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Costs put Lake Clementine power plant development plan on hold

Plans to develop a hydroelectric project at Lake Clementine are on hold, according to a Kruger Energy spokesman. The Canadian energy company has been working through the Federal E ...

Super Bowl picks: Free ride home vs. patrol car ride to jail?

Auburn Super Bowl celebrants have two good reasons to not drink and drive. No. 1. The California Highway Patrol and other law-enforcement agencies in Placer County and the Auburn ...

Sutter, Blue Shield come to terms

Sutter Health and insurance provider Blue Shield of California have finalized an agreement to continue services to plan holders at the healthcare facilities. The industry powerho ...

Sparse rain means hazardous fire season looms

From the top of the fire lookout tower on Wolf Mountain near Nevada City, you can see for miles in every direction making it a valuable tool in the fight against wildfires. On th ...

Media Life: Homegrown Auburn film talent returns with “Mudbloods”

It’s a homecoming week of sorts for Auburn native Eric F. Martin and he’s bringing along his latest film to show at the State Theatre. Martin, Placer High Class of 200 ...

Bone-dry January reignites Placer County water, fire concerns

  Placer County-area water providers are ramping up for another year of drought after the driest January in 128 years. But there is still hope on the horizon. Chip Close, N ...

Dogs who dine are legally welcome at Auburn eateries

Dogs are having their day in 2015 with a new California law that OKs them to legally accompany people to restaurants. With a few important caveats, canines are allowed to be broug ...

Placer bike program promotes healthy commute

If driving to work each day isn’t as exciting as it used to be for you, a county-wide bicycle buying program may hold the alternative you’ve been looking for. The Buck ...

Study reveals more on electronic cigarettes

With more and more research coming out about electronic smoking devices, users are having to weigh the benefits against the potential risks. A recently published study, completed ...

Placer County on alert for measles spread

Ebola. Influenza. And now the measles. The last six months have seen concern ebb and flow as the threat of an outbreak emerges. The latest is measles. The state Department of Pu ...