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Lowell Fire concerns mix with hope in Dutch Flat area

An army of more than 1,400 firefighters had battled the Lowell Fire to a potential standstill Monday in Nevada County, giving the residents of Gold Rush town Dutch Flat in Placer C ...

Equine health pivotal in Tevis Cup ride

With only a few days until the start of the 2015 Tevis Cup, the 100-mile equestrian endurance feat that brings riders to the foothills from all over the world, the Auburn Journal o ...

Lowell Fire increased in size and containment

Updated 8:45 a.m. July 28, 2015  The Lowell Fire, burning near Gold Run and the area of Lowell Hill Road is has now consumed 2,233 acres and is 30 percent contained. ...

Big rig fire stalls westbound traffic on I-80

Updated: 3:10 p.m. July 27 Three lanes of westbound Interstate 80 are shut down near the Penryn exit due to a big rig on fire. Heavy smoke can be seen in the area and the Califor ...

Lowell Fire remains at 20 percent containment

Updated: 1:40 p.m. July 27:   The Lowell Fire, burning near Gold Run and the area of Lowell Hill Road remains at 1,700 acres and a containment level of 20 percent. Official ...

Emergency closure order for selected National Forest System lands, roads

Nevada City, Calif. – Forest Supervisor Tom Quinn signed an emergency closure order for selected National Forest System lands, roads and trails on the Tahoe National Forest r ...

Lowell Fire prompts evacuations

Updated: 9:00 a.m. July 27: The Lowell Fire, burning in steep terrain in the Steep Hollow drainage west of Alta is now at 1,700 acres and is 20 percent contained. Mandatory evacu ...

All-class reunion poised to celebrate Placer High

It’s a special event for a school and a community that remains in the hearts of many – wherever they may live. In the planning stage for two years, the Placer High Sch ...

Placer Sheriff: Suicidal woman fatally shot by deputy

A woman reported to be suicidal pulled out a handgun and was shot and killed at a Meadow Vista house by a deputy early Thursday, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said. The ...

Auburn resident dies after being wedged between tree, truck

An Auburn resident is dead after apparently being wedged between a tree and an out-of-control pickup, the California Highway Patrol said. The death occurred at about 3:30 p.m. Fri ...