Mike Winters

Snakes on a sidewalk

The Auburn Justice Center in North Auburn received an interesting visitor Thursday when a small rattlesnake was found slithering in front of the facility’s employee entrance. ...

Auburn ‘skunk man’ finds sweet smell of success with handmade trap

When Auburn’s Steve Koltvet and his neighbors catch the scent of skunk wafting unpleasantly through the air, they turn for relief to a watertight box he hand-built with a wir ...

The cat’s out of the bag

Auburn residents Kathy and John Peterson were turning in for the night when they heard a noise that they had never experienced before. They tried to find the origin of the very lou ...

Placer Animal Services aims for Guinness book for microchipping pets

Auburn pet owners will have the chance Saturday to further ensure their animals’ well-being while helping Placer County earn a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for ...

Placer’s pet-licensing outsourced to Texas

      Auburn-area resident Nadine Hopkins was set to drop her dog-license renewal in the mail to Placer County Animal Services when she realized it wasn’t g ...

Placer supes move on new $23.6 million North Auburn animal shelter

    A new Placer County Animal Shelter in North Auburn priced at an estimated $23.6 million moved a step closer Tuesday. The Placer County Board of Supervisors approve ...

Evacuation safety not just for humans

As Placer County residents evacuate their homes, their pets can also be extracted from harmful situations. Animal shelters for evacuated animals are set up when the need arises, ...

Community members say keep geese in park

A local park might be lacking its geese in the future, and some area residents aren’t happy about it. The Auburn Area Recreation and Parks District Board of Directors is conside ...