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Auburn River Festival judged wet and wildly successful, could get bigger

The inaugural Auburn River Festival made a big enough splash to have organizers already talking excitedly about next year. Guy Cables, an Auburn kayak rental business owner and me ...

49 Fire investigator: “We understand frustration”

The chief investigator on the nine-month-long 49 Fire investigation says his Cal Fire team is cognizant of the level of frustration in the community over the unsolved case. “We t ...

Rare Painted Redstart putting Auburn on the map with birdwatchers

Birdwatchers are flocking to a quiet Auburn neighborhood for a gander at the Painted Redstart – a non-native that has never been seen this far north in California before. Deanna ...

New watershed fire-prevention fee for water customers in Placer County's future?

Could Placer County Water Agency users soon be paying an extra charge on their bills for clearing brush and protecting the upstream watershed against fire and erosion? It’s a qu ...

Placer County’s veterans advocate is District 3 Employee of the Year

Rocklin’s Rick Buckman is something of a magician as he works inside the confines of county government. He doesn’t pull rabbits out of a hat though or make cards disappear. B ...

Placer County supes, Rec District move closer to Hidden Falls showdown

A funding wrangle over Hidden Falls Regional Park is moving closer to a showdown. The flap pits the Auburn Recreation District against Placer County, rural hikers and horse riders ...

Spring on hold as cold, wet, wintry weather moves back in to Auburn area

Spring took a short detour back into winter today. But the warming weather trend that toasted the Auburn area Sunday should be back on track by the time the weekend rolls around a ...

Hidden Falls park-funding wrangle heading to Board of Supervisors

Placer County’s parks panel has added its support to controversial plans for $150,000 in developer fees the Auburn Recreation District argues could be better spent elsewhere. Th ...

Placer County supes OK pot dispensary ban

Placer County won’t be sprouting pot shops any time soon. The Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to back a planning division staff proposal to ban collectives and dispensaries by re ...

Placer County Fire to bill insurers for auto crash call-outs?

Placer County has plans to get a cut of insurance money available when out-of-area motorists cause accidents inside its fire department’s boundaries. Under a proposal to be cons ...