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Auburn’s iconic 1914 Buick fire truck reaches century mark

Auburn Firefighter Mike Wegener fires up the 1914 Buick ladder truck and the city’s past springs to life. Wegener is the latest in a long line of drivers who have sat behind ...

New farmer puts down roots near Lincoln

Three years ago, you wouldn’t have found Tammi Riedl tending a 10-acre Lincoln farm – she would have been behind her desk, running numbers at her corporate job. Today, ...

A front row seat on nature’s big show

There are glimpses of reds and yellows through the greens right now. But the show is just beginning. In a few weeks, the foothills will be ablaze with fall color. In fact the cha ...

Amgen names stages, stops for 2015 race

Amgen race officials have named the stage stops for the 2015 Tour of California and Auburn is not among them. The internationally renowned bicycle competition brings hundreds of r ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Oct. 22 and 29, 1964

State hunting firebug who set big forest fire The fierce forest fire which began near Butcher Ranch Sept. 19 and threatened Auburn two days later was deliberately set, the State ...

Plump pumpkins, silly scarecrows winners crowned

With pumpkins weighing in at more than 1,000 pounds and mechanical-operated scarecrows, judges had some stiff competition for Saturday’s Auburn Community Festival. The 18th ...

Feat of clay

This is how I begin my “Art of Sculpting” classes: My students, for the most part, have had little or no sculpting experience and in some cases, have never even touch ...

Community rallies in wake of fire

The fast-moving Applegate Fire, which burned 459 acres and destroyed six homes, was not enough to extinguish the spirit of a tight-knit community. In the wake of the destructive b ...

Children focus of fun fundraiser

With each lap around a small figure-8 at the historic Clipper Gap School, the tricycle-riding students raised a little more money for the Head Start program Thursday morning. The ...

‘Infamous Angel’ back for more

I first discovered Iris Dement in the finale of the TV series, Northern Exposure, as the most haunting and beautiful song, Our Town, ran through the final credits. Within days I ha ...