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Baxter Fire: Fast spread, faster containment

Firefighters battled and ultimately stopped a rapidly spreading fire in rural neighborhoods approximately three miles northwest of Auburn Wednesday evening. The Baxter Fire -- nam ...

Squaw Valley ski museum site gains support

Given a choice of two potential sites, Placer County supervisors are indicating support early in the process for a non-profit’s plans to locate a 1960 Olympics and winter spo ...

Rock removal ending on Lincoln-North Auburn sewer link

The regional sewer pipeline ending in Lincoln is slowly digging its way to completion in North Auburn. The Joeger and Bell crossroads in North Auburn have been a focal point in re ...

Peace Camp seeks to foster tolerance, artistic expression

Natalie Pohley cried while watching “The Butler” recently. The movie – based on the life of an African American man who served eight U.S. presidents – inspi ...

Placer, region’s new homebuilding activity highest since 2009

Placer County and the region’s homebuilding industry stayed hot in June, with the highest number of projects in six years moving forward. The North State Building Industry A ...

Wounded Hidden Falls golden eagle receiving care at clinic in Roseville

An injured golden eagle found at Hidden Falls is being rehabilitated in Roseville and will soon be transferred to California Foundation of Birds of Prey (CFBP) in Lincoln before &n ...

Police search for Downtown Auburn bank robbery suspect

Authorities are on the lookout for a man wanted for the Monday morning robbery of a Downtown Auburn bank. According to the Auburn Police Department, a man in his late 30s robbed t ...

Local vintners reap honors at State Fair

Talking to Bill Betts, Larry Carducci, Chris Hamm and Gary Mandolfo about their hobby is a little bit like taking a ride on a runaway train – a wine train, that is – bu ...

Suspect sought in Downtown Auburn bank robbery

The U.S. Bank on High Street, between Reamer Street and Center Street, was robbed of an unknown amount of money at around 11:30 a.m. Monday. Police are looking for a white male in ...

FAMILIAR TRAIL: Placer freshman Claire Ross will take on the 2015 Tevis Cup

Over 200 riders will traverse the Western States Trail from Tahoe to Auburn Aug. 1 for a 100-mile trek that’s considered the oldest endurance trail ride in the world — ...

At 83, Auburnite still sprints through life

Betts Stroh may be a new Auburnite, but her move from Montana last March didn’t slow her pace at all. In fact, the 83-year-old is running faster than ever with the help of Pl ...

Restaurants, hotels lead Placer, regional job growth

New jobs in the rapidly growing leisure and hospitality sectors kept Placer County and regional unemployment numbers buoyant in June. A report issued Friday by the state Employmen ...

Out of control on Foresthill Road

AUBURN JOURNAL PHOTO This pickup rests on its side along Foresthill Road, about three miles east of Auburn, after the driver lost control and it veered out of its eastbound lane, ...

Placer Water customers hit state conservation target

Placer County Water Agency customers are meeting the state’s 32 percent water-saving benchmark – barely. The Auburn-based agency released figures this week for June th ...

Progress made in wildfire containment

The fire that started near Coloma and burned roughly 200 acres Thursday has been largely contained as of Friday afternoon. Officials named the wild land blaze, near Bacchi Road an ...