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Water use falls again in July

Placer County Water Agency customers are turning into overachievers when it comes to water saving. Latest figures released by the Water Agency show treated-water use down from th ...

Local boy to run survivor’s lap at Relay for Life Saturday

Nine years ago, Lincoln resident Kyler Haskins was a healthy 5-year-old. Then came the headaches, double vision and vomiting. Following a CAT scan, Kyler’s mother, Sandie Ha ...

Lincoln City Council takes first step in Village I annexation

Lincoln City Councilmen voted unanimously Tuesday night to begin the process of annexing 1,712 acres east of the city as part of the Village I development. The Village I devel ...

Shortage of water? Check your prostate

   Ya’ know, when you’re on the back nine of your life, you still can manage a hole-in-one once in a while but the hole is that big hole on the e ...

Bickford Ranch would be a drain on our water

This project is like a bad penny, only with much more serious consequences. It is an environmental and traffic nightmare waiting to happen.  But a larger issue now is who is ...

City should fix back flow preventer

In California, we are going into our third year of drought. Some people have taken great measures to conserve water. The city of Lincoln’s 6” back flow preventer near ...

Merry Christmas, goodbye 2014 and welcome 2015, all within a week’s period

At first glance, it could seem almost irreverent to devote almost half  of this week’s newspaper to the past year’s achievements, events and challenges since to ...

Consultant discusses Lincoln’s water resources

Nearly everything you ever wanted to know about water was the topic of Lincoln city staff’s Oct. 22 “water master plan” workshop presented by city water consultan ...

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 ...