Western States 100

Media Life: Documentary, book focus on endurance

  Michigan Bluff’s Myles Smythe has melded a passion for running with a filmmaker’s drive to tell a story worth telling. The result is a new documentary called & ...

Media Life: Silence proving golden for Auburn filmmaker

When we last heard from Brandon Vedder, the Placer High grad and ace cinematographer was fresh off the success of 2012 documentary “La Source” and deep into a new proje ...

Media Life: 'Girl on the Train,' dogs, James Patterson tops in Placer County

In the world of adult fiction, dogs are, well, top dog in Placer County. So says digital records compiled by the Placer County Library Sirsi system. Sirsi keeps a count of librar ...

Caballo Blanco runs again, this time on screen

It’s not often Auburnites see a gathering of its long-distance runners sitting down in front of a screen, but Tuesday is likely to be one of those times. That’s because ...

Media Life: NBA, USC star’s post-basketball life a happy one in Placer

It’s sometimes amazing who chooses to live in the foothills in and around Auburn. John Rudometkin, who died Aug. 4 of chronic lung disease, was one of those quiet neighbors ...

Will Auburn sue county over Costco?

The first Auburn City Council meeting of the new year has all the makings of a long, discussion-filled gathering. Among other items, the council will be talking about the short-te ...

Auburn woos 100K Ultra Race of Champions away from Colorado

Auburn-area trails will play host in September to the Ultra Race of Champions, with $5,000 on the line for top male and female 100K finishers. The four-year-old endurance run has ...

Reader Input: Running crew embarrassed all

I would like to thank you all for your kind support and for putting up with the Western States 100 event. I know how disruptive it can be to small, quiet communities. Like many, I ...

Media Life: YouTube’s “The Original” gives WS100 pioneer global spotlight

A South African video production company has teamed with outdoor gear maker Salomon to share the story of pioneering Meadow Vista ultra-endurance runner Gordy Ainsleigh with the We ...

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 ...

Humidity, heat to challenge Western States 100 runners

Heat and humidity will be a major challenge for the field of runners vying for a silver buckle in this weekend’s Western States 100 Endurance Run from Squaw Valley to Auburn. ...

Colfax man to walk full 24 hours of Relay for Life

Andy Gonzales knows how to go the distance. That is what he's been doing for much of his life as the first-place finisher for the 1977 Western States Trial Run, the first official ...

Bomhoff reflects on his feat in the heat

The sound of noisemakers and cheering fans erupted outside of Greg Bomhoff’s home Wednesday night, welcoming him back from his brush with Death Valley. Bomhoff, 43, of Granite ...

Five Folsom runners pumped for States challenge

Five Folsom-area runners will be among the competition at the 38th annual Western States 100-mile Endurance Run, which begins Friday in Squaw Valley south of Truckee and ends Satur ...