Hector Launier

Hector Launier honors wife through quilts

When Hector Launier’s wife’s vision started to decline, she found it difficult to thread the needle of her sewing machine. As her vision worsened, he began cutting fabr ...

49 Fire: Homes being rebuilt quickly

The roar of saws and the pounding of nail guns signal rebirth in a North Auburn neighborhood devastated by last August’s 49 Fire. From wooden skeletons of homes being framed to ...

Fire victim gets a jump on rebuilding

It’s been a month since the 49 Fire and the 63 empty plots where homes once stood no longer are the most remarkable sight of the neighborhood. Instead, it’s the new wood fram ...