american river

Auburn swimmer, 21, remains missing after American River plunge

There was still no trace Monday of a 21-year-old Auburn man who disappeared two days earlier while trying to swim across the frigid, raging American River. Ground searches were ha ...

Sierra football stunned by American River

ROCKLIN — Sierra College has grown accustomed to rebounding quickly from its rare losses on the football field in recent years. The Wolverines stumbled in their second straight ...

Auburn River Festival stars emerging extreme sport

The emerging sport of playboating is finding a home on the new run of manmade rapids in the American River canyon below Auburn. With gates closed until May for the road down to th ...

Citrus Heights man takes fatal leap off Foresthill Bridge near Auburn

A reportedly despondent Citrus Heights man took his life Tuesday by jumping off the Foresthill Bridge. The 27-year-old man's wife told Citrus Heights Police that he was depressed ...

Auburn wades into festival

A crowded Overlook Park peppered with people Sunday was a sign of how many people realize what a good thing Auburn has with the American River canyon. Dozens of informational boo ...

Sunshine's inspiration to become heat and perspiration

Steve Walters took a splash Tuesday afternoon but it wasn’t into the American River. The Cool resident was taking advantage of the warm, comfortable weather that was ideal for ...

Water agency pump station slated for May 1 dedication

May 1 is the target date for dedication of the new Placer County Water Agency pump station. The pump station, part of a $75 million project that includes restoration of the Americ ...

Expansion of 5 mph powerboat speed limit proposed for rec area

A draft planning blueprint for the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area includes plans to stretch a 5 mph speed limit for powerboats up the American River to the area in the canyon b ...