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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 ...

Alex Ramon’s in a magic ‘State’

His former employers run the “happiest place on earth” and “the greatest show on earth.” Now Alex Ramon is about to find himself at the “most anticipa ...

This legend’s told through music, art

According to Roger McNamee, Albany, New York is a good town to be from, but he was ready to come to the West Coast and find out what the world was really like. That was the summer ...

Know how to recognize black widow spiders

Question: How do I know if I have black widow spiders in my garden? Answer: The western black widow spider (Latrodectus hesperus) — a native species — is quite common ...

Auburn's Wild Bird Station marks 20 years of retail, advice and swapping stories

For two decades Roger and Carol Strahle’s Wild Bird Station has been the local spot for birders to purchase seed and browse for nesting boxes, books and gifts. Often those vi ...

Applegate Fire holds at canyon

Potential storm systems and terrain are on the minds of fire officials and their crews as they work toward containment of the Applegate Fire. The fire started Wednesday afternoon ...