foothills

Our View: Conservation or better management?

As California enters the fourth year of one of the worst droughts in its history, the topic of water, the lack thereof and what lies ahead is of great concern. We can all save wa ...

9,000 lose power after car splinters high-voltage pole

A car left the road and slammed head-on Tuesday into a power pole on Ophir Road, snapping the support for a 60,000 kilovolt transmission line feeding thousands of foothills homes. ...

Auburn’s King Fire-caused smoke to be washed away?

Cool, cleansing rain was in the forecast for the parched Auburn-area foothills as portions of Placer County suffered through another smoke-filled morning Wednesday. The thick, acr ...

Reader Input: Community enlightened

I would like to compliment the Auburn Journal in general and Jason Smith in particular for enlightening the Auburn community about the pervasive use of “Heroin in the Foothil ...

Our View: Responsible pet ownership needed always

The love of our pets is strong in the foothills. Yet, the responsibility for those pets seems to fall to the wayside at times and sometimes with dramatic consequences. Recently ...

State Theater a great project

We living in the Auburn foothills area are fortunate for many reasons, as has been put forth by contributors to Reader Input, not the least of which is the Historic State Theater. ...

"Robbers" fighters heroic

Thank you to each and every firefighter fighting this horrifying ?Robbers? fire in the foothills. You are definitely my heroes! Don?t let any of us soon forget that you put your l ...

Local meteorite finds spark NASA to take to the skies

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A group of scientists took to the skies in a slow-moving airship Thursday in search of meteorites that rained over California's gold country last month. It' ...

Gold Country Century hits the road

The Sierra Foothills Cycling Club is hosting its second annual Gold Country Century and Family Bike Festival next month. Join the club Saturday May 12, at the Auburn Recreation Par ...

Another View: Auburn Salvation Army’s present in the community

As Chairman of The Salvation Army Advisory Board, I would like to thank the community, its citizens and the business and the faith basis communities for helping The Salvation Army ...

Tarantulas scour foothills with sense of purpose

It’s tarantula mating season in the foothills. For some, that means an opportunity to venture out for a rare sighting of the reclusive giant of the arachnid world as the spider r ...

Foothills rain projections fail to dampen fall fire threat yet

Rain is back in the National Weather Service foothills forecast for the first time since late June. But fire officials say that while it’s a good sign, it’s still too early to ...

Lacrosse clubs sticking with it

The Woodcreek High and Sierra Foothills lacrosse clubs start each game with a face-off, but together, they’re expanding the sport in the foothills. Each club was started in the ...

Foothills life a precious gift

In this post 9/11 world, we all have a lot to be grateful for. We have our most valuable possession, our life. We who have survived our youth, no doubt learned a lot. Those who did ...

Bowling for one and all at local lanes

Anyone who has seen Fred Flintstone roll a rock down a lane knows bowling has been around a long time. It is a sport anyone can play regardless of age or talent. Short or tall, str ...