Foresthill

Foresthill seeking more biomass energy plant answers

The mountain community of Foresthill, 17 miles east of Auburn, will take another look Wednesday at the idea of building a forest-fuels-consuming biomass energy plant. Robyn Husman ...

Placer, Del Oro, Foresthill, Colfax high schools in region’s SAT Top 25

Call it a cluster of brainpower. Or maybe it’s about developing ways to bring that brainpower to the surface. The latest rankings are in for Scholastic Aptitude Test result ...

Feeding American Fire firefighters is large-scale operation

  1,700 pounds of chicken, pork and beef. 2,600 eggs. 150 pounds of coffee. Those are the consumption numbers in an average day as massive amounts of food and beverages ar ...

American Fire effort aims for containment Thursday

The American Fire in the Tahoe National Forest northeast of Foresthill is expected to be fully contained by Thursday. Favorable weather conditions, coupled with hard work by fire ...

Slow, steady work on American Fire past Foresthill

  Firefighters were making steady progress Monday corralling the stubbornly persistent American Fire in steep, heavily wooded timberland northeast of Foresthill.  The b ...

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 ...

Foresthill's heart belongs to American River firefighters

FORESTHILL — For several nights in a row, the McNary household heard the cacophony of honking and yelling coming from the outskirts of Foresthill’s downtown. Kristina ...

American Fire pricetag up to $12.5 million

The bill for the 15,700-acre American Fire northeast of Foresthill reached $12.5 million Wednesday, with containment targeted for Sept. 1. The fire is being described by fire offi ...

American Fire spreads, more Foresthill-area roads closed

With the American Fire doubling its footprint over the weekend, more resources are being brought in as more areas are closed off to the public. The fire, which is located on Tahoe ...

American Fire smoke in Auburn, Foresthill to linger longer

Thick, acrid smoke from the American Fire northeast of Foresthill could linger in the area for the next two weeks, a Cal Fire official said Thursday. Smoke has been sending pollut ...