jennifer montgomery

Reader Input: Supes waited, backed store

I attended the (Placer) County Board of Supervisors meeting this (Tuesday) morning regarding Costco coming in and the plan to turn the DeWitt Theater and senior center into a parki ...

Clutter or business boon? Placer County easing sign restrictions to boost economy

With a goal of helping businesses boost their bottom lines, Placer County supervisors approved Tuesday a temporary easing of rules governing A-frames and other portable signs. Whi ...

Placer supes, staff jetting to D.C. for annual federal lobbying trip

Two Placer County supervisors and three top staffers are making a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C., to huddle with Capitol officials next week on current and future federal funding a ...

Vision clash in Placer, private school’s Kings Beach shoreline plans

A private school’s vision for prime Tahoe lakefront property in the heart of Kings Beach is bumping up against Placer County’s community plan update. The clash of visi ...

Placer supes like 2-1-1 service but have questions

Placer supervisors are showing support for a 2-1-1 information-hotline service in the county, but are still seeking more answers on how it would be established and where. The Boar ...

Another View: Let’s be proactive in protecting forests and public health

The American Fire is still on many people’s minds. Even though its smoke no longer fills the air, and full containment was announced over a month ago, it’s quite clear ...

Placer County budget gets final OK

Placer County supervisors gave their final approval Tuesday to a $721 million annual budget that provides for bringing on new sheriff’s personnel to open a South Placer jail ...

American Fire concerns generate biomass energy plant interest in Foresthill

FORESTHILL -- Seen as a way to curtail the threat of fire in Foresthill, the idea of building a forest-fuels-consuming biomass energy plant in the community is gaining traction. T ...

Another View: American Fire sparks up the need for better forest management

The American Fire about 25 miles east of Auburn (as the smoke flies) is evidence once again of how connected we are to the forests and the poor condition they are in. Asthma attack ...

Cautious optimism as Placer County budget moves forward

  “Cautious optimism” are the bywords beneath the golden geodesic domes of the Placer County Government Center in Auburn this summer as loose ends are tied up on ...

Placer’s green-loan program for homeowners back in business

Placer County’s mPower green-loan program for homeowners is on again following a three-year hiatus. After her office received approvals Tuesday from the county Board of Supe ...

Would Costco chip in for North Auburn senior center move?

  Talks are ongoing about a possible move by Costco to land at North Auburn’s Placer County Government Center that would displace the Auburn Multipurpose Senior Center. ...

Placer has room for single-room-occupancy housing projects

Placer County supervisors moved ahead with plans Tuesday intended to provide more opportunities to develop single-room-occupancy housing for the homeless. The board approved amend ...

Expanded Hidden Falls Regional Park now open

  Hidden Falls Regional Park just became bigger and better. The expanded park was on full display Wednesday for a select group of about 100 guests of Placer County. The publ ...

Coffee klatches give Placer supe taste of issues large, small

Coffee and conversation may have been flowing in the Depoe Bay Coffee Co. meeting room. But, the elected official listening intently, responding to questions and comments, and tak ...