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Colfax museum harbors treasure

Last Friday, we were delayed for over six hours at the Colfax train depot, while waiting for a stranded Amtrak train. But good things can come from bad situations, and while trying ...

Solution to unhappy dumping grounds

I been thinking about our problem with people dumping sofas, mattresses and other possessions they no longer want (Journal, Jan. 19). A few years ago I tried to get rid of two box ...

Meadow Vista comes through

Thank you goes to all those volunteers for your much-needed help on Friday, Dec. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 17 with the Meadow Vista Christmas Basket Program. Without your help this pro ...

Organizers reflect on Amgen

Even though the cyclists have left Auburn, the enthusiasm behind the city’s Stage 3 start of the Amgen Tour of California was still in the air Wednesday. Capt. John Ruffcorn, ch ...

Old Town Auburn feels the Amgen spirit

Old Town Auburn spectators showed their love for the Amgen Tour of California Tuesday morning. Stage 3 of the race started at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday, and Old Town was ready with its ...

Amgen prep has committee members ready for race day

The big day is almost here and local Bike Auburn members are ready. The Amgen Tour of California will be making history in Auburn as the city hosts the Stage 3 start of the race ...

Recreation district honors volunteers for efforts

The Auburn Area Recreation and Parks District honored volunteers from the PlacerARC Adult Achievement Center with its Volunteer of the Month Award at the April 28 board of director ...

Earth Day means American River canyon cleanup and more

Earth Day April 16 will be marked in the Auburn State Recreation Area with a cleanup and restoration blitz. Several projects are on tap, with the aid of grants from the Pacific Ga ...

Volunteers provide strong support for Amgen

Local volunteers are gearing up for the Amgen Tour of California to come racing through Auburn May 17. Doug Cahill, Bike Auburn’s community volunteer director, said there are ab ...

Placer County court advocates assist foster children

A local advocacy program is looking for more male volunteers, and one Auburn resident who’s been down a rough path says he encourages residents to get involved. The Court Appoin ...

For Placer Food Bank recipients, need is year round

Every week, Mike Duda hops up into the driver’s seat of a 24-foot-long refrigerated truck and takes off around Roseville. But he doesn’t know much about the vehicle he drives. ...

Seniors still suffering as organization recovers

An Auburn aid group is slowly recovering from cuts and layoffs that sent it reeling in October. Seniors First is a non-profit organization based in Auburn, but it offers services ...

Thousands volunteer to clean Sierra rivers

About 4,500 volunteers participated in the Great Sierra River Cleanup Saturday in various parts of Placer County and Northern California. Volunteers collected 151 tons of trash, ap ...

Another View: A big thanks to Project Canyon Safe volunteers

I want to express my deep-felt gratitude to the 114 individuals who got up early last Saturday morning, worked hard all day, and made the brush and wood fuel clearing project at th ...

Thank you for exemplary help

Thank you. I would like to say thank you to all the people involved when I had to call 911 on Jan. 11 for my wife. From the operators who handled the call, to the fire department ...