fire station

Endangered Ophir fire station stays open for now

Ophir’s fire station will remain open until at least Jan. 1, Placer County supervisors decided Tuesday. The board approved its annual contract with Cal Fire for fire protect ...

Newcastle Fire Station gains traction

“Minor setbacks” are all that stand in the way of a new fire station for the Newcastle area, according to advocates. And while these advocates admittedly feel as if th ...

Reader Input: Is fire board deceptive?

I am very puzzled by the Newcastle Fire Protection District Board. They know that a discretionary project like a new fire station requires compliance with the California Environmen ...

Newcastle’s new fire station waiting for funds

The Newcastle Fire Protection District is once again waiting on repairs for a garage door and funding for a new fire station.   However, administrators say neither is a major ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Local doctors talk about the effects of Affordable Care Act; ARD votes on bike track tonight; Fire station in Newcastle gets facelift and Del Oro football

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: With most of the facets of the Affordable Care Act now in place, some area doctors are concerned about coverage for certain types of care. Reporter Gus ...

Fire stations battle budget woes

Editor’s note: Through interviews with Auburn-area fire officials, the Journal has assembled a broad swath of information to provide a snapshot of the resources and challenge ...

Our View: Citizen awareness, board transparency key for Newcastle

Recent news of Newcastle firefighters moving back into their controversial station has sparked more questions than answers. How can a $300 temporary fix be all that’s neede ...

Newcastle firefighters return to station

NEWCASTLE – The Newcastle firefighters’ 19-month stay in a camper trailer ended on Friday. A temporary, $300 fix on the Newcastle Fire Protection District fire station ...

Reader Input: Enough with runaway taxes

We did not realize when we voted for our supervisor (Jim Holmes) that he was in favor of raising our taxes: sometimes double, triple and even more if you own a number of parcels. ...

Mr. Jim Holmes: Don’t add taxes

Please can someone help us down here in the south part of Auburn? We are Newcastle residents and we are being hit very hard with extra added taxes for a new fire station. Whoever w ...