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A dark-colored puppy sits atop a snowy staircase in Tahoe City

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This #PlacerLife photo of a puppy atop a snowy staircase in Tahoe City was taken by @kbiggers23 on Instagram.

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Election ballots sit in a bin waiting to be counted

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The count continues at the Placer County Elections Office

Election Day is over, but the elections staff are still hard at work verifying and counting every eligible ballot cast in the March 5 primary. Early election results are available on the elections website and will be updated every Tuesday and Friday until certified. See the results

Wildfire prevention 

Protect your community & forests: Land Tender forums

Land Tender community forums in Auburn, North Lake Tahoe, Foresthill and virtual options

Placer County residents are invited to participate in a series of upcoming community forums in Auburn, North Lake Tahoe, Foresthill and a virtual option, focusing on mitigating wildfire risk to communities and other critical assets. Learn more

Tax season

💲💲 in your pocket: Get free help filing taxes

Don't leave money on the table

Placer County’s free tax prep program generated $48,428 in returns in just one recent week. Are you next? Take advantage of tax credits. Eligible individuals and families can file online or make a drop-off appointment. Learn more

Regional leadership

Celebrating International Women’s Day in Placer County

Placer County women in leadership. The power of Placer collaboration. Placer County's women leaders pose for a group photo

Want to know the secret to Placer’s success? Collaboration. As we recognize women leaders, read how Placer works together to address the complex issues facing our region. Learn more in Comstock Magazine’s March edition. Read profile


Roads crews continue 24-hour snow plow

Snow blower clears snowy road in Tahoe

With 6 to 8 feet of snowfall this week, Placer County Roads Division has made significant progress to open 250 miles of county roadways and is expected to reach its goal of all roads being open to two-lane traffic this weekend. Read more

Spring forward! Daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 10 at 2 a.m.

In other news

In Roseville: Widening of Pleasant Grove Boulevard set to begin

Health & Human Services programs are now fully open at the new HHS Center in Auburn!

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This week in Placer County history

A 1976 Auburn Journal photo of a freight train wreck outside of Lincoln

On March 6, 1976, Ray Dredding, who had been riding the rails for nearly half of his 57 years, tampered with the brakes of a freight train to slow it down so he could safely hop off in Lincoln. He knew the train was bound for the summit, and he wasn’t dressed for the cold.

But when he manipulated the brakes, they failed, and the freight train was unable to slow down for a slow-moving work train directly ahead of it. Just before the collision, a Southern Pacific employee, W.H. Austin, leapt from the caboose of the work train.

According to the March 10, 1976, Auburn Journal: “Jospeh Grenko and Albert Marske, respectively the engineer and fireman of the freight train, were able to leap to safety as did their non-paying fare, Dredding, who’d been riding on a flat car. All were treated at Roseville Community Hospital for minor injuries.”

The collision derailed four cars from the freight train and twisted steel railroad tracks. Southern Pacific engineers estimated the damage to be $500,000. Dredding was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.

Photo: March 10, 1976, Auburn Journal photo of part of the train wreck outside of Lincoln.

Olympic Valley Park now open! Free snow play. Free parking. Plowed trail. Restrooms. Bins for trash

Fun things to do this week

Kids hike up the snow at Lake Valley Reservoir for snow tubing

Don’t miss the fun coming this next week in...

Roseville: Movie Club @ Downtown Library
Lincoln: Fowler Ranch Certified Farmers’ Market
North Lake Tahoe: Alpenglow Winter Speaker Series – Dave Nettle

...and many 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 Tahoe Community Alliance
Tahoe City Downtown Association
The Arts Council of Placer County
Placer Valley Tourism
Placer Wine Trail

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

Advisory committees and commissions

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Whether it’s representing your community or sharing your expertise on topics like agriculture or parks, there are always opportunities for you to help advise county leaders on the issues that matter to you most. Recruitment is open now to fill seats on the following committees or commissions, among others. Learn more and apply

Current recruitments include:

Upcoming public meetings and events

Board of Supervisors sit at dais during meeting

Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council meeting, March 7, 6 p.m. Info
Board of Supervisors meeting, March 12, 9 a.m. Info
CANCELED - North Auburn Municipal Advisory Council  meeting, March 12 Info
Sheridan Municipal Advisory Council meeting, March 13, 6 p.m. Info
Planning Commission meeting, March 14, 10 a.m. Info
North Tahoe Regional Advisory Council meeting, March 14, 6 p.m. Info

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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