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July 1 marked the launch of 211 Placer, the new information and referral system in Placer County. 211 Placer is a free, confidential, multilingual information line and website that connects people with the services and resources in their community.

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As the new Meals on Wheels driver for Foresthill, I started out with 2 lunch deliveries every MWF between the hours of 11:00 and 12:30.   Easy peasy, you might think.  Now I have 13 people to deliver lunches for, with more to come.  So if you would like to deliver lunches to seniors, now is …

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The pet food pantry is overflowing for the Placer SPCA’s Food Assistance Program. For Placer County pet owners who have fallen on hard times in the midst of COVID-19, Placer SPCA wants you to know that this free resource is available.

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After three meetings with the Memorial Hall Board, several conversations with Placer County Parks, a couple of months securing the plaques and another month or so of procrastination, the newly planted trees in front of Memorial Hall have been dedicated to Doris Erickson and Ina North. In ord…

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For the August recipe from Foresthill Friendship Club, plan to bring to the BBQ fruits of the season in a delicious Fruit Cobbler.  A recipe from the 2010 Friendship Club Cookbook “Recipes Old & New” by Deborah Rodriguez.

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In response to the increasing spread of COVID-19, State Public Health Officer Dr. Sonia Angell issued an order for several businesses in Placer County to either close or eliminate indoor operations starting Sunday, July 12.  The State had indicated previously that any California county that …

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 Placer County’s accounting and auditing processes have been given a clean bill of health from the Placer County Audit Committee. During this week’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Audit Committee Chair Wayne Nader reported that the committee found the county’s system of internal controls to b…

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National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) is proud to announce that, this year, it is producing a free, virtual “Giving in July” concert on Facebook to replace its annual “Stem to Stone Rally in the Valley” weekend event in Maine. This family-friendly, virtual concert event will air li…

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SB 474 is working its way thru the California legislature and would prohibit development, encompassing  commercial, industrial and residential, within Foresthill and other areas designated as “very high fire hazard severity zone or a state responsibility area.” According to Cal Fire, all of …

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CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit Chief Brian Estes advises that fireworks pose a major danger to California’s safety. Many serious injuries occur nationwide due to the careless handling of fireworks. Although the use of “safe and sane” fireworks is allowed within the city limits of Rocklin a…

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Small businesses and nonprofit organizations in Placer County may be eligible for grant funding to offset negative economic impacts brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. During today’s meeting, the Placer County Board of Supervisors directed the County Executive Office to set aside $8 million…

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California State Parks (State Parks) and the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) released a Preliminary GP/RMP and Draft EIR/EIS in July 2019 for public review and comment. More than 350 comment letters were received during the comment period. State Parks and Reclamation have carefully consi…

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With the close of the fiscal school year on June 30, July 1 represents the first day and bright start of a new fiscal school year despite the current and upcoming challenges of budgetary constraints and COVID-19. One might ask why the future of Foresthill Divide School (FDS) looks so bright?…

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The Foresthill Divide Chamber of Commerce announces that the Foresthill 4th of July parade and festival in the park are canceled this year due to the Placer County Covid-19 restrictions. Over the past months, the Chamber Board has been diligently working with our town leaders and six Placer …

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Two Foresthill residents were named on Oklahoma Baptist University’s academic honor roll for the spring 2020 semester.

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Not even dark ominous clouds and the threat of rain could dampen the spirits of Foresthill High School’s graduating Class of 2020 last Saturday night.

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Gold Country Wildlife Rescue       (GCWR) has acquired, with very favorable terms, a 15-acre property in Auburn, CA that will provide critically needed additional space for its wildlife rescues and public education. The organization has also secured a donation from a local school of nine por…

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From June 15 through June 19, visitors to the Tahoe National Forest near French Meadows, Foresthill, and/or Rocky Peak may see a large, low-flying, military C-130 aircraft performing water drops. But this isn’t an early-season wildfire –it’s a Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) tr…

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Heading into the 2020 fire season, Placer County now has one of the largest Firewise USA Communities networks in the state. Growing to 48 official Firewise Communities in 2020 with 59 more communities at various stages of formation, Placer County stands prepared for wildfire.

