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NOON HOUR UPDATE: Weather outlook for the foothills; Tragedy touches local high school teacher and emergency-responders and weather-related incidents

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: The arctic chill continues to hang around. Reporter Gus Thomson is looking into the continued forecast for the week and how the community weathered the ...

Mandarin growers move to save crop from freeze

  A cold snap has mandarin growers in the foothills of Placer County looting closets for sheet and cranking up irrigation systems to protect orchards and the tangy treats han ...

Cold still threatens crops, but deep freeze easing

  FRESNO (AP) — The freeze gripping the West appeared on the verge of easing Tuesday, but farmers who spent millions to protect crops were still assessing damage, so ...

Freezing temperatures spur emergency shelter for Placer’s homeless

  AUBURN CA - Restrictions have been loosened to allow virtually all of Auburn’s homeless population to find shelter from the cold in Auburn. Suzi de Fosset, Gathering ...

Chill withers fruit crops

The stormy weather has growers keeping their eyes on the sky. But it isn’t necessarily the snow that’s a concern. For fruit trees, which have just started to bloom in the foot ...

Hot fishing options for the deep freeze

Okay, so I have to come clean here. I am suffering from a huge lack of inspiration as I am writing this. You see, as I type away on my Blackberry, 80-degree water is lapping at my ...

Freezing temps mean icy problems for foothill residents

A couple of towels were able to temporarily spare Paul Brentson’s pipes But the Applegate resident decided Wednesday he wasn’t going to take any more chances as freezing temp ...

Mandarin farmers scramble to beat freeze

Placer County's mandarin growers had their fingers crossed tightly as they watched the thermometer this week. Temperatures were predicted to dip to the freezing point, threatening ...

Placer County wilderness preservation efforts impacted by economic hardships

Economic hardships for donors and a state fiscal crisis are creating uncertain times for groups trying to conserve and protect Sierra Nevada lands. A poll by the Truckee-based Sie ...