Kirk Uhler

Placer County voter turnout falls on lower end of projections

Placer County voter turnout was on the low end of expectations but still above the state average. Placer County elections chief Jim McCauley had projected a turnout of between 46 a ...

Our View: Let’s hear more from new DA

As the county says goodbye to its longtime district attorney, residents welcome a new man to the post. Scott Owens is stepping into the lead role for Placer County for the first t ...

Duran, Weygandt take oath of office

Jack Duran and Robert M. Weygandt formally took the oath of office during the final days of 2010 to start four-year terms on the Placer County Board of Supervisors. Duran, a Rosev ...

Supervisor 'Interviews' for new role on the stage

Reagan, Eastwood, Schwarzenegger — the landscape is littered with actors turned politician, so much so that forays by Sonny Bono and Al Franken barely turned our heads. But her ...

Supes OK $784 million budget

A bruising year for the Placer County bottom line is being reflected in a new $784 million spending package that’s 9.4 percent smaller than last year’s. The Board of Superviso ...

Uhler appointment raising concerns

Allegations of a conflict of interest, a violation of public trust, unfairness in the Placer County hiring process and even nepotism surround the recent appointment of a county sup ...

Activists bucking proposed deer hunt

Loomis resident Georgia Kern encountered Placer County’s surging deer population head on — with the front of her Subaru. “The deer just shot out from the right-hand side of ...

County cuts back on its take-home auto fleet

Placer County is tightening up rules on the use of its fleet of 153 vehicles now being driven home at night. New policy developed by the County Executive Office includes reduction ...

County reconsiders use of free cars

Placer County supervisors who have enjoyed free SUVs and cars at taxpayers’ expense may decide today to curb that practice in the future. Supervisors Jim Holmes, Robert Weygandt, ...

Supervisor Montgomery vows to serve

The applause was long and loud as many audience members reacted to new Placer County Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery’s ceremonial swearing-in Tuesday in Auburn. Montgomery, 47, to ...