american river canyon

'Ghost train' haunting historic Placer County bridge

AUBURN CA - It’s an object of awe, fascination and wonder. Drivers were slowing on Highway 49 near the American River confluence to get a closer look. Runners and walkers’ jaws ...

Fire information center opens in Colfax

Colfax residents can find out how the Robbers Fire, burning in the American River Canyon, affects them. An information center opened at 4 p.m. Thursday at Veterans Memorial Hall, l ...

Auburn wildfire safety sparks funding boost from Sierra Nevada Conservancy

AUBURN CA - Community-based efforts to keep Auburn safe from wildfires spreading from the American River canyon have received a major financial boost. The Auburn-based Sierra Neva ...

Second suicide jumper leaps to death Wednesday from Foresthill Bridge

AUBURN CA - A second person made a fatal jump late Wednesday off the Foresthill Bridge, near Auburn, authorities said Thursday. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office released th ...

Media Life: American River canyon featured in new book

AUBURN CA - Local history is firing on all eight cylinders in a new, picture-packed book about the American River canyon. ?American River Canyon,? by Rodi Lee and Michael Lynch, of ...

“Hard” American River canyon landing for helicopter

Two occupants of a helicopter were able to walk away from what is being described by a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman as a “hard landing” in the American River canyo ...

Fire burns 70 acres in Cool

COOL — A 70-acre woodland fire that broke out early Thursday afternoon roughly one mile north of Cool left power lines down and traffic stopped for hours in both directions on Hi ...