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Council takes city staff to task for $730,000 shortfall

Lincoln Mayor Gabriel Hydrick and the four other City Council members unhappily approved city staff’s request July 8 for nearly three-quarters of a million dollars to pay a w ...

Residents conserving so far 18 of the 20 percent needed to make up for the drought

As the summer heats up, it is increasingly important for Lincoln residents to conserve water. “The amount of precipitation received makes this the third driest year (2013-20 ...

Due to rains, water cut-backs may not be as bad as predicted

For the first time this year officials are saying “water” and “good news” in the same sentence. After months of predicting drastic cut-backs in water consu ...

Placer Water Agency to sell surplus American River water to East Bay MUD

  Placer County Water Agency is moving ahead with the sale of up to 20,000 acre-feet of water from the American River that it doesn’t have the capacity to pump for its ...

We all need to cut back our water usage

Our water crisis is serious. We all need to take a look at how we can conserve water. I was down to Folsom Lake a week ago and it is just devastating to look at. I was out Wedne ...

Water is as precious as diamonds

As my husband and I were on Lake Orville last week, it was sad as the lake is like all the rest in our area, down to nothing.  The sun was shinning on the water and it made th ...

Reduce water use 50/25 during the drought

While water in California is becoming scarcer with each rainless winter day, there’s no shortage of news stories on our drought or our water shortages. Two weeks ago, I wrot ...

Placer Water prepares to put voluntary water-saving measures in place

The Placer County Water Agency is moving toward a Feb. 6 public hearing that would target a voluntary drop in water use by customers of up to 20 percent to fight drought conditions ...

Media Life: Filmmaker, Auburn start 2014 off right for struggling Haitian town

It was a special night in May for Placer High School alumni Brandon Vedder. Equally, it was a special night in two communities divided by geography but united in a common goal. Ve ...

Water, waste rate hikes concern residents

Just when it looked like the economy was improving, Lincoln residents received notice that their water and sewage bills would go up — not by a dribble but by a flood. For so ...