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n Placerville

Luncheon talk on general plan

El Dorado County Chief Administrative Officer Laura Gill will discuss the implementation of the county general plan at a luncheon meeting Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Sequoia Restaurant, 643 Bee Street in Placerville.

A buffet luncheon will be served. The price is $20. For reservations, contact Mimi Escabar at (530) 344-5070 or

— Carson City

Forest Service cancels cutting

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As of this week, all firewood cutting and gathering is suspended on the Carson Ranger District.

Fire management officers are seeing 10-year, record-breaking fire danger.

“If and when we get enough moisture to decrease the hazard to an acceptable level, firewood cutting and gathering can resume,” said District Ranger Gary Schiff.

For information on the suspension or the fuelwood program, call (775) 882-2766.

— Squaw Valley

Boxer to speak at park opening

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer will join community members to dedicate Squaw Valley Park Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

Located within the Tahoe National Forest near the Squaw Valley Resort, the 30-acre community park features an all-weather soccer field, two playgrounds, family picnic areas and a paved bike trail to Lake Tahoe.

Boxer helped Placer County to obtain the park land from the U.S. Forest Service. On Saturday she will salute officials, businesses and residents who helped make the new park a reality.

The park is located at the intersection of Squaw Valley Road and Highway 89.

– Staff reports