Middle Fork American River

Use ‘light’ on newly restored river stretch

Suppose you open a new stretch of river to boaters and nobody comes? After another year of light use, people are asking whether the American River in the canyon below Auburn has a ...

Some Auburn State Recreation Area parking will jump to $10 next week

The Auburn State Recreation Area’s wild and scenic canyon experience is getting pricier. New pay-to-park fees of up to $10 are due for a soft launch this September at choice tra ...

Was $4 million copter a smart buy for Placer County?

The Placer County Sheriff’s Department recently spent $4 million on a fancy helicopter. Was that money well spent? It depends on your point of view. Jim Holmes was the only P ...

Copter airlifts stranded dog

No one knew its name or where it was from or even how it got there. But a stranded dog alone and isolated between a raging stretch of the American River and a steep cliff mobilize ...