Mike Holmes

Fairgate parking lot is official

City Council voted Monday night to allow a private commercial parking lot next to Gold Country Fairgrounds to continue business, despite objections made by fairground officials. ...

Fire danger looms

“Intolerable” and “highly objectionable” were the words Bob Snyder used to describe the process the city is taking to maintain the American River Canyon Shaded Fuel Break. ...

Showcasing Auburn’s treasures

National Geographic wants to hear what residents think makes Auburn unique, authentic and worth visiting. The magazine is organizing a series of geotourism community surveys and ac ...

Councilman clarifies stance

A recent (March 14) Auburn Journal article regarding the League of Placer County Taxpayers effort to place a measure on the ballot which would limit the board of supervisors as to ...

Petition drive begins

The League of Placer County Taxpayers is at the forefront of a petition drive that could see voters being asked in November to put Middle Fork Project spending controls in place. ...

City faces $12,000-a-month wastewater fine

The city of Auburn could pay upward of $72,000 in fines if its wastewater treatment permit is not extended by next month. Jack Warren, Auburn’s public works director, issued a ...

Behind the Scenes: Take pride that our nation is first to help

With moist eyes and usually a lump in the throat, most of us watch the herculean efforts turned in by rescuers and aid workers in Haiti. Maybe it’s because that nation is so clo ...

No to officials living high on our dime

It was very refreshing to read the “Our View” column of the Sunday paper (Jan. 31) that said more and more people are getting fed up with our elected officials spending hard- ...

Our View: Sending local officials to Washington does not make sense today

Placer County supervisors Robert Weygandt, Jim Holmes and CEO Tom Miller are headed to Washington, D.C and local taxpayers are once again getting stuck with the bill. At the city ...

Will Big Brother stare down pitbulls?

I am director of Chako, a canine advocacy and rescue group, and I attended Monday night’s city council meeting on behalf of our Auburn members. I was disheartened by some of the ...