u.s. forest service

Pot wars: Placer County canyons a battleground

Michoacán, Mexico pot grower Miguel Villa-Contreras’s farming foray into the hinterlands of California’s Placer County is expected to result in a stiff federal prison sentence ...

Residents not ‘out of the woods’ with summer fires

Foresthill area residents were told they would have a long, fire-filled summer ahead of them Saturday afternoon. The U.S. Forest Service held a community meeting to update reside ...

Update: Foresthill Fire contained

The Foresthill Fire is 100 percent contained as of Monday morning, according to Bill Mendonca, battalion chief for Cal Fire. The fire, initially estimated to be about 50 acres, w ...

50 acres burn in Foresthill Sunday

About 50 acres 3 miles east of Foresthill continued to burn Sunday afternoon. The fire was one of many along the Sierra Nevada that started because of a dry lightning storm Satur ...