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Reader Input: How a drought saved Sacramento
Tuesday Jul 07 2015
The year was 1985 and it was a dry year. It had been only 10 years since the last major drought and farmers were beginning to worry again. Snowfall in the Sierra was well below n ...
Rain in Auburn, snow dusting in Sierra
Friday May 08 2015
The rain came down Thursday in Auburn, with flashes of lightning and the rumble of thunder to underscore what has been a rare occasion during four years of drought. But the stormy ...
Storm to bring rain, snow to Auburn, Sierra
Tuesday Apr 07 2015
Rain today in the foothills and as much as 24 inches of snow in higher points of the Sierra won’t be near enough to ease drought and water supply concerns, a Nevada Irrigatio ...
Snow survey shows fourth year of Placer, state drought conditions likely
Wednesday Mar 04 2015
California’s latest snow survey found on Tuesday that the Sierra Nevada snowpack is far below normal and could end up being the lowest on record in nearly 25 years. Snow sup ...
No big snow, no World Cup event for Placer County
Tuesday Feb 17 2015
A world-class winter sports event in Placer County has fallen victim to the foibles of Mother Nature, namely not enough snow. And the National Weather Service is projecting little ...
Snow levels: better than last year, still not enough
Sunday Jan 25 2015
At least two ski resorts near Sonora, California have already succumbed to staggeringly low snow totals this year and more are sure to follow unless things pick up. But the minisc ...
Increasing snowpack a welcome sight at resorts
Sunday Dec 14 2014
Recent snowfall in the Sierra left behind 20 inches of fresh snow and travelers ready to hit the slopes. “We are heading up from San Francisco to get in some skiing,” ...
Rain fails to ease Placer’s drought pain
Wednesday May 21 2014
A light dusting of snow on some of the highest peaks in the Sierra on Tuesday may have provided a picture-perfect site for motorists passing over Donner Summit in the rain. But t ...
After 25 years, Auburn’s Boards N Motion closing its doors
Thursday Apr 10 2014
After a quarter-century, a business that has helped give Auburn a renegade-cool fashion sense is closing its doors. Board N Motion, owned by Wendy Woodward, has its “going o ...
Spring storm brings April showers to Auburn, snow to Colfax, Foresthill
Wednesday Apr 02 2014
April showers arrived with a vengeance in Auburn while the high country was crowned Tuesday with a fresh layer of snow. For Auburn-based Mid-Placer Transportation Agency – t ...
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