Jack Sanchez

Reader Input: Boutique conservation efforts lose sight

Mr. (Jack) Sanchez writes as a spokesperson for the inappropriately named SARSAS (Save Auburn Ravine Salmon and Steelhead) which claims it will “save” the Auburn salmon ...

Another View: Stop NID from building Parker Reservoir

It’s another needless dam that imperils fish Marc Reisner’s Cadillac Desert (1986) chronicles the stupidity of building dams on almost every river in the U.S., killin ...

Reader Input: Baby salmon swarm in ravine

Last week, citizen scientists from the Save Auburn Ravine Salmon and Steelhead organization (SARSAS) were thrilled when they observed approximately 1,000 young salmon in Auburn Rav ...

Field trip a step forward in salmon habitat efforts

“Forward momentum” is the only way to aptly describe a Friday morning’s salmon-centered group field trip along portions of the Auburn Ravine. The waterway has lo ...

Another View:Time for NID to make Hemphill Dam safe for salmon

Open Letter to Water Contract Nevada Irrigation District. We thank Nevada Irrigation District for cleaning up the mess it created in November at Hemphill Dam as a result of two y ...

Another View: Salmon migration blocked by Hemphill Dam

Many individuals and agencies have worked diligently to get salmon 22 miles up Auburn Ravine to the current blockage at Hemphill Dam a few miles east of Lincoln.   NOAA (N ...

Another View: Conditions excellent for salmon returning to Auburn Ravine

Four years ago, Save Auburn Ravine Salmon and Steelhead (SARSAS) began scientific studies of fish living conditions in the Auburn Ravine. The studies centered around oxygen levels, ...

Another View: The salmon are coming … but they need our help!

For the last five years, the Save Auburn Ravine Salmon and Steelhead organization, or SARSAS, has been working to protect and enhance the natural environment of Auburn Ravine, a 34 ...

2014 McCann Award goes to Mike Holmes

  The impact that Mike Holmes has made on his hometown since returning from a career in the military has been recognized with his selection as the 2014 Vernon Gould McCann Aw ...

Rain forecast welcome to some Auburn-area event organizers

Organizers of some outdoor events in the Auburn area are treating the possibility of rain on Saturday as more of a blessing than a threat. The National Weather Service’s Sac ...

Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner to be subject of celebrity roast in Loomis

    The jokes and the tributes will bound to be flying Friday in Loomis as fast as a Placer County’s Sheriff’s Office helicopter. The Lighthouse of Lincoln ...

Palooza looks to offer environmentally friendly fun

An end of the year celebration at Placer High School now has a more environmentally friendly feel. Placer Palooza kicks off at 4 p.m. Friday, and is hosted in part by the campus ...

‘Fish could be abundant’ in the Auburn Ravine

Salmon and steelhead could one day be plentiful in the Auburn Ravine if one local nonprofit organization is successful. Save Auburn Ravine Salmon and Steelhead — or SARSAS — l ...

Wild storm blows out bridge pipe

Sunday’s storm turned the North Ravine Creek into a torrent, blowing out a 100-foot-long diversion pipe at the Wise Road bridge construction project. The creek, swollen by heavy ...

Auburn Ravine restoration ramped up

A once pristine waterway supporting an abundance of wildlife, Auburn Ravine has seen much of its indigenous fauna disappear. The degradation of the wild salmon population has giv ...