Jim Durfee

Longtime leader Jim Durfee retires from Placer County after 28 years

(Auburn Journal photo) Jim Durfee addresses the Placer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday after being presented with a commendation recognizing “28 years of dedicated pub ...

Placer supes take look at North Auburn Costco lease options

  While no lease agreements are signed, Costco representatives have moved into the negotiation stage on a 16-acre parcel of land in North Auburn owned by Placer County. The ...

Placer County refocuses on regional university plan

A joint powers authority could bind Placer County and the city of Roseville to a shared vision of establishing a regional university. Plans for a west Placer County campus lost mo ...

Costco working on potential North Auburn store

  Work is continuing on an effort that could bring Costco to North Auburn. With approval from Placer County supervisors, Roseville developer Jim Conkey has been working with ...

Targeted for teardown: Empty Bell Garden apartments could go in May

  The end could come this spring for the Bell Garden Apartments complex. The apartment block is now empty of renters and owner Placer County is targeting May for demolition ...

No North Auburn Costco but effort ongoing

  Placer County’s aboard. So is Roseville’s Conkey Real Estate Development. But the whale – in the form of a contract for Costco to locate at the Placer Co ...

Placer County wish lists include money to open South Placer jail, smoother roads

  Everything from opening the South Placer Adult Correctional Facility on a scaled-down basis, bumping up the road-repair budget and building on North Auburn’s Placer C ...

Placer County departments talk about doing more with less

One by one, departments updated Placer County supervisors on their budgets Thursday and Friday, all marching to a familiar tune: Do more with less. In the two-day budget workshop, ...

Grand jury recycles blue bag controversy

A Placer County grand jury report is putting renewed pressure on participating communities, including Auburn, to toss out programs that now see residents bagging recyclables. The ...

Our wastewater treatment draws notice of big guns in D.C.

Slam-dunking the notebook while mulling over the fact that the local NBA franchise opted for Paul Westphal instead of Kurt Rambis as coach. Obviously, in Sacramento, the sport of K ...

Placer County supervisors hedge bets on stimulus solving sewer woes

Placer County is pumping money into a North Auburn sewer treatment plant upgrade while seeking federal funding for a pricey regional wastewater pipeline from North Auburn to Lincol ...

City Council further examines regional wastewater options

With the clock ticking, the Auburn City Council voted unanimously Monday night to spend another month deciding whether to link up with the so-called regional sewer system at Lincol ...

Waste treatment flushes out concerns

Flushing a toilet isn’t supposed to add to stress levels. But septic system inspection proposals and wastewater treatment planning are adding another layer of stress to Placer C ...

Placer park work suspended by state freeze

Two state grants totaling nearly $2 million for Placer County’s Hidden Falls Regional Park planning and trail work are wrapped into the freeze on state infrastructure project loa ...

County looking at wastewater options

Facing the threat of heavy fines for not complying with tightened state water-quality regulations, Placer County is exploring two expensive options for North Auburn. One option ...