American River

Our View: Amgen Tour puts Auburn in center of cycling universe

Western States and Tevis? Meet your new sibling, Amgen. The Amgen Tour of California is coming to the streets of Auburn, providing the community with another platform to leverage ...

2004: Year of the 'wardrobe malfunction,' presidential election, lethal tsunamis and Auburn loses soldiers in Iraq

A look back at the aughts Editor’s note: The Journal shares some notable events that occurred in the last decade of Auburn’s history. 2004 gave us the trivial magnified lar ...

Authorities retrieve body from base of Foresthill Bridge Monday

The body of an unidentified man was found at the base of the Foresthill Bridge Monday afternoon. Cal Fire Battalion Chief Jeff Brand said officials responded to a call of a person ...

Another View: Cold week creates some challenges

This has been an extraordinary week of snow, ice and cold. It’s also been a historic time for local high school football programs. Living in this community, as well as reporting ...

$70-million retrofit?

The towering Foresthill Bridge is due for a $70-million facelift this spring that will not only toughen its support structure but renew some of the span’s sparkle. And while Pla ...

Crews airlift horse out of canyon

Emergency crews flew a 1,100-pound horse out of the canyon near Cool Thursday after the horse and its owner were trapped overnight. Owner Alicia Hutcheson’s voice quavered as s ...

It’s father God, not just nature

New fees for the American River should raise any red-blooded American’s ire. It is our river, it belongs to us. As taxpayers and proud Americans we should shout down the politic ...

Water agency seeks corporate partner to sell energy

The Placer County Water Agency is looking for a corporate partner to help bring its electricity to market. With a contract with Pacific Gas & Electric up in 2013, the water agency ...

Use ‘light’ on newly restored river stretch

Suppose you open a new stretch of river to boaters and nobody comes? After another year of light use, people are asking whether the American River in the canyon below Auburn has a ...

Day-use park fees simply ridiculous

I just read your article about the new fees at the American River (Journal, Aug. 14). I am appalled. Why would they charge anything to go to the river? I have been going to the Am ...

Roller-coaster ride on the river

As you clear Last Chance Rapid, you’ve got about 20 seconds before the entrance to Tunnel Chute to frantically get the boat lined up straight. Just about the time it’s too late ...

Man drowns rafting American River

A man in his mid 20s drowned late Monday afternoon in the South Fork of the American River during a whitewater rafting guide training. The victim, whose name is not being released ...

Public lands may go off-limits

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposal to cut state park funding by $70 million could mean closure of Coloma’s Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park but the Auburn State R ...

Placer teacher navigates classroom or Class V whitewater

Heather Snow didn’t pick a career — a career sort of picked her. Snow is a river guide and has been guiding guests through whitewater professionally for 22 years. Her mother ...

Making your Journal relevant

It’s been another interesting week at the newspaper. We launched our redesign Tuesday. We reduced the size of our newspaper to 11 inches wide by 22 inches deep. I think it feels ...