PLacer Hills

Community shows support for homeowners

Just a week after the loss of the Hunsinger family home in rural Auburn, friends and family are banding together to raise funds to help them get their lives back to normal. The fi ...

Officials look into Colfax house fire

A fire that heavily damaged a house Wednesday afternoon in Colfax is being considered suspicious by authorities. Cal Fire received initial reports of the blaze at 12:08 p.m. and w ...

Placer fire agencies beefing up with new volunteers, equipment

From Alta to Auburn to the Roseville area, fire agencies in Placer County are inviting residents to try their hand as volunteer firefighters. The 2014 Volunteer Firefighter Academ ...

Lack of rain raises Placer County wildland fire concerns

  Timing is everything. And for a rural neighborhood along Highway 193 in Newcastle, a fire sparked Thursday by a power line brushing tree branches overhead was early enough ...

School nurses make do

  If one believes the old adage about healthy bodies and healthy minds, then the number of nurses on staff at some local schools, like many across the state, could be disconc ...

Road users must show courtesy

Bruce Bowman and other bicyclists everywhere (“Cyclist wants to know why,” Reader Input, Oct. 2): I may be over-reacting, or it could be that 98 percent of bicyclists g ...