Jim Ferris

ARD: The devil’s in the details

The hot-shot contractor that “Oracle/Legend” Gordy Ainsleigh found, estimating ARD’s locker-room project to be only $200,000, suddenly disappeared when asked to participate i ...

Elect this trio to guide rec board

Auburn-area voters have an opportunity to bring diversity to Auburn Recreation District’s board of directors that has been lacking the past six years. Candidate Monique Margaux, ...

Film showcases recreation, beauty of the canyons

By Gloria Young Journal Staff Writer Ask Bill Mash about his favorite spots in the Auburn State Recreation Area and he’ll describe the remote beauty of Windy Point or the vist ...

Proper etiquette needed for pooches on trails

Local trails can be a place to connect with nature but have also been the site of conflicts when animals and humans sometimes get too close. Frequent trail rider Luanne Thomas and ...

Recreation district avoiding board member censure

The recreation district election mudslinging has been put to bed, but re-elected board members said they would never forget the comments. Two seats were up for election on the Aub ...

Teens comment on calendar

Auburn youth said Monday a Recreation and Parks District calendar isn’t really for them, but might be attractive to their parents. The Auburn Area Recreation and Parks District ...

Rec district mud slinging causing tensions

Four people are running for two seats on the Auburn Area Recreation and Parks District, but one member who isn’t running is stirring the pot and making what one director calls pe ...

Recreation district’s five-part course to showcase ‘Wild Side of Auburn’

The Auburn Recreation District is taking residents for a walk on the wild side. A five-part weekly series, “Wild Side of Auburn,” will provide an in-depth look at the American ...

Increase in park fee on the horizon?

Auburn Area Recreation and Parks District leadership wants to be able to fund future projects and support the ever-growing population of Auburn. The district asked the City Counci ...

Trail is walk, jog in the park

Recreation Park attendees will soon be able to walk and jog to their heart’s content, but some residents have mixed emotions about cost. On Sept. 7 the Auburn Recreation Distric ...

Our View: Recreation board needs to boost unity and professionalism

The Auburn Recreation District board and its supporters lost out on their attempt Tuesday to persuade Placer County supervisors to more fairly fund Hidden Falls Park expansion. Pl ...

Program poised to be entry to a fitter world

Want to go to a place where your heart is healthier, your diet more nutritious and your family happier? You can … but you’ll need a passport first. Auburn Recreation District ...

Shockley Park plan to remain on track

The Auburn Recreation District board is sticking with plans to put controversial scientist William Shockley’s name on a new park willed to the district. The board was polled Thu ...

ARD moving forward on locker room improvements

The Auburn Recreation District took the first step to getting the Recreation Park gym locker rooms upgraded by voting Thursday night to go ahead with architect negotiations. ARD D ...

ARD board directors take oath of office

Incoming Auburn Mayor Mike Holmes administered the oath to swear in three Auburn Recreation District directors Friday afternoon at the Canyon View Center off Maidu Drive. Incumben ...