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The Placer County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously June 27 to approve a draft, balanced budget of $939.6 million for the next fiscal year - $73.4 million more than last year’s final budget of $866.2 million.

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Pioneer Community Energy (Pioneer) will begin enrolling solar customers starting September 2018, based upon the customer’s true-up date. Solar customers interested in taking advantage of Pioneer’s lower electric rates and monthly billing cycle, do not have to wait to enroll. Solar/Net Energy…

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On June 12th California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced $37.5 million in state grant funding to combat the illegal sale of cigarettes and tobacco products to minors. The grants to 71 local entities throughout the state will fund operations, retailer training programs, the installat…

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Foresthill Union School District Cafeteria wants to inform families of an amazing summer food program available in Auburn. This program provides children a healthy lunch, free of charge! The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) federally funded progra…

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Have you noticed the temperatures starting to climb? With some minor planning, everyone can enjoy the blue skies and warmer weather. Below is a list of easy things we can do to improve our comfort and safety during the hot summer months.

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This is the 11th year for the Heritage Trail event with 22 museums from Roseville to Tahoe opening their doors free of charge for certain days throughout the summer. All 22 museums are committed to showcasing history in a fun and entertaining way. For many Trail Travelers, this event has bec…

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On Friday June 15 head on down to Auburn’s Regional Park located at 3770 Richardson Drive in Auburn for the annual Party in the Park.

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With the system of fire service in many areas of Placer County becoming increasingly financially unmanageable, the Placer County Board of Supervisors today called for an evaluation of the system and a comprehensive effort to develop sustainable service throughout the county in the future.

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New to Old Town Auburn the Auburn Co-op is the ultimate community gathering event. This uniquely Auburn event takes place the first Thursday of each month through September 2018.

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California State Parks (CSP) and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation invite you to attend an interactive open house public workshop on the draft CSP proposed action for the Auburn State Recreation Area (SRA) General Plan/Auburn Project Lands (APL) Resource Management Plan.

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The Animal Spay Neuter Clinic in Auburn is celebrating 25 years helping the community. They opened their doors on March 3, 1993 and since then over 370,000 cats and dogs have been altered. Founded by Dede Shaw, Nancy Mcalpin and Julie Anderson they offer spay/neuter, vaccinations, a low cost…

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From June 18th - 20th there will be an opportunity for young people to play games, learn fundamentals, and have fun all inside the Foresthill High Gymnasium. The camp will be run by Varsity Boys Coach James Kuykendall and current staff.

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Here is your chance to showcase your talent and claim the title of champion of Placer County Has Talent 2018. Interested contestants will be required to fill out this application and submit a 45 second video that will be used to determine who moves into the semi-finals.

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The Placer County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications from young people who wish to serve as one of 18 formally-appointed members of the Placer County Youth Commission for the 2018-19 term. The Placer County Youth Commission is an advisory board to the Placer County Board of Super…

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Everywhere you look, people of all ages have their heads down looking at their mobile devices. For children and adolescents, screen media time has steadily increased to an average of 7 hours a day! Excessive screen time is linked to a host of problems, including poor school performance, beha…

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Despite a dry start to 2018, storms in late March and early April have produced above-average precipitation in the watersheds that source Placer County Water Agency’s (PCWA) water supply. The favorable news was reported to the PCWA Board of Directors at its April 19 meeting, during a hydrolo…

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The number of homeless individuals in Placer County decreased slightly in 2018 compared to the previous year, according to county results from the annual point-in-time count published today by the Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras. HRCS is the lead agency in the region’s Homeless Cont…

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How time flies, it is the Foresthill Pools 4th year participating in “Big Day of Giving.” Some might be asking “what is this?” As one of 600 area Non-profits, the Foresthill Pool and other organizations participate in a 4 county wide national event sponsored by Sacramento Community Foundatio…

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The Pioneer Community Energy (Pioneer) Board reviewed its rates in light of PG&E’s recent rate hikes, and voted unanimously to maintain Pioneer’s rates as they were set December 2017. Pioneer customers will now realize an average 9% discount on electric generation over PG&E rates, wh…

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In 1928 there no formal “ski areas” or conventional lift systems, Highway 40 was closed in the winter and skiing in the western U.S. was limited to a few small mountain communities. The founders of Auburn Ski Club, a loose configuration of skiers and ski jumpers from the Foothills, quickly c…

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This past weekend, March 17 and 18, Group 5 of the California Wing of Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, hosted a two-day air and ground search and rescue exercise held out of Sacramento Executive Airport in Sacramento, California.

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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 2018-2019 Grand Jury. The Grand Jury’s one-year term begins on July 1, 2018 and ends on June 30, 2019.

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Folsom, Calif. – This Spring come out and enjoy the gifts of nature. The American River Water Education Center is a family friendly destination for those who appreciate nature, gardening, and learning of the benefits of water conservation.

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Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today made the following comments during the Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing’s informational hearing regarding the impacts of Senate Bill 1, the $52 billion transportation proposal that imposes permanent new gas taxes and user fees on motorists.

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As the clock struck midnight on January 1, Placer County Water Agency’s (PCWA) Middle Fork Project (MFP) marked a momentous occasion 55 years in the making. As of New Year’s Day, PCWA completely controls power generation of the hydroelectric facility. The exciting news of a smooth transition…

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