FEMA

Public services do not fall from sky

I voted for Measure E, prepared to pay $40 a year for our continued safety. Amazingly, 60 percent of our district voted to keep the equivalent of a few visits to a coffee shop in t ...

Ophir fire station to call it quits Jan. 1

AUBURN CA - FEMA could come to Placer County Fire’s rescue in an attempt to keep the Ophir station on Wise Road open. Placer County Fire is seeking a $1.2 million grant from a Fe ...

Auburn hiring five new firefighters through federal grant

The Auburn Fire Department is on the fast-track to recruiting five new full-time firefighters. The entry-level positions are being funded by a $681,900 federal grant. The funds w ...

Where are the statesmen?

Here we go again! The right wing of the Republican Party seems to be “Departing Controlled Flight” in its ill-conceived attempt to disembowel FEMA by playing the same parlor ga ...

Placer Hills fire receives $400,000 grant

Placer Hills Fire is a little more than $400,000 the better thanks to a state grant. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded $416 ...

Mammoth Bar motocross track closes

For at least three weeks, area motocross riders will have to find some place else to ride besides Mammoth Bar. The popular motocross track located off Old Foresthill Road will be ...