Sierra Nevada

Another View: A Foresthill summer divided

Life has carried me far away from my small-town roots. Having navigated a good portion of my 20s in San Francisco, a spark of urban interest ignited a fire inside me that has never ...

Experts discuss the lasting aftermath of wildfires

GEORGETOWN – In less than a month, the 2014 King Fire swept through nearly 100,000 acres of densely forested land between El Dorado and Placer counties. While the hugely des ...

Sunny weather offers no break for Caltrans

SODA SPRINGS — Snow hasn’t fallen since the weekend and most of the large clearing equipment is parked in a massive garage, but that doesn’t mean the Caltrans Kin ...

Reader Input: Bikers shatter Sierra peace

I read with interest Penne Usher’s (column, “Keep it simple, laugh and ride often,” Another View, Oct. 24) on getting together with family and friends to enjoy &l ...

Storm systems may mean more ‘rain’

In the height of a drought, even the light sprinkles Auburn experienced Sunday night are enough to raise hopes for the coming months. According to National Weather Service meteoro ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Jan. 16 and 23, 1964

Wildcat strike halts project tunnel work Officials of American River Constructors and the Construction and General Laborers Union were meeting in Sacramento yesterday in a determ ...

Westbound Interstate 80 in the Sierra closed after fatal crash

  Caltrans is reporting that all westbound traffic is closed on Interstate 80 at Castle Peak after a fatal accident in a construction area Monday afternoon.   ...

Snow pack looks good, but dry January is looming

ECHO SUMMIT, Calif. (AP) — A snowy December that kept Sierra ski resorts busy also had California's water managers hopeful Wednesday at the start of a monthly snow-measur ...

Big Trees Grove northernmost collection of Sequoias

Whether in search of solace or science, a little-known grove of very big trees in Placer County may just be the ticket. Located approximately 45 miles east of Auburn, by way of For ...

Better than you found it

Cool and clean, the highest reaches of the Sierra Nevada Mountains stand aloof and unspoiled. Long ago, campers built fire rings — and left the remains of messy wood fires — at ...