Confluence

Reader Input: Pooch’s gratitude as deep as canyon

I want to thank everyone who helped look for me while I was lost in the American River Canyon last Friday. My people told me that they ran into several very nice folks who promis ...

Reader Input: Some things should be free

Why am I not surprised to read that the Auburn State Park ranger wants to eliminate free parking on Highway 49 at the confluence (“Caltrans gives frugal parkers a break on Hi ...

Slide slows Cool-Auburn canyon crawl commute

The “canyon crawl” commute between Auburn and Cool took on an even slower speed Tuesday when a morning rock slide forced partial closure of a stretch of Highway 49. Th ...

American River metal debris study details cleanup costs

Just what to do with hundreds of tons of metal left in the American River after a 1964 bridge washout is still an open question. But a new report commissioned by the Sierra Nevada ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Food stamp cutback effects in the foothills and Downtown Auburn park upgrade

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: With the recent reduction in funding to the food stamps program, we're looking into how this might affect some foothill-area residents current ...

Reader Input: Strangers show real kindness

To First Responders and to the witnesses who stopped to help our daughter: On Friday, June 7 our daughter, Delilah, was in a single-car rollover on her way to the confluence off ...

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 ...

Added fees at Auburn park raise $55,000 since July

  Travis Schultze and Will Parrott stopped at the Confluence on Tuesday to view the trail map, scouting out their route for a mountain biking session, only to drive off right ...

Two weekend rescues on American River

Last weekend saw two swift-water rescues at the American River Confluence, as people out to spend a day at the river found themselves stranded after the water rose. Norm Schoenhoff ...

Our View: Repeal fee to park at Confluence

Paying $10 to park on the side of the road shouldn’t be required to enjoy the natural habitat that surrounds Auburn. Late last month, the Gold Fields District of California S ...

Event keeping local waters clean

On Saturday morning local residents can help get trash out of waterways and surrounding areas. The Sierra Nevada Conservancy is hosting its second annual Great Sierra River Cleanu ...

Indulge that urge to tidy during river cleanup day

On the list of things you don’t want to share your local river with, soiled diapers rank pretty high. Unfortunately, diapers are just one of the many kinds of refuse that litter ...

Let’s keep local nature spots litter-free

I love Lake Clementine! I hadn’t been there in years, and thought it would be nice to re-explore Upper Lake Clementine with my 13-year-old son and his friends. It was still the ...

Confluence Festival takes it to the river this weekend

River lovers plan to go with the flow this weekend at the American River Confluence Festival. In its 17th year, the festival, to be held Sunday at the American River Overlook Par ...