Ian Gow

Only voters can save services

On the June 5 election, Measure E will be submitted to the voters from the (Placer Hills Fire Protection) district. This measure asks for an additional $79 per year from each home ...

Ruffalo: Rural firefighting fee just latest taxpayer thugging

There’s a dreary axiom we political junkies know by heart. You know, the one about people love to eat sausages but really shouldn’t watch them being made. Well, judging by the ...

49 Fire: Where was Auburn Fire?

A dispatch error that resulted in a failure to call the Auburn Fire Department to the scene of last year’s 49 Fire was remedied upon its discovery. According to Ian Gow, chief ...

Fire chief enjoys dual careers of helping

Ian Gow must have been predestined to help people who are having really bad days. Gow has two jobs that deal with human trauma and there isn’t a better man for the position when ...

Local crews sent to cover state fires

State officials have called for help from local firefighters as large blazes have forced mass evacuations and burned thousands of acres of forestland in California. As of Friday, ...

Water heater, Christmas tree probable causes of two separate house fires

Electrical wiring stemming from a water heater appears to be the cause of a fire that destroyed an Applegate home Thursday afternoon, according to Placer Hills Fire District Chief ...