American River

Another View: The American Parkway is a biking challenge fit for couch potatoes

Living and working in Auburn, I’ve been very comfortable with my existence above 1,300 feet, and I need a very compelling reason to go down the hill. Over the past month or s ...

American River metal debris study details cleanup costs

Just what to do with hundreds of tons of metal left in the American River after a 1964 bridge washout is still an open question. But a new report commissioned by the Sierra Nevada ...

Reader Input: State charging fees for federal access

A year ago signs were erected halfway down Iowa Hill Road notifying patrons on the North Fork of the American River in Colfax that a fee was being charged for day use. I began park ...

Drought no hindrance to raft tours

The rafting industry in Placer County isn’t suffering, despite low snow melt and ongoing drought conditions throughout the state. According to local rafting companies, the o ...

Reader Input: Highway 49 hazardous on way to Cool

I’m writing to bring attention to a serious problem that seems to be getting worse as each day passes. It is the cars parking along Highway 49 at the confluence of the Middle ...

Reader Input: Trail site poor choice for track

Auburn Recreation District (ARD) is developing a pump track for mountain bikes (“ARD unanimously OKs bike park location,” Journal, Dec. 20, 2013). This is a good idea ...

Another View: PCWA works to meet stewardship commitments

Managing California’s complex water storage and delivery system is a never-ending balancing act between supply, demand and environmental considerations — especially dur ...

Snow expectations in Sierra bolster hopes for midwinter water storage turnaround

Rain was falling Wednesday in Auburn, and snow by the foot was expected in the upper elevations of the Sierra. But the return to wintry weather after nearly two months of mild te ...

Reader Input: Folsom Lake a moonscape

I have been reading about the drought conditions and I am amazed that we have not been urged or required to conserve water long before now. I drove in the lake bottom at Folsom Lak ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Food stamp cutback effects in the foothills and Downtown Auburn park upgrade

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: With the recent reduction in funding to the food stamps program, we're looking into how this might affect some foothill-area residents current ...