Protect American River Canyons

Higher Foresthill Bridge railings decrease trash dumping, allow expanded cleanup

An illegal dumpers’ magnet for more than 40 years, the 730-foot-high Foresthill Bridge has recently installed higher railings - and that has resulted in a significant decreas ...

Lake Clementine power-generation plans to be aired in Auburn

Due to strong demand for information on the proposed hydroelectric generation facility on the North Fork of the American River near Auburn, project proponent Lake Clementine Hydro ...

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 ...

History, environment the stars of Dutch Flat gathering

Ask North Fork American River Alliance president Jim Ricker whether his group is winning and he’ll likely tell you that they’re “holding their own.” The Du ...

Another View: How to meet California's water needs

Despite the recent storms we have enjoyed, California’s precipitation levels remain well below normal. This shortfall has again raised questions about the adequacy of our wat ...

State Parks First Day Hike near Auburn aims to help get 2014 off to healthy start

One of the Auburn area’s most historic and scenic trails will be trod Wednesday in a celebratory hike to mark 150 years of California State Parks. The anniversary hike on Ne ...

Music from the Heart, Feed the Musical Soul two ways to help people in Auburn

George Harrison started it with the Concert for Bangladesh. The concept was picked up, refined and expanded upon by Robert Stigwood (Music for UNICEF), Bob Geldof (Live Aid, Live 8 ...

American River access point opens two months early

Spring has come early this year for Auburn State Recreation Area boaters. The China Bar, an access point in the north fork of the American River, was opened two months early on Sa ...

Annual cleanup reaches farther than American River

This weekend, volunteers will descend upon the confluence of the north and middle forks of the American River in an effort to clean up waterways that extend to more than 20 rivers ...

Derby transforms American River into duck soup

They floated down the American River from near the Foresthill Bridge almost to the confluence. And despite wind, eddies and obstacles, they all — 1,665 of them — made it to th ...