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Pay It Forward

Imagine you’re driving up to the window at Dutch Bros. in Auburn, and pulling out your wallet to pay for your coffee when the barista says the person in front has already pai ...

Birdwatchers flocking in Auburn area for Christmas count

The clutches of people walking outdoors scanning trees with binoculars and jotting down notes could be off-putting to some. But one of the organizers of Saturday’s Christmas ...

Media Life: Animal Planet’s “Treehouse Masters” shoots in Placer County

Animal Planet’s “Treehouse Masters” discovers Placer County’s Granite Bay in an upcoming episode of the popular fix-it reality series. In the show’s ...

Is a transient tax worth the effort?

The latest version of the short-term rental ordinance is still waiting for a second reading in front of the Auburn City Council, but some are asking whether a transient tax could h ...

Public safety: how far could consolidation go?

When the rumors of a city plan to consolidate the leadership of the Auburn police and fire departments first came out, many in the community imagined firefighters toting guns and c ...

First responders practice dangerous water rescues

Wind whipped up whitecaps on the already turbulent American River as a Sheriff’s helicopter moved in to position to save a man swept downstream. The name of the game: swift w ...

Agencies practice water rescues

Placer County Sheriff’s deputies and Cal Fire rescue crews worked together to remove a colleague during a swift water rescue training at the confluence of the American River ...

Chain controls over Donner Summit signal winter weather

Wintry weather made upper-elevation driving in Placer County a challenge Wednesday and spurred a mandatory chain up on Interstate 80 over Donner Summit. The chains requirement for ...

75-year-old Colfax Theatre reopens

The Colfax Theatre is back in business after an eight-year absence. The red glow of the landmark neon “Colfax” sign started lighting the way back again to the South Ma ...

Call to readers: Christmas wish

What is your Christmas wish? We need your help keeping this conversation going. We want to publish your letters, but they must include your first and last name, city you live in, ...