of Supervisors recently sent letters to the Governor, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company and the California Public Utilities Commission to express concern over the local impacts caused by 10 days of public safety power shutoffs during the month of October 2019.  To …

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Hello, it has been awhile since my last Counselor’s Corner due to the power outages. Everybody did a great job making it through a tough time and supporting each other. If these outages continue and your family is struggling or needs some help, please contact me and I will see what we can do…

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Our Bring Change 2 Mind Club (BC2M) kicked off their year with a community building event this week. In a Light It Up activity, BC2M club members asked students to light the flashlights on

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It was a creepy night of haunting in the hills of Foresthill. There were the traditional ghosts and goblins accompanied by junior firemen, fairies, pirates, creepy clowns, dinosaurs and even Mona Lisa. Foresthill merchants, service organizations, and town folk were once again ready for the H…

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New regulations for vacation rentals in eastern Placer County will move forward for a vote next month with the county Board of Supervisors yesterday voicing support and recommended refinements for a first draft of the ordinance.

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Smoke may be seen on the Foresthill Divide, near the Seed Orchard and further up the hill near Humbug Ridge, where Tahoe NF performed prescribed burns during the past month. Stumps and other larger fuels were still smoldering after the burns and dead needles that came off trees during the wi…

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

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As the 2019 field season winds to a close, the Tahoe National Forest would like to share an update on class 1, pedal-assisted E-bike use on recommended routes and trails:

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Given the dazzling array of dog breeds, from dachshunds to mastiffs, from poodles to bloodhounds, it’s easy to forget that most of that diversity arose only in the last few centuries or so, thanks to human tinkering. People have bred dogs for their looks, but the lion’s share of breeding eff…

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Recognizing the need to evaluate current rate structure and community relationships, a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) was formed to offer community perspective on these important issues to the Foresthill Public Utility District (herein referred to as the District or FPUD). The committee …

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To further protect their constituents, state lawmakers - Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) and Assemblyman James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) - who represent the Town of Paradise and Camp Fire survivors, announced their intent to introduce legislation that will help prevent future wildfires and Publ…

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 Incident Commander Kevin Breitwieser has declared that the Caples Fire is now 100% contained and in patrol status at 3,435 acres. There has been almost no change in fire size since October 18. The extreme wind event on October 26 that prompted a public safety power shutoff was a good test o…

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Two teams from Foresthill High School traveled to Leoni Meadows Resort, in Grizzly Flats, CA to compete in the El Dorado Forestry Challenge on Oct. 23-26th. The students competed against 32 other teams in this competition. The 2 person team of David Reinhart and Clay Cantrell earned 1st plac…

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 The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved contracts with two local service providers today to purchase and operate permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness.

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