2010

All aboard for Placer County’s Heritage Trail tour

The doors at 18 museums around Placer County are set to creak open and welcome big crowds Aug. 7 and 8 for the third annual Heritage Trail tour. The doors will be opening wide for ...

American River Confluence Fest out to save Auburn’s river of dreams

Artists are inspired by it. Everyone from runners to hikers to kayakers are moved by it. And on Sunday, Auburn will celebrate it. The American River Confluence Festival – a big- ...

Low voter turnout could make this worst Election Day ever

Jim McCauley is getting concerned. When all ballots are counted from today’s statewide primary vote, McCauley – Placer County’s elections chief – has a sinking feeling tha ...

Roseville supes opponents Duran, Rockholm raise election stink over trash contractor donation charge

Placer County Supervisor Rocky Rockholm and challenger Jack Duran are warring in a late-election tilt over contributions from the umbrella company that operates the county’s Mate ...

Cold snap slows foothills grape-growing season, more rain, snow on way

Auburn’s big chill will continue through at least Friday, slowing down vine growth at local wineries but still not jeopardizing the season. Jim Taylor, of rural Auburn’s famil ...

Milder mountain weather revs up Caltrans’ I-80 roadwork

Caltrans contractors are moving back onto Interstate 80 to start a new round of improvements. A total of $521 million in construction projects are planned between this spring and ...

Media Life: Outlaw country’s Billy Joe Shaver OK’d to Party in the Park

Party in the Park has dodged a bullet. Outlaw country music legend Billy Joe Shaver’s appearance at the June 18 music fest in North Auburn had been in question last week because ...

AFL-CIO donation helps Duran best Rockholm in fundraising sweepstakes

Challenger Jack Duran has pulled ahead of incumbent Rocky Rockholm in the drive for donations. The two are vying for the Roseville seat on the Placer County Board of Supervisors. R ...

With Weygandt unopposed, focus due to shift to Rockholm-Duran supes race

Placer County Supervisor Robert Weygandt may be moving toward an uncontested return to the Board of Supervisors seat he has held since 1994. And that could mean the political focu ...

Auburn anniversaries abound in 2010

Auburn’s first hospital, Placer’s Olympic moment and a presidential seal of approval on the Auburn dam are some of the milestones coming up in 2010. One anniversary that has p ...

Amgen bike tour’s decision on Auburn will wait until February

Auburn’s role along the Amgen Tour of California remains unclear but organizers now have a firm target date to clarify local routes for the May bike race. Michael Roth, the tour ...
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