Auburn dam

Region’s water under threat

Placer County has plenty of water and that’s creating increasing challenges to keep it, a Placer County Water Agency told the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. The water agency is a ...

Behind the signature: Joyce and George Beland

Live in: Auburn since 1955. She: “Highway 49 was a gravel road when we came.” Career: He: Microbiologist (retired) for the Placer County Health Department. George Beland was Di ...

Auburn dam dangers unaddressed

The Auburn Area Democratic Club discussed the Auburn dam at its monthly meeting on March 3. Dr. Laird Thompson spoke against the proposal due to concerns about earthquake potential ...

Our View: Auburn dam, earthquakes shake canyon decisions

Congressman Tom McClintock believes an Auburn dam will be built and as the ranking member of the powerful water and power subcommittee he has considerable clout. “I am still an ...

Auburn dam benefits who?

I am writing in response to the (March 18) letter written by Bill George regarding the cost of the Auburn dam that Congressman (Tom) McClintock supports. Mr. George is addressing ...

Who’s she calling daft?

I was very offended by Theresa (Cote)’s reference to me and many of my friends being perceived as a “daft” constituency by Tom McClintock (Reader Input, March 23)! I also tak ...

McClintock good at drawing paycheck

Mr. (4th District Congressman Tom) McClintock’s letters about water and rivers and dams are amusing. I wonder how daft he thinks his constituency is. It’s remarkable that since ...

Deep six the Auburn dam

Re: “Taxpayers don’t foot dam cost” (Reader Input, March 18). Bill George, Tom McClintock’s press secretary, makes the claim that our poor congressman is misunderstood and ...

Taxpayers don’t foot dam cost

A recent letter writer completely misunderstands Congressman (Tom) McClintock’s position on financing the Auburn dam (Reader Input, Feb. 24). As chairman of the House Water and ...

Rep. McClintock will see you now

How dare (Supervisor) Jim Holmes request an audience with the “Great and Terrible Rep. (Tom) McClintock,” (Journal, Feb. 23). The nerve of Jim Holmes thinking that as an elect ...

Arguments flimsy for Bohemia project

Regarding the Bohemia Wal-Mart project, I feel the landowner is thumbing his nose at all the surrounding neighborhoods. In his recent full page ad pushing his project (Journal, Ap ...

Our View: Foresthill Bridge retrofit will test county’s integrity

As bridge construction goes, the $71 million estimate for painting and retrofitting the Foresthill Bridge seems tame by comparison. The new Bay Bridge connecting San Francisco and ...

US rep rails against spending

Rookie Republican Congressman Tom McClintock was back in his home district Wednesday with plenty of concerns about the way the nation’s political business was being done in Washi ...

Use ‘light’ on newly restored river stretch

Suppose you open a new stretch of river to boaters and nobody comes? After another year of light use, people are asking whether the American River in the canyon below Auburn has a ...

Build the Auburn dam

I personally will never understand the people who don’t want us to have the Auburn dam. I do know the river rafters don’t, but are they the majority? Can’t they catch the riv ...