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The California Target Book has compiled charts to easily track how much money is being spent in 2020 compared with past election cycles. So far, voters have seen an additional $153,466,506 being spent on ads for ballot measures in 2020 as compared to 2016 which previously had the record with…

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The presidential election is less than three weeks away and Placer County is encouraging voters to turn in their mail-in ballots sooner rather than later.

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Our country and our community have a major challenge and public water agencies are asked to find solutions. It is estimated by the American Society of Civil Engineers that it will take about 1 trillion dollars to repair and replace our aging water infrastructure.  So how did we get here?

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Placer County is conducting a survey to identify the quality of internet service within its numerous cities and small towns, from the City of Roseville to the north shore of Lake Tahoe.

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The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a second round of Placer Shares grant funding for small businesses and nonprofits. In July, the Placer County Board of Supervisors allocated $8 million of the county’s federal CARES Act funding to assist small businesses and nonprofits with the…

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(StatePoint) The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed how business gets done. And when it comes to midsized and small businesses, the importance of investing in new technology, facilitating remote work and maintaining a tech-savvy workforce has never been so clear, according to a new survey.

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Last week we celebrated the Reformation and today we do the same for All Saint’s Day. In order for us to understand the significance of All Saint’s Day, we must first understand how it relates to Halloween and Christianity.  Halloween you say - Oh yes, Halloween's origins date back to the an…

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During a time of year when families have empty seats at their tables, and deployed troops are missing home, Wreaths Across America Radio (WAAR) airs messages from troops from across the country and overseas, and encourages folks at home, to send a holiday greeting to them in the form of an i…

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(StatePoint) Those who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of others are rarely in it for recognition. However, in this especially challenging year, the holiday season is a perfect time to not just show these selfless people your appreciation, but also take inspiration from…

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Calvary Bible Church on the Divide has a new interim Pastor. Peter Fabian took on the position beginning in October. He has been with the Church for 8 years and became a Deacon in spring of 2019. While the church had ample notice by prior Pastor Steven Willis of his departure at the end of S…

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CAL FIRE / Placer County Fire Department Law Enforcement arrested Robert Thornton, age 52, a transient from the Auburn area, for one count of arson. Thornton is accused of deliberately setting a fire near the Foresthill Bridge off Lincoln Way, in Auburn (Placer County) just before 2 a.m. Tue…

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Local artist, Mariah Quintanilla has appeared in many publications including Sacramento Magazine 4 or 5 x’s and Comstock Magazine – both Sacramento based magazines. Her most recent work appeared in the September issue of Sacramento Magazine is an honor and her first successful magazine cover…

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Join us in celebrating Foresthill local, Buffy Wicks, as she made us all proud when she showed up to represent working parents everywhere!  Wicks, who grew up in Foresthill, is now an Assemblywoman in Oakland.  Several bills that were dear to Buffy’s heart were being voted on and her request…

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Hillcrest Mobile Home Park and Foresthill Public Utility District settled a lawsuit over the District’s master meter connection and multi-unit charges.

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One of the easiest ways to enjoy your favorite annual flower blooms next year, while saving money, is to save the seeds from your flowers now. It is helpful to understand some basics about saving seeds before we go any further.  There are two types of plants that provide seeds: open-pollinat…

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President Donald Trump announced Monday that the federal government will begin distributing millions of rapid coronavirus tests to states this week and urged governors to use them to reopen schools for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

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The Water Transfer by the Foresthill Public Water District, your district, is almost completed.  Whew!  I must say that before I became a FPUD board member that I had very little knowledge of the enormous number of activities and district employee time that are required and the complex regul…

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The Calvary Bible Church on the Divide said good bye to Steve and Stephanie Willis on Sunday 9/27/2020. It was with a sad heart for the congregation to have them depart after 10 years of service.

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Grace, Mercy, and Peace to you all from God our Father, from the Holy Spirit who is present in our lives each day, and from our Lord and Savior Jesus, who is the Christ.  Amen

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Placer County Public Health Officer and Public Health Director Dr. Aimee Sisson has submitted her resignation and intends to remain in her position until Sept. 25 to help transition her responsibilities.

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Due to unprecedented and historic fire conditions throughout the state, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region  announced a temporary closure of an additional ten National Forests, meaning all eighteen National Forests in California are now closed. The closure of the additional ten…

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At the Forest Hill Heritage Community Garden we receive a lot of inquiries asking if a particular plant is deer proof or resistant.  Of course, nothing is off limits when deer are hungry, like in winter or when there are large populations that can overwhelm their and our environment at any t…

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Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the items on the checklist below. Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find, and any one of them could save your life. Once you take a look at the basic items, consider what unique needs your family might have, such as supplies for pets, …

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On Monday, August 17th at 3:20 pm, FFPD Engine 90, Medic 88, Chiefs 8800, 8801, & 8802 all responded for the report of a fire on Foresthill Road, west of Portofino Road. Crews arrived at 3:29 pm to find an active wind and slope driven fire on the north side of Foresthill Road, measuring …

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The medical community is concerned COVID-19 combining with the upcoming flu season may challenge hospital capacity.

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The facility has increased their days of operation.  They will now be open on Tuesday’s from 8am to 5pm (same hours) for green waste only from May 1st through October 31st.  

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Foresthill Fire Protection District (FFPD) has just upgraded the district’s ambulances and gurneys to reduce risk to patients as well as protect employees from potential injury. As of August 25, 2020, FFPD ambulances are equipped with Stryker Power Loaders and Power Cots. “The new equipment …

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Friendship Club members are known for their pot luck recipes, but their sweets are even more popular -- Pies, cobblers, cakes, cookies, fudge.   “The World’s Best Cookie” is tender and flaky.  A perfectly delicious cookie to have with a cup of tea or coffee anytime.

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We did it! From 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. our families came in full force to pick up their Distance Learning at Home (DL@H) materials and Chromebooks for each and every student at our school. By the time the day was over, only a very small handful of packets were yet to be picked up. The succes…

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(StatePoint)   August is National Family Fun Month, and what better way to enjoy the end of summer than by making lasting memories with your loved ones? Whether exploring the great outdoors or making music, families can take the opportunity to spend some time together. Here are a few fun ide…

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The Foresthill Fire Protection District was awarded over $18,000 in grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program to purchase personal protective equipment for response to COVID-19.

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Fire and law enforcement officers had another busy weekend contacting a record numbers of visitors about campfires they had made that are not allowed under the current fire restrictions in the Eldorado National Forest.

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SB 474 continues working its way thru the California legislature. On June 29, 2020, the Assembly Rules Committee passed the bill on to the Committee on Local Government with a vote of 7 to 0. Those voting in favor are Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles), Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova), Heath Flora…

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The “Back to School Backpack Giveaway” on Saturday August 15th at the Calvary Bible Church was a success.  We had a car line up at 8:15 and the event was scheduled to start at 9!  The volunteers did a fantastic job of servicing the drive thru cars …. No one had to wait and wondrously, the la…

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Jeff Walters will serve as the new athletic director, taking over with the departure of Bridget Farren. Jeff comes from three years of football coach and a short tenure as athletic director at Del Oro High School.

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