Politics

5 Hot Topics for Placer Board of Supervisors

Homeless, budget and sister-city topics highlight Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. Here’s a Top 5 list of hot topics the five member Placer County board will ta ...

Donning denim sends anti-sex assault message in Auburn

It was an Italian Supreme Court decision heard round the world. And it revolved around a rape and tight jeans. Judges on the court issued a ruling saying the 18-year-old female v ...

Homeless issues dominate Auburn debate

Questions on homelessness dominated a debate Tuesday in Auburn between District 5 Board of Supervisors candidates. The candidates – incumbent Jennifer Montgomery and challen ...

Centennial Reservoir: A golden opportunity for reliable water supply

If we take a moment to reflect on the history of Placer County and all of our beloved Gold Country, it’s amazing to consider the colossal impact that sparkling, treasured min ...

Placer supes reject video visits bids

Placer County isn’t logging off on its current inmate video visitation contractor. The Board of Supervisors followed a recommendation from staff Tuesday to reject proposals ...

Reader doubts NID will find the Centennial Project viable

     I am not particularly in favor of the NID’s Centennial Reservoir project but I'd like to point out to David Ryland (April 7 Colfax Record, page A ...

Another View

The Nevada (County) Irrigation District (NID) has plans to build another dam on our Bear River just northeast of Meadow Vista. (Placer and Nevada counties share our Bear River but ...

$10 parking fee at Placer County's Hidden Falls Regional Park?

Hidden Falls Park’s popularity could soon have a price. Facing a litany of complaints from neighbors fed up with Hidden Falls Regional Park parking problems, Placer County i ...

Placer Sheriff says ‘no’ to open-container ban

Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner says no new open container regulations are needed. Bonner said that the Sheriff’s Office has reviewed the law and believes the current statut ...

Wither the water

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has begun the steps to construct a 275 foot dam on the Bear River, just upstream of Combie Reservoir.  This impoundment will flood 6 miles ...

Proposed lake project discussed

Although four Colfax City Council members had questions about the proposed Centennial Project at the March 23 City Council meeting, only Mayor Tom Parnham said he was against it. C ...

Municipal Advisory Council position opening

The Weimar/Applegate/Colfax Municipal Advisory Council has a position opening that runs through Jan. 31, 2017. Municipal Advisory Councils (MACs) were established by the Placer Co ...

Placer County Indian artifacts being returned to tribes

When the word came from Paiute Indians in Nevada that the tribe wanted several American Indian artifacts returned, the Placer County Museums division knew what to do next. The req ...

$2.1 million contract for Placer County Government Center master plan update

Williams + Paddon, a Roseville firm of architects and planners, is on track to win approval Tuesday for a $2.15 million contract to develop a planning blueprint for the Placer Coun ...

DeWitt Hospital prescribed National Register of Historic Places status

A compound of World War II hospital buildings in North Auburn has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The decision by the director of the National Park Service ...