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Spanish Flat: One of Auburn’s richest gold fields

You’ve probably been there but didn’t know it. If you’ve been to the post office on Nevada Street or to DMV or the train station, you’ve been to Spanish Fla ...

Sinkhole believed from old mine drains Newcastle pond

Newcastle’s Mark Korb is finding that Placer County’s gold-mining past can cause some modern problems. Korb discovered earlier this week that a sinkhole had opened und ...

Gold-dust theft arrest at Placer County claim

AUBURN CA - Two men were behind bars Tuesday accused of stealing gold dust from a Placer County mining claim. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office reported the two were arrested w ...

Placer girls heat up at Earl Crabbe

It took about eight minutes for the Placer High girls to heat up in chilly Earl Crabbe Gym Tuesday night. Once they did, visiting Union Mine was in trouble. The Lady Hillmen ran a ...

Bruins prevail in duel with Diamondbacks

The Bear River High softball team stepped out of the Pioneer Valley League for a 4-1 win at Union Mine Wednesday. Kenzie Billings and Erin Nichol combined for the win while the Br ...