Mayor Mike Holmes

Festival brings joy to Auburn

Saturday evening (Dec. 5) our community came together to enjoy the Festival of Lights Parade brought to us by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce. This event highlights the holiday se ...

Council won’t ban pitbulls

The Auburn City Council put worries of a ban on pitbulls to rest Monday. More than a dozen attendees and a few TV news crews turned out for Monday’s council meeting for an item ...

Another View: Let’s build more transparency into city government

High-performance organizations, whether in the private or public sectors, are transparent in their activities, conduct continuous quality improvement and are accountable for their ...

Imposed firefighter contract includes 12% cut in pay, benefits

After months of negotiations, the city of Auburn has implemented a contract with the Auburn Firefighters Association that will result in a 12 percent loss in pay and benefits. Fir ...

Drumroll: Count Dan Luper in for Auburn’s city council race

Preparing the notebook for shipment to Oslo while contemplating that perhaps the self-esteem movement has gone a bit too far. After all, isn’t it somewhat extreme that the lates ...

Jim Holmes pooh-poohs party switch

Before we pry open the notebook, let me thank those who keep track of such matters better than myself for pointing out that Jim Holmes “remains ensconced” ensconced in his 3r ...

ARD: No sign planned at park

Don’t expect a sign on an Auburn park honoring racist scientist William Shockley any time soon. That’s the message the Auburn Recreation District is sending out in the face of ...

Residents’ insights requested

The Auburn City Council discussed establishing a committee to further develop themes along the city’s Streetscape route Tuesday. At Tuesday night’s workshop of the Auburn Deve ...

Public outcry tables square name change

The Auburn Urban Development Commission will hold off on plans for Auburn’s Central Square after close to 50 residents showed up to a public meeting Monday night to share their d ...

Stop the presses: Project bids lower than estimate

Bronzing the notebook while wondering why so many people decline to let their deeds stand as a memorial and, instead, keeping pushing for a statue or brass plaque ... On the othe ...