Jim Durfee

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 ...

Our View: Bad decision to rid courthouse of birds is hard to swallow

Placer County is spending $36,000 to keep the swallows out of our Historic Courthouse’s eaves. Rather than welcome the migrating wild birds, which draw thousands of tourists to p ...