Wendell Robie

Reader input: Tevis ride has roots in greatness

This year’s Tevis Cup 100-Mile horse ride across the Sierra Nevada mountains to Auburn was to me the most dramatic in recent history. I was rooting for Potato Richardson, b ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, July 1 and 8, 1965

Humane Society branch would halt 100-mile Tevis Cup ride An attempt by the California branch of the Humane Society of the United States to halt the famed 100-mile Tevis Cup Trail ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, May 6 and 13, 1965

Agency boo-boo halts tunnel job By Phil Hindley An apparent boo-boo of the first magnitude by the Placer County Water Agency threw 60 men out of work last weekend when the Ophi ...

Reader Input: Prepare for life challenges

My religious mom and grandma, who raised me from infancy, told me if I just trusted in the Lord, everything would be OK. I wish they had told me how difficult it was going to be. ...

American River Classic Endurance ride harnesses the spirit of the West

Paul Klentos is the ride manager for the American River Classic Endurance Ride on Saturday. It will be the 40th year of this event, which features a 25-mile and a 50-mile ride that ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, March 12 and 19, 1964

Trustees ban book on parents’ demand More than 20 men and women, most of them parents of students at Placer High School, figuratively and almost literally threw a book at t ...

Auburn anniversaries abound in 2014

Aug. 3 and 4 will mark the 40th anniversary of Gordy Ainsleigh’s pioneering run with the horses — and epic 100-mile test of will from high in the Sierra to Auburn that ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Oct. 17 and 24, 1963

Jury frees John Brancu on manslaughter charge Seventy-three-year old John Brancu walked out of court a free man last week after he was found not guilty of manslaughter in the fat ...

The little fair that wouldn’t die

The Gold Country Fair didn’t start with blue ribbons for the prized pig or biggest cabbage, or the best apple pie, or hot dogs and carnival rides. Actually, it started with h ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal … Aug. 8 and 15, 1963

Spectacular fire guts Tate home A spectacular fire, fed by propane gas, gutted the home of the Milburn J. Tate family on Palm Avenue opposite the Palm Market Sunday morning. Mr ...

Robie monument a possibility in Auburn

A local man is hoping to represent endurance athlete Wendell Robie in a new piece of community artwork. But where a proposed statue immortalizing the Tevis Cup founder will go is ...

Endurance is a very big deal

Regarding the plaza in Auburn: What difference does it make what the name is? There will most likely not be a big sign that states “This is the ‘Whatevername’ Plaza!” I he ...

Streetscape arts plans still forming

A statue of Wendell Robie in Downtown Auburn? Longtime Auburn resident and Tevis Cup competitor Potato Richardson said the thought has been floated by world-renowned artist Dougl ...

Our View: Winter Games offer cause for celebration

Although the 2010 Winter Olympic Games are in Vancouver, there’s plenty to celebrate locally. Olympic athletes and coaches with Auburn and Placer County ties are excelling in Th ...

Woman offers plan for Auburn happiness

Here’s a solution to all of Auburn’s problems. Have the Auburn Recreation District accept the Shockley Park and name it according to the benefactor’s wishes (keeps the devel ...