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Placer County supes, Rec District move closer to Hidden Falls showdown

A funding wrangle over Hidden Falls Regional Park is moving closer to a showdown. The flap pits the Auburn Recreation District against Placer County, rural hikers and horse riders ...

Spring on hold as cold, wet, wintry weather moves back in to Auburn area

Spring took a short detour back into winter today. But the warming weather trend that toasted the Auburn area Sunday should be back on track by the time the weekend rolls around a ...

Hidden Falls park-funding wrangle heading to Board of Supervisors

Placer County’s parks panel has added its support to controversial plans for $150,000 in developer fees the Auburn Recreation District argues could be better spent elsewhere. Th ...

Placer County supes OK pot dispensary ban

Placer County won’t be sprouting pot shops any time soon. The Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to back a planning division staff proposal to ban collectives and dispensaries by re ...

Placer County Fire to bill insurers for auto crash call-outs?

Placer County has plans to get a cut of insurance money available when out-of-area motorists cause accidents inside its fire department’s boundaries. Under a proposal to be cons ...

AFL-CIO donation helps Duran best Rockholm in fundraising sweepstakes

Challenger Jack Duran has pulled ahead of incumbent Rocky Rockholm in the drive for donations. The two are vying for the Roseville seat on the Placer County Board of Supervisors. R ...

Placer County’s new $4 million chopper airborne in turbulent fiscal times

It’s a new recruit. But for Placer County Sheriff’s Department chief pilot, it’s has already had its mettle tested and proved its worth. Sgt. Van Bogardus was at the contro ...

Short bike race, major planning effort underway in Auburn, for May 16 Amgen tour leg

The time is 1:03 p.m. The date is May 16. Traveling an average of 26 mph, the leaders in the Amgen Tour of California’s first leg from Nevada City to Sacramento pedal past thron ...

With Weygandt unopposed, focus due to shift to Rockholm-Duran supes race

Placer County Supervisor Robert Weygandt may be moving toward an uncontested return to the Board of Supervisors seat he has held since 1994. And that could mean the political focu ...

Placer County union offers its own cost-cutting plan

Placer County’s largest employee organization has offered its own option to help close next year’s projected $23 million budget gap. But while county CEO Tom Miller said he’s ...

Auburn, Placer census raising concerns over low tally

With 2010 census packages due to be delivered to every household in the nation starting mid-month, concern is mounting that Placer and surrounding counties may lose out in the coun ...

Placer County supes want to know about all merit-raise recipients

Placer County supervisors agreed Tuesday with a request by Chairman Kirk Uhler to have all merit increases – not just management hikes – made available for board perusal. Supe ...

Wage freeze gets Placer County supes support, cool reception from union

Placer County supervisors gave their blessing today to a halt in merit pay raises for all county employees starting in July. With the latest estimate from the CEO Tom Miller’s o ...

Disputed merit pay raises could be part of Placer County budget cuts

Placer County supervisors could help shut the door Tuesday on executive merit pay increases. The salary hikes – usually amounting to 5 percent annually on top of cost-of-living ...

Emotions run high at North Auburn meeting on Costco-Wal-Mart-type big box store

If they weren’t apparent already, the battle lines were crisply drawn Wednesday at a meeting between nearby residents and the developer of a proposed Costco-Wal-Mart-type big-box ...