state parks

Gold panning spikes in Auburn State Recreation Area rivers

AUBURN CA - Rivers in the Auburn State Recreation Area have been getting a workout from pans and hands. Supervising Ranger Scott Liske said that he’s witnessed a spike in pannin ...

State Parks, Reclamation ink Auburn State Recreation Area partnership pact

AUBURN CA - Uncertainty gave way to celebration Tuesday as the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and California State Parks marked the signing of a 25-year partnership pact to maintain op ...

Pot wars: Placer County canyons a battleground

Michoacán, Mexico pot grower Miguel Villa-Contreras’s farming foray into the hinterlands of California’s Placer County is expected to result in a stiff federal prison sentence ...

Vote yes on Proposition 21

My husband and I have discussed and agreed that Proposition 21 is a really good proposition. It guarantees a steady revenue stream to be used specifically for our State parks. We ...

Two measures worth support

As I see it, there are two measures on the local ballot that need our support. Measure L, the Auburn Union School District measure, would channel the $59 cost per parcel for prope ...

Coloma’s Gold Discovery Park to open four days a week starting Nov. 1

Initially set for closure, Coloma’s Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park will now be shut down for three days a week, the state Parks Department announced Tuesday. The pa ...

Save parks, not death penalty

We ought to shut down the death penalty system rather than the state parks to save $140 million a year. That is how much we spend for death row lawyers and prison guards each year. ...

New leads emerge in dog attack on horse

Approaching a week since a vicious dog attack on a horse being ridden on an Auburn-area trail, the investigation into locating the animal was bolstered Wednesday by new information ...