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Call to readers: Your favorite story

What’s your favorite story from the year? Tell us why. We need your help keeping this conversation going. We want to publish your letters, but they must include your first ...

King Fire suspect arraigned

2:10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson announced today that an El Dorado County grand jury has indicted Wayne Allen Huntsman on charges of ...

State hospital ordered for Sheridan woman in murder case

A Sheridan woman’s mental-health state won’t allow her to stand trial in the near future on a murder charge in connection with the stabbing death of her mother. Instea ...

Auburn’s Rock Creek School students welcome exam with teeth in it

The class of Rock Creek Elementary School second graders is full of bright eyes and attentiveness as Dr. Dan Mertz arrives. “What is his job, boys and girls?” teacher ...

Increasing snowpack a welcome sight at resorts

Recent snowfall in the Sierra left behind 20 inches of fresh snow and travelers ready to hit the slopes. “We are heading up from San Francisco to get in some skiing,” ...

Ruffcorn to take helm as interim director

Auburn officials formally announced their plans to make Police Chief John Ruffcorn the Interim Director of Emergency Service Administration Friday morning – a move that will ...

Bus route to Auburn give new link to services

The journey from Downtown Auburn to social services near the airport can be dangerous on foot or bicycle, but a cooperative effort between the city and county will soon make it as ...

Placer ranks No. 2 statewide in health

Access to health care, recreation and a variety of nutritious foods gave Placer County a leg up when it came to ranking among the healthiest counties in California. The 2014 repor ...

K9s give pause to criminals

FOLSOM — Nose to the ground, testing the air for the scent of drug residue, it didn’t take long for a K9 deputy to find the narcotics hidden in a high school administra ...