JOHN DOWNS

Spring brings Newcastle Celebration, Little League

This week I’m going to get the jump on writing this week’s column. The Finnish Time Traveler lives two doors down, and from by back deck I can almost hear him scratchin ...

Just when you think you have finally arrived ...

The Time Traveler: It would appear that once again my Portuguese Partner has abandoned the field and left me holding the bag in regards to the writing of this column. Whether or no ...

Newcastle is kind of like Mayberry with an attitude

Robin Enos: I’m back filled with remorse for not being here to help my co-writer with our first column, but I had very important business in the southland. I can’t say ...

Another View: Arrogance triumphs over intellect

It has been decided by someone on the Auburn Journal staff that Newcastle should be better represented with a column once or twice a month. Inasmuch as Robin and I currently host t ...

Reader input: Let the Journal do its job

I have been reading the Auburn Journal for the better part of 50 years, and from time to time there have been complaints that the Journal has failed to report some crimes. The thin ...

Newcastle school clears weeds

Weed abatement at an area elementary school originally sparked community controversy and a Placer County Grand Jury investigation, but school officials have taken several steps to ...

Reader Input: A tip of the hat for Newcastle help

On April 18, we met with the Greater Auburn Area Fire Safe Council in regards to the dangerous situation at the Newcastle Elementary School that has existed for years (“High ...

Newcastle readies sesquicentennial celebration

  When the Central Pacific Railroad first trundled into Newcastle in 1864, it changed the town forever. Newcastle will commemorate the 150th anniversary of that turning point ...

Volunteers concerned about fire hazard at Newcastle Elementary

Nine volunteers loaned a hand, and in some cases a tractor or chainsaw, to clear a field of brush on Saturday surrounding Newcastle Elementary School, but they met resistance from ...

Reader Input: Brush with protocol confounds helpers

For a number of years the Newcastle Elementary School has had insufficient water to fight a fire on school grounds, should one occur. This fact is not in dispute and despite repeat ...