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Lightning strikes spark Placer County fires

AUBURN CA - A barrage of lightning bolts was hitting Placer County’s high country Tuesday, sparking fires and fears in an area northeast of Foresthill. The American River Distric ...

Daredevil Mike Wilson's Giant Gap stunt shut down

AUBURN CA - A Squaw Valley daredevil looking for a new round of extreme viral video fame in the American River canyon has been shut down by authorities. Citing concern over safety ...

Foothills rain projections fail to dampen fall fire threat yet

Rain is back in the National Weather Service foothills forecast for the first time since late June. But fire officials say that while it’s a good sign, it’s still too early to ...

Fallen soldier from Applegate to be honored with Tahoe National Forest trail dedication

Applegate’s Joshua Hardt died last October serving his country in Afghanistan. Back home, he had loved the Sierra outdoors. On Memorial Day, his country will remember his sacri ...

Cold snap slows foothills grape-growing season, more rain, snow on way

Auburn’s big chill will continue through at least Friday, slowing down vine growth at local wineries but still not jeopardizing the season. Jim Taylor, of rural Auburn’s famil ...

Smoky says: Auburn’s cooling trend to get weekend revisit

Auburn experienced a taste of autumn to come Tuesday – with colder weather moving in and a sprinkle of rain falling in the morning. Torrid temperatures had been hanging on throu ...