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Recovering from river bottoms fire

Sep 16, 2014

The cause of the fire that scorched 30 acres of the river bottoms near Yuba City is still unknown as firefighters work to prevent the fire from starting up and spreading. ...

State promises water it doesn’t have

Sep 13, 2014

California has been making water promises it cannot keep even in a normal year, according to a recent report.

Ground rules for groundwater: Uncertain future in Sacramento Valley

Sep 5, 2014

Groundwater regulation in California appears inevitable, although what that will mean in the Sacramento Valley is largely unknown.

Fires consuming funds

Sep 4, 2014

An active wildfire season fueled by the drought is burning through the coffers of state and federal agencies that combat the blazes, while a federal bill that would create an emergency fund for suppre ...

Local representatives oppose groundwater legislation

Aug 29, 2014

Although a package of bills regulating groundwater appears to be on the way to the governor's desk, local legislators blasted the proposals, labeling them violations of private property rights that we ...

Boaters advised to be extra careful with water levels dangerously low

Aug 29, 2014

Those who plan to use their Labor Day weekend to get out on the water are being advised to take extra precautions due to low water levels caused by the drought. ...

Dealing with the drought: What you can do to your lawn

Aug 26, 2014

Brown lawns are becoming a more common sighting as watering restrictions spread throughout the state.

State of Jefferson: Would new state’s economy be sound?

Aug 23, 2014

The proposed State of Jefferson is either a giver or a taker, depending on the source you ask.

Yuba City food processor lays off 30

Aug 19, 2014

Thirty employees have been laid off from a Yuba City branch of food-processing company Valley Fine Foods.

State of Jefferson: Is secession feasible?

Aug 9, 2014

The unknowns and questions surrounding the State of Jefferson movement seem to multiply the more that details of the movement — to have northern counties pull out of California and form a new state —

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