auburn state recreation area

Tarantulas scour foothills with sense of purpose

It’s tarantula mating season in the foothills. For some, that means an opportunity to venture out for a rare sighting of the reclusive giant of the arachnid world as the spider r ...

Memorial Day river, traffic safety stressed

With the American River flowing cold and fast, the state Parks Department is saying that there are plenty of alternative ways to enjoy the Auburn State Recreation Area. Cooler tha ...

Pay for rescue? American River daredevil’s wild ride sparks questions

A man swept downstream at the confluence and rescued from a rock by a California Highway Patrol helicopter has an unforgettable story to tell his buddies. But a witness who says h ...

Pot wars: Placer County canyons a battleground

Michoacán, Mexico pot grower Miguel Villa-Contreras’s farming foray into the hinterlands of California’s Placer County is expected to result in a stiff federal prison sentence ...

Raft fees going up in Auburn State Recreation Area

Raft fees going up in Auburn State Recreation Area By Gus Thomson Journal Staff Writer State Parks will be asking river-rafting businesses to dig deeper into their pockets a ...

Auburn State Recreation Area future-funding efforts continue

With $1.11 million in U.S. Bureau of Reclamation funding pledged for 2011 and 2012, efforts to protect and maintain the 26,000-acre Auburn State Recreation Area continue to focus o ...

Media Life: Auburn author’s “Guinevere” book series making strong print comeback

When her Guinevere Trilogy first burst onto the literary world more than 20 years ago, Auburn author Persia Woolley cast the books’ heroine as a strong woman in the middle of Art ...

Overflow crowd shows concern for Auburn State Recreation Area at forum

Concerned about the future of the 26,000-acre Auburn State Recreation Area, a crowd packed the Placer County Board of Supervisors chambers and spilled out into the hallway today fo ...

Auburn State Recreation Area funding issues to be on front burner at forum

With the threat of the federal funding tap being turned off for the Auburn State Recreation Area, Placer County and Auburn officials are providing a public forum Tuesday to conside ...

Collecting to creating: Auburn man uses tons of American River rock for sculptures

Fifteen years ago, Auburn’s Dave Imgrund picked up the first of his many rocks as he scrambled along the American River shoreline. Each time he returned to the river near the co ...