North Fork

Assured flows keep American River whitewater rafting afloat in drought

Assured flows from upstream reservoirs are providing the promise of an active rafting season for American River whitewater outfitters – even in the face of a fourth year of d ...

Cell phone app lights way to Auburn canyon rescue

In what is being considered a first for an Auburn State Recreation Area rescue, a cell phone’s flashlight app was used to help stranded hikers guide searchers. The app-aided ...

Reader Input: Efforts go on to save Clementine

Save Clementine American River Recreation (SCARR) would like to thank all in the community who are supporting our efforts to protect Lake Clementine Dam from the hydroelectric proj ...

Costs put Lake Clementine power plant development plan on hold

Plans to develop a hydroelectric project at Lake Clementine are on hold, according to a Kruger Energy spokesman. The Canadian energy company has been working through the Federal E ...

Auburn Recreation District mulls Lake Clementine power plant opposition

The Auburn Recreation District will weigh the pros and cons of opposing a hydroelectric plant proposed by a Canadian company for Lake Clementine at the North Fork Dam. The idea of ...

Lake Clementine power plant opposition to be discussed

With a Canadian energy company’s plans to build a hydroelectric generation plant at Lake Clementine moving forward, opponents are organizing to stop it. An ad hoc group of f ...

Army Corps inspecting North Fork Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is making what is being described as a routine inspection this week of the North Fork Dam, near Auburn. That will mean no water coming over the to ...

New bridge to cross Canyon Creek near Auburn

A tricky, water crossing over Canyon Creek along the Western States Trail near Auburn will soon be spanned by a bridge. The 34-foot-long bridge is being built at the bottom of a w ...

Questions surfacing on Lake Clementine hydro project

Questions are being raised by several Auburn-area residents about a proposal to build a hydroelectric generation facility at the North Fork Dam at Lake Clementine. Speakers at a p ...

Reader Input: State charging fees for federal access

A year ago signs were erected halfway down Iowa Hill Road notifying patrons on the North Fork of the American River in Colfax that a fee was being charged for day use. I began park ...

Lovers' quarrel leads to American River canyon search and rescue

Left on her own in the American River canyon after a quarrel Wednesday with her boyfriend, a Bay Area woman got a helping hand out of the wild from a Placer County sheriff’s ...

Two rods can sometimes be used without having a two-rod stamp

Many California anglers eagerly pay $14.04 for a second-rod attachment to their fishing license, which allows them to use two rods at any inland lake or reservoir. However, there ...

North Fork American River ‘wild, scenic’ protections mooted

What would the impact of a state Wild & Scenic River designation on the North Fork of the American River be on Placer County’s water supplies?     &n ...

Department of Fish and Game to hold youth archery clinic

The Department of Fish and Game will hold an archery clinic for young shooters who want to learn a new skill and enjoy the great out-of-doors.The clinic will be held Saturday, Oct. ...

Local waters open to salmon fishing July 16

No, you can’t fish local rivers year-round for salmon. As it is in ocean waters, there are season dates for salmon in rivers.On Monday, July 16, most local rivers open to all ...