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New committee to look at Placer County Fair options

Top officials for Auburn’s Gold Country Fair are not committing support for the idea of moving the 2014 Placer County Fair there from Roseville. But they’re also not c ...

Placer County Fair moving from Roseville to Auburn?

While the future of Roseville’s troubled Placer County Fair is uncertain, two Placer County supervisors are discussing the possibility of moving the fair to Auburn in 2015. ...

Placer County budget in recovery mode

Placer County’s finances are continuing in recovery mode, the Board of Supervisors learned Tuesday. Andy Heath, Placer County deputy CEO of finance, administration and budge ...

Clutter or business boon? Placer County easing sign restrictions to boost economy

With a goal of helping businesses boost their bottom lines, Placer County supervisors approved Tuesday a temporary easing of rules governing A-frames and other portable signs. Whi ...

Placer supes, staff jetting to D.C. for annual federal lobbying trip

Two Placer County supervisors and three top staffers are making a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C., to huddle with Capitol officials next week on current and future federal funding a ...

Vision clash in Placer, private school’s Kings Beach shoreline plans

A private school’s vision for prime Tahoe lakefront property in the heart of Kings Beach is bumping up against Placer County’s community plan update. The clash of visi ...

Placer supes like 2-1-1 service but have questions

Placer supervisors are showing support for a 2-1-1 information-hotline service in the county, but are still seeking more answers on how it would be established and where. The Boar ...

American Fire concerns generate biomass energy plant interest in Foresthill

FORESTHILL -- Seen as a way to curtail the threat of fire in Foresthill, the idea of building a forest-fuels-consuming biomass energy plant in the community is gaining traction. T ...

Cautious optimism as Placer County budget moves forward

  “Cautious optimism” are the bywords beneath the golden geodesic domes of the Placer County Government Center in Auburn this summer as loose ends are tied up on ...

Placer’s green-loan program for homeowners back in business

Placer County’s mPower green-loan program for homeowners is on again following a three-year hiatus. After her office received approvals Tuesday from the county Board of Supe ...

Placer County wish lists include money to open South Placer jail, smoother roads

  Everything from opening the South Placer Adult Correctional Facility on a scaled-down basis, bumping up the road-repair budget and building on North Auburn’s Placer C ...

Placer supes OK gates to deter Granite Bay crime

AUBURN CA - Granite Bay as a community of gated enclaves? Concerns over burglaries were cited as a major reason to allow more of them Tuesday. But nearby residents opposed to the i ...

New Placer CEO Boesch outlines reason for split with San Mateo County

AUBURN CA - When new Placer County CEO Dave Boesch was hired by the Board of Supervisors, it was no secret that he had been out of a job for seven months after parting ways with Sa ...

Incumbents Montgomery, Holmes, Uhler leading in Placer supes races

AUBURN CA - All three of Placer County?s standing supervisors up for election were on their way to victory Tuesday night, early vote totals indicated. Election returns posted by 1 ...

Donors turn off funding tap in advance of Placer County supes election

AUBURN CA - Voters will be going to the polls Tuesday in three Placer County Board of Supervisors races. But Election Day in Placer County for a $30,000-a-year post that provides ...