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Aroma of home cooking piques bear’s curiosity

Bears are one of nature’s more curious creatures — especially where there is food involved. If your meal catches their attention, they’re sure to investigate, whi ...

Retiring coach Dan Hicks says thanks for the memories

He’s coached basketball at cracker-box gyms in Alta and Ophir. He’s also coached at Arco Arena. But after 30-plus years as a teacher, coach and athletic director at C ...

Risk rises for Lyme disease in summer

As the weather warms, many of us look to plan fun outdoor activities but increased time outside also increases the risk for encounters with ticks. A fact of life living in deer c ...

Media Life: ‘D-Train’ movie has Colfax, Placer connection

Colfax High School class of ’96 grad Matthew Medlin’s latest credit in Hollywood’s film industry is a notable one. He’s a unit production manager and line p ...

Not guilty plea in slaying of Newcastle olive ranch owner

ROSEVILLE – Accused of murder in the May 14 shooting death of his father in Newcastle, Robert Carlo Yandolino pleaded not guilty to the charge in a brief Placer County Superi ...

Loomis, Meadow Vista libraries getting reprieve from closing for now

Placer County is working on a new budget plan that would allow the Loomis library to stay open through at least the end of the year. The plan also calls for the Meadow Vista libra ...

Colfax High freshman Svea North balances passion for ballet with studies, team sports

Colfax native Svea North has danced since she can remember — starting as a tot in the Come Dance With Me studio in Auburn.  Now a 6- foot, 1-inch-tall Colfax High School ...

VFW Post planning Memorial Day ceremonies

Memorial Day is a sacred day to all war veterans. None need to be reminded of the reason that this important day must be commemorated, but what about the general public, and more i ...

Sheriff’s Office seeking suspect in spate of Tahoe-area robberies

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of robbing pharmacies in Colfax, Kings Beach, Incline Village and Reno ...

Fire funding reaches 'desperate' levels

“I’m sorry to be bringing all of this to your house this morning, but I think the significant point is that we are desperate,” Fire Chief Ian Gow said to Placer C ...