American River Canyon

Cell phone app lights way to Auburn canyon rescue

In what is being considered a first for an Auburn State Recreation Area rescue, a cell phone’s flashlight app was used to help stranded hikers guide searchers. The app-aided ...

Trail cycling world focuses on Auburn area

The Auburn State Recreation Area’s trail-biking reputation will be in the spotlight March 7 when a major manufacturer brings in pros and serious cyclists for a leg of its Lef ...

New Cal Fire unit chief takes the helm

From his large wooden desk at the Auburn Cal Fire headquarters, George Morris III has an eagle’s eye view of the fire-prone American River Canyon he is now tasked with protec ...

Agencies practice water rescues

Placer County Sheriff’s deputies and Cal Fire rescue crews worked together to remove a colleague during a swift water rescue training at the confluence of the American River ...

My encounter with a shooting suspect

On Friday, October 24, my son, dog Kipper, a Golden Retriever, and I took a walk at noon on the canal trail that I walk with Kipper several times a week. This trail runs along the ...

Applegate Fire holds at canyon

Potential storm systems and terrain are on the minds of fire officials and their crews as they work toward containment of the Applegate Fire. The fire started Wednesday afternoon ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Sept. 24 and Oct. 1, 1964

Wind-whipped forest fire blackens 4,000 acres A recurring forest fire which started near Butcher Ranch on the Auburn-Foresthill Road about 4 p.m. Saturday and blackened more than ...

Placer County coroner probes cause of canyon death near Auburn

A cause had not been determined Thursday in the death of a Nevada County man whose body was discovered Tuesday in the American River canyon near Auburn. A Placer County Sheriff&rs ...

Another View: On firestorms, public policy and the Big Mo

Watching the devastating impacts on human beings as the Sand Fire swept through the borderlands of Amador and El Dorado counties, it reminded me that momentum is a powerful force i ...

Happy ending in search for horse rider near Auburn

With temperatures soaring into the triple digits Tuesday afternoon and concerns surrounding the owner of a riderless, saddled horse spotted running in the American River canyon nea ...