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On any given day at work, I am asked questions related to wildfire preparedness, defensible space and what people can do to help protect their property. I recently had a resident ask me to write an article for the Messenger to help with wildfire safety and preparedness. As I thought this was…

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Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today announced an agreement on a broadband trailer bill, AB/SB 156, to expand the state’s broadband fiber infrastructure and increase internet connectivity for …

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Placer SPCA has for the fifteenth year in a row been awarded a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest independent charity evaluator.

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Placer County Water Agency (“PCWA”) announced that it has been awarded a $1 million grant by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (“SNC”) to help fund future implementation of the French Meadows Forest Restoration Project – a 28,000-acre, public-private project aimed at reducing the risk of catastr…

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On June 28, 2021 a small group of Foresthill Fire Protection staff went down to the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) in Rancho Cordova to pick up a new Type VI fire engine that has been assigned to the Fire District.

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It was once again a wonderful, exciting day to celebrate the 4th of July in our spectacular mountain town of Foresthill. Early morning kicked off with the set-up of overhead canopies in Memorial Park with the expectation of hundreds of towns people, their children and down the hill visitors …

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The Foresthill Heritage Community Garden is excited to offer FREE YOGA to garden volunteers!  Starting Saturday, July 17th and throughout the summer, come decompress from COVID-19 while getting used to being outside again!  Join us at 7 AM for 1.5 hours of light garden work and stay for 45 m…

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What an incredible journey that all of us took together in the 2020-21 school year! In order to look forward, we need to first look back as a measurement of our progress. Please note below an excerpt of my Messenger article from a little over one year ago as the full impact and effect of the…

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The California Secretary of State this week formally certified a recall petition for California Governor Gavin Newsom, triggering a gubernatorial election Sept. 14.

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Foresthill Divide Elementary School was able to celebrate their Eigth Grade Graduation under sunny skies amid a blustery day. Superintendent/Principal Jack Kraemer congratulated the graduates for their strong accomplishments and never ending spirit under the duress of a Covid school year.

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The Forest Hill Divide Historical Society will be bringing back their annual BBQ Kick-Off  dinner June 21, 2021 at 6PM at the Veteran's Memorial Hall.This is a pot-luck style event and we are asking that you bring a side dish or dessert to share. The menu of BBQ burgers, hot dogs and sassage…

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 At the May 20 meeting of the Placer County Water Agency (“PCWA”) Board of Directors, the Board awarded 12 grants, totaling over $3.6 million, to seven public water purveyors in Placer County. The grants, funded through PCWA’s Financial Assistance Program, support Placer County special distr…

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Pioneer Community Energy (Pioneer), the publicly owned, joint powers authority that provides electricity for residents and businesses currently in Placer County and in El Dorado County starting 2022, announced the rollout of Green100, a new 100% renewable energy option.

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During January, February and March, the students from K-8th, including Special Ed., read as many books as they could. For each book read, they received a chance to win a Barnes and Noble $50.00 gift card. The kids were very excited this year, as they have been in the past.

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Summertime means fun in the sun, especially with your furry friends. But that joy can turn to heartbreak if you’re not careful. To ensure a fun and safe summer, the Placer SPCA asks all pet parents to take note of these summer tips.

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When Timber was surrendered she had an abnormality in both of her knees called a luxating patella. In short, this means that her knee caps kept popping out of place every time she walked. This condition can cause significant complications the longer it goes on, including severe arthritis and…

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As California pushes state incentives to get people vaccinated by June 15, more public and private companies are doing the same.

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Foresthill High School celebrated the Graduating Class of 2021 this last Saturday. The bright, crisp morning presented excited, students, family and faculty ready to enjoy the outdoor event to memorialize the presentation of diplomas to the 37 graduating students. Principal Danise Hitchcock …

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Californians will be eligible for $116.5 million in prize money for getting coronavirus shots, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday, a windfall aimed at getting millions more vaccinated before the nation's most populous state fully reopens next month.

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Foresthill High School has reached the end of the 20/2021 school year, which was likely one of the most stressful years any student, teacher or administrator has ever endured.  It was a year of adjustments, creativity and lots of reassurance that children and teachers alike would continue to…

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The Forest Hill Divide Historical Society will be bringing back their annual BBQ Kick-Off  dinner June 21, 2021 at 6PM at the Veteran's Memorial Hall.This is a pot-luck style event and we are asking that you bring a side dish or dessert to share. The menu of BBQ burgers, hot dogs and sassage…

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Foresthill Fabric Friends-Dedicated to Community needs and sharing the joy of sewing! We are pleased to announce a Class Schedule. We are keeping social distancing in mind so

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 When we last checked in on McKenna Anderson, she had just finished two stellar softball seasons at Sierra College, helping the Lady Wolverines to a couple of Big 8 Titles, as well as a trip to the CCCAA State Finals. Anderson nabbed numerous awards in her two campaigns, including All-NorCal…

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May and June are typically very busy months for schools and districts as both are working to close out the current school year while simultaneously working on finalizing plans for the following school year. This certainly at this time is the case for FDS and FUSD respectively. I look forward…

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The American Legion Auxillary held the Annual Spring Craft Fair on Saturday, May 15th to the delight of the Foresthill community. Memorial Park was filled with a host of vendors selling jewelry, hand made quilts, historical books & information, Tupperware, Girl Scout Cookies, metal craft…

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Placer County is now providing free building plans to homeowners interested in constructing an accessory home on their property, saving thousands in building costs, while helping to increase the county’s stock of affordable housing. The county recently launched an accessory home resource web…

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The Foresthill Lions Club, at the end of April, put on their work shoes, put on their safety vests and armed themselves with their trash pickup tools and headed out to Foresthill Road to help keep the community beautiful. The Lions Club perform this community service three or four time annua…

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The winner of Foresthill High School’s FFA raffle for weekly organic fruit and vegetable delivery was determined on May 7th. FFA  student, Alexis Kalb, reached into the bucket of names and pulled out the winning raffle ticket. The winner this year is  Kathy Jones from Todd Valley.

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May 22, 2021 is a day you need to keep open for a special day.  After a couple of “soft openings”, The Outpost at Miners Camp will officially open.  Paula David and Heidi Matcham have put together an eclectic array of independent craftsmen, (craft persons for the politically correct), hand m…

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We are requesting donations of Peanut Butter, preferably 16 oz. size, as a Food Drive for our next food giveaway … scheduled for  Saturday, June 12th from 9am thru Noon  at the Calvary Bible Church.  Donations of peanut butter can be dropped off anytime at Valero’s (across from the Post Office).

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