Bob Stearns

Reader Input: Stearns shows needed qualities

I was happy to read that Bob Stearns is running for a position on the Newcastle Fire Protection District Board (NFPD) (“Robert Stearns announces Newcastle Fire Board candidac ...

Reader input: Vote Stearns for NFPD board

I was happy to read in the Auburn Journal last week that Bob Stearns is running for a position on the Newcastle Fire Protection District Board. (“Robert Stearns announces New ...

Newcastle property owner, former fire board member fire back

Newcastle residents Elliott Rose and Bob Stearns have taken exception to allegations against them by A. Jerald Saladana in an Auburn Journal article published April 25. In the art ...

Reader Input: Fire board labored hard and well

Re: “Grand jury slams former Newcastle fire board,” Journal, June 21. As I read the Auburn Journal’s article on the grand jury report on the former Newcastle Fi ...

Grand jury slams former Newcastle fire board

NEWCASTLE – Several board members of the Newcastle Fire Protection District failed to win re-election last November amid criticisms of wasteful spending, and now a report by ...

Reader Input: The challengers ignore math

More than 68 percent of the voters passed Measure B to save the Newcastle Fire District. Yet a disgruntled minority has attempted to undermine the voters by putting forth Measure K ...

Newcastle Measure K a non-starter

The supporters of Measure K have signs sprouting all over the place that say “End the Tax, Build the Station.” That’s like saying, “do away with all birth control and reduc ...

Newcastle Firehouse to be inspected next week

The deteriorating Newcastle firehouse will be inspected by a licensed engineer next Thursday in response to a letter from Placer County requiring the small district to do so last w ...

Vote Holmes for District 3

Re-elect Jim Holmes for District 3 county supervisor. Jim has been an outstanding elected official who has contributed much of his time getting to know the people in his district a ...

No thanks from one who pays

I would like to respond to the “thank you” that the chairman of the board of Newcastle Fire Protection District, Bob Stearns, wrote in the Auburn Journal (Reader Input, March 1 ...

Thank you, Newcastle

On behalf of the Newcastle Fire Department and the Newcastle Fire District board of directors I would like to thank the Newcastle voters for their confidence and support in getting ...

Local residents voice concerns about supposed mismanagement of fire district

With the Newcastle Fire Protection District surveying residents about a potential increase in the tax paid for fire protection, some local community members are questioning the way ...

Fire district hopes to raise funds through increased tax

The Newcastle Fire Protection District sent out 1,481 surveys to residents within the district to test the waters about a potential increase in the tax paid for fire protection. A ...

Trailer set to serve as sleeping quarters for Newcastle firefighters

Newcastle firefighters are preparing to camp outside for the foreseeable future. As further plans get under way for a new fire house in Newcastle to replace the existing condemned ...

First responders work out of a condemned building

The men and women charged with saving Newcastle residents need a little saving of their own. The Newcastle Fire Protection District has for six years been working out of a condem ...