American River

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, 1965

Work pushed on emergency bridge Workmen were blasting and bulldozing access roads on either side of the old railroad bridge across the American River this week to make it availab ...

Slide slows Cool-Auburn canyon crawl commute

The “canyon crawl” commute between Auburn and Cool took on an even slower speed Tuesday when a morning rock slide forced partial closure of a stretch of Highway 49. Th ...

Hell Hole Dam collapse 50 years ago today continues to teach

The photos were spectacular as the Highway 49 bridge gave way 50 years ago today. But the lasting story was the upstream collapse Dec. 23, 1964, of the Hell Hole Dam that sent a s ...

First responders practice dangerous water rescues

Wind whipped up whitecaps on the already turbulent American River as a Sheriff’s helicopter moved in to position to save a man swept downstream. The name of the game: swift w ...

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 ...