Mark Faulkner

Class of 2014: Placer grad persevered, overcame obstacles

Customers of North Auburn’s Jamba Juice may recognize her face, but few would know that Portia Lewis has overcome obstacles and persevered during high school to get to Saturd ...

True gentleman, Deric Rothe

I would like to share my observation that (former Journal editor) Deric (Rothe) is an incredibly devoted and fun father. Our daughters skied together for many years at Auburn Ski C ...

All aboard and away they go

Suspended atop a mountain summit before a race, Emma Obray usually listens to her ipod and reflects on her personal summit. As the top-ranked girls snowboarder at Placer High, sh ...

"Big Jim" hosts state championships

“Big Jim” Mullins, left, greets Mark Faulkner, Placer High snowboarding coach, during a rail jam at Mount Shasta last Tuesday. Many Auburn-area residents might recognize Mullin ...

Placer High braces for cutbacks

Editor’s note: This story is republished from the Placer High School newspaper, The Hillmen Messenger. When the California budget came up with a $40 billion dollar shortfall in ...