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Placer Water acts to prevent King Fire timber disaster

With the possibility of winter rains causing mudslides that could send thousands of trees downstream along the Rubicon River, Placer County Water Agency is acting to prevent a pote ...

Rain fails to ease Placer’s drought pain

A light dusting of snow on some of the highest peaks in the Sierra on Tuesday may have provided a picture-perfect site for motorists passing over Donner Summit in the rain. But t ...

Placer’s parched Ophir Gardens could get state drought aid

Rita Bainbridge knows the cluster of small cottages near Auburn that she lives in are running out of well water. Bainbridge said she sees the water trucks arrive on a regular basi ...

Placer Water plans for future customer needs

Placer County Water Agency is taking a long look at many rural areas of the county that remain unserved or underserved when it comes to water supplies. Identifying and documenting ...

Loomis man finds water job a dream

Brent Smith, of Loomis, loves working with water so you could say working for the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) for 25 years has been his dream job. But it gets even better fo ...

New SEDCorp sessions create training, feedback opportunities

Two free programs in Roseville this month offer business owners some specialized training and the opportunity to participate in an exchange of ideas. Auburn’s Sierra Eco ...

Economic development awards bestowed

  Brent Smith, the chief executive officer of the non-profit Sierra Economic Development Corporation, is the inaugural recipient of the Placer County Economic Development Boa ...

Gold Country Broadband Consortium continues effort to reach underserved areas

More than nGline months of effort putting Internet service providers together with residents of small communities is paying off for the Gold Country Broadband Consortium with an in ...

Broadband effort cancels Auburn meeting, two more on tap

  The Gold Country Broadband Consortium has canceled a planned meeting on “Is Mobile Broadband the Solution?” after getting no takers from major telecommunication ...

June completion on improvements to 3-mile tunnel under Auburn

AUBURN CA - Work is nearing completion on a $1.9 million project to give the Placer County Water Agency more accurate information on flows and temperatures of water coming out of t ...