helicopter

Sheriff’s Department has refined the art of wasting our money

A $4 million helicopter, for what? I completely agree with Scott Barow (Reader Input, May 3) that we don’t need either helicopter and both should be sold ASAP! All the other extr ...

County helicopter buy is so pre-bubble burst

With the anticipated arrival of the county’s new $4 million helicopter and the unaccountable reasoning that accompanied its purchase, I wonder, is anyone at the county on any lev ...

County needs to help poor, not buy expensive toys

Placer County is spending $4 million on a helicopter. Is something wrong with this decision? While many face economic hardship they want to spend money this way. Wouldn’t this m ...

Wal-Mart big rig, 2 pickups pile up on Interstate 80 in Auburn

A pickup spun out on Interstate 80 Friday, bouncing off a Wal-Mart big rig, a center divider and another truck in a noon-hour accident that slowed westbound traffic through Auburn. ...

Sheriffs’ helicopter gets all-clear

The Placer County Sheriff’s Department’s new helicopter is cleared for financial liftoff. With crime-fighting equipment still to be installed, actual patrols are targeted to s ...

If sheriff’s helo OK’d, question remains how to pay for it

Toking through the notebook while wondering if the state legislature’s sudden warmth for legalizing pot — because it could annually raise $1 billion in tax revenue — might gi ...

Placer cutting $millions but more savings sought

With Placer County supervisors’ approval of several cost-cutting measures to help stave off a projected $18.6 million deficit, the panel’s chairman said challenges still lie ah ...

Helicopter decision remains in midair after county supervisors talk budget

Faced with the loss of funds to purchase a new helicopter, Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner wound up with enough time to fly away and make the proposal on another day. The Placer C ...

Cuts could chop Placer County Sheriff’s new helicopter

Grounding the Sheriff’s Department new helicopter, further depleting reserves, and tightening take-home-vehicle policies for law enforcement are among the new options on the tabl ...

Man dies on Western States Trail near Auburn

A sunny afternoon trek Friday on the Western States Trail just outside Auburn turned into a grim – and ultimately unsuccessful – battle to save a man’s life after he suffered ...