Transportation

Culvert replacement project starts on Highway 174

Work is has begun on a culvert replacement project to improve drainage on a section of State Highway 174 in Nevada County. Crews are scheduled to begin work at 7 a.m. to replace 1 ...

Sierra roadwork schedule

Interstate 80 (Placer County) from Long Ravine underpass to 0.2 miles east of Magra Road overcrossing: Roadwork continues for a $50.6 million project to construct three miles of ad ...

Placer County Transit offering youth bus passes

Traveling around Placer County can be tough for anyone who doesn’t have a vehicle. It can be especially tough for young students now that summer has arrived and class is no ...

Gold Run rest areas to close for construction

GOLD RUN — Caltrans will close of both the eastbound and westbound Gold Run State Roadside Rest Areas (SRRA) on Interstate 80 approximately seven miles east of Colfax. Both ...

I80 delays expected east of Colfax as work resumes on Caltrans Project

COLFAX — A Caltrans project on Interstate 80 will affect traffic east of Colfax. The project will build a truck climbing lane that is three-miles long with standard 10-foot ...

Kracon gives aircrafts a new finish

How much does it cost to paint an airplane? The answer: Much, much more than a car. In fact, not only are airplanes in general pricey but a lot of expense is involved in painting ...

Cars vs. pedestrians in Placer funding clash

More money is being funneled to Placer County’s new roundabout project at Bell Road at Interstate 80 in North Auburn. But the county was taken to task Tuesday by an environm ...

Union Pacific derailment explained to Colfax City Council

COLFAX — A cold rain was turning to snow on Feb. 22 when the City of Colfax experienced its second Union Pacific (UP) freight train derailment in five years. The wreck was ca ...

Ace’s WWII ‘Old Crow’ plane takes flight – on four wheels

With an engine powerful enough to get a plane up in the air, a Connecticut man’s four-wheeled hot-rod tribute to World War II air ace Bud Anderson has the horsepower. But Mi ...

Auburn’s candy-apple red creator dead at 94

Inspiration on a nighttime drive more than 60 years ago led to a lasting place in automotive history for Auburn-area resident Joe Bailon, who died Monday. He was 94. Bailon recoun ...

Autumn deer warning for motorists

They’re out there. Deer are perhaps the most feared. One minute, a driver is following the light of the high beams through the darkness on a rural road. The next moment, a ...

Revitalized pickup a gift with horsepower, heart

It was an Auburn Cruise Nite surprise like no other. Eight months ago, Ed Perez of Grant’s Pass, Ore. had traveled to Newcastle’s Justified Performance in hopes of get ...

Local boy Rossi wins IndyCar Grand Prix

Local driver Alexander Rossi earned his first win of the year at the IndyCar Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International Speedway in New York Sunday afternoon. Rossi won at the iconic ...

Enduring 100-mile horse ride honors pioneer

It’s a timeless moment between horse and rider. At the end of the 1960 Tevis Cup 100-mile horse ride, after finishing second by a nose, Wendell Robie extends his arm and his ...

Heart of the Highway: Respect revs up Auburn-D.C. pilgrimage of veterans

James Garrett was 18 when he was killed in action in South Korea in 1950. Just about a year later, Dorsey Fowler would be killed during combat in North Vietnam. Both were from Au ...