drought

Nevada Irrigation District wants sprinklers off in heat of day

Keep your sprinklers off between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. That’s the drought-related message the Nevada Irrigation District is sending to its customers. The district, which serve ...

Another View: Sometimes, the only thing to say is ‘C’mon, man’

This week’s column is my personal riff on ESPN’s regular segment during football season in which a panel of commentators and former jocks rip on incompetent plays execu ...

Placer Water users on tap for two sprinkling days a week

  The Placer County Water Agency is poised to ramp up its recommendations for saving water in August as the California drought continues. The agency board will be asked at a ...

Storm systems may mean more ‘rain’

In the height of a drought, even the light sprinkles Auburn experienced Sunday night are enough to raise hopes for the coming months. According to National Weather Service meteoro ...

State panel mulls $500-a-day fines for wasting water

Wasting water outdoors amid the state’s drought could start hitting Californians in the pocketbook under get-tough restrictions being proposed by state regulators, with fines ...

Drought no hindrance to raft tours

The rafting industry in Placer County isn’t suffering, despite low snow melt and ongoing drought conditions throughout the state. According to local rafting companies, the o ...

Price hike looms for Auburn produce

It’s a matter of supply and demand. Statewide produce prices have either started to climb or are expected to do so in the face of a years-long drought, depending on who&rsqu ...

Wine makers unhampered by drought

Placer County wine makers are not feeling the effects of current drought conditions despite popular belief to the contrary. For wine makers throughout the region, the general scar ...

No water, no nectar

In addition to its rivers, lakes and inland reservoirs, more than two years of drought have also parched California’s honey supply. The state recorded a record low 10.4 inch ...

Another View: Focus on drought, not bullet trains

A bullet train for California? Who in his right mind — since we’re already in the fifth year of a serious drought — would conceive of such a plan?   Accord ...