Protect American River Canyons

Festival gives chance to celebrate ‘heartbeat’ of community

Residents have a chance this weekend to celebrate the thing that gives Auburn life and recreation. The 20th anniversary of the American River Confluence Festival begins Saturday n ...

Our View: Auburn dam, earthquakes shake canyon decisions

Congressman Tom McClintock believes an Auburn dam will be built and as the ranking member of the powerful water and power subcommittee he has considerable clout. “I am still an ...

Officials wrestle with Auburn rec area solutions

The future of Auburn State Recreation Area funding is unknown, and two Auburn city councilmen have different ideas about how to work out a solution. Michael Finnegan, area manager ...

Event keeping local waters clean

On Saturday morning local residents can help get trash out of waterways and surrounding areas. The Sierra Nevada Conservancy is hosting its second annual Great Sierra River Cleanu ...

Sierra Nevada Conservancy launches river cleanup website

Just when summer winds down in the recreation areas, volunteer organizations will be lining up to clear all the leftover debris. Registration for the second annual Great Sierra ...

Our View: Don’t forget your community this holiday season

The Gift of Giving Editor's note: During December the Auburn Journal is publishing a series of 12 stories on volunteers in our community. The stories are meant to inspire others ...

American River Canyon has a true pal in Eric Peach

Volunteer: Eric Peach Organization: Protect American River Canyons What does your organization do? Protect American River Canyons is dedicated to collaborating with the community ...

Community made a day of sprucing up the confluence

The inaugural Great Sierra River Cleanup took out the trash in 22 counties, including Placer. Sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, Saturday’s garbage pickup drew an estim ...

Use ‘light’ on newly restored river stretch

Suppose you open a new stretch of river to boaters and nobody comes? After another year of light use, people are asking whether the American River in the canyon below Auburn has a ...

Mystery murder suspect fingered

Officials believe they are a step closer to solving the 2004 murder of two El Dorado County river rafting guides after a possible suspect was killed in a New Mexico shoot-out. New ...