Harvey Roper

Our View: Economic plan will require heavy lifting by many

Kudos to Auburn City Councilman Kevin Hanley for shining a light on the Auburn area’s fragmented economic development efforts. Hanley’s unified development plan, which has re ...

Surveys soliciting views, input on Downtown parking

Nearly a year after completion of the city of Auburn’s parking study, the issue is getting renewed attention. The Downtown Business Association recently distributed parking surv ...

Committee hopes to bring history, art to the streets

How do you tell more than 100 years of history in around a mile-and-a-half of sidewalk? Twelve people are going to try. Those 12 people sit on the Streetscape History and Art Adv ...

Imposed firefighter contract includes 12% cut in pay, benefits

After months of negotiations, the city of Auburn has implemented a contract with the Auburn Firefighters Association that will result in a 12 percent loss in pay and benefits. Fir ...

Plan to honor athletes trudges on

More than two-dozen concerned citizens attended Tuesday’s Endurance Capital Committee meeting, many unhappy with the Downtown plaza’s sports focus. Committee members attempted ...

And we thought Streetscape would simplify crossroads?

What started out as a way to honor a piece of Auburn’s past has turned into bumper-to-bumper traffic at the meeting of Miscommunication Drive and Controversy Avenue. Yep, we’r ...

No name change planned for square

In light of all of the confusion as to the identity of Central Square in Downtown Auburn, I would like to hopefully add a point of clarification on the subject. Central Square wil ...

It’s the everyday volunteers who make Auburn rich

Bart Ruud doesn’t seek the limelight. So when he wins a major award for volunteerism one day, lands on the front page on another, and climbs into the front seat for Auburn’s an ...

Bike race promises sights and thrills

Expect cowbells, horns, cycling action and plenty of people in Downtown Auburn on Sunday. The Auburn Downtown Criterium bicycle race represents the return of cycling competition t ...

Big events bringing thousands to Auburn this weekend

A rare combination of events will bring thousands of people into Auburn during the May 16-17 weekend. And the city and business community are hoping to make the most of it. “It ...