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Placer County No. 2 post vacant after sudden departure of Rich Colwell

Rich Colwell has abruptly left the No. 2 administrative position with Placer County. The county’s chief assistant executive officer for the past three years and a 20-year county ...

Union Pacific’s double-stack trains now rumbling through Placer County

Double-stack container shipping is now part of the Union Pacific Railroad through Auburn. The Union Pacific opened its Donner Pass route to domestic double stack container freight ...

Placer County hospitalization for H1N1 rising

Hospitalizations of H1N1 flu patients are up in Placer County as health officials continue a school vaccine program to fight the spread of the disease among the young. A total of ...

Placer County is little-known buffalo country

Jed Hammon’s home is where the buffalo roam. And that home happens to be on a hillside spread in Placer County, between Auburn and Lincoln. The sound of thundering buffalo hoov ...

Buyouts pay executives in Placer County to leave

Gold-plated giveaway of taxpayer dollars? Or fair compensation for an early departure from a high-level and high-risk post that hinges on the whims of a politically sensitive boa ...

3M out, generics in, as Placer County shaves costs

Higher-priced brand-name office supplies like 3M Post-It Notes are out as Placer County moves ahead with a more frugal spending paradigm forced by dropping revenues. Instead, coun ...

Ex-Sierra College President Kevin Ramirez exonerated by state political watchdog

The Fair Political Practices Commission has found no wrongdoing after a review of 2004 allegations filed against former President Kevin Ramirez by Trustee Aaron Klein. Klein’s co ...

10-Point Checkup: H1N1 flu in Placer County widespread, vaccine on way

1. Waiting for vaccine. Placer County was initially expecting its first big delivery in mid-October of 36,000 doses. It’s now not expected until the first week of November and ma ...

Media Life: New Auburn YouTube moments feature Balloon Boy song, rockabilly vampire

Former Auburnite Devlin Murphy is taking the whole “Balloon Boy” phenomenon to new musical heights. Murphy, a songwriter and Placer High grad now based out of North Hollywood, ...

Beauty or the bucks?

Is the price to keep Tahoe blue too high? A $1.2-billion estimate for getting Lake Tahoe closer to its original blue is being met with little enthusiasm by Placer County governmen ...

First H1N1 flu vaccine expected this week in Placer County

H1N1 help is on the way for Placer County as early as this week. The first 2,500 doses of H1N1 flu vaccine are expected to be delivered to pediatricians and family-practice physic ...

Placer County costs add up for new flu response

The new H1N1 flu virus has cost Placer County $116,000, but there’s the possibility that health officials could be sending the bill to the federal government. Dr. Richard Burton ...

No flu-based jail-visit restrictions in Placer County

Unlike the state prison system and some other California counties, Placer County Jail was allowing visitors Tuesday in the face of swine flu concerns. Capt. George Malim, jail com ...

Make like the Fonz to fight the swine flu

Handshakes are on their way out as swine flu concerns mount. At least temporarily. Instead, health-conscious Placer County residents may want to channel their inner Fonz. A thumb ...

Swine flu case probable in Placer County

Health officials believe the swine flu is probably in Placer County, with one case now being tested for the disease. Confirmation by the State Department of Public Health of a pro ...