Placer County Sheriff’s Office

Applegate Fire spurs evacuations

Multiple fires burning along Interstate 80 threatened homes and businesses Wednesday afternoon in the Applegate area. The fires reportedly started around 1:30 p.m. along the freew ...

Officials look into Colfax house fire

A fire that heavily damaged a house Wednesday afternoon in Colfax is being considered suspicious by authorities. Cal Fire received initial reports of the blaze at 12:08 p.m. and w ...

Community mourns loss of Tyler Nickerson, 12

The Colfax community was united in mourning this week following the tragic death Sunday of Tyler Nickerson, 12. Tyler, the son of longtime area residents Eldwin and Melissa Nickers ...

Railroad work blocks mom, daughter in wheelchair

A Weimar family has found itself living on the wrong side of the tracks during Union Pacific Railroad’s project to upgrade the transcontinental railway. Todd and Amy Hanaway mus ...