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Call to readers: Winery growth

Do you favor winery growth in Placer County? Tell us why or why not. We need your help keeping this conversation going. We want to publish your letters, but they must include you ...

World-renowned horse trainer tabbed for Thursday’s Tevis Talks in Auburn

A real-life Jim Craig, the inspiring Australian horse trainer from the popular film “The Man from Snowy River” will attempt to tame an already captive audience Thursday ...

Placer’s pioneering Green Family Winery to be sold at bank sale

Closed since December, a modern-day pioneering vintner in rural Auburn is to be sold at a trustee’s sale. According to a legal notice, the Pine Ridge Lane Green Family Winer ...

New report sheds light on Placer, Nevada County homeless laws

A new study is shedding new light on 58 cities in California and how they have enacted laws that impact the homeless. According to the Western Regional Advocacy Project’s &l ...

Grass Valley talk explores wildfires and misconceptions about them

As California braces for what could be another destructive wildfire year, one researcher is trying to change common public misconceptions about the role fire plays in the environme ...

Volunteers take to popular riverside parkway

Fanned out across the banks of the confluence, volunteers took to the popular parkway Monday to hunt down trash left by the visitors who frequent the spot. The small, but effectiv ...

Gating park access could hamper 12-step program

Plans to gate a popular area park at night has one addiction rehabilitation program wondering how its weekly counseling meetings will be impacted. With gates all but up in Overloo ...

Sierra snow measures 16 percent of average

There’s snow in the Sierra but not much. That’s the gist of the latest report from the Nevada Irrigation District after snow surveys this past week showed 16 percent o ...

New Canyon Creek bridge construction moves ahead

Construction has started again on a new bridge on the Western States Trail spanning Canyon Creek near Auburn. The bridge is intended to provide a safer passage over the creek. Rai ...

Bear River High grad competes on “King of the Nerds” reality TV show

Bear River High School grad Kaitlin Spak has proven her nerdiness on the TBS reality series “King of the Nerds,” surviving several rounds of competition. Spak, 26, sta ...