eric peach

Higher Foresthill Bridge barriers poised for installation

AUBURN CA - A new 6½-foot-high pedestrian barrier will soon be replacing the 4-foot-high railing that now extends across the Foresthill bridge. Contractor Golden State Bridge is ...

Auburn State Recreation Area cleanup tackles trashed canyon sites

AUBURN CA - Hundreds of volunteers will be taking out the trash in the American River Canyon on Saturday. The Earth Week cleanup brings volunteers together with several organizati ...

Placer Land Trust opens off-limits Auburn landscapes for rare glimpse

AUBURN CA - For Auburn attorney Bob Litchfield, Placer Land Trust’s Treasured Landscapes hike series totally gets one of the major reasons residents and visitors enjoy the Auburn ...

Trash dumping an unsightly fact of life in Auburn, Placer County

AUBURN CA - The trashing of Auburn is going strong, with a check at several locations popular with dumpers liberally peppered with the detritus of modern living. Next to the Union ...

Memorial Day river, traffic safety stressed

With the American River flowing cold and fast, the state Parks Department is saying that there are plenty of alternative ways to enjoy the Auburn State Recreation Area. Cooler tha ...

Private property rights, public-access interests overlap on popular Auburn trail

New signs and fence posts on a privately held parcel skirting the edge of the Auburn State Recreation Area have some hikers concerned that they could soon be seeing trails blocked ...

Top 4 waterfall wonders: Auburn area boasts a host of springtime cascades

Spring is bursting with surprises. And one of the biggest for many is the plethora of newly sprung waterfalls bouncing off shiny boulders in the Auburn State Recreation Area. At th ...

Placer supes OK $65 million in Foresthill Bridge contracts

Placer County’s Foresthill Bridge will be repainted and earthquake-proofed by a Martinez bridge construction company. Golden State Bridge Inc. submitted the lowest of five bids ...

Caltrans gets its way on new Foresthill Bridge railing height

It’s not as high as some would like and it’s not as low as it is now, but it looks like the height of the railing on the Foresthill Bridge will be just right for Caltrans. Wit ...

Spirited Confluence Festival raises canyon awareness, funds

The wines as well as the river were flowing at the American River Confluence Festival this past weekend. Organizers were giving top ratings to a wine tasting on the Saturday eveni ...