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Raft fees going up in Auburn State Recreation Area

Raft fees going up in Auburn State Recreation Area By Gus Thomson Journal Staff Writer State Parks will be asking river-rafting businesses to dig deeper into their pockets a ...

Caltrans gets its way on new Foresthill Bridge railing height

It’s not as high as some would like and it’s not as low as it is now, but it looks like the height of the railing on the Foresthill Bridge will be just right for Caltrans. Wit ...

Spirited Confluence Festival raises canyon awareness, funds

The wines as well as the river were flowing at the American River Confluence Festival this past weekend. Organizers were giving top ratings to a wine tasting on the Saturday eveni ...

American River Confluence Fest out to save Auburn’s river of dreams

Artists are inspired by it. Everyone from runners to hikers to kayakers are moved by it. And on Sunday, Auburn will celebrate it. The American River Confluence Festival – a big- ...

Fed funding drop threatens Auburn State Recreation Area’s future

Time and money is running out on Lake Clementine. The same goes for the Auburn State Recreation Area it’s located in as the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation grapples with shrinking bu ...

Success story: Auburn cleans up in canyon Earth Day trash trek

Two rattlers, several red-tailed hawks and 176 volunteers were part of the Earth Day cleanup in the Auburn State Recreation Area. The volunteer group cleared 40 cubic yards of tra ...

Media Life: Auburn artist Martin Ramirez poised to extend reach to Europe

The arc of Martin Ramirez’s art is continuing to soar, with an exhibition at a major European museum next year bringing his genius to an even wider audience. An absorbing mélan ...

Newt kid in town

Sierra newts are making their way these days to Auburn-area waterways to do what comes naturally. With spring approaching, male newts of a subspecies that sports a tomato-red unde ...