RMA welcomes proposal to meet with CSD

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Picking up on an initiative that began at the Community Services District, the Rancho Murieta Association Tuesday night agreed to joint meetings of the two groups. The board also got a report on installation of the community’s fiber system, which is nearing completion. Read more »

Trails, water violation discussed at CSD

How to approach development and community trails, and news of a violation of drinking-water standards, were among the topics discussed at February's Community Services District board meeting, held Feb. 15. Read more »

Finding beauty in a flooded country road

Kiefer artwork

Bill (Birdman) Gengler offered this photo and info Tuesday: "Thought you might enjoy seeing the Keifer Road picture of the flooded bumps today.  It's the area after you take a right turn off Jackson Road. The creek and its surrounding farmland are flooded like a lake from Latrobe Road to Sloughhouse. The county has put up flooded signs in the area. I just like the scene." Click for larger image.

Sun returns on a high-running Cosumnes

Cosumnes River

The area caught a break overnight, as the Cosumnes River didn't reach the forecast levels. Still, it was plenty high, with whitecaps rolling by the first green of the South Course Tuesday morning. A bunker there flooded 10 days ago, when the river damaged three of the course's holes, two of which remain under repair. Scott Road remained flooded Tuesday morning. Click photo for larger image.

Forecasters trim wind, river forecasts

[Updated 11:14 p.m.] Forecasters late Monday lowered their predictions for overnight winds and reduced slightly their prediction for Cosumnes River levels. The predicted river levels still would approach the levels of 10 days ago, when the river flooded in spots around the area. Late Monday, Deer Creek once again flooded Scott Road to a record level. Read more »

A look at high waters on Scott Road

With more storms forecast, here's a brief look at Scott Road when it was flooded by Deer Creek to maybe convince you that it's not worth the risk of driving through.

You're invited to meeting on Security Feb. 23

Community members are invited to a discussion of Rancho Murieta Security -- how it should be structured in the future and how a communitywide camera system might be deployed. The session, put on by the Community Services District, will be held 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Country Club. It will be conducted by Burns & McDonnell, an international consulting firm hired by CSD to study Security operations. The study is expected to recommend future paths to address development and increased population.

Country Club cleans up after Mother Nature

Club cleanup

Tee markerThe Country Club has been cleaning up since Saturday, trying to make the best of Mother Nature’s mess on Holes 10 and 11 of the South Course, which flooded Friday when the Cosumnes River rushed in. General Manager Bill Armstrong says they’ve got seven to 10 people on the job every day, and the work will continue for another week or 10 days. These shots were taken Monday, when workers were cleaning up the 10th tee, which was submerged halfway up the tee-box hill. (The marker stone, right, was completely submerged.) The South Course reopened for play Tuesday, minus Holes 10 and 11, which will be closed for another few weeks, Armstrong estimates. Click photos for larger images

Alicerae Hanley, active volunteer, dies at 97

Alicerae Hanley

Alicerae Hanley, a former resident who pursued an active retirement that included golf, bridge and volunteerism, died in Sacramento on Feb. 4, a day before her 98th birthday. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Feb. 27 at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, the church on Cantova Way that she helped found. Read more »

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