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Bears sighted in Bowman area of Auburn

Two bold bear cubs found a source of drinking water on a Bowman-area resident’s deck during the Fourth of July weekend. The cubs wandered into the yard of Jeanette and Norm Yetk ...

Quartz Ridge affordable housing costs, need questioned

At $19.3 million – or more than $300,000-per-apartment – the cost of a 64-unit government-subsidized, affordable-housing project in Bowman is being questioned by some residents ...

Fill dug up as Silver Bend environmental dispute simmers

A six-acre parcel of undeveloped land in Bowman owned by Placer County continues to receive intense environmental scrutiny. The land – targeted for an affordable housing develop ...

Miner’s Ravine critic refuses to bend on toxic concerns

Despite a Placer County Board of Supervisors vote of support in August for a 64-unit Silver Bend Way affordable housing project, community activist and Miner’s Ravine critic Dale ...

Brazen bear breaks into Auburn canyon-rim home for food

Bears are no stranger to Auburn’s canyon rim residents but one neighborhood is on high alert after a brazen bruin’s midday house break-in today. Silver Bend Way resident Bobby ...

Making majestic memories: Pelicans in flight over Auburn

It was one of those rare but beautiful sights over Auburn. And an Auburn-area resident was on the button with her camera to record it. A flock of American White Pelicans flew ov ...

Stalled 142-room Auburn hotel could get $2.5 million in fed funds

Stalled plans to build a 142-room, upscale Marriott inn in Bowman could get a $2.5 million jumpstart from federal funds. Under a proposal that Placer County is taking to the state ...

142-room hotel, commercial Hill Top Center for Bowman wins Placer County Planning Commission approval

A 142-room hotel complex on a cliffside overlooking Interstate 80 in Bowman has Placer County Planning Commission approval to proceed. The commission voted 6-0 Thursday to approve ...

New 142-room hotel eyed for North Auburn's Bowman area

A 142-room Marriott inn is being proposed for a prominent knoll-top property off Bowman Road skirting Interstate 80. Called Hill Top Center, the proposal is in the early stages of ...