Jim Durfee

Placer supes take look at North Auburn Costco lease options

  While no lease agreements are signed, Costco representatives have moved into the negotiation stage on a 16-acre parcel of land in North Auburn owned by Placer County. The ...

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 ...

Grand jury recycles blue bag controversy

A Placer County grand jury report is putting renewed pressure on participating communities, including Auburn, to toss out programs that now see residents bagging recyclables. The ...

Waste treatment flushes out concerns

Flushing a toilet isn’t supposed to add to stress levels. But septic system inspection proposals and wastewater treatment planning are adding another layer of stress to Placer C ...

Placer park work suspended by state freeze

Two state grants totaling nearly $2 million for Placer County’s Hidden Falls Regional Park planning and trail work are wrapped into the freeze on state infrastructure project loa ...

County looking at wastewater options

Facing the threat of heavy fines for not complying with tightened state water-quality regulations, Placer County is exploring two expensive options for North Auburn. One option ...