Robert Weygandt

Sierra College’s measure narrowly approved in Primary Election

Sierra College’s Measure E needed 55 percent yes votes to pass and it narrowly passed in Tuesday’s Statewide Direct Primary Election. Sierra Community College District ...

Sierra College’s measure narrowly approved in Primary Election

Sierra College’s Measure E needed 55 percent yes votes to pass and it narrowly passed in Tuesday’s Statewide Direct Primary Election. Sierra Community College District ...

Thankful for Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy

I want to highlight the Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy this month, and share how these remarkable men and women demonstrate outstanding compassion and skill when law enfo ...

Long-time public servant dies

Alex Ferreira, a long-time Placer County resident and public servant, died July 18. He was 91. Ferreira was served on the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) board of directors, the ...

Agriculture and agricultural tourism important to Placer County

Before I get started with this month’s column, I have some good news to share with you. On July 10, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 255, which ...

Doing nothing about homelessness not an option

At this time of year when we are often mindful of those less fortunate, I’m pleased to share some good news about how we are working to help the chronically homeless in Place ...

County supervisors proceeding cautiously on medical cannabis ordinance

With the recent passage of Proposition 64, I’d like to take moment to clarify our approach in Placer County to cannabis, including revised direction from the board of supervi ...

Now is the time to mail ballots

On June 7, the 2016 Presidential Primary will be taking place in California. Our turn to be part of the democratic process is approaching fast. Earlier this week, over 130,000 vo ...

Weygandt is Board of Supes chairman for 2016

District 2 Supervisor Robert Weygandt was selected to serve as chairman of the Placer County Board of Supervisors for 2016 by his fellow board members during the board’s firs ...

Hiring niece is not right

Mr. (Robert) Weygandt, I read in The Lincoln News Messenger (front page, Dec. 10, “Placer supe’s $73,000/year aide is niece) that you recommended and the County Board o ...

Good things ahead for empty land

Surely, you have seen the vast open space west of Highway 65 on your way between Lincoln and Roseville. I’m asked regularly, “What’s going on with all this empty ...

Placer County Supervisor Robert Weygandt's $73,000-a-year aide is his niece

Supervisor Robert’s Weygandt’s selection of his niece Brittany Weygandt to be his $73,000-a-year aide won approval from the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. But the de ...

Thunder Valley tribe's revamped pact with state to benefit Placer County

The Auburn-based Indian tribe that owns Thunder Valley Resort and Casino could soon be operating the Lincoln area gambling business under a revised compact with the state that limi ...

Ceremony celebrates mandarin orchard preservation

No lot splits. Always destined to stay in agriculture. A 47-acre ranch in the foothills between Auburn and Lincoln that has been producing mandarins since the 1970s was celebrated ...

Placer supes in wrangle over Sheridan industrial downzone

A Sheridan property owner is fighting a Placer County proposal that would downzone his land. Pete DiGiordano, owner of the targeted 33-acre Nader Road parcel, pleaded with the Pla ...