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Hard landing injures parachute jumper at Gold Country Pro Rodeo

A parachute jumper was injured when his landing went awry while performing at the Gold Country Pro Rodeo in Auburn Saturday. According to onlookers, he overshot the landing site ...

Dear Earth: You rock! -- Auburn welcomes Earth Day 2016

We’re rockin’ and rollin’ on this beautiful planet every day, and celebrate it often. But the one day a year that’s designated as Earth Day is a day to tur ...

'As You Wish' on Placer Stage

Placer High School drama department is now presenting “As You Wish,” a stage adaptation of the classic book and film, “The Princess Bride.” Audiences will ...

New hirings as new Auburn concrete plant readies to open

In a clear sign of confidence the tide is turning on Placer County’s recession-pummeled construction industry, a long-closed concrete batch plant is poised to reopen. The 68 ...

TRUE GRIT: Courage on display at Auburn’s Gold Country Rodeo Saturday and Sunday

It takes skin thick as rawhide to brave the challenges inside a rodeo arena, but the thrill of victory is an overwhelming attraction for cowpokes. Cash prizes don’t hurt eit ...

Three arrests at rural Auburn cannabis oil lab

A “knock and talk” inspection at a rural Auburn house to determine compliance with medical marijuana laws has led to three arrests connected to the discovery of a honey ...

Media Life: Auburn’s Top 5 All-Time Sports Stars

Once upon a time, on a football field, baseball diamond, ski slope or track, Auburn could point with pride at an athlete who had risen in his or her sport to the upper echelons of ...

NEXT SATURDAY: Medication take-back event

CORRECTION: This event is next Saturday, April 30. The story in print April 22 incorrectly said it was April 23.    Placer County residents with unused or expi ...

Rock Creek leader named Educator of the Year

Her grandmother was a teacher, her mother was a teacher, and everyone in her family assumed she would become a teacher, too, but Suzanne Flint had other ideas as she headed off to ...

Into the pasture

Down a majestic country road, past humble ranch gates and gold and iron doors, lies a retirement home for 22 horses in need. Three more are coming to Horses’ Honor in May, ...

New American River bridge near Auburn gains traction

A new pedestrian bridge across the American River is still a big, bright bold idea. And nearly 15 years after initial funding of $500,000 was pledged, the idea of spanning the riv ...

E.V. Cain STEM Charter School wins big at STEM fairs

Is Vitamin B12 absorbed into the blood better as an injection? Do people remember words better if they’re written in different in color? Does expensive food taste better? Th ...

Red-hot quarter for Placer, region new-home sales

New home sales in the Placer County region are off to a torrid start in 2016. Figures from the Roseville-based North State Building Industry Association indicate the best first&nb ...

Placer supes reject video visits bids

Placer County isn’t logging off on its current inmate video visitation contractor. The Board of Supervisors followed a recommendation from staff Tuesday to reject proposals ...