Politics

Placer Water prepares to put voluntary water-saving measures in place

The Placer County Water Agency is moving toward a Feb. 6 public hearing that would target a voluntary drop in water use by customers of up to 20 percent to fight drought conditions ...

Dwindling water prospects have Placer Water planning for worst

Placer County Water Agency board members learned Thursday that the agency is already poised with a plan to put measures in place to reduce water consumption if dry weather conditio ...

Placer Water has 2014 supply concerns

  The Placer County Water Agency is saying that a good rainfall year is needed in 2014 to restock mountain reservoirs. And the Water Agency is already looking at the possibi ...

Nevada Irrigation announces potential water rate hikes, new 5-year plan

  Property owners and water customers throughout the Nevada Irrigation District will soon receive letters advising them that the district is considering a five-year financial ...

Granite Bay neighbors fail to stop Placer County garage gun business

  With plans to start a firearms and ammunition-loading business out of his Granite Bay garage, Gary Gaugler ran into a hornet’s nest of opposition from neighbors. Gau ...

Kings Beach commercial core set for start on $27 million revamp

The Lake Tahoe community of Kings Beach is set for a $27 million facelift, with construction expected to start in May. The Placer County Board of Supervisors awarded a $21.38 mill ...

Costs rise to correct South Placer jail boiler blunder

  The costs are rising to replace a set of boilers that were installed at the new South Placer Adult Correctional Facility and then determined to be too expensive to operate. ...

Foresthill seeking more biomass energy plant answers

The mountain community of Foresthill, 17 miles east of Auburn, will take another look Wednesday at the idea of building a forest-fuels-consuming biomass energy plant. Robyn Husman ...

1964 Highway 49 bridge rubble remains a cleanup quandary

By most accounts, the Highway 49 bridge blowout of December 1964 was spectacular. Photos and video from the time show the force of a hellish torrent of water and wood collapsing t ...

Placer County’s public health chief retiring after 17 years

After 30 years of public service, including 17 years as Placer County’s public health chief, Dr. Richard Burton is retiring. Burton’s departure as Health and Human Ser ...