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Believe it, or not, my name is Mudd

In the front seat of a police car, sitting next to a rifle taller than myself I got a taste of patrolling the roadways with Officer Frank Mudd, of the California Highway Patrol. H ...

Placer County jobless rate takes deep December dip

Placer County’s unemployment rate has dropped from 5.9 percent to 5.2 percent in a month, new figures released by the state Economic Development Department say. The county r ...

Cash-strapped Gold Country Fair could tap into new state funding

A new infusion of state funding could be coming Gold Country Fair’s way. Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed a new $3.1 million allocation in the 2015-16 state budget for fair ope ...

Call to readers: Super Bowl 2015

Patriots or Seahawks – what’s your prediction for the Super Bowl? We need your help keeping this conversation going. We want to publish your letters, but they must in ...

Tibetan monks purify, meditate in local ceremonies

Sierra Friends of Tibet once again welcomes the New Year by hosting Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery (exiled in southern India) to Grass Valley and Nevada Co ...

Annexation: reoccurring conversation

The seeds of another annexation effort are beginning to gestate in Auburn as city leaders publicly discuss the first steps of the process. And while the idea is not a new one, at ...

Snow levels: better than last year, still not enough

At least two ski resorts near Sonora, California have already succumbed to staggeringly low snow totals this year and more are sure to follow unless things pick up. But the minisc ...

Wheels turning on trail repair

Victory Velo Bike shop has stepped up to improve the local trails in Auburn and Folsom. Every $5 to $1,000 contribution toward the FUNdraiser which will improve the trails will be ...

New police officer comes aboard in Auburn

The city police department has bolstered its ranks with a new officer, who was sworn in during a Tuesday morning ceremony. Officer Philip Isetta, the latest employee of the Auburn ...

Gas prices low, but at what cost?

Motorists may be enjoying the low gas prices, but a sustained price drop at the pumps could wreak havoc on California’s struggling infrastructure. For the state’s alre ...