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Former owners question pig killings at Placer County’s Hidden Falls park

The sound of gunshots has been a constant, unsettling part of mornings for rural Placer County couple Gayle and Brad Spears since early this year. Gayle Spears hears the far-off ...

Backers up Garden Bar dam ante, raising new concerns

A new study showing a potentially even larger dam than originally envisioned on the Bear River near Auburn is creating a new round of concerns from land preservation groups. Both ...

Another Placer County dam fight?

A dam on the Bear River that would inundate hundreds of acres of seemingly protected foothills oak woodland is finding no support from the Nevada Irrigation District or Placer Land ...