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Three Auburn firefighter spots to open

The acceptance of more than half a million federal dollars will open up three firefighter positions and return the Auburn Fire Department to 2014 staffing levels. Auburn City Coun ...

Auburn man in fatal driveway crash ID’d

An Auburn resident who died Friday after apparently being wedged between a tree and an out-of-control pickup in his driveway has been identified by the Placer County Sheriff’ ...

Sierra Moon Goldsmiths asks for community support for employee with cancer

It’s been an eventful year for Molly Anderson-Moran. The Sierra Moon goldsmith gave birth to her second child in February, a baby girl she named Willow, and then in April the ...

Crash kills Greenwood driver in Pilot Hill

The 79-year-old driver of a pickup was killed after the vehicle slid off Salmon Falls Road in Pilot Hill and crashed. According to the Highway Patrol report, the crash took place ...

Placer County resident publishes memoirs of Peace Corps Duty Written Home from Caribbean Island of Dominica in the Early 1990s

Mary Ann Bachman Kollenberg, who has roots in Lincoln and lived in other Placer County cities, recently self-published letters she wrote during her Peace Corps duty in the early 19 ...

Placer crews protecting close to home on Lowell Fire

While more than 2,200 firefighters have converged on the Lowell Fire, near Dutch Flat, for a contingent of about 60, it’s personal. That’s the number of firefighters a ...

Triple-digit temperatures to bake foothills

It’s going to be just plain hot the next few days. Temperatures in the Auburn area are expected to climb past the century mark today and rise even higher Thursday, accordin ...

Systems of support pave way for crews, evacuees

Behind every firefighter working to contain a fire, there’s a large system of support to care for him or her. There’s a second system of support to care for the people ...

UPDATE: Dead body found on Roseville’s Miners Ravine

The discovery of a man’s body alongside the Miners Ravine Trail caused a stir Tuesday morning in Roseville as detectives, emergency responders and CSI blocked off the scene t ...

Lowell Fire concerns mix with hope in Dutch Flat area

An army of more than 1,400 firefighters had battled the Lowell Fire to a potential standstill Monday in Nevada County, giving the residents of Gold Rush town Dutch Flat in Placer C ...

Equine health pivotal in Tevis Cup ride

With only a few days until the start of the 2015 Tevis Cup, the 100-mile equestrian endurance feat that brings riders to the foothills from all over the world, the Auburn Journal o ...

Lowell Fire increased in size and containment

Updated 8:45 a.m. July 28, 2015  The Lowell Fire, burning near Gold Run and the area of Lowell Hill Road is has now consumed 2,233 acres and is 30 percent contained. ...

Big rig fire stalls westbound traffic on I-80

Updated: 3:10 p.m. July 27 Three lanes of westbound Interstate 80 are shut down near the Penryn exit due to a big rig on fire. Heavy smoke can be seen in the area and the Califor ...

Lowell Fire remains at 20 percent containment

Updated: 1:40 p.m. July 27:   The Lowell Fire, burning near Gold Run and the area of Lowell Hill Road remains at 1,700 acres and a containment level of 20 percent. Official ...

Emergency closure order for selected National Forest System lands, roads

Nevada City, Calif. – Forest Supervisor Tom Quinn signed an emergency closure order for selected National Forest System lands, roads and trails on the Tahoe National Forest r ...