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Auburn area bears witness to environmental impact of King Fire
Tuesday May 05 2015
Four inches of rain is all it took to cloud the middle fork of the American River confluence with a silty, brown haze last week. Today the water is back to its normal hue of blue, ...
Grass Valley talk explores wildfires and misconceptions about them
Tuesday Mar 03 2015
As California braces for what could be another destructive wildfire year, one researcher is trying to change common public misconceptions about the role fire plays in the environme ...
Pot grows pose threat
Friday Oct 24 2014
Illegal marijuana growing operations are not uncommon in the densely forested public lands of California. And though the harvested product fetches a considerable return for success ...
King Fire grows, so does containment
Friday Sep 26 2014
Despite rains in the high country Thursday, the King Fire continues to grow in size as crews wrestle for containment. At upward of 95,000 acres destroyed, the wild fire has taken ...
King fire shows no signs of slowing
Thursday Sep 18 2014
At nearly 19,000 acres, the King fire in El Dorado County is showing no signs of slowing down as it traverses rough terrain and grows with the assistance of strong winds. Since th ...
New fire study says upfront prevention costs less than forest fire losses
Sunday Apr 13 2014
A new study the Auburn-based Sierra Nevada Conservancy partnered on calculates that investing now in proactive forest-management activities like thinning can save up to three times ...
NOON HOUR UPDATE: Forest Service to spend $500,000 on American Fire repairs; local congressman’s office open despite shutdown; I-80 road work completed
Wednesday Oct 02 2013
WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: With the American Fire near Foresthill now out, the U.S. Forest Service is planning to spend nearly $500,000 to stabilize damaged areas and prevent ero ...
Foresthill area’s smoky American Fire stays stubborn
Wednesday Aug 14 2013
The American Fire burning in the Deadwood Ridge area in the Tahoe National Forest had increased its burn footprint to an estimated 3,050 acres by Wednesday, the U.S. Forest ...
Campsites are filling for July 4 weekend; better make your reservation now
Monday Jul 01 2013
The Fourth of July weekend is the second major holiday of the summer, and every campground and campsite is expected to fill early. July 4 is Thursday, and if you don’t have ...
Big Trees Grove northernmost collection of Sequoias
Friday Aug 17 2012
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 ...
Smoke in Auburn likely coming from Chips Fire
Wednesday Aug 08 2012
If you're smelling and seeing smoke in the Auburn area Wednesday afternoon, you can thank the Chips Fire and the northerly winds. According to California Department of Forestry and ...
Noon Hour Update: State parks affected by wildfire; Robbers Fire coverage; lawsuit against US Forest Service; bank robbery suspect arrested
Tuesday Jul 17 2012
Welcome to the Auburn Journal's "Noon Hour Update," where we'll present you with stories and updates on what's going on in the news and what we're working on for our Wednesday edit ...
Hunting wild turkeys on private property may require a trade, but it's worth it
Monday Mar 26 2012
Oh, where to hunt, where to hunt. That’s a popular refrain from many hunters hoping to pursue one of the state’s permanent residents, the wild turkey.The season opens t ...
Our View: Canyon visitor center a great idea that shouldn’t die
Friday Nov 12 2010
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, ...
Lake of the Pines area fire contained
Friday Aug 06 2010
A fire that started early Friday afternoon near Lake of the Pines was contained after 2:30 p.m. The 12-acre fire was located on Retherford and Magnolia roads near Higgins. The int ...
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