donner summit

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Nov. 5 and 12, 1964

Interstate 80 dedication hit by blizzard A dedication ceremony for the trans-Sierra portion of Interstate 80 – the “all weather” freeway – barely came off ...

Rain fails to ease Placer’s drought pain

A light dusting of snow on some of the highest peaks in the Sierra on Tuesday may have provided a picture-perfect site for motorists passing over Donner Summit in the rain. But t ...

Placer County gets tough on Serene Lakes propane leaks

With one unoccupied Serene Lakes cabin destroyed in an explosion and two dozen propane systems at other homes determined to have dangerous leaks, Placer County Executive Officer To ...

Union Pacific’s double-stack trains now rumbling through Placer County

Double-stack container shipping is now part of the Union Pacific Railroad through Auburn. The Union Pacific opened its Donner Pass route to domestic double stack container freight ...

Smoother Interstate 80 on the way

Cross-country truckers, Bay Areas skiers, Reno-bound gamblers and long-suffering Placer County motorists will soon bid good riddance to the rough ride along Interstate 80 over Donn ...