Bureau of Land Management

Large marijuana garden cut down near Colfax

A marijuana garden, containing 16,721 plants, was cut down by Placer County Sheriff's Office detectives Wednesday northeast of Colfax.  The illegal grow was discovered by dete ...

Boating, fishing, camping: Memorial Day weekend approaches

Memorial Day weekend is approaching, when families enjoy three days to get away, camp, fish and have fun.Campgrounds near and far, from the refreshing salt air coastal regions up t ...

Bly Tunnel valve at Eagle Lake is shut and locked

For years, water has flowed from the Bly Tunnel at Eagle Lake, feeding Willow Creek. There is and has not been a fishery at Willow Creek. The water that flowed down primarily was u ...

Turns out there’s no fix for Eagle Lake — for now

Two years ago, the Bureau of Land Management held hearings about the possibility of closing a source of water drain from Eagle Lake, a large section of pipe called the Bly Tunnel.E ...

Hunting opens this weekend in Balance of State Zone

The Department of Fish and Game has estimated more than 50,000 shotgunners visited the fields in 2010, hoping to bag a duck or goose for the dinner table.The northeastern zone for ...

Abalone fishery now officially closed in Sonoma County

The dying off of abalone since August throughout the diving areas of Sonoma County has been reported here.It was attributed to a red tide, bacteria-laden water so called because it ...

Don’t know the nuances of turkey hunting? Attend this seminar

There are hunting clubs and, well, there are hunting clubs. Some might be just a few guys getting together, pooling their available funds and leasing some land only they have acces ...

Officials wrestle with Auburn rec area solutions

The future of Auburn State Recreation Area funding is unknown, and two Auburn city councilmen have different ideas about how to work out a solution. Michael Finnegan, area manager ...

Kevin Hanley earns his votes

There is a reason that the city of Auburn is not suffering and on the verge of bankruptcy in this time of universal economic woes. It is the leadership of some of our city council ...

Family’s pet burro, 23, suffers chemical attack

Placer County Animal Services is investigating an attack on a Penryn burro that suffered chemical burns. Betsy, a 23-year-old burro, is owned by Shannon and Bob McClurg, of Penry ...

More than 1,400 marijuana plants found, man arrested

A Nevada City man was arrested Wednesday after authorities found him at the site of 354 marijuana plants. Robert Furnas, 50, was charged with planting and/or cultivating marijuan ...

So Cal fire ignites need to protect Auburn homes

Just as weather conditions are making it difficult for firefighters fighting a blaze in Santa Barbara, the Auburn area has the potential for the same type of problem. In preparat ...

Giant fee boost hits Placer County Water Agency

Placer County Water Agency is facing a whopping 207 percent increase on a fee it pays the federal government to use federal land for its Middle Fork American River Project. Water ...

Unofficial Cape Horn shooting range officially closed

It’s no longer a definite maybe. The Bureau of Land Management has started the process to permanently close down a target shooting range in the Cape Horn area. The range, which ...

U.S. energy independence: right under our feet

Americans are finally awakening to the damage that four decades of governmental moratoriums and restrictions on energy development have done to our economy and our lives. Accord ...