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Eldorado National Forest is Selling Christmas Tree Tags Again this Year.The Eldorado National Forest began selling Christmas tree permits on Tuesday, November 13th. Tree tags that can be used to cut pine, fir or cedar trees, up to 6 inches in diameter at the base, will be available at the Fo…

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On November 7, 2003, the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation signed a quit claim deed which transferred ownership of the Sugar Pine Dam Project to the Foresthill Public Utility District. That date in 2018 was the fifteenth anniversary of the District taking possession of the Dam, Pipelines, and Trea…

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Alexis San Gregario created a poem and art titled  Dustbull for the Of Mice and Men unit after watching Ken Burns’ “The Dust Bowl” documentary. Alexis is a very talented freshman at Foresthill High School.

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The Placer Board of Supervisors has officially proclaimed this month National Preparedness Month as part of an ongoing commitment to individual and community preparedness. In light of this month’s fires, readiness for a natural disaster couldn’t be more critical. The Board has recognized fiv…

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Placer County’s public health officer, along with the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District, are reminding residents to continue to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites, after several human cases of West Nile virus and one death linked to the disease.

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Staffing Placer County’s polling sites each election takes more than 1,300 poll workers, and the county Elections Office is now accepting applications for all positions for the Nov. 6 general election. It’s a great chance to give back to the community and be a part of the excitement of our d…

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Do you or someone you know need help keeping up with residential property tax payments? The State of CA Property Tax Postponement Program (PTP) allows eligible homeowners to postpone payment of property taxes on a primary residence. You must meet specific age, income, home equity percentages…

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Placer Community Foundation (PCF) and its donors have supported a number of worthwhile organizations in the community over the years, including several animal and wildlife nonprofits, but because of donor Mary Paolini Fischer and her passion for horses, PCF gifted its first-ever horse welfar…

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Editors Alta: Having read in a recent number of the Union that a rich strike had been made at Colfax, we abandoned our claims on the twenty-third extension of the “Banner” with the intention of taking stock in this new and unparalleled discovery. Tho stage from Nevada reached Colfax at half-…

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The wildland fire, which started Tuesday, forced mandatory evacuations earlier this week in parts of El Dorado and Placer counties. Mandatory evacuations were in effect for McKeon Pondersosa Road and all roads leading to the west from McKeon Ponderosa Road, as well as Moshiron Dr, Shady Oak …

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The historic community of Foresthill celebrated its rich heritage of Gold Mining and Lumber on September 1st and 2nd at the Leroy E. Botts Memorial Park.

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Studies show that community parks increase health, social connection, aid the environment and have positive impacts on the local economy. Parks offer countless benefits to residents of all ages and interests who are fortunate enough to have them in their neighborhoods. They serve as an affor…

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Thousands turned out August 4th and 5th to comb through a wealth of donations at the Foresthill Volunteer Fire Association garage sale. The biggest garage sale of the year with hundreds of bargains didn’t disappoint those who shopped at the three locations — the Tin Barn on Foresthill Road, …

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Maker’s Mountain Eatery, Tap House & Wine Bar will be open by mid September, with a grand opening party to be announced. Rich Valencia, restrauranteur, is excited to bring the nostalgia of food with a “mountain” twist back to the old Ore Cart Steak House & Red Dirt Saloon site.

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California State Parks and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) are advising visitors to Auburn State Recreation Area to seek immediate medical attention if they encountered a rabid bat earlier this month at Mineral Bar Campground.

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8/24 Make a Sewing Machine Cover - (group activity - no instructor needed) sewing themed fabric & pattern provided. $5 FFF $10 general public 12-4 p.m.

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Join Sons in Retirement September 6 for their luncheon social at 11 am at the Auburn Elks Lodge, 195 Pine Street, Auburn.

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Giving Hearts, sponsored by the Calvary Bible Church, held its ‘Back to School’ themed clothing giveaway on Saturday August 11th at their Church in Todd Valley. This was the 21st giveaway event and it helped 182 people belonging to 57 families with clothes, accessories, shoes, etc.

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The Foresthill Union School District is seeking a qualified applicant to fill a provisional Board vacancy until the position is filled in the general election on November 4, 2018.

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At the July 19 meeting of the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) Board of Directors, the Board received a mid-year update on Middle Fork Project (MFP) hydropower generation in 2018. The forecast for year-end generation is just over 1,000,000 megawatt hours (MWhrs), which is in line with proje…

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The Foresthill Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11294 will be hosting a “Golf For Vets” Golf tournament on September 15 at Black Oak Golf Course in Auburn with all of the net proceeds going to support efforts of the VFW Post to help Veterans.

