Robert Hane

Reader Input: Tree farmer exhibits grace

Thanks to Robert Hane of Pine Valley Tree Farm for embodying the spirit of Auburn Christmas. Due to a busy week, we started to search for a tree last weekend, only to find that t ...

Auburn man’s simple solution means more water for Auburn Ravine salmon

AUBURN CA - An Auburn man’s simple solution is helping give a Placer County tributary of the Sacramento River more water to help salmon and steelhead flows. Robert Hane, who ...

Unions seem to be main opposition to charter, councilmen say

City officials say unions are the driving force behind a campaign to dissuade Auburn from considering becoming a charter city. A recently launched Facebook page and website voices ...

Many ways to branch out when selecting a tree

Two weeks until Christmas and it’s evergreen season — with choices for a tree nearly endless. Real or artificial? Tall or short? Potted or freshly cut? Noble, Douglas or Frase ...

Fair market value? Water district invokes eminent domain

Robert Hane and his Christmas tree farm got an unwelcome gift Wednesday from the Nevada Irrigation District The water agency board voted 4-1 in favor of eminent domain to build a ...

NID, landowner at odds on value of tree farm land

These days, Robert Hane isn’t feeling very merry about his Christmas tree lot. To shore up the area’s canal system, the Nevada Irrigation District offered to pay roughly $9,400 ...