Mike Lynch

Recreation Ramblings: Mike Lynch joins ARD board; schedule full of summer fun

Welcome Director Lynch! If you didn’t catch the news, Mike Lynch was sworn in as a new director at the Auburn Recreation District. The ARD board went through an exhaustiv ...

Mike Lynch in as new Auburn Rec District director

A former State Parks superintendent and current member of the Placer County Visitors Bureau board, Mike Lynch is the Auburn Recreation District’s new director. Lynch, an Aub ...

Canyon Creek Bridge near Auburn spans water, time

Rustic and solid, a new wooden bridge spanning scenic Canyon Creek in the American River canyon below Auburn is ready for crossing. The bridge is the product of a joint effort by ...

Book to tell Tahoe Club history; video captures final days of Auburn Drug

The good news for Randy Carter is that he gets to have his name in Gold Country Denizens twice in a row. The bad news? I made a mistake the last time I mentioned him. I should have ...

Media Life: Turkey vultures making fleeting presence known in Auburn

Auburn’s Deren Ross informs Media Life that the skies over Auburn are sporadically alive these days with the annual southward flight of turkey vultures. Several hundred moved ...

New superintendent takes Auburn State Recreation Area helm

After less than a month on the job as new Auburn State Recreation Area superintendent, Mike Schneider said he has quickly learned to appreciate the diverse recreational opportuniti ...

Auburn SRA names new chief

Mike Lynch, a 37-year veteran of Auburn State Recreation Area, will retire next week from his position as superintendent of the SRA. Southern California resident Michael Schneider, ...

It’s official. Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge now a California Historical Landmark

Newly minted as a California Historical Landmark and with a gleaming plaque to prove it, the Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge is 102 years old and far from sagging under the weigh ...

101-year-old locomotive with Auburn history travels to new home in Willits

An honored guest during celebrations surrounding the 100th birthday party for the Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge in 2012, Engine 202 made the move Wednesday from Auburn to its n ...

Spirit of 49er gold fever alive and well in Auburn State Recreation Area

The glow in the sand in the water at my feet was unmistakable. Gold. Add the exclamation mark, if you wish. Less than two weeks later, I was back at the same spot at the American ...

1964 Highway 49 bridge rubble remains a cleanup quandary

By most accounts, the Highway 49 bridge blowout of December 1964 was spectacular. Photos and video from the time show the force of a hellish torrent of water and wood collapsing t ...

West Virginia Bridge Day sparks interest for mass Auburn BASE jump

Every third Saturday in October for the past 34 years, West Virginia’s New River Gorge Bridge has become the extreme sports world’s Mecca. This year, as well as 450 BA ...

Celebrate reading with community

I can think of few things better than surrounding myself with people who feel the same way I do about books and writing and reading.      So imagine my delight las ...

Another View: A reading adventure worth sharing

Not too long ago, I found myself in the middle of the American River Canyon, right beside a ranger responding to a call of a missing runner out on the trails that would not end wel ...

Added fees at Auburn park raise $55,000 since July

  Travis Schultze and Will Parrott stopped at the Confluence on Tuesday to view the trail map, scouting out their route for a mountain biking session, only to drive off right ...