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The Foresthill Messenger first served our town back in 1980. Over the past 60 years the various owners have been honored to provide the local news and events to our community.

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We would like to invite you to renew your membership for 2021 by the end of January, 2021. You may enclose the form below with your amount, and any contact change information, and mail it to PO Box 646, Foresthill, Ca. 95631.

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Christmas tree recycling is free in Placer County. All trees are composted! You may drop off your tree at the Foresthill Transfer Station, Friday through Monday until February 3rd.

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Enhancing efforts to protect healthcare workers and patients alike, the State of California - through the Governor's Office of Emergency Services and the Health and Human Services Agency - have deployed 1,280 medical personnel to healthcare facilities across the state.

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Welcome to the new year, Foresthill! As I reflect upon 2019, it is with tremendous pride that I think about the hardworking and caring teachers and staff that support the students and families of our school. Though we have had many successes in our short time together, I know that we as a te…

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(StatePoint) It’s almost never too cold to head outdoors when you’re well-prepared. On your next cool-weather hike or camping trip, keep these considerations in mind for a safe and comfortable experience:

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Through the medium of the Placer Herald, an early correspondent delivers the following exciting account of boom times in Iowa Hill:

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Even though the Foresthill Chamber of Commerce was forced to cancel the traditional annual Tree Lighting Festivities, the Foresthill Lions Club diligently gathered around the downtown Foresthill Tree on the morning of December 3rd with ample working hands and Lion Larry Jordan with his Fuelo…

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Feeling sad that you can't spend time with friends and family during the Holidays season because of Covid19?  Do you know someone who is lonely and shut-in?  Send them the gift of music!   You can arrange to have a Christmas song sung live over the phone to anyone in the USA!!!   On Sunday, …

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Placer County Public Health has been notified that a school-aged Placer County child recently died from complications of influenza, the first pediatric flu death in California this season. The child had underlying health conditions, which did not include COVID-19.

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s regional stay-at-home order affects five regions with less than 15% availability at intensive care units. The new COVID-19 restrictions last for three weeks then are assessed weekly going forward as the state tries to slow the spread of surging coronavirus cases.

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Principal Randy Ittner is leaving Foresthill High School on January 5th to take the reins of Principal at Placer High. Principal Ittner stated that he is excited with the new opportunity, however, he will greatly miss the students and faculty that he has enjoyed over the past seven years at …

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The Auburn Aviation Association (AAA) and Auburn Chapter 526 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) are offering scholarship opportunities to individuals in the greater Auburn area.

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Giving Hearts put together and handed out a little over 100 Holiday meal packages on Saturday December 12th at the Calvary Bible Church.  The holiday meal packages consisted of a 5 lb. canned ham and a large Whole Foods bag filled with all the fixings, fresh fruit, holiday candy & other …

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UC Davis Health is laying out its COVID-19 vaccine distribution and storage plan to the public as it's poised to receive its first batch of Pfizer vaccines as early as Monday.

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With winter just around the corner, visitors to California’s National Forests should continue to plan ahead before visiting and recreate responsibly once there. Early snowfall has already begun and road conditions will begin to impact access so please ensure that your vehicle is snow ready b…

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Due to the current pandemic, the Foresthill Chamber of Commerce regrets to announce that there will not be Chamber sponsored activities for our Christmas event.  The California Department of Public Health (www.cdph.ca.gov) states: “A gathering of no more than three households is permitted in…

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AUBURN, Calif. -- Placer County and city leaders have united to roll-out a Shop Placer campaign this holiday season. The Shop Placer, Show Love for Local campaign, encourages Placer County residents to shop local whenever possible.

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Our story so far. In January of this year, Meals on Wheels and Seniors First obtained a grant from the federal Agency on Aging to deliver hot lunches to people over 60 in Placer County. Whether due to financial or physical limitations, it can sometimes be a challenge to purchase and prepare …

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The “Fire Season” is winding down in Northern California, but it is not over. Just last week we were getting rain and the Eastside of the Sierra’s burning near Dole, Topaz and in Reno. Over 4 + million acres have burned this year to date. Making it the worst season on record, and it is only …

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To help slow the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, Placer County will again be moving to modified public counter services this week. Essential services such as law enforcement, fire and emergency services, garbage, recycling, water and wastewater will continue.

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(StatePoint) In the 2019-2020 flu season, influenza caused up to 22,000 deaths in the U.S. This year, with so many medical resources being used to care for COVID-19 patients, it’s especially important to protect yourself from the flu.

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Early on the chilly morning of November 7th, a bevy of Lions Club members congregated in the Fire Station 90 parking lot to begin their clean-up of Foresthill Road. The Lions outfitted with trash bags,  trash picker tools and safety vests headed a couple of miles toward downtown Foresthill. …

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The Placer County Agriculture Department is proposing to amend the Placer County Code which regulates beekeeping to provide a clear and comprehensive set of rules in order to reduce conflict and nuisance complaints, and provide a clear set of operating rules for beekeepers.  These rules are …

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The Eldorado National Forest has lifted the emergency restrictions on campfires and dispersed camping that were put in place months ago due to exceptional fire danger conditions this year. As a result of the precipitation received this past weekend, both the Fork Fire and the Point Fire have…

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The Eldorado National Forest will begin selling Christmas tree permits online through Recreation.gov beginning Monday, November 16. The cost of each permit is $10 per tree with a $2.50 service charge for using the online permit system. Each household may purchase up to two tree permits with …

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 California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly held a news conference Friday to talk about the state's new travel advisory and guidelines for the holidays amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in the Golden State.

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Foresthill High School FFA is looking for interested individuals to be part of our Agriculture Advisory Committee that will meet twice a year. The purpose of the committee is to get input from community members on how we can improve our program and grow our program. We are especially in need…

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I would like to send a well earned congratulations to all the students, teachers, staff, and administration at Foresthill Divide School for an excellent Fire Drill and Shelter in Place Drill that occurred last week.  As a community member and a School Site Council member at Foresthill Divide…

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Something easy to bake for your family breakfast or afternoon tea.  Buttermilk Scones fit the bill and more.  Tasty, tender and flaky, these scones will be a hit on those cold mornings in Foresthill.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) with a 2020 WaterSense Excellence in Education and Outreach Award for promoting WaterSense and water efficiency in 2019. PCWA was one of 28 utilities, manufacturers, builders, and other organizati…

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