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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 ...

PG&E help on way for Auburn’s Wise Canal Death Zone

Responding to safety concerns in the wake of five recent deaths, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. announced plans today to string potentially life-saving grab cables across Auburn’s Wi ...

Near-death experience in frigid canal has Ainsleigh pressing for solutions

A brush with death in the icy, powerful current of an Auburn-area canal has Meadow Vista’s Gordy Ainsleigh searching for safety solutions. Ainsleigh said Monday that he was biki ...

American River Confluence Fest out to save Auburn’s river of dreams

Artists are inspired by it. Everyone from runners to hikers to kayakers are moved by it. And on Sunday, Auburn will celebrate it. The American River Confluence Festival – a big- ...

Soccer fields or hiking trails? Placer County panel weighs Hidden Falls fee request

Soccer fields or trails? A Placer County panel weighs in today on a $150,000 request against Auburn Recreation District objections for developer fees to expand Hidden Falls Region ...

Media Life: Western States Trail documentary to air on TV

Auburn’s endurance roots are revealed to a wide-ranging TV audience later this month when Sacramento’s KVIE airs the documentary “They Crossed the Mountains: The History of t ...

Auburn Recreation District on collision course with Placer County over developer fees

The Auburn Recreation District is wading into a wrangle with Placer County over $150,000 in developer fees. The first blast coming the county way occurred at a Planning Commission ...

Buyouts pay executives in Placer County to leave

Gold-plated giveaway of taxpayer dollars? Or fair compensation for an early departure from a high-level and high-risk post that hinges on the whims of a politically sensitive boa ...

Media Life:Auburn park’s Nobel Prize-winning donor has dark side

No doubt about it. William Shockley was one of the smartest humans on the planet. He was the co-winner of a Nobel Prize in 1956 for his groundbreaking work on transistors and Time ...

Impacts on canceled Western States Endurance Run for runners, Auburn businesses

With dreams of going the distance in the fabled 100-mile trek from Squaw Valley to Auburn up in smoke, runners were taking the event’s cancellation in stride Thursday, Western St ...