Billy Prior

CCW applications spike in Placer

The demand for concealed-weapons carry permits, or CCW permits, has been on the rise in Placer County for the last several years, and a strain on the federal background system i ...

Boom days for gun, ammo sales in wake of Obama win

  AUBURN CA - President Barack Obama’s election win Nov. 6 set off an explosion in gun and ammunition sales. Gun store owners around the nation have been reporting a s ...

Auburn sees changes in local restaurants

A popular North Auburn sushi restaurant has moved to a bigger building, a South Auburn eatery has changed its name and Downtown has lost a once-popular longtime deli. Hapa Sushi ...

Fear prompting rise in Auburn gun sales?

Fear of home invasion and personal safety are leading more Auburnites to buy guns, but residents have mixed feelings about gun ownership. Billy Prior, of Auburn Outdoor Sports on ...

Tighter security possibility in Auburn

Local business owners have varying views on beefing up security in the city of Auburn. According to Capt. John Ruffcorn of the Auburn Police Department, new security measures are a ...