wind

PG&E works to restore power in Placer as winds kick up

Strong winds were creating pockets of power outages Thursday in Auburn and other areas of Placer County. With winds continuing to peak at 30-40 mph through the foothills and into ...

Nuclear energy just too risky

Nuclear energy is unsafe, risky and stays radioactive for thousands of years. Let’s make sure if the government allocates the proposed $36 billion tax dollars to nuclear energy, ...

Piling it on: Rain, wind, snow pummel Auburn, Sierra

The wind and rain kept on coming Thursday, buffeting Auburn and environs in the latest of a series of winter storms expected to continue into the weekend. And while that translate ...

Maintain form while staying low

Knocking it down If you watched the PGA Championship last week you saw a lot of players knocking the ball down (keeping it low) under the fierce winds coming off Lake Michigan. I ...

Energy vital to US security

The cap-and-trade energy bill is the next congressional battleground. I believe it’s being sold in the wrong way, to reduce man-made C02 emissions, in an effort to stall global ...

Wild weather week brings new blast of wind, rain, snow to Auburn, foothills, Sierra

Two storms down. Two to go. Auburn and the foothills were buffeted by a second strong storm surge today, with as much as eight-tenths of an inch of rain falling in some areas and s ...

Storm moves in: Placer County offers pointers to get through the worst of it

The Auburn area held up well Monday under the first of a series of heavy rain and wind storms expected to roar through the foothills this week. The rain started coming down in shee ...

Strong winds down giant Auburn oak, evacuate residence

What’s worse than a tree falling in an Auburn neighborhood? For residents near a 1200-block High Street oak, the answer Tuesday was: “Half a tree.” One of the 75-foot split ...

Big, blustery storm expected to soak Auburn area

With as much as seven inches of rain expected to pummel the Auburn area on Tuesday, replacement wiper blades have risen to the top of shopping lists again. “This is it – I’m ...

Weather system bringing more wind, rain, snow

A large, slow-moving storm that brought wind and rain to the foothills and plenty of snow to the Sierra over the weekend will continue to impact the region through Tuesday. “It ...