Dave Ward

Placer Water: 10 percent water cut good but 20 percent better

Placer County Water Agency is appealing to the public to shoot for a voluntary 10 percent water-use reduction in the wake of projected lower water availability from Pacific Gas &am ...

Newcastle fire board chair to step down

After 14 months as chairman of Newcastle Fire Protection District’s board of directors, Dave Ward will step down in February to move out of state and spend time with his fami ...

Newcastle fire station gets a makeover

NEWCASTLE -- Employees and volunteers put the finishing touches on the façade of Newcastle’s fire station on Tuesday after years of back-and-forth about how to refurbi ...

Study urges new fire station for Newcastle

A new study recommends that Newcastle Fire Protection District construct a new fire station instead of rehabilitating Station 41 on Cypress Street, and the fire board is moving for ...

Newcastle and Penryn to share a fire chief

Starting Nov. 1, Newcastle and Penryn fire protection districts will share a fire chief. The Newcastle Fire Protection District board approved a new chief’s administrative c ...

Newcastle fire district may hire full-time chief

NEWCASTLE – Board members of the Newcastle Fire Protection District say they’re pleased with Interim Fire Chief John Carr’s performance -- but they’re in th ...

Placer County to do fire safety inspections for Newcastle

NEWCASTLE - Fire prevention inspections in Newcastle are now the responsibility of Placer County. The Newcastle Fire Protection District’s board of trustees entered a memora ...

Plans underway to bring Newcastle school hydrants up to code

NEWCASTLE – In response to safety concerns raised in June by the Newcastle Fire Protection District, Newcastle Elementary School has placed two water tanks on its campus whil ...

Reader Input: Helpers upgrade Newcastle fire

In November 2013 the taxpayers of the Newcastle Fire Protection District voted in a new fire board. The improvements they have made are extraordinary. Many hours have gone into mak ...

Newcastle fire ordinance forbids excessive overgrowth

  With summer dry spells around the corner, a new ordinance will require Newcastle property owners to keep their lawns and fields in check. The Newcastle Fire Protection Dis ...