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Endangered Ophir fire station stays open for now
Wednesday Jun 17 2015
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
Friday Jan 09 2015
“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?
Thursday Oct 23 2014
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
Friday Mar 07 2014
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
Thursday Dec 19 2013
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
Monday Apr 08 2013
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
Friday Feb 01 2013
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
Friday Jan 25 2013
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
Friday Nov 02 2012
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
Friday Oct 26 2012
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 ...
Insurance finds ways to gouge
Monday Feb 20 2012
I have lived at my present address in South Auburn for 12 years and have a fully equipped fire station very close to me at the corner of Maidu and Auburn Folsom roads. In those 12 ...
Trailer set to serve as sleeping quarters for Newcastle firefighters
Friday Jun 03 2011
Newcastle firefighters are preparing to camp outside for the foreseeable future. As further plans get under way for a new fire house in Newcastle to replace the existing condemned ...
Ground broken on Newcastle firehouse
Tuesday May 13 2008
The new Newcastle Fire Station is now under construction near Pineview School in Newcastle. Officials broke ground for the new firehouse Monday after successfully working togethe ...
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