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PLACER COUNTY NEWS

Stay up to date on what's happening in Placer County

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Photo of the week

This amazing #PlacerLife photo, taken by @josephdondelinger on Instagram, was captured at North Fork Dam in Auburn.

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It’s not over yet, Placer

As we all work together to recover and clean up after this week’s storm, it is important to remember that more storms are on the way. Stay vigilant and be prepared! 

We proclaimed a local state of emergency today to ensure we have access to all available resources to continue our response to this series of powerful winter storms. Read more

The Sierra Avalanche Center in Truckee has issued a backcountry avalanche warning, which includes greater Lake Tahoe. Read more

Our Ready Placer Dashboard is your one-stop for up-to-date road and weather conditions, winter and power outage preparedness tips, sandbag locations, power outage information, burn scar area locations and more. 
Stay informed: Visit the Ready Placer Dashboard

Sign up for our emergency notification system at www.placer-alert.org. Placer Alert is the fastest way to receive notifications from the county.


 

Green waste

Placer County's recycling partners offer green waste disposal locations

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Got green waste? Placer County offers green waste collection and drop-off options to help you clean up your yard. Placer recycling facilities chip green waste for use as mulch or compost, keeping the material out of the landfill. Learn more


Public service

Looking back at public service in Placer County

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Please join us for a look back at the past year as we highlight just some of the accomplishments that we all made together. We hope the next year brings you joy, prosperity and wonderful memories.Watch video


Library

Placer Library’s Book Bingo aims to shake up your reading habits

Katie Bauer Huntoon holds a bingo card

In January and February, the Placer County Library is launching a Book Bingo Challenge for adults and young adults (age 17 and up) to help readers get out of their reading routines and into exploration of new genres. 
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County services

Start a new resolution with Placer County

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 From reading more books to starting a new career, we offer many options to help kick start your new journey in 2023! Visit placer.ca.gov to learn more about the many free resources available to help you live your best life. Watch video


 

 


This week in Placer County history

1983242_crop.jpgOn Jan. 1, 1941, Placer County Sheriff Elmer Gum died. Gum had been elected sheriff in 1918 and served until his death. He previously served as deputy sheriff for about 14 years.

Before coming to Auburn in 1897 to work for the A.W. Kennison Company, Gum lived and worked in San Joaquin and Monterey counties as well as Illinois, where his father moved the family from to California when he was a youth. Gum initially trained to become a pharmacist, but changed course when his father became ill.

Sheriff Gum was a well-known and respected lawman throughout California as well as most western states. He worked on several high profile criminal investigations such as the Alma Bell, Arnold and Sayer, and Earl Bud Kimball cases. Gum was the last Placer County sheriff since the courthouse opened in 1898 to serve his full term in the office on the first floor.

Photo: Sheriff Elmer Gum in the Sheriff's Office, c. 1935


Fun things to do this week

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No scheduled community events this week.

Visit our our website for Placer County Library and Placer County Museum events.

Visit our regional partners to discover more of the fun happening right here in Placer County!

Placer County Visitors' Bureau
North Lake Tahoe Resort Association
The Arts Council of Placer County
Placer Valley Tourism
PlacerGROWN
Placer Wine Trail


Find current state COVID-19 guidance, along with local data and resources, here.

 

 

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Upcoming public meetings and events

Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Jan. 5, 6 p.m. Information
CANCELED - Olympic Valley Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Jan. 5  Information
Foresthill Forum meeting, Jan. 9, 7 p.m. Information
Board of Supervisors meeting, Jan. 10, 9 a.m. Information
North Auburn Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Jan. 10, 6 p.m. Information
Sheridan Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Jan. 11, 7 p.m. Information

To learn about other Placer County committees and commissions and current opportunities to serve your community click here.

List of active projects throughout Placer County

Projects are listed alphabetically and by Board of Supervisors districts. A hard copy of the list is available at the Placer County Community Development Resource Agency, 3091 County Center Drive in Auburn. 

Active Projects

 

 

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