Kurt Barton

Another View: Audacious artists in action

At about 8:30 on Monday night, the Auburn City Council had just adjourned after a productive session mainly focused on carefully scrutinizing three alternative plans to build sidew ...

Reader Input: Good that artists grab headlines

I was very happy to see photos and articles about two local artists on the front page of the Sunday paper (“It’s a fall of pumpkins at Auburn’s Community Festival ...

Reader Input: To the pumpkin peddlers, praise

Thanks to all the kids for peddling my pumpkins at the Auburn Community Festival on Saturday! I had a lot of fun and hope you did, too. I hope to see your scarecrows in the contest ...

Media Life: Auburn’s Rest of the Best revealed

The Auburn Journal readers have spoken with their list of Best of the Best favorites. The Journal has bestowed its awards. But it’s hard to move on without filling in some ga ...

Meadow Vistan’s off the wall art wins State Fair’s ‘Best of Show’

A quirky creation by Meadow Vistan Kurt Barton is the star of the California State Fair’s soon-to-open fine art show. The State Fair opens July 13 and Barton’s “ ...

Community Festival sponsors honored

The Auburn Community Festival honored sponsors at Ceronix Inc. recently, celebrating the success of the 14th annual local extravaganza that celebrates harvest time and life in the ...

Festival celebrates fall classics

This year’s winning pumpkin is the biggest on record for the Auburn Community Festival and Placer County. Meadow Vista resident Keith Goodrich’s giant tipped the scales at 1,28 ...

Auburn Community Festival promises big pumpkins, politicos

The 14th Annual Auburn Community Festival explodes Saturday with an extravaganza of activity. Sheryl Petersen, the Recreation Services manager for the Auburn Recreation District, ...

Let’s put the funk back into Auburn

This weekend Auburn rocked with a playoff football game, the Festival of Lights parade and much more low-cost, high-quality, family entertainment. What makes this community shine ...

Fall inspires ultimate creature feature

Kurt Barton of Meadow Vista started making scarecrows for the money. “I think the idea of building a scarecrow and winning prize money was really the start (for me),” Barton s ...