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Experts discuss the lasting aftermath of wildfires

GEORGETOWN – In less than a month, the 2014 King Fire swept through nearly 100,000 acres of densely forested land between El Dorado and Placer counties. While the hugely des ...

Small-box store plans roil small-town Georgetown

Tennessee-based Dollar General Corp. is eyeing a new store location in the El Dorado County community of Georgetown. And that has some residents raising concerns about how it woul ...

Reader Input: Might it be election time again?

I wanted to throw out some observations I have made. The candidate for Georgetown Divide Public Utility District Board that is making the most noise, Lon Uso, so far has only compl ...

4 score and a lot of great memories of foothills

When you’ve hit the age of 80 and still live in Auburn, there’s a lot that you can look back on. There are a lot more people in town, traffic’s faster, prices are ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, July 2, 1964

Electricians’ strike hits river project A walkout by electricians yesterday threw crippling punches at Placer County’s $115,000,000 Middle Fork American River Project ...

El Dorado sheriff to establish new Georgetown presence

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is raising its profile in Georgetown with the opening Monday of a new substation. Sheriff John D’Agostini said the decision to op ...

Reader Input: We’re robbing nature’s system

Around the world, man is shooting himself in the foot while robbing Mother Nature’s cooling systems and inviting underground (UG) sea salt intrusion. It’s not just Cali ...

Placer, El Dorado authorities arrest five in burglary investigations

  Sheriff’s investigators have arrested five people after investigations into separate strings of burglaries in El Dorado and Placer counties. Placer County Sheriff&rs ...

Empire Fire prompts evacuation order in Georgetown

UPDATE-- A fire that broke out in Georgetown Saturday afternoon had charred 45 acres and was 65 percent contained as of 9 p.m. The Empire Fire, reported at about 3 p.m. in the ar ...

Building your own crab pot is easily doable

Many anglers simply pay for a ride on a party boat out of ports up and down the coast, and many of those boats offer multiple fishing opportunities on the same ride. One of the mo ...

Media Life: Old Town Auburn provides inspiration for author's new novel

Georgetown?s Denes McIntosh finds Tsuda eatery perfect place to pen ?Wilderness;? Auburn?s Clark Ashton Smith joins Verne, Steinbeck on list of noted authors who write about Auburn ...

PG&E responsible for widespread power outage in Auburn, Cool, Georgetown Divide

AUBURN CA - Power was knocked out in some areas of Auburn, Cool, Pilot Hill, Georgetown and Greenwood shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday. Some 11,000 customers in those areas experience ...

Rare snow day delivers a mixed bag to Auburn, foothills

The Auburn area woke up Monday to one of the heaviest snowfalls in recent memory. Auburn was hit hard overnight by a storm that brought freezing temperatures and four inches of th ...

Can Stewart tame the trail again?

Just as human athletes do, horses need a certain mental toughness to get through endurance races. Tevis Cup rider Loreley Stewart realized that when talking to some of the first ru ...