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The U.S. Forest Service is planning a series of prescribed fires beginning on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 adjacent to Foresthill Road approximately nine miles north-east of the community of Foresthill.

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On April 5, 2021 at 06:11 a.m., the Foresthill Fire Protection District responded to a reported structure home fire in the 21000 block of Foresthill Road.  The first arriving Fire Company, Engine 90, found a single-family home heavily involved with fire.  Firefighters began to knock down the…

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The Gold County Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will be observing Patriot’s Day in Auburn’s Central Square from 11AM to 1 PM on Friday, April 19, 2013.

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The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 587 is excited to announce that we will be having our Spring Craft Fair this year. This wonderful annual event seems to be getting more and more popular each year. Last year we had to cancel our event due to the pandemic. This year our event will be held ou…

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Giving Hearts’ volunteers worked tirelessly the week of April 3rd, organizing and packaging food in large grocery bags from the Nelson Roque Food Closet.   Saturday, April 10th, during the Drive Thru Giveaway at the Calvary Bible Church, the food bags were given out, including bags of potato…

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Heading into the 2021 fire season, Placer County still has one of the largest Firewise USA Communities networks in the state. Growing to 62 official Firewise Communities in 2021 with 62 more communities at various stages of formation, Placer County stands prepared for wildfire.

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The Auburn Aviation Association and Auburn's Chapter 526 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) have announced the winners of the four aviation scholarships for 2021:

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As of the writing of this article, the students, teachers, and staff are on their well-deserved time off for Spring Break. We look forward to returning on April 6 for a strong finish to the final 10 weeks of school.  

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California on Friday cleared the way for people to attend indoor concerts, theater performances and NBA games for the first time in more than a year as the rate of people testing positive for the coronavirus in the state nears a record low.

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Property owners have until Monday, April 12th at 5 p.m. to make the second installment of their annual property taxes for the 2020-2021 tax year. Pursuant to State law, a delinquent second installment property tax payment is subject to an immediate 10% penalty and a $10.00 cost. To avoid the…

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With a mild winter and warm weather we have had a nice group of Foresthill folks coming out every day enjoying some great games of pickleball.

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Easter in on 4 April this year.  The Community Chapel Board is offering a FREE BREAKFAST on Easter morning to all Veterans, Active Duty Military personnel, and all currently employed sworn law enforcement and/or fire department personnel. Read on for details.  

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Giving Hearts’ clothing giveaway is scheduled for Saturday April 10th, from 9am to Noon at the Calvary Bible Church in Todd Valley.  Following COVID-19 rules, this event will take place outdoors in the Church’s parking lot … weather permitting!   Masks and social distancing are required and …

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On Oct. 6, 2020, Placer County Supervisors Jim Holmes, Cindy Gustafson and Bonnie Gore presented a check to the Placer County Council of the Navy League’s President, Rear Admiral (ret.) Bonnie Potter, and Vice President and Chairman of the Council’s STEM committee, Donald C. Anderson, for $1…

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Placer County to moved into the red tier after the state reached vaccination threshold.

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has completed a temporary microgrid designed to provide electricity to shared community resources and neighborhoods in downtown Colfax during future Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events. PG&E is also developing a temporary microgrid in For…

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On January 9, 1979, I visited the late Stella Bowman in her home on Main Street. She handed me some newspaper clippings including one dated May 24, 1933. On its first page was a photo of Rea Hotel with the following paragraph:

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On March 8, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) certified Pioneer Community Energy’s (Pioneer) Amended Implementation Plan to expand services to the City of Placerville (Placerville) and El Dorado County (El Dorado). The addition of the two jurisdictions will increase Pioneer’s…

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Giving Hearts’ volunteers worked tirelessly putting together 320 large grocery bags full of food from the Nelson Roque Food Closet (enough for 100 families) on Monday Feb 8th.  The following Saturday, Feb 13th, during the Drive Thru Giveaway, all the bags were given out, including 100 loaves…

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The House approved a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill early Saturday in a win for President Joe Biden, even as top Democrats tried assuring agitated progressives that they’d revive their derailed drive to boost the minimum wage.

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The Commissioner’s action builds on his February 8, 2021, announcement of a wildfire resilience partnership with Governor Gavin Newsom’s Administration to establish fire-hardening measures for insurance companies. The partnership and this proposed regulation will lead to more incentives for …

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CANYON VIEW ASSEMBLY has added another ministry to serve our community. On Monday, January 4, we started a 24/7 prayer initiative with the purpose of covering Foresthill in round-the-clock, unceasing prayer. This is inspired by the work of pastors Trey Kent and Kie Bowman of Austin, Texas wh…

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 Have you talked to your teen about what it means to be in a healthy relationship? One study found that 74% of sons and 66% of daughters surveyed said they had not had a conversation with their parent about dating abuse.¹ If we aren’t teaching our teens about healthy dating, who is?

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(StatePoint) A year as unusual and challenging as 2020 means there may be some additional factors that can impact your tax return, from stimulus payments, potential job changes and unemployment benefits, to virtual work transitions and more.

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Plans are going forward to put on the ride. Numbers of Covid-19 new cases and hospitalizations have leveled off and begun to dip. The administration is planning a huge vaccination push in the next several months. It is possible that we could see things open up by early summer. Nothing would …

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Did you know that 39 million Americans are affected by migraines? It is an invisible disease where no one sees you struggle. It is isolating. Unpredictable. Inconvenient. It steals time and joy, and, for many, it doesn’t respond well to treatment.

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The Placer County Air Pollution Control District is pleased to announce the opportunity for Placer County residents to receive an incentive to replace their pre-1988, high-polluting woodstove with a cleaner-burning, more efficient stove or insert. Eligible applicants can receive a $500 incen…

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For the fifth year, Placer County Health and Human Services will provide free tax assistance to eligible individuals and families, in cooperation with the IRS and United Way, through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

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Pioneer Community Energy customers with past due balances for electricity may qualify for the new Arrearage Management Plan Program (AMP). AMP is a new payment plan developed by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to help qualifying residential customers pay unpaid balances on …

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The Superior Court of California, County of Placer is seeking applications from Placer County citizens interested in an opportunity to serve on the 2021-2022Grand Jury. The Grand Jury’s one-year term begins on July 1, 2021 and ends on June 30, 2022. In order to meetthe minimum qualifications…

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The United States Forest Service (USFS), Pacific Southwest Region has awarded the French Meadows Partnership (Partnership) with its 2020 Regional Forester’s Honor Award for Ecological Restoration - All Lands Watershed and Forest Health. The award recognizes the Partnership’s successful Frenc…

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 The California Department of Public Health has updated its COVID-19 vaccination framework, allowing severely disabled people and those with health conditions that put them at high risk to get in line for shots next month.

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Starting this week we have one additional Meals on Wheels driver for Foresthill. Now the other driver and I will have around 10 clients each.  This is easily doable.

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The Placer County Board of Supervisors today approved the establishment of the Placer County Housing Development Advisory Taskforce to help identify and move forward affordable housing projects in the county. The taskforce will consist of nine community members with expertise in housing deve…

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(StatePoint) With the roll-out of the vaccine taking place slowly, it may be awhile longer before life returns completely to normal. However, if you have been working remotely, it may be a good idea to reincorporate some of the elements of your regular routine into your schedule now.

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