Jim Mathews

Auburn’s King Fire-caused smoke to be washed away?

Cool, cleansing rain was in the forecast for the parched Auburn-area foothills as portions of Placer County suffered through another smoke-filled morning Wednesday. The thick, acr ...

Stormy week ahead for Auburn with heavy rain, gusty winds

Winter’s rains have been sparse so far, but a pair of strong storms barreling into California this week will bring a good soaking. The National Weather Service in Sacramento is ...

Boreal opening earliest ever

Skiers and boarders itching to hit the slopes can do it Friday. That’s when Boreal will turn on its Castle Peak Quad lift, for the resort’s earliest opening ever, marketing s ...