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Drought raises bark-beetle infestation concerns in Placer County pines

It’s tiny. Picture an insect the size of a grain of rice. But the bark beetle is a deadly enemy for pine trees in Placer County already under stress because of lack of water ...

Sierra Club to host wildlife safety talk

The Placer County Library in Auburn and the Sierra Club, a nationwide environmental organization, will host a free program on wildlife safety tonight at 7 p.m. Spearheaded by the ...

Placer supes OK rural Lincoln-area winery “community center” growth plans

  Growth plans by a rural Lincoln winery survived a challenge Tuesday in front of the Placer County Board of Supervisors by opponents and are now set to move forward. Debate ...

Placer County winery’s growth plans challenged

    The debate over the definition of what or what isn’t a “community center” is due to reach Placer County Board of Supervisors ears Tuesday. Four g ...

Reader Input: Fees will clear park butts

I just read in the “Comment” section about cigarette butts ("Cigarette butts carpet Auburn park,” Reader Input, Jan. 16). I don’t know anybody up her ...

Have the courage to sign your name

The Auburn Library is such a special place to me — people from all walks of life come here to borrow books, read a bit, attend community meetings. It is a crossroads for our town ...

Planned trail closures cause for lawsuit against US Forest Service

Multiple groups of motor sports enthusiasts and individual riders are suing the US Forest Service and Department of Agriculture over preparations to close more than 800 miles of tr ...

Sierra College gets creative to celebrate Earth Day

A “trash bag monster,” nutty tacos and locally grown planets were all vessels of the same message — respecting the Earth — at Sierra College’s Earth Day Celebration Wedne ...

Sixty-year reporter recalls murder, dam and taxes

A few days ago I had the pleasure of spending an hour with Joe Carroll, who wrote for the Auburn Journal for many years until he suffered a stroke four years ago. His column, “Th ...

World traveler Sean Wirth shares adventures in Auburn

Sean Wirth, an environmental activist and “extreme vacationer,” will share photos and memories of his adventures Tuesday, Jan. 31, when he joins the Sierra Club Placer ...