Editorials

Saluting our good Samaritans

Sometimes our neighbors instantly become heroes in the face of unexpected danger. Putting their own life at risk, they put others’ safety and well-being before their own. Th ...

Here's a simple way to help your local newspaper

A few weeks ago, I dedicated the contents of this column space to talk about this newspaper and our role in the community. This all started weeks ago when I learned that one of our ...

Goodbye, 2018, and welcome, 2019

Around this time of year, residents traditionally make lists of what they will do better and/or change in the coming months. Universal resolutions for the new year can include any ...

Merry Christmas and keep spreading that holiday spirit

Many of us experience a lighter, more relaxed mood throughout December. As soon as Thanksgiving dinner is over, many families and business owners decorate their places with festiv ...

In Auburn, small business looms large

In so many ways, Auburn’s independently owned businesses — small and not so small — are making a giant difference. The list of small businesses owned by local pe ...

A gift from you to Auburn that keeps giving

Want to keep more of that small-town atmosphere Auburn brings out at Christmas — like the  wondrous Festival of Lights Parade? Want to make a difference in Auburn? The ...

Giving thanks this week

We're especially reminded how precious and fragile life is this Thanksgiving season. All we have to do is look at last week’s smoky Placer County skies and think about t ...

Brightness in the smoke

In the last week we’ve all experienced the smoke from the Camp Fire. In Paradise and surrounding communities, the devastation has taken on national attention. Our thoughts an ...

Putting our first responders first

Throughout recent days the deadly wildfire ravaging our neighboring community has reminded us how quickly Mother Nature can change thousands of lives forever in a way like we have ...

Honor veterans this week and all year

Going about our daily routines, many of us don’t think about veterans, what they’ve done for our country and what they’ve gone through. Best case scenario, we ta ...

Our View: Highway Patrol’s I-80 stop a bracing reminder

A homicide suspect on the run and heading deeper into Placer County and maybe more trouble. Spotted by a California Highway Patrol officer near Gold Run on Interstate 80, it would ...

Make time to enjoy Halloween

The Halloween spirit seems to be earlier this year. More orange and black lights, huge spider webs, along with cute pumpkin and spooky cutouts, are in front yards of houses and on ...

Our Auburn, our home

Past McCann Award winners recently gathered at Awful Annie’s to share what’s happening in each of their lives. This esteemed group continues to put Auburn first with th ...

Our View: Deputy death a test of community’s resolve

It’s more than a cliche these days to write about supporting your local law enforcement. But it’s also a death-hardened fact of life that peace officers need that supp ...

Our community is vibrant, alive, and a great place to live

Auburn and Placer County are thriving. At last week’s gathering of community leaders, businesses, service clubs, nonprofits and outstanding citizens, the spirit and pride wer ...