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Foresthill Fire Protection District (FFPD) has been selected by the International Association of Fire Chief’s (IAFC) Ready, Set, Go! (RSG) Program as a recipient of its Targeted Risk Reduction Assistance. This opportunity was made possible through funding from the Federal Emergency Managemen…

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 Summer means fun in the sun with your furry friends, but that joy can turn into a stressful situation if you’re not careful about animal care. To ensure a fun and safe summer, the Placer SPCA asks all pet parents to take note of the following summer tips:

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(StatePoint) If you’re a homeowner who already has a nice lawn but you are looking to take its appearance to the next level, striping is a quick and easy way to do it, according to experts.

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Following the release of additional guidance from the California Department of Public Health last Friday, additional businesses and activities from Stages 2 and 3 may reopen in Placer County as soon as June 12, after implementing guidance and developing safety plans to address COVID-19.

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(StatePoint) With social distancing orders in place in many areas across the country, you may be doing your grocery shopping with shelf stability in mind. But this factor should not be your only priority. Right now, it’s especially important that the foods you eat also support your health an…

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The wheels are greased and our protocols to keep our customers and volunteers safe are perfected. We're pleased to let everyone know the hours at both stores are increased for your shopping convenience.

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(StatePoint) Summer living can make your family’s clothing vulnerable to stains, splatters and more, even if you are spending more time at home these days. But it’s possible to restore your family’s clothing to like- new condition every time laundry day rolls around with these tips and strategies:

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(StatePoint) Many Americans are feeling the effects of job loss and furloughs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For people with a chronic condition, loss of insurance coverage can create additional stress during this uncertain time. However, it’s vitally important for them to stay adhere…

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(StatePoint) Do you spend summer days outdoors mowing the lawn, tending to the garden and working on the house? Here are a few steps you can take to help you care for and protect your skin as you complete your seasonal chores:

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Every Memorial Day in Foresthill the VFW, American Legion, Girl and Boy Scouts, Knights of Columbus and other community members gather together and visit four cemeteries in Foresthill in which fallen service men and women rest. Even with the challenges of Covid-19, our community rallied arou…

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Pointing to Placer County’s success at flattening the COVID-19 curve and the proactive efforts of the local business community to prepare for safely reopening, the county Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a resolution to request permission from the state to move into Stage 3 of…

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The Tahoe National Forest is enacting campfire restrictions to protect the health and safety of employees and communities, effective immediately and until further notice. Outside of developed campgrounds and certain permitted facilities, igniting, building, maintaining or using a fire on nat…

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New Director - On May 6th the Foresthill Public Utility District appointed Ms. Jane Stahler to fill a vacant Board of Directors position. A resident of Foresthill since 2009, Ms. Stahler grew up in Minnesota, and attended the University of Minnesota where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree…

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Today, June 3, is our last day of school…and what a year it has been! It has been the year of a new Superintendent/Principal, PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS), Coronavirus, School Closure, and Distance Learning. Though the year has been full of challenges with much endured collec…

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The Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) Board of Directors awarded six grants totaling $185,000 to four public water purveyors, in Placer county, at its meeting on May 11. The grants, funded through PCWA’s Financial Assistance Program, are supported, in part, through property taxes and assist …

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(StatePoint) Stress is an important and natural stimulant that compels us to adapt to a new environment or lifestyle change. It causes a physiological response that helps us either flee or fight the threat or stressor. But spending too much time on high alert can have damaging health effects.

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(StatePoint) The transition from in-person to online learning isn’t easy, particularly when it comes to mathematics, a subject where many students benefit from classroom learning and individualized attention from their teacher.

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The Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) Board of Directors approved an agreement allowing  the Dutch Flat Mutual Water Company (Dutch Flat Mutual) to consolidate with PCWA at its meeting on May 21. The agreement allows for the extension of PCWA’s distribution system into the Dutch Flat communi…

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Placer County is one of 23 counties across California allowed to expand Stage 2 reopenings, which means some dine-in restaurants and walk-in shopping — with approved public health modifications — can welcome customers.

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