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Reader Input: PCWA should make saving pay
Tuesday Apr 21 2015
Hooray for Placer County Water Agency customers who are practicing water conservation. But their actions alone fall short of addressing drought concerns. According to data collecte ...
Reader Input: Not sold on drought cause
Friday Apr 03 2015
In science, “fact” can only mean “confirmed to such a degree that further disagreement is a waste of time.” Fact: From weed-whackers and chainsaws to gene ...
Reader Input: No denying drought is real
Friday Mar 27 2015
On page 5 of the March 20 Gold Country Homes is an excellent article by Kristi Meyer regarding our water shortage (“Reports show we have one year supply of water left”) ...
Reader Input: Gov setting up for massive lawsuit
Thursday Mar 26 2015
Over 50 years ago, I watched as a water well was drilled at my parents’ home. No one from California state was there or ever contributed one red cent to that resource. I&rsqu ...
Reader Input: Sneeze gently near auto toilet
Thursday Mar 26 2015
I echo Mary Lambeth’s complaint about the unnecessary flushes by auto toilets (“Auto flushes just wasteful,” Reader Input, March 25). I’ve also found that a ...
Reader Input: Auto flushes just wasteful
Wednesday Mar 25 2015
I’ve been taking a class at Sierra College. They use those auto flush toilets in the bathrooms. In previous years, I’ve had no issues with these toilets. However, in ...
Continued conservation as Placer Water fine tunes drought plans
Tuesday Mar 24 2015
With the state expanding emergency water-saving regulations during the fourth year of a prolonged drought in California, Placer County Water Agency is amending its own plan. While ...
Reader Input: What do those opposed think now?
Wednesday Mar 18 2015
Facing the worsening drought here in California, this born-and-bred Californian remembers back in junior high school, asking my teacher why we do not have salt-removal plants simil ...
Sierra snow measures 16 percent of average
Sunday Mar 01 2015
There’s snow in the Sierra but not much. That’s the gist of the latest report from the Nevada Irrigation District after snow surveys this past week showed 16 percent o ...
Sparse rain means hazardous fire season looms
Sunday Feb 01 2015
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 ...
Bone-dry January reignites Placer County water, fire concerns
Friday Jan 30 2015
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 ...
Drought concerns cast shadow over 2015
Sunday Jan 11 2015
A spike in Sierra Nevada precipitation has Placer County Water Agency leaders starting 2015 on a positive note after a year of drought concerns. But they’re also warning tha ...
Call to readers: Drought
Monday Dec 08 2014
Is the drought nearing an end? Tell us why or why not. We need your help keeping this conversation going. We want to publish your letters, but they must include your first and la ...
Reader Input: Are planners drought-savvy?
Friday Nov 21 2014
As a consumer of water, I have been watching my water consumption to do my part in conserving this precious resource. We are constantly being reminded that we are in a drought an ...
Media Life: Perry King’s “The Divide” poised for Cool ranch shoot in 2015
Friday Nov 07 2014
Perry King knows he’s stepping out of the Hollywood mold. But King, an actor who has found fame on TV’s “Riptide” and in notable films like “The Day ...
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