Confluence

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 ...