49 fire

Fire chiefs like Placer County weed-cleanup concept, want more details

Rural Placer County fire chiefs are giving qualified support to expansion of a hazardous vegetation abatement program to western slope communities. Chief Tony Corado of the South ...

Placer County clout could soon ease 49 Fire-area neighbors’ tall grass fears

Supervisor Jim Holmes says he’s hearing it from people in and around the 49 Fire site in North Auburn about the tall grass that’s growing back on many lots. And in an effort t ...

Auburn’s 49 Fire disaster dollars keep on giving

A community-based relief fund for 49 Fire victims has completed its mission – for now. Set up days after the deliberately set fire roared through a large swath of North Auburn, ...

49 Fire investigator: “We understand frustration”

The chief investigator on the nine-month-long 49 Fire investigation says his Cal Fire team is cognizant of the level of frustration in the community over the unsolved case. “We t ...

Media Life: The Who’s Super Bowl show spotlights tribute to Colfax composer

You may know it as “Teenage Wasteland.” But the name of rock band The Who’s most timeless hit is actually “Baba O’Riley.” With CSI playing the heck out of it at the s ...

Winter storm door opens wide Sunday on Auburn, Sierra ski resorts

Mountain biker Travis Emerson took to the trails at the American River confluence near Auburn to get in one last long ride before the storm door opens wide this coming week. At th ...