Auburn State Recreation Area

Another View: Trail and error: Here are tips for safe sharing

The controversy about the proposed bike park in Auburn is about safety. The reason that horsefolk are a little frantic about safety is because the horse is an unusual creature. Gen ...

Our View: Meet at trailhead of compromise on bike park issue

It’s been beaten into the ground, but really, the phrase seems to work: “Can’t we just all get along?” That’s the refrain rising out of the issue of ...

Reader Input: Show responsibility out on the trails

Thanks for allowing the community to vocalize their opinions in your newspaper. I have been a longtime community-involved cyclist with dirt, road and resort-type riding. I was invo ...

It’s official. Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge now a California Historical Landmark

Newly minted as a California Historical Landmark and with a gleaming plaque to prove it, the Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge is 102 years old and far from sagging under the weigh ...

Spirit of 49er gold fever alive and well in Auburn State Recreation Area

The glow in the sand in the water at my feet was unmistakable. Gold. Add the exclamation mark, if you wish. Less than two weeks later, I was back at the same spot at the American ...

Take a walk on the wildlife side

The first annual Auburn State Recreation Area First Day Hike drew a crowd of 78 participants — including two in wheelchairs — to the Quarry Road Trail to commemorate th ...

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 ...

American River confluence restroom project nears completion

The Auburn State Recreation Area near Auburn is not only striving to have the cleanest restrooms in the nation, but is also on track to have one of the newest. The new restroom, l ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Upgrades continue for Auburn state park and the Placer County Board of Supervisors meeting

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: The Placer County Board of Supervisors met today and paid its respects to some longtime staff. Reporter Gus Thomson was in the chambers and will have a ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Foresthill fire knocks out power; Sugar Bowl upgrades for new season and Auburn State Recreation Area researches for new event

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: A fire in Foresthill Monday morning knocked out power to residents in the area after some power lines went down. Reporter Amy Lobenberg is finding out ...

Lovers' quarrel leads to American River canyon search and rescue

Left on her own in the American River canyon after a quarrel Wednesday with her boyfriend, a Bay Area woman got a helping hand out of the wild from a Placer County sheriff’s ...

Hiker who died in American River canyon ID’d

A 59-year-old American River canyon hiker who died Sunday has been identified. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that Richard Bell of Roseville died of coronar ...

Man dies during American River canyon hike

A 59-year-old Roseville man died Sunday after collapsing on a hike in the American River canyon. The man had complained of tightness in his chest at the Highway 49 bridge before g ...

Horseback rider falls off Western States trail

A man and his horse tumbled down a steep embankment at the Auburn State Recreation Area on Sunday, injuring the man and crippling the horse. Supervising Park Ranger Scott Liske sa ...

American River invites fun and danger alike

Every year as the Auburn State Recreation Area starts ramping up for its busiest months, park rangers caution river-goers to respect nature’s unpredictability and avoid poten ...