Kevin Taber

Perception or reality? Motorcyclists concerned about crack seal on Foresthill Road

Motorcycle rider Frank Warmuth of Foresthill says he can feel the difference as he rides his BMW on Foresthill Road. So does John Grunigan, who has been riding a motorcycle along ...

Placer County roads to get safer with skid resistant coating

Some of Placer County’s most crash-prone sections of road are targeted for a coating of skid-resistant aggregates. Formulated to lessen the chances of vehicles skidding off ...

Storm rains 8 inches on Auburn but drought still on

The Auburn area experienced the first major rainstorm of the season over the weekend, with just over 8 inches falling from Thursday to Monday. Sunday represented the peak of a sto ...

Trash-filled Meadow Vista travel trailer moved by Highway Patrol

  A 40-foot-long travel trailer stuffed to the ceiling with garbage has been taken away from the side of Placer Hills Road. The California Highway Patrol removed the trailer ...

Placer’s 13 miles of bad road viewed as ugly but safe

      Placer County’s 13 miles of bad road are ugly, cracked, sometimes bumpy stretches of blacktop. But they’re safe, according to the Public Works ...

Weekend storms bring much needed rain, snow

The storm door opened just long enough to give the foothills a good soaking and blanket the Sierra with a fluffy layer of snow. But now it’s closing again — at least for a whil ...

Drained and ready to go

With rain forecasted to finally begin today and through this weekend, Placer County Public Works crews were continuing work on clearing ditches and drain spots Wednesday. “We’ ...

Residents sound off over road seal

Gravel, noise and no notification have some South Auburn residents and local bicyclists annoyed. Last week the Road Maintenance Division of the Placer County Public Works Departme ...

County: 30 trees fall in one day

Placer County road workers said they were trying to keep their heads above the water that continued to pour down Wednesday. “Today we’ve had over 30 trees go down, mostly in t ...