Michigan Bluff

Reader Input: Thanks for helping to find runner

ShadowChase Running Club of Modesto extends a sincere and heartfelt thank you to the Placer County Search and Rescue team for its hard work and dedication in finding one of our mem ...

Update: Search in snow for missing Modesto trail runner near Michigan Bluff

A search for a trail runner who became separated from his endurance-training group and lost near Michigan Bluff Sunday morning was continuing today in the snow. A Placer County Sh ...

Gold Rush cemeteries survive American Fire, mine buildings didn’t

As fire gives way to ash and the methodical work of firefighters is replaced with restoration efforts in a charred wilderness of grays, whites and blacks, Victor Lyon is tallying u ...

American Fire makes new advances away from Foresthill

The American Fire was eastward Thursday, forcing firefighters to set up new fire lines to hold it along the Western States Trail. The 13-day-old fire’s burn footprint had gr ...

Reader Input: Remote fire important, too

Finally a map and some coverage on the American Fire near Last Chance where firefighters are trying to save the cabin and mine buildings of important historical significance (&ldqu ...

Sixty-year reporter recalls murder, dam and taxes

A few days ago I had the pleasure of spending an hour with Joe Carroll, who wrote for the Auburn Journal for many years until he suffered a stroke four years ago. His column, “Th ...