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Apologies for having to cancel the Sweet Shop in July & August at the last moment … had to deal with a death in the family … We are planning to restart in September.

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Labor Day weekend, at the Foresthill Leroy Botts Memorial Park on Harrison Street in Foresthill always brings hundreds of people from near and far to celebrate our storied heritage. There will be Gold Panning, food, activities for all ages, games, vendors, and more.

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The 63rd Annual Western States Trail Ride, popularly called the Tevis Cup Ride took place on July 28, with Heather Reynolds and her ten year old Chestnut Arabian, Cayucos, as the first place finisher. Heather accomplished the endeavor from Robie Park, Truckee to the Auburn Staging Area in th…

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Candidate filing for the General Election to be held November 6 is coming to a close this week. And three local Districts are looking for a few good candidates.

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Each year the Foresthill Lions Club gives out a total of $4,500.00 in Scholarships to our Senior Class. It amazes me how busy these students are with sports, different clubs, some of them work, some of them volunteer, and they still get straight A’s and make the Honor Roll. This year’s winne…

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The U.S. Forest Service has ordered Fire Restrictions across the Tahoe National Forest. The decision to order fire restrictions came after an analysis of current fuel conditions and weather observations. This analysis revealed the potential to support large fire growth across the Tahoe Natio…

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The Foresthill Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11294 will be hosting a “Golf For Vets” Golf tournament on September 15 at Black Oak Golf Course in Auburn with all of the net proceeds going to support efforts of the VFW Post to help Veterans.

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If you are like me, you are starting to find pests and bugs on your vegetables and/or flowers. Although you can see the damage, some bugs are so small they require viewing through a magnifying glass. Unfortunately, there are a few at the roots that can be microscopic as well.

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The abrupt bleats of browsing goats rang out along Foresthill Road on June 30 during the Monte Verde Estates Homeowners Associations’ annual Firewise Training Day. The association employed over eleven-hundred goats and sheep again this year to shear the desiccated brown grass along their parkways.

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The Placer County Public Health Officer and Placer County Air Pollution Control District issued a joint air quality advisory last week to notify the public of the potential of poor air quality conditions due to smoke from fires burning throughout the state.

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On June 21st the Foresthill Fire Protection District Board passed Resolution 2018-05 adopting intended ballot language, and calling and providing for an election to be held on September 18, for the purpose of submitting to the qualified voters the question of the adoption of a special fire t…

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The 63rd Annual Western States “Tevis Cup 100 Miles One Day” Trail Ride is scheduled for July 28-29.

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Some have said that this years 4th of July Parade and Festivities were the best in years. There plenty of entries in the always well attended parade that had folks lined up from one end of Main Street to the other. And the announcing booth was once again located on the deck at the Forest Hou…

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What does July have to do with lush winter gardens? As it turns out, quite a bit! While lazy summer days can make you feel that “the livin’ is easy...” The harsh reality is Winter is coming. Below are some upcoming Placer County master gardener classes and one Eisley’s class that can help yo…

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7/23 Coil Basket (project class) Carol Riggert - $15 materials supplied. Bring your own fabric if you have a specific color(s) you want to use. You will need to have a machine that can make a zig-zag stitch (note: this will generally require a foot other than your 1/4 inch foot); jeans/denim…

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The Foresthill Heritage Community Garden, a project of the Foresthill Community Development Council, can be deemed a huge success. The Garden is in its second season and currently has eight planting beds filled with flowers and veggies. There are eleven people on the “planting beds” waiting …

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Hillcrest MHP is an 81-space all-ages manufactured home community in Foresthill providing some of the most affordable housing options for homeowners in the Foresthill area.

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The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) held a public forum in Foresthill on June 14th to provide an opportunity for customers of Foresthill Telephone Company to comment on the utility’s request to increase rates, among other things. A couple of dozen people turned out for the meet…

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Congratulations Serene Fuller on being selected to attend California Girls State as the Delegate representing American Legion Auxiliary Unit 587 and Foresthill!

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Memorial Day is always marked in Foresthill with ceremonies performed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Knights of Columbus and local Scouting troops.

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The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run is the world’s oldest 100-mile trail race. Starting in Squaw Valley, California near the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics and ending 100.2 miles later in Auburn, California, Western States, in the decades since its inception in 1974, has come to repr…

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With the system of fire service in many areas of Placer County becoming increasingly financially unmanageable, the Placer County Board of Supervisors today called for an evaluation of the system and a comprehensive effort to develop sustainable service throughout the county in the future.

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