American River Confluence

Auburn area bears witness to environmental impact of King Fire

Four inches of rain is all it took to cloud the middle fork of the American River confluence with a silty, brown haze last week. Today the water is back to its normal hue of blue, ...

Cal Fire warns of high-risk weather

Northern California may not be under a red-flag warning yet, but Cal Fire spokesmen are still telling communities to be extra-cautious as high winds and temperatures continue throu ...

Amgen to cause parking crunch near Confluence

Rangers with the Auburn State Recreation Area are warning that families out to celebrate Mother’s Day at the American River Confluence may want to consider either visiting ...

A confluence of good intentions

The next time someone tells you to “take a hike,” consider the source. If it’s a member of the Canyon Keepers, well, it’s their job — OK, “cal ...

Rain forecast welcome to some Auburn-area event organizers

Organizers of some outdoor events in the Auburn area are treating the possibility of rain on Saturday as more of a blessing than a threat. The National Weather Service’s Sac ...

She’s witnessed 100 years of local change

Only two years before she was born, Henry Ford rolled his first Model T off the assembly line. She has lived through two world wars (each one meant to end all wars). She’s seen ...

Summer splashes into Auburn

Friends Colin Quennell and Jeffrey Parkhurst, both originally from Pismo Beach, celebrated the first day of summer Monday by floating through a small set of rapids of the North For ...

Making folks feel at home, even in a museum

Jan Hungerford is one of the welcoming faces you see when you visit the Placer County Courthouse Museum located in the Auburn Historic Courthouse. Lively, fun and full of informat ...

Authorities release drowning victim’s ID

Authorities identified Wednesday the victim who drowned at the American River Confluence Monday afternoon. Chue Lao, who would’ve celebrated his 22nd birthday July 4th this yea ...

Man drowns at American River Confluence

A 21-year-old Sacramento man drowned near the the American River Confluence Monday afternoon. The man, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was a ...

How much longer can we endure endurance theme?

If Saturday’s get-out-and-explore weather didn’t remind you that Auburn is at the center of an outdoors paradise, the buzz around town certainly confirmed it. From the cars p ...

Earth Day celebrated throughout the week

Today is Earth Day, and this is news you shouldn’t take sitting down. Earth Day, in its 39th year, provides a global opportunity for people to step out and do something to better ...

Accidental slip sends woman down American River

A woman who slipped and fell into the icy American River was rescued via helicopter Monday evening. At about 4:48 p.m., Cal Fire emergency crews received a call that a female, lat ...

Auburn eyes Lance Armstrong, Amgen Tour of California bike race visit

The thought of cycling superstar Lance Armstrong and the Amgen Tour of California rolling through Auburn, jockeying for position on Highway 49 at the American River Confluence or c ...

Oh my darlin’ Clementine a treasure

Auburn cherishes its darling Clementine. Whether hiking, paddling, fishing, swimming, camping or all of the above are your thing, Lake Clementine is a little bit of outdoor-recreat ...