Dry Creek Road

Auburn care home's 49 Fire heroes honored

About 40 employees of Colonial Healthcare facility were hailed as heroes Wednesday for their work to save its building and keep 160 residents safe during the 49 Fire. The fire bur ...

Heroes kept fire from worsening

First, I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to all of the victims of the 49 Fire on Aug. 30. I also have family that lost their home and belongings. I couldn’t even ...

One-armed man and crew fight fire

Norm Paul didn’t receive a call to come help — and he didn’t need to get one. When the Auburn resident and his partners saw a black cloud of smoke fill the sky Sunday after ...

Thanks to wise tractor driver

I live on Dry Creek Road across from the field that was on fire and I would to thank the tractor driver who made the fire break that saved our home and the homes of our neighbors. ...

Firefighters enjoy free coffee

Yeah for Dutch Bros. and Heather Mauel as she walks up and down Dry Creek Road serving drinks to our county sheriffs, PG&E workers and fire personnel. As I spoke to three sheriffs ...

Placer roads getting safer

Some folks feel safer, others don’t. But the stats are a revelation. Traffic accidents in Placer County have been dropping yearly since 2003. Rick Ward, commander of the Auburn ...

Luxury Auburn home used as Craigslist scam bait

When Auburn’s Bruce and Gretchen Harshman put their upscale North Auburn house on the market three weeks ago, the last thing they were expecting was to have it turn up as bait in ...

Stolen motor home sunk in Lake Arthur

A half-awake Michael Bray initially thought it was a joke when Placer County Sheriff’s Office officials called and asked if his motor home was in his driveway. He went outside ...
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