rafting

Drought no hindrance to raft tours

The rafting industry in Placer County isn’t suffering, despite low snow melt and ongoing drought conditions throughout the state. According to local rafting companies, the o ...

Plans afloat to attract more American River rafters

  Auburn officials want to float an idea to the Greater Sacramento area: Come to the American River Canyon and raft, kayak or otherwise drift from the confluence to the China ...

Local rafters share their ‘California pastime’

Colfax brothers Daniel and Tyler Soulé grew up on the American River. “A lot of people said we were born with a paddle in our hands,” Daniel Soulé said ...

Our View: River run should focus on the rapids, not the nudity

When you live in a region rich with natural beauty and plenty of recreational opportunities, it brings out all kinds of people seeking to recreate in their own way ? some a little ...

Newly opened river stretch blends natural, manmade thrills

The historic Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge serves as a reminder of the rich history of the Auburn area shortly after the rafts hit the water just past the confluence of the Nor ...

Death serves as safety reminder along American River

The American River has been utilized by gold miners, power companies and has served as a water source for towns and cities along the way. It can also be used for recreational activ ...

Authorities look into cause of death of rafter on North Fork American River run

AUBURN CA - A Rohnert Park man has died while whitewater rafting on the North Fork of the American River near Colfax and authorities are looking into the possibility of a fatal hea ...

Auburn-area rivers running weaker but still cause for caution

Whitewater rafting outfitters are finally looking at low-enough river flows to put them back on the upper Middle Fork of the American River and through the famed Tunnel Chute. Tri ...

Warm weather’s arrival brings Sierra meltdown concerns

Records show the snow has piled up in the Sierra further into the spring than any other time over the past 65 years. Now it’s time for the meltdown. Just how fast the snowpack ...