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‘Gem of the Foothills’ turns century-and-a-half

Newcastle, which bills itself as “the Gem of the Foothills,” closed off the town square to traffic on Sunday as folks from across the area came to celebrate the sesquic ...

Newcastle readies sesquicentennial celebration

  When the Central Pacific Railroad first trundled into Newcastle in 1864, it changed the town forever. Newcastle will commemorate the 150th anniversary of that turning point ...

Reader Input: Newcastle history-rich

A big, hearty thank you to all the family members, friends and business people who generously scoured their closets and boxes searching for old photos about Newcastle. We have scan ...

Newcastle to celebrate sesquicentennial anniversary

The foothill town of Newcastle will be celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary during a community celebration day that will honor 150 years of local history. The May 18 event ...

Reader Input: Taxpayers lose protections

The current Obamacare plan isn’t good enough for the government workers and our leaders. It certainly is not good enough for the taxpayers who will be forced to support this ...

Proactive Newcastle residents band together on local issues

NEWCASTLE – Fed up with a few recent ballot measures, elected officials and other local issues, Newcastle residents are silent no more. A grassroots movement has sprung up i ...

Reader Input: Enough with runaway taxes

We did not realize when we voted for our supervisor (Jim Holmes) that he was in favor of raising our taxes: sometimes double, triple and even more if you own a number of parcels. ...

Driver pulled to safety after crash at notorious spot on Auburn Folsom

Neighbors recognized the sound at once. A sickening bang punctured the stillness of a foggy Thursday morning in a rural Newcastle neighborhood, signaling what nearby residents sai ...