Gary Estes

Point/Counterpoint: The Dam Debate

Why, after almost 50 years, has Auburn Dam never been restarted? A little history … First authorized by Congress in 1965, the dam’s construction was stopped after th ...

1964 Highway 49 bridge rubble remains a cleanup quandary

By most accounts, the Highway 49 bridge blowout of December 1964 was spectacular. Photos and video from the time show the force of a hellish torrent of water and wood collapsing t ...

Trail conflict concerns aired at Auburn workshop on state parks

With California’s population expected to grow to more than 50 million in the next 20 years and the percentage of non-white residents predicted to rise to more than 70 percent ...

Recycling gets boost from weak economy

A steady stream of aluminum cans poured through the crusher Wednesday afternoon at the Auburn Community Recycling Center as car after car dropped off bulging plastic bags. The Sa ...