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Placer County's Heritage Trail history tour just the tonic for weekend fun

Pills and potions. Shady charlatans and mighty men of medicine. Sawbones and jawbones. It’s all there, tucked away in an unassuming Victorian painted welcoming tones of crea ...

Roseville to host Tri-County Job Fair

Job seekers in Placer, Sacramento and El Dorado counties are invited to a free job fair Aug. 21 in Roseville, according to a news release Monday. A collaboration between those thr ...

Lowell Fire near Dutch Flat closing in on containment

With the Lowell Fire near Dutch Flat all but out, Placer County firefighters are battling big blazes elsewhere in California. Cal Fire was reporting Tuesday that Nevada County&rsq ...

Placer Water exceeds state water-saving target

Placer County Water Agency customers are turning into overachievers when it comes to water saving. Latest figures released by the Water Agency show treated-water use down from the ...

Nevada Irrigation District starts studies on new reservoir, dam

Directors of the Nevada Irrigation District have awarded a $1.2 million environmental consulting services contract to an Omaha, Neb.-based engineering-architectural firm for a prop ...

Cal Fire makes arrest in Lake County

 Lake County - On August 9, 2015 at approximately 7:30 p.m., Cal Fire law enforcement officers arrested Juan Ramos Silva, 49 of Lower Lake, for one count of arson and allegedl ...

Media Life: Tony Award winner cast in Cool-area “The Divide” film

Tony Award-winning actor Levi Kreis has joined the cast of “The Divide,” an independent film due to start production in the Pilot Hill-Cool area of El Dorado County sta ...

Fire burns in steep terrain near Blue Canyon airport

A wildland fire burning two miles southwest of Blue Canyon was holding steady at five acres. Cal Fire reported the fire, first called in late Tuesday, was located in steep terrain ...

2-1-1 service for Placer County moves closer to reality

Placer County is taking a long-anticipated forward step toward providing 2-1-1 service – and continuing to look for financial support from cities to make it a reality. The B ...

Class reunions bring together Colfax High alumni for reminiscing, celebrating

Class reunions are sometimes all about reminiscing about the past. On the other hand, beyond nostalgia, reunions are also a time of discovery and renewal. This past weekend, Colf ...

Couple finds comfort in notes and harmony

For musicians and Dutch Flat residents, Christine Bonner and Rob Bonner, life hasn’t always been perfect, but music helps get them through the rough spots. One of those rough ...

Guiding the way on the gridiron

 Colfax High graduate Marcus Arroyo, right, is shown last season discussing a play call with Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown. Arroyo, an all-state quarterback in ...

Moms seek to improve recreation for kids

A group of moms in Colfax is frustrated, they say, because there isn’t much to do for the kids in town, especially in the hot summer months, so they started a Facebook group ...

CUBS FANS: Auburn father-son duo show exemplary judgment in Wednesday bear sighting

Just four days after an Auburn resident shot and killed a black bear that wandered onto his property on Alta Drive, an Auburn father-son duo captured extraordinary images of a moth ...

$18 million cost for Lowell Fire near Dutch Flat

A fire that threatened the Placer County communities of Dutch Flat and Alta is nearing containment – but at a high cost. George Morris, Cal Fire unit chief for Placer, Nevad ...