jim holmes

Feds come to rescue of Ophir firehouse in the nick of time

FEMA has come to the rescue of Placer County Fire’s Ophir station on Wise Road. Placer Fire Chief Brad Harris said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a $1. ...

Placer supes wade through still-murky budget waters

AUBURN CA - A balanced $790.1 million spending plan was presented to the Placer County Board of Supervisors at a budget workshop on Thursday. But a cautiously optimistic staff pres ...

Placer supes dial down non-profit donation outlay

Spending is down for the three Placer County supervisors opting for a revenue-sharing program that dispenses grants to non-profit organizations from county funds. Totals compiled ...

Incumbents Montgomery, Holmes, Uhler leading in Placer supes races

AUBURN CA - All three of Placer County?s standing supervisors up for election were on their way to victory Tuesday night, early vote totals indicated. Election returns posted by 1 ...

State money woes cloud Placer County spending plan

AUBURN CA - Placer County is poised to take another budget blow but the state of California?s own financial uncertainties are leaving the question an open one on how low spending w ...

Holmes? election cash accumulation dwarfs Grigas District 3 campaign war chest

AUBURN CA - In terms of funding, challenger Robert Grigas is in a David-and-Goliath battle with incumbent District 3 Placer County Supervisor Jim Holmes. A newcomer to election ca ...

North Auburn-to-Lincoln regional sewer wins key Placer supes support

AUBURN CA - Placer County supervisors voted Tuesday to support a regional sewer pipeline to Lincoln from North Auburn that the county estimates will cost $73 million. That figure c ...

Placer County law-enforcement hiring 22

AUBURN CA - Placer County moved a step closer Tuesday to hiring 22 more law-enforcement system employees. The total includes 14 new correctional system employees, seven new deputi ...

Placer-Bay Area commuter rail link picks up steam

The Capitol Corridor commuter-rail system between Placer County and San Jose is back on track after suffering through some recessionary bumps. With some sectors of the economy in ...