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Another View: Salmon migration blocked by Hemphill Dam

Many individuals and agencies have worked diligently to get salmon 22 miles up Auburn Ravine to the current blockage at Hemphill Dam a few miles east of Lincoln.   NOAA (N ...

Another View: Mending fences wins out over building them

No wonder my legs hurt and my back is sore. I’ve been thinking like I was 50 again while I’ve been walking around in a 75-year-old body. I’m not bragging. It&rsqu ...

A method to their madness

Earlier this year I met a friend for coffee at our favorite spot, Depot Bay. Among other things, we discussed the fact that she was upset to see Christmas decorations already set u ...

In the age of materialism, do the holidays retain meaning?

Dear Straight Talk: The winter holidays seem to be a stressed-out “what am I getting” and “what am I buying” nightmare and I wonder if these once-sacred h ...

Media Life: Ex-Auburn drummer's Saint Motel signs with Elektra Records

The good news just keeps getting better for Greg Erwin and his Los Angeles band Saint Motel. Perhaps the L. A. music scene’s best-kept secret over the past half dozen years, ...

Another View: Breaking down the argument for big boxes

It is sad when our public elected officials take our public land at North Auburn's DeWitt Center and turn it into big-box stores. The Home Depot kind of snuck by me, and now ac ...

Another View: ‘Think Auburn First Challenge’ pays dividends

Recently, a friend of ours got up at a public meeting and proudly boasted that last year, he and his wife did all of their Christmas shopping in Auburn. He was excited about thei ...

Another View: Will we ever learn tolerance?

There will always be some who find it easier to see the differences between one another rather than the similarities. There have been people ready to exploit those differences thro ...

Family history unearthed – and it’s about time

What a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday we had. We almost cancelled our plans for the dinner here this year … we just didn’t know how we’d handle all the company a ...

Projects galore for 2015

The spring and summer of 2015 will find lots of construction activity in ARD parks. Three of the already approved and ready-to-go projects are detailed below. All dates are weather ...