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Golf courses get creative to stay green in drought

Scott McCullough, superintendent at The Ridge Golf Club, off of Airport Road in Auburn, has been planning for the drought for seven years, he said, so the last four years of dry we ...

Reader Input: Blaming will solve nothing

I find it interesting that Mr. (John) Dutton cites a failure of leadership on the part of our current governor during his first term 40 years ago for the water shortage we are now ...

Our View: Conservation or better management?

As California enters the fourth year of one of the worst droughts in its history, the topic of water, the lack thereof and what lies ahead is of great concern. We can all save wa ...

Reader Input: How to better address drought

A couple of suggestions to the Placer County Water Agency for better addressing our current water shortage: 1) Stop all new residential and commercial construction inside the cou ...

Auburn school’s timer system fails weekend drought conservation test

Placer High School’s efforts to conserve water didn’t pass the test over the weekend. And a faulty timer is being blamed for the high-profile waste of water. Sprinkle ...

Reader Input: Looked like a waste of water

Hello. Recently (May 13) I was at the Sierra Grill, the one off of Lincoln Way, waiting for my stepdad to bring me my keys. Around 9:30 he arrived and I walked outside, hearing t ...

Reader input: Ethos water use: Do the math

Let’s add a sense of scale to the bottled water brouhaha (Gus Thomson, Media Life, May 1): Starbucks’ Ethos water usage: 250 million bottles at 1 quart each equals 60 ...

Starbucks pulling Ethos water sourcing out of Placer, state

Embattled Starbucks is bowing to pressure and moving its Ethos water supply source out of Placer County and California in the name of water conservation. California is in a fourth ...

Reader Input: Water costs climbing up

I do not understand why I pay more in my water bill than I do for electric. I live in a little mobile (home) and I do not use much water at all. I am on SSI and there is no disco ...

Reader Input: Dealership wastes water

With all the concerns with the drought, is it really a good use of water to be spraying down cars on dealer lots now? One of our local dealerships has been called out twice now o ...

Reader Input: Water is one of God’s miracles

Can you imagine what a miracle our weather is? What does it take to draw trillions of gallons of water out of the oceans through evaporation and then deposit that back on the mount ...

Reader Input: Of pie, rye and a dearth of water

I don’t claim to be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but a few things have come to my attention. 1. The high-speed train, in my opinion, is a loser. I foresee an empty tra ...

Call to readers: Saving water

How do you plan to conserve more water? We need your help keeping this conversation going. We want to publish your letters, but they must include your first and last name, city y ...

Snow levels to impact more than winter sports

The seasonal closure of Sierra at Tahoe Ski Resort highlighted the dire situation facing winter sports, but the low snow totals could mean problems for other businesses in the regi ...

Reader Input: What do those opposed think now?

Facing the worsening drought here in California, this born-and-bred Californian remembers back in junior high school, asking my teacher why we do not have salt-removal plants simil ...