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All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, June 17 and 24, 1965

Toddler missing at Tahoe: Search for boy intensified The search for 2-year-old James Bordenkircher entered its fifth day yesterday as the Placer County Sheriff’s Department ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, June 3 and 10, 1965

Octogenarian claims strange, divine power in use of wire Forrest S. Sowers, 80, a retired carpenter who lives at 1281 Channel Hill Road, believes that he is endowed with some str ...

Coloma mill rises again at original James Marshall gold discovery location

COLOMA – Using time-tested techniques and tools, a crew of timber framers is bringing back to life a replica of the mill where James Marshall first spotted gold. Marshall&rs ...

Coloma lensman has an eye for global visions

Coloma resident Jerry Moorman has always had an eye for adventure.   The 72-year-old Oklahoma native has seen (“maybe”) 20 countries and all 50 states i ...

Media Life: Prized 1848 Gold Rush nugget gets its due in Smithsonian list

  “Hey boys, by God, I believe I’ve found a gold mine.” Any school kid heard the story and many took the long, winding ride in the big yellow bus to a plac ...

There’s still gold in these hills

COLOMA -- Marshall Gold Discovery State Park is nestled among the Sierra Nevada foothills in the same spot where James W. Marshall discovered gold in 1848 and ushered in the dawn o ...

Jam by the river at the American River Music Festival

Nestled on the South Fork of the American River in the Sierra Nevada foothills, the Coloma Lotus valley offers a unique backdrop for 30 live music performances at the seventh annua ...

Something’s brewing in foothills town of Cool

Driving along Highway 49, passing through the quaint town of Cool, one may notice a few new businesses spreading their wings and taking flight. One such place — which put o ...

Coloma’s ‘visitors from space’ to be revisited

  A meteorite-chasing scientist is returning to Coloma a year after a meteor-fragment shower sparked a rush for the dusty black nuggets around the site of Sutter’s Mill ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Meteorites revisited in Coloma; What’s in your fish?; Auburn’s Streetscape program continues and Placer football hosts lift-a-thon

Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what we’ ...

Caltrans seeks views on Hwy 49’s South Fork American River bridge future

  Caltrans is making plans to either rehabilitate or replace the 62-year-old Highway 49 bridge over the South Fork American River. The river crossing at Lotus is due for an ...

Meteorite or mere rock" Commerce or science" Coloma hunt continues

AUBURN CA - With meteorites for the taking in Coloma, Auburn?s John Salfen thinks he just may have one of them. But it?s more than a treasure hunt that led him to Coloma and the d ...

Media Life: Auburn’s 49 Fire comeback sparks Party in the Park special edition

The forces of good are at work to give Auburn a break from the craziness of the 49 Fire and its aftermath. Plans are being made to put on a show similar to this past June’s Part ...

Media Life: Gold Rush grub with a twist of Lyme

Today’s California cuisine is a long way from a Hangtown fry or other Gold Rush grub but it traces its roots to mining communities like Auburn and Coloma (and Deadwood and Murder ...