jennifer montgomery

Board voices water strategy

Placer County supervisors are sending a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown outlining the direction they would like to see a state water bond move toward. Board members voted to approve a ...

Placer County budget in recovery mode

Placer County’s finances are continuing in recovery mode, the Board of Supervisors learned Tuesday. Andy Heath, Placer County deputy CEO of finance, administration and budge ...

Loomis to contribute $20,000 for Hidden Falls lot expansion

The Horseshoe Bar Municipal Advisory Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to dedicate $20,000 of county park fees from Recreation Area 7 in Loomis toward a parking lot expansion ...

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. ...