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Evacuations lifted after Placer County spot fires halted

PLACER COUNTY, Calif. — Crews have gained control of two fires in Placer County that have led to evacuations for nearby residents Friday afternoon, according to Cal Fire, the state's fire management agency. Those evacuation orders and warnings have since been lifted. The fires were reported around 4:05 p.m.,...
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Roseville plans biggest universally accessible playground, public workshop in July

Inclusive playgrounds bring together kids of all abilities. Roseville, Calif.- In 2009, to great fanfare, Roseville opened an accessible playground at Mahany Park. A new opportunity in west Roseville was created for young children of all abilities to participate in recreation that was previously out of reach. No longer forced to watch their peers have fun from the sidelines, the opening of the playground marked a proud moment for Roseville. Discussions for another accessible playground were already underway.

Crews Contain Fire Near Sheridan, Evacuations Lifted

5:36 p.m. UPDATE: The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says that all mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted for the area of Ranch House Road and voluntary evacuations along Camp Far West to 10th Street are no longer in effect. Firefighting crews have gained control over the fire. EARLIER UPDATE: SHERIDAN (CBS13) – Evacuations are underway in Placer County due to two spot fires. The forward progress of one of the fires was stopped at around 25 acres. The second fire has grown to about 30 acres, CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit reports. Mandatory evacuations have been ordered along Ranch House Road in the town of Sheridan, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office tweeted. The area of Camp Far West to Ranch House Road is also under an evacuation warning. No structures are being threatened. This is a developing story.

Competitors weigh in on the most challenging part of Western States Trail

With more than 18,000 feet of climbing and 22,000 feet of descent, the Western States Trail is one of the hardest ultra-running courses in the world. From the start, Western States Endurance Run competitors will climb nearly 3,000 feet in just five miles before descending another 2,000 just after the 10-mile mark. By the time runners reach that point, they will be just one-tenth of the way done with the race.

Placer County Fair ready for crowds

Looking for some good old-fashioned fun the next four days for the whole family?. Look no farther than the 84th annual Placer Council Fair from Thursday to Sunday @the grounds in Roseville. This year’s theme is “Meet Me at the Fair,” and last year, more than a record 23,000 attendees...

Nugget Markets to anchor new shopping center in northwest Rocklin

A 20-acre Nugget Markets-anchored shopping center will be built at the intersection of Whitney Ranch Parkway and University Avenue in Rocklin by 2024, according to Rocklin Mayor Bill Halldin on June 23. The Nugget Markets store itself will be 50,000 square feet, which includes a 6,000-square-foot mezzanine. The shopping center...

Placer County Fair Rib Cook-off

2022 Rib Cook-Off at the Placer County Fair, Sunday. Tasting starts at 1:30 pm and ends at 3:30 pm. Tasting kit is $10, and you get 5 tastes and 1 vote. The Placer County Fair opens at noon on Sunday. Tickets and Rib Cook Off tasting kits are available for purchase now online at or in person on Sunday @ the Grounds – 700 Event Center Dr, Roseville, CA 95678.

Tevis Cup Ride is on deck

While the Western States Endurance Run is the oldest 100-mile ultra-running event in the world, it was conceived by the Tevis Ride. And with the Western States stepping to the plate June 25 from Olympic Valley to Placer High School, the Tevis Cup Ride is on deck, scheduled for July 16 from Robie Park near Truckee to the Gold Country Fairgrounds.

Auburn man arrested for concealed firearm at Newcastle gas station

An Auburn man was arrested June 17 on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle at the Speedway gas station in Newcastle. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office reported a deputy observed two males sitting in a vehicle at the gas station with open containers of alcohol just before 10 p.m. and told them having open containers of alcohol in a vehicle was against the law.

Rocklin Police detectives make arrest for April 8 armed robbery

Rocklin Police detectives and Sacramento County Parole arrested Martell Elijah Fulton on June 23 for armed robbery, conspiracy to commit a crime and a violation of parole. Fulton, 26, is a transient, according to the Rocklin Police Department. Rocklin Police officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at...

Runs, races and rides: A look at some of Auburn's endurance events

What: 50k, 35k, half marathon and 13k races at Overlook Park in Auburn. The website describes the 50k, a UTMB World Series qualifier, as “one of the most challenging in the Auburn/Cool area” with more than 6,000 feet of climbing on four hills: Cardiac, K2 (aka Training Hill), Knickerbocker (the old Auburn Dam site) and Overlook. There were 187 finishers in the most recent February race.

From walk-on to ultra runner: a Chico State alum's path to ultramarathons

CHICO, Calif. - Chico State alum Tim Tollefson will run in the Western States 100 this weekend. Western States is a 100-mile ultramarathon that begins near Lake Tahoe and ends in Auburn. Tollefson has completed one in 13 hours and 28 minutes, which comes out to just over eight minutes a mile.