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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 ...

Placer County in court battle over release of homeless meeting video

A prominent North Auburn resident is taking Placer County to court over its denial of his request to release a video from an employee ‘town-hall’ meeting on homeless is ...

Demolition of original Dingus McGee’s site set for Thursday

A piece of Colfax history is being torn down Thursday, August 20. The old Dingus McGee’s site is being demolished after property owner, Texas based Bill Park was asked by th ...

$44 million Roseville jail proposal locks down supes support

Placer County is hoping to dip into state coffers to fund most of the construction costs for a new 168-bed medium-security jail in Roseville. And its opening would signal a drop ...

Auburn-area trail fans boost funding with REI help

Outdoor retailer REI — and more than 4,000 voters this weekend — have given Placer Land Trust’s 50-mile Coon Creek-to-Bear River trail system a $23,000 funding bo ...

Supes OK homeless shelter extension

The homeless will have a home in North Auburn through at least the end of March. Placer County supervisors adopted on Tuesday a package of requested changes from non-profit or ...

Homeowners, apartment manager at odds over repairs to water line

of the Auburn Journal There’s a small stream flowing through the Palm Terrace apartment complex off of Mt. Vernon Road near Nevada Street, caused by a leak in a water line, ...

City Council puts hi-tech streetlights, cameras on hold

At the last City Council meeting, members expressed excitement and concern over the possibility of 10 LED streetlamps that may be placed in the downtown area surrounding High Stree ...

Filmmaker sets interactive video series in Placer County

Tom Mowchan, owner of Immagix Media, has been coordinating with the Placer County Film Commission on a new creative endeavor. Operating out of Grass Valley, he’s filming self ...

New-home sales cool off in July

A downward blip in the new-home marketplace in July has failed to flag industry optimism in the Placer County area. The North State Building Industry Association reported 194 sale ...

Auburn Union's interim leader is temporary man on campus

Some people step into an interim role hoping that it’s an easy hop from there to the permanent position, but Drew Woodall, who took the helm as interim superintendent of the ...