West Nile Virus

West Nile top suspect in Ophir woman’s death

Placer County health officials are calling the weekend death of an Ophir woman a “probable case” of West Nile virus. Joyce Richter passed away Saturday following a mon ...

Reader Input: Please don’t poison beautiful raptors

Sadly, a few days ago we found a dead hawk in our pasture. A couple of days later, another dead hawk. Both had no injuries. We suspected West Nile virus and had it picked up and ...

West Nile virus back in Auburn

Auburn, higher and drier than the marshy lowlands of West Placer County, isn’t prime mosquito country, especially in late August. But a reminder that mosquitoes can hang on ...

Choose your Labor Day campground carefully

Labor Day weekend is a week away, and fires in the north state are dominating the news. Some fires remain active while firefighters are containing others.Thousands of acres are bla ...

People getting taxed mightily

Re: “Rural Auburn residents speak out against $150 fire fee, (Journal, April 4):I am so disgusted with both the local and state governments.Two weeks ago we received a questi ...

Mosquitoes will be out in force this year

With so much rain this past winter, there are massive amounts of standing water just about everywhere. And, there hasn’t been enough heat or north wind to dry it up.That means pe ...