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Fire officials confident on Applegate containment
Tuesday Oct 14 2014
Firefighters are near full containment on the Applegate Fire despite gusty weekend weather throughout the region. The fire started around 1:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at multiple points along ...
Applegate Fire spurs evacuations
Wednesday Oct 08 2014
Multiple fires burning along Interstate 80 threatened homes and businesses Wednesday afternoon in the Applegate area. The fires reportedly started around 1:30 p.m. along the freew ...
Three displaced by early morning fourplex fire in North Auburn
Sunday Sep 14 2014
An early morning fire on the second-floor deck of a fourplex in North Auburn forced three people out of the damaged unit. The fire at the front of the 11000-block Garnet Way fourp ...
Reader Input: Sign signals our society’s degradation
Wednesday Aug 27 2014
Is anyone else concerned about the large “ADULT” sign facing Highway 80 on the side of the Tribal Weaver store? Are there laws stipulating the proximity of an “ ...
Cow carnage on I-80 east
Thursday Aug 21 2014
At least four cows were killed Thursday morning on Interstate 80 after a pickup truck hauling a cattle trailer struck a guardrail, spilling its bovine passengers onto the freeway. ...
2 hurt as big rig overturns on Interstate 80 offramp in Auburn
Thursday Aug 21 2014
A big rig believed to be hauling glass missed a turn and overturned Wednesday on an Interstate 80 offramp in Auburn. The tractor-trailer rig’s two occupants were injured and ...
Old Town Auburn tunnel tales: Gold, ghosts, graffiti and glow sticks
Tuesday Aug 19 2014
The ongoing drought has created a gold mine in Old Town Auburn – literally. Yards from the giant statue of the man who discovered the glowing metal and jump-started the foun ...
Caltrans to start first lift of the Raise 80 overcrossing project
Thursday Aug 07 2014
LOOMIS – A $36 million construction project to raise the vertical clearance of nine Interstate 80 overcrossings from Loomis to Magra will start in early September. The Caltr ...
Motorcycle rider killed on I-80 near Colfax
Friday Jul 25 2014
Witnesses have told California Highway Patrol investigators that a motorcyclist killed Friday on Interstate 80 near Colfax was trying to split freeway traffic when the crash occurr ...
‘Gem of the Foothills’ turns century-and-a-half
Wednesday May 21 2014
Newcastle, which bills itself as “the Gem of the Foothills,” closed off the town square to traffic on Sunday as folks from across the area came to celebrate the sesquic ...
Caltrans I-80 overpass work subject of Newcastle drop-in session
Wednesday May 21 2014
Caltrans will play host to an open-house meeting May 28 in Newcastle to inform residents and businesses about the upcoming Interstate 80 vertical-clearance project on Interstate 80 ...
Caltrans announces $36 million I-80 overpass clearance project
Sunday Mar 23 2014
If they haven’t already, northern Placer County drivers who frequent Interstate 80 or its overpasses would do well to learn alternate routes on city and county roads. Caltra ...
Crack sealing causes congestion on Auburn roads
Thursday Jan 09 2014
Afternoon traffic on Elm Avenue in Auburn was held up for nearly two hours Wednesday due to Caltrans workers sealing cracks in the pavement near the Save Mart shopping center and I ...
Three injured in I-80 crash, rollover in Auburn
Tuesday Dec 17 2013
A truck that reportedly stopped on Interstate 80 near the Nevada Street exit in Auburn was broadsided in a crash that sent three people to hospital today. The crash was re ...
Missing Colfax man's body found off Interstate 80 in Placer County
Monday Dec 16 2013
Colfax resident Eric Garcia, who was reported missing Dec. 8, was found dead inside his vehicle at 5 p.m. Sunday, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said today. Acco ...
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