highway 49

Hell Hole Dam collapse 50 years ago today continues to teach

The photos were spectacular as the Highway 49 bridge gave way 50 years ago today. But the lasting story was the upstream collapse Dec. 23, 1964, of the Hell Hole Dam that sent a s ...

Reader Input: Share the coffee retailing love

Response to Jill Zander regarding Dutch Bros. of Dec.12 (“Dutch Bros. has right to expand,” Reader Input): Dear Jill, I really like the uniqueness and differences t ...

Reader Input: Coffee drinkers deserve choices

C’mon, Dutch Bros., be fair and share. Dutch Bros. is an exceptional coffee company, no doubt about it. My complaint is that they should not take over the site of Java Deto ...

Rain creates heightened Auburn crash conditions

Rain is back in the Auburn forecast, creating slick roads and challenges for drivers on winding, narrow stretches of blacktop. While the rain was far from heavy during the day in ...

Reader Input: Casting vote for Trader Joe’s

I noted the article regarding another shopping center on Highway 49 with not much interest (“New North Auburn shopping center plans grocery store as anchor,” Journal, O ...

New North Auburn shopping center plans grocery store as anchor

No names are being mentioned but the owner of an empty North Auburn parcel near both Safeway and Bel Air supermarkets plans to bring another grocery business into the retail mix. ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Sept. 24 and Oct. 1, 1964

Wind-whipped forest fire blackens 4,000 acres A recurring forest fire which started near Butcher Ranch on the Auburn-Foresthill Road about 4 p.m. Saturday and blackened more than ...

When the gold ran out the orchards took over

A while ago I received a four-page letter from a reader. The letter was unsigned but the delicacy of the handwriting leads me to think that the writer is a woman, so I’ll use ...

Reader Input: Monies beautify Highway 49

Has anyone noticed how nice Highway 49 is looking since the power lines were put underground? The job isn’t finished yet but it is sure looking good along the business corrid ...

Reader Input: Highway 49 road repairs poorly done

It has recently been a concern for drivers,  everywhere in Auburn, how dysfunctional road repairs have been on Highway 49. It is a topic of conversation everywhere I go! It is ...