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Sugar Pine trail system to close Wednesday

The U.S. Forest Service is temporarily closing off-highway vehicle trails in the Tahoe National Forest, near Foresthill. The closures will start Wednesday and continue until trail ...

$10,000 award in search of nominees

The Auburn Host Lions club is accepting applications for an award that honors former Auburn mayor and Placer County District Attorney Dan Higgins. Since first being awarded in 200 ...

Homemade homecoming

Pfc. Todd Percival will be going back to active duty in Iraq with memories of a special sundown ceremony on a rural hillside outside Auburn. Percival, 25, returns to Iraq this wee ...

Meadow Vista's Houston challenges Kranz

Meadow Vista resident Bob Houston announced his candidacy Tuesday for the Placer County Board of Supervisors seat currently held by Bruce Kranz. Houston, 71, describes himself as ...

Rescuers brace for seasonal surge of abandoned wildlife

The trickle of infant animals found on wilderness trails or urban backyards and taken in by Gold Country Wildlife Rescue volunteers will soon turn into a flood. It's mating season ...