State Parks

Council calls for $2.7 million recreation area funding

The Auburn City Council wants to make sure the Auburn State Recreation Area gets the $2.7 million in funding it needs. This week the City Council unanimously approved sending a le ...

Our View: Auburn dam, earthquakes shake canyon decisions

Congressman Tom McClintock believes an Auburn dam will be built and as the ranking member of the powerful water and power subcommittee he has considerable clout. “I am still an ...

$100K Grant funds work to lower fire risk

The local, state and federal government came together in Auburn Monday to work toward a safer American River Canyon. The California Conservation Corps is using a $100,000 grant t ...

Our View: Canyon visitor center a great idea that shouldn’t die

Like a pine cone finding a fertile patch of wildfire-scorched hillside, the seed of an American River Canyon visitor’s center has been planted in the psyche of conservationists, ...

Boat club working to save Lake Clementine

Local Auburn State Recreation Area user groups are doing what they can to keep the American River Canyon, including Lake Clementine, open for future public use. John Brun, preside ...

Officials wrestle with Auburn rec area solutions

The future of Auburn State Recreation Area funding is unknown, and two Auburn city councilmen have different ideas about how to work out a solution. Michael Finnegan, area manager ...

Authorities retrieve body from base of Foresthill Bridge Monday

The body of an unidentified man was found at the base of the Foresthill Bridge Monday afternoon. Cal Fire Battalion Chief Jeff Brand said officials responded to a call of a person ...

State Parks needs to cut costs intelligently

Re Scott Liske’s reply to my “Keep parks fees as they were” letter Scott, thank you for appropriately directing my “outrage” to the State Parks (info@parks.ca.gov), sorry ...

Accidental slip sends woman down American River

A woman who slipped and fell into the icy American River was rescued via helicopter Monday evening. At about 4:48 p.m., Cal Fire emergency crews received a call that a female, lat ...

CHP reports accidents steadily decreasing since 2003

The number of traffic accidents on East Placer County roadways has steadily decreased since 2003, according to a recent report issued by the California Highway Patrol Auburn office ...