Measure B

Newcastle Firehouse to be inspected next week

The deteriorating Newcastle firehouse will be inspected by a licensed engineer next Thursday in response to a letter from Placer County requiring the small district to do so last w ...

Newcastle Fire District given final notice by county

The fight over the state of the Newcastle Fire Department building and how it should be fixed has reached a breaking point. A group of Newcastle residents are upset over what they ...

Noon Hour Update: Hospital’s digital upgrade; Fatal wreck on 49 and Newcastle Fire concerns

Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what we’ ...

Fight on Newcastle firefighters? side

In response to the cheap, backward morons who fight any needed progress including the Measure B parcel tax for the Newcastle Fire District: There was no sleight of hand in passing ...

Measure B could come before voters again

A group of Newcastle residents opposed to some of the terms outlined in Measure B have collected enough signatures to see it changed or brought back before voters. Measure B, an ...

Measure B ?toon misleads

Andy Lukkonen’s editorial cartoon from the June 20 edition implies that the community objecting to the 300 percent Measure B tax increase imposed on the homeowners of the New ...

Consolidate our fire protection

I believe that we have a fire protection crisis in Placer County. My conclusion is based on the fact that every measure relating to fire protection funding in Placer County was def ...

Opponents of Measure B fire back with petition

The debate between some Newcastle residents over a recently passed initiative to provide additional funding for the fire protection district rages on. Measure B, an annual $146.4 ...

Thanks for B explanation

So many times people complain about our county and sometimes about the employees for one reason or another. But for the last couple of months we in Newcastle have had one-on-one co ...

Vote yes on Measure B

Higgins Fire District serving Lake of the Pines and south Nevada County placed Measure B on the June ballot to increase the existing, woefully inadequate 32-year-old parcel fee of ...

Show support for safety crew

My husband and I moved to south Nevada County in 2009. Our initial encounters with our new neighbors in the Higgins Corner community convinced us we were ?home.? I come from a fami ...

Measure B could be revisited on November ballot

A group of Newcastle voters is charging full speed ahead with plans to circulate a petition to see Measure B modified. The $146.46 parcel tax has incremental increases based on t ...

Noon Hour Update: Keeping summer bills low; Measure B faces challenges; homeless students at Sierra College and 100-year-old piano teacher

Welcome to the Auburn Journal's "Noon Hour Update," where we'll present you with stories and updates on what's going on in the news and what we're working on for our Sunday and onl ...

Our View: Voters ? Take the time to find out

What is Measure A and why should you care? Measure A is what voters will see on their ballots this month and in June when they head to the polls. Phrases such as “charter cit ...

Measure B concerns raised by some Newcastle residents

The tax passed, but opposition is fired up as to how millions of dollars of new funds will be spent in Newcastle. Following the March passage of Measure B, some Newcastle residen ...