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Placer County, Auburn back to dry days after monster storm

The Sierra and Auburn-area foothills are drying out after a five-day deluge that dumped from 8 to 13 inches of rain in the region – and that absence of sought-after moisture ...

New American River district chief’s leadership forged by fire

Victor Lyon has been selected as the district ranger for the American River Ranger District on the Tahoe National Forest. Lyon had been serving as the acting district ranger until ...

American Fire timber salvage effort trying to beat winter snows

Logging trucks are carrying American Fire-charred timber that’s still salvageable from the Foresthill-area burn site to the Sierra Pacific Industries mill in Lincoln. A spok ...

Gold Rush cemeteries survive American Fire, mine buildings didn’t

As fire gives way to ash and the methodical work of firefighters is replaced with restoration efforts in a charred wilderness of grays, whites and blacks, Victor Lyon is tallying u ...

Rarely seen spotted owl rescued at Rocklin school flies to freedom

A long way from its natural home, a spotted owl found injured in a Rocklin schoolyard returned to the wild at dusk Tuesday. The bird, found anemic and weak Feb. 25 at Parker Whitn ...