Laurie Johnson

New committee to look at Placer County Fair options

Top officials for Auburn’s Gold Country Fair are not committing support for the idea of moving the 2014 Placer County Fair there from Roseville. But they’re also not c ...

Rodeo set to rope in ticket sales

After being brought back from the brink of cancellation, Auburn’s time-honored rodeo event will come trotting back to town this spring. Several community members, FlyingU Ro ...

Gold Country Fair opens with new entertainment, familiar favorites

The gates opened Thursday for one of Auburn’s oldest and most recognizable fall traditions, greeting visitors with colored lights, twirling machines, novelty prizes and that ...

Service groups band together for Project Gold Country Fairgrounds

Ronald Reagan called Auburn’s fair “the little fair that wouldn’t die” in 1970. Today in the face of losing over $200,000 of its operating budget, some local service groups ...

Auburn ready to get ‘Ag-cited’ at the Gold Country Fair

Are you ready for your annual dose of cotton candy, scream-evoking rides and farm animals? The Gold Country Fair is coming to town. Although, like many other organizations, the fa ...

County fairs in jeopardy

County fairs are in the bull’s eye as the state looks for ways to cut the budget. Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to eliminate the $32 million funding for 2012 could put 29 fairs ...

Fair CEO says goodbye

Gold Country Fair’s chief executive officer is retiring after six years. Greg Hegwer, who joined the fair’s staff in 2004, said Tuesday he felt this was an appropriate time to ...

Time to help a local couple

On April 1, Back Country in Old Town Auburn was robbed by someone digging through the brick wall and cutting into the safe (Journal, April 22). The alarm didn’t go off, wires wer ...

Celebrating memories at the Gold Country Fair

The Gold Country Fair, with all its memory-making magic, kicks off today in Auburn. And whether it’s the first or 50th time you check out the fair, there’s plenty to see, tou ...