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Foothills resident and World War II hero dead at 89

A local World War II hero passed away Aug. 10 due to complications with double pneumonia just 33 minutes shy of his 89th birthday. Josey F. Collell regaled friends and strangers a ...

Another View: Let laughter roll down like wine

I’m a fan of big laughter. My dad always had the loudest laugh in the room, and I’ve been known to embarrass my children with a hearty guffaw now and again. So when my ...

DUI patrol heightened for holiday

California Highway Patrol in co-operation with local law enforcement at participating in a two week long campaign to help curb DUIs during Labor Day season.  The “Avoid ...

Lodging, eatery jobs give Placer, region a July boost

Placer County’s job totals got a month-over-month boost in July from the leisure and hospitality industry. But the increase of 1,900 jobs in the region failed to keep the un ...

Parolee-at-large’s Weimar I-80 car crash leads to power outage

A fleeing parolee who authorities say was involved in a domestic disturbance crashed his SUV off Interstate 80 in Weimar on Thursday, damaging a power pole and causing an electrica ...

Auburn Youth Soccer is ready to roll

The Auburn Youth Soccer Club players are eager to hit the field. It's been a long time away from the recreational club for players, families, and even referees, but things are ...

Playhouse wishes come true for two Weimar teens

There was a frenzy of activity this week at the Weimar home of Amy and Todd Hanaway as the backyard was prepared for one Make-A-Wish Transformers playhouse delivered by crane, as w ...

Thunder Valley tribe's revamped pact with state to benefit Placer County

The Auburn-based Indian tribe that owns Thunder Valley Resort and Casino could soon be operating the Lincoln area gambling business under a revised compact with the state that limi ...

Drought-driven effort on in Placer County to remove trees killed by bark beetles

WEIMAR — Pine trees are a staple in the foothills and Sierra, bringing shade, beauty, privacy and a sense of grandeur to residents living below their looming limbs. But a dr ...

Horse facility restoration underway

Laura and Craig Hartog always wanted to spend their days outdoors, so last year when the Orangevale couple retired and their youngest son went off to college, they moved to Auburn, ...

Media Life: Auburn proves again that cycling here is king

It’s time to raise a frosty glass of sports drink in honor of Auburn’s ongoing endurance prowess – this time two-wheel related. The community’s – and ...

A river runs through artist's paintbrush

Larry Alberts has been trying to capture the way sunlight glints a body of water for nearly 25 years, and now 14 of his “River Works” will be on display at Sierra Colle ...