Wendell Robie

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 ...

Ina Robinson lived Auburn history but stays grounded in today

Ina Robinson’s roots run deep in the Auburn area. You could best describe her as “Old Auburn,” if there is such a description. Robinson is a Robie — her grandfather was E ...

Auburn’s tie to endurance runs deep

After reading the letter by Bart Ruud (Aug. 11), I want to offer a few observations in support of the proposal to name the renovated central plaza area of Auburn “Endurance Plaz ...

Special breed races here

Is Auburn a community that embraces the spirit of endurance sports or one that focuses on top athletes? Certainly, Wendell Robie and Gordon Ainsleigh, our signature endurance event ...

Endurance Plaza to immortalize athletes

Training for marathons takes average Joes to the limit. But for Auburn’s community of endurance athletes, the super-human ultra-marathons of the Western States 100 Mile Run and T ...

Our View: Ski, snowboard teams deserve mountain of praise

Placer High School skiers and snowboarders made our community proud with an outstanding showing at the state championships held at Mammoth Mountain ski resort earlier this month. ...

Wendell Robie worked to start historical foundation

Thank you for your article on our Placer County Historical Foundation, Journal, Jan. 25. However, I have a couple of points to clarify. The foundation was started by Wendell Robie ...