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A Spectacular Ride Whirls Through the Evening Sky
The Placer County Fair carnival offers everything from a merry-go-round to spectacular thrill rides. The Fair runs from Thursday, June 25 through Sun-day June 28 in Roseville.
Photos Courtesy Placer County Fair.

Experience the Exhilaration

Come to the Placer County Fair!

Posted: 6/19/2015

ROSEVILLE, CA (MPG) - The Placer County Fair staff is gearing up for the 2015 Placer County Fair in Roseville, with the theme “There’s No Place Like Placer.”

This year’s fair will be in full swing from Thursday, June 25 through Sunday June 28, and fair organizers are taking it to “the next level” with many exhibits and events that are tried-and-true, as well as new.

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Concern Over Projected Drop in Folsom Lake Levels

Posted: 6/19/2015

FOLSOM, CA (MPG) - At its June 4th meeting, the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) Board of Directors expressed grave concern over the projected drop in water levels at Folsom Lake. Reacting to an order last week by the State Water Resource Control Board to conserve cold water supplies in the Shasta Reservoir system, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is releasing water from Folsom Reservoir at a rate that could drop lake levels within a few feet of the water supply outlet that serves the City of Roseville, City of Folsom, and San Juan Water District.

“If the current plan remains unchanged and we experience a dry fall, we could see half a million people in the region without water,” PCWA General Manager Einar Maisch said. “This could, in effect, destroy the entire region’s economy.”

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Gordon Garcia, Kimberly Bankston-Lee, Sue Schooley, and Paul Adams
From left: Gordon Garcia, MD with Kaiser Permanente; Kimberly Bankston-Lee, Breathe CA; Sue Schooley, Board Member-Breathe CA and Transportation Management Systems Management Coordinator for the City of Roseville; and Paul Adams, PhD, Chair of Board, Breathe CA.
Photos courtesy Clifford Wong

Clean Air Champions

Posted: 6/5/2015

SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - Breathe California of Sacramento – Emigrant Trails (BREATHE) announced its 2015 Clean Air Awards winners at the organization’s 39th Annual Clean Air Awards Luncheon, held at Sacramento State Union Ballroom May 27.

“In recognition of May being Clean Air Month, we want to recognize and reward those who have gone above and beyond in the pursuit of better air quality in our region,” said BREATHE CEO Kori Titus. “This year’s winners truly are Clean Air Champions. They don’t just talk about what can be done to improve air quality. They are making a difference through their actions every single day.”

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Leanne Kruk
Leanne Kruk is in the Saturday lineup, performing at 1:40 p.m.

Ireland Rockers ONOFF to Headline at the Auburn Fest and Artisan Faire

Placer Sentinel Staff
Posted: 6/5/2015

AUBURN, CA (MPG) - A free concert and festival will be held Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7 at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn. Gates open at 11 a.m.

One of the best up-and-coming rock bands from Ireland, ONOFF, will perform Saturday at 9 p.m.

Other bands, including many local groups, will perform throughout the two-day festival.

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Auburn Chamber Supports Small Business Regulation

Posted: 6/5/2015

AUBURN, CA (MPG) - The Board of Directors of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce has voted to support AB 19 (Chang), which would require the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-BIZ) to review all regulations affecting small businesses. This will help determine whether the regulations need to be amended in order to become more effective, less burdensome or less costly on small businesses.

“Small businesses are disproportionately impacted by costly regulations because, unlike larger businesses, they can’t afford to hire specialists to help them comply with all the paperwork and other requirements of detailed and lengthy regulations,” said Auburn Chamber of Commerce CEO Kevin Hanley.

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County Celebrates Completion of Regional Sewer Project

Posted: 5/22/2015

Mike Montgomery, Jim Holmes, Tambour Eller, and Kevin Bell Cutting the Ribbon
Participating in the ribbon cutting were, front from left, Mike Montgomery of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Placer County Supervisor Jim Holmes, Tambour Eller of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Kevin Bell of the Placer County Department of Facility Services.
Photo courtesy Placer County

PLACER COUNTY, CA (MPG) - Placer County celebrated an important milestone recently in its efforts to develop a modern regional sewer system that complies with new, more stringent federal and state standards; reduces impacts on foothill steams; and capitalizes on economies of scale.

About 50 people were on hand for a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4928 Auburn Folsom Road in the Horseshoe Bar area near Loomis – a site where, until recently, an aging wastewater treatment plant served the county’s Sewer Maintenance District 3 as it had for 52 years.

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PCWA Water Supply to Meet 2015 Demand

Posted: 5/22/2015

PLACER COUNTY, CA (MPG) - At a recent meeting of the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA), the Board of Directors received a comprehensive 2015 drought and water supply report related to the continuing drought emergency. In the report, PCWA staff pointed to adequate water supplies for the remainder of the year.

Deputy Director of Technical Services Tony Firenzi, the Agency’s drought project manager, reported supply within the mountain water systems and the agency’s ability to pump water from the Middle Fork American River ensure the current water supply can meet the demands of PCWA customers. PCWA’s Middle Fork American River Project currently sits at 50 percent capacity, while PG&E’s Lake Spaulding system sits at 85 percent capacity.

“Even with sufficient water supplies we have a responsibility to conserve,” said PCWA General Manager Einar Maisch. “Meeting the 32 percent conservation goal mandated by the state will not be easy. Success is dependent on the voluntary actions of our customers and it’s our priority to continue to provide resources and programs that will help them meet this goal.”

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LeAnn Rimes Performs Live, One Night Only

Friday, May 22nd at Atlantis Casino in Reno, NV

By Shaunna Boyd
Posted: 5/8/2015


Something Smells Fishy, and It Ain’t Fish!

McClintock Amendment Stops Federal Agencies from Purchasing Scarce California Water for Fish

Posted: 5/8/2015


LIFE Legacy in the Heart of Auburn

Check Out General Gomez Arts and Event Center

By Carol Guild
Posted: 4/24/2015


PCWA Board Approves Expanded Water Restrictions

Posted: 4/24/2015


The Rodeo Is Coming to Town!

By Joan Elliott
Posted: 4/10/2015


Board Approves New Project in Successful Traffic Safety Effort

Posted: 4/10/2015


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