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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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Time…flies. It seems just like yesterday that I was introducing myself to the Foresthill community and preparing with teachers and staff for the first day of school. And now…the first third of the school year will be completed on November 7. We, as a team, have learned much together. We, as …

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The Placer County Board of Supervisors today approved the county’s final 2019-20 budget of $1 billion, an increase of 3% from the previous year’s budget of $970.9 million.

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On Friday, October 11th and Saturday, October 12th the Foresthill Lions Club will be celebrating International White Cane Safety Day.

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The Foresthill Fire Protection District held a community wide celebration on September 21st for putting the new Engine 90 into service. The Push – In Ceremony ia a tradition that dates back to the late 1800s when fire departments used hand – drawn pumpers and horse – drawn equipment. Upon re…

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As many horse owners will tell you, our equines are often considered part of the family. They are our partners in blazing trails, racing around barrels or jumping over fences. Most often, they are simply our companions, offering a nicker of hello and a quiet strength.

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Bass Pro Shops founder and noted conservationist Johnny Morris announced “Anglers for the Bahamas,” a campaign to support the Bahamas in the wake of catastrophic devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian. Together with fishing industry partners, the initial donations are approaching nearly $4 m…

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It was the perfect day to pick up the pieces – the trash pieces that is – especially in the Sierra Nevada, where more than 700 volunteers took time out of their busy schedule to help remove garbage from rivers, lakes, streams, and associated riparian zones during the 11th annual Great Sierra…

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Five local residents have been appointed as members of an ad hoc Water Rate Study Community Advisory Committee. The members, all volunteers, include Larry E. Clarke, Tyler Harkness, Robyn Husmann, Bruce Littlefield, and Rick Velgos.

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As part of its efforts to prepare customers and communities for the growing threat of wildfire, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) crews and contractors have been conducting drills in high fire-threat areas to practice restoring power after a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). As p…

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The Lyon Cares Foundation announced that local Auburn nonprofits Acres of Hope and Stand Up Placer are each the recipient of a $5,000 grant. Acres of Hope provides a safe family environment for women and children to break the cycle of homelessness. Stand Up Placer empowers survivors and educ…

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The Foresthill Fire Protection District invites the community to join members of the department in celebrating the arrival of a new structural fire engine. The new fire engine, purchased with the assistance of a grant from the Placer County Air Pollution Control District, will be placed into…

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New solar panels are coming to parking lots at six county buildings, saving $5 Million tax dollars and providing renewable energy.

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The Foresthill Public Utility District announced today that the construction of 5,600 feet of new water pipeline is nearing completion; ahead of schedule and under budget.  The pipeline is located along Foresthill Road from Walter’s Way to the water treatment plan.  

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We’ve all heard the phrase that it’s better to be safe than sorry. And Ben Franklin wisely opined that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. And a poster proclaiming “Safety doesn’t happen by accident” can be found in almost every workplace.

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Placer County Treasurer-Tax Collector Jenine Windeshausen announced the property tax bills for the 2019-2020 fiscal year have been mailed.  Windeshausen indicated there are 165,044 tax bills for Proposition 13 taxes and voter approved special assessments.

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Foresthill pool has ended their season with a well attended 50th anniversary celebration! This party was attended by 250+ guests and over 175 swimmers throughout the day. Many attended for the good eats, an afternoon of swimming, and most importantly the rededication of the Foresthill pool t…

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Results from a Placer County survey on fire insurance nonrenewals are confirming the growing consensus that thousands of Placer residents are facing a crisis of insurance affordability.

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The Foresthill Public Utility District (FPUD) is seeking volunteers to participate on the Water Rate Study Community Advisory Committee.  Committee members will represent the Foresthill Community’s interests and will provide advice and opinions to the Rate Study Consultants preparing the nex…

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Responding to a growing crisis of housing affordability, the Placer County Board of Supervisors yesterday approved a series of new initiatives aimed at kick starting the construction of 2,640 new affordable homes over the next 20 years.

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California’s Preparedness Day is September 14th! BE PREPARED CALIFORNIA! We are excited to announce California’s Preparedness Day will take place on Saturday, September 14th from 10a-2p in Old Sacramento! This exciting day will help your family be more prepared in the event of a disaster or …

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Every year the Foresthill Lions Club has their annual picnic in August up at Grant Highlands. It’s a beautiful piece of land that the Grant Family owns and they always hold the picnic there. The Star Dust Cowboys play great music for people to dance to throughout the night, and  usually over…

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As Superintendent/Principal, I am pleased to announce that all of the hard work and dedication by district and school staff over the last two months lead to a smooth and successful first day on August 15 for Foresthill Divide School (FDS).

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After years of drought and extreme wildfires, many Placer County residents are reporting steep increases in their homeowner insurance premiums or even nonrenewals. While local governments don’t have any jurisdiction or control over insurance rates, we can continue working with our residents …

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Foresthill welcomed the Tevis riders on  August 17, 2019.  This year’s date was changed from July 20th due to excessive snowpack in the Sierras.  The Western States Trail Foundation Executive Committee reviewed the snowpack’s water content and using historical data  determine that a postpone…

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Foresthill Elementary opened their doors on Thursday, August 15th to the excitement  of both children and adults alike.  Upon arriving at school the children were greeted by cheers, clappers, bubbles and cow bells by school staff, the Lions Club and the American Legion.

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The Auburn Aviation Association has re-named their aviation scholarship in honor of Auburn resident, Col. C.E. "Bud" Anderson.  Col. Anderson grew up in the local area and served as a World War II fighter pilot in his P-51 Mustang "Old Crow". He went on to serve over thirty years in the U.S.…

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The Foresthill Divide Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors wants to take this opportunity thank Michelle Johnson for the past 5 years that she either worked for or served on the Board for the Chamber.

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John Peters IV started Foresthill Racing Company back in 2012 as a small motorcycle repair shop. He was raised and schooled on the Divide and met his wife, Madeline at Placer High School. John and his brother spent their childhood riding bicycles, skateboards, and motorcycles all over Forest…

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Vista Complete Care plans on opening their doors for the Foresthill community medical needs early August. The office has undergone a major interior renovation for the convenience and health care of their patients.

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Governor Gavin Newsom kicked off the first in a series of press events highlighting emergency preparedness during the fire season, signing an executive order announcing a surge in nearly 400 seasonal firefighters to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) for thi…

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