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Blackout for 2400 after Nevada County car crash into PG&E pole

A 24-year-old woman was able to walk away from a spectacular crash in South Nevada County that sheared off a utility pole and knocked the lights out in 2,400 homes and businesses. ...

Three Auburn vaulters invade Trials

The pole vault pit at the U.S. Olympic Trials will once again have a distinct Auburn flavor. As many as three Auburn-area natives could compete at the Trials, beginning today in Eu ...

Litchfield sets up home base

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles chronicling pole vaulter Paul Litchfield’s efforts to make the U.S. Olympic team for the London Games this sum ...

Soaring toward the Summit

When Kaj Niegmann, plants his pole and propels himself over the crossbar, surges of adrenaline flow through his body. They are a reminder to him of why he works so hard to join r ...

Vaulting into new space?

It is a common belief that the three most dangerous acts in all of sports consist of trying to hit a 90 mph fastball, racing in NASCAR, and pole vaulting. Add rain and wind to ...

Vaulting to the next level

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on pole vaulting in the foothills. Cale Simmons knows as he progresses deeper into track and field season, the competiti ...

The sky’s the limit for Landry

Connor Landry’s pole vault coach at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo believes the Placer High graduate has plenty of untapped potential. Since Landry won the Big West Conference title i ...

Driver says radio distracted before North Auburn crash: CHP

The driver is blaming the radio for a crash into a telephone pole near Auburn. The 21-year-old driver told a California Highway Patrol officer after the crash that the radio tempo ...

Dragila off and running at Trials

Stacy Dragila had a short day in the pole vault pit Thursday and that was just fine with her. Aiming to represent the U.S. at the Olympic Games for a third straight time, the Plac ...

Litchfield taking his shot at trials

Bear River High graduate Paul Litchfield was added Wednesday to the the field of athletes in the men’s pole vault at the USA Track and Field Olympic Trials this weekend in Eugene ...