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Reader Input: Sewer rate proposal unclear

It is important to write a letter to the Auburn city clerk to protest and oppose the proposed sewer rate increases if you want your opinion to count. According to the rules of Pr ...

Sheep take a bite out of fire risk

The Placer County Water Agency is using sheep for fire prevention maintenance on the hill behind the headquarters on Ferguson Road in Auburn. More than 60 sheep were put on the hil ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Man faces sentencing in dog abuse case; New principals at local high schools and Placer County Water meeting

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: A man who is accused of abusing a small dog named Frankie is having his day in court. Reporter Amy Lobenberg will be there today to learn the person&rs ...

Reader Input: Are we to use or save water?

OK, this just doesn’t make sense to me. PCWA is asking customers to cut back on water use (“Placer Water declares drought during a rainstorm that won’t help enoug ...

Auburn businesses offer deluge of water conservation advice

With water becoming a precious commodity in California and throughout Placer County, several local companies are eager to assist area residents with conservation tips and technique ...

Another View: Cooperation and water conservation key in coming weeks

It seems like water – or lack of it – is on nearly everyone’s mind these days. If it isn’t, it should be. After all, Placer County is potentially facing one ...

With hills drying up, Placer Water could declare drought emergency Feb. 6

Expecting water deliveries from its primary supplier to be less than half of normal, Placer County Water Agency is moving on plans to dramatically curtail water use by irrigation a ...

Mercury rises again

Auburn is once again a dry and mild-weather zone, as sunny days and creeping temperatures have driven out the frost. But they’ve also protracted an ongoing dry spell that has ...

Loomis man finds water job a dream

Brent Smith, of Loomis, loves working with water so you could say working for the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) for 25 years has been his dream job. But it gets even better fo ...

Reader Input: PCWA needs to rein in expenses

Re: Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) proposed water rate increase: I sent the following letter to the PCWA board opposing the proposed Zone 1 water rate increases to be decided on ...