Business

New Auburn Highway 49 ARCO gas station in works at strategic location

The triangular parcel at Nevada Street and Highway 49 started its business life in 1966 as an A&W drive-in restaurant. For several years it’s seen life as a car wash and ...

Auburn helicopter components company wins award

Vian Enterprises Inc. has been awarded the Silver Supplier of Safran Helicopter Engine in recognition of their excellence in quality and on-time delivery and the long-term strategi ...

Colfax Chamber mixer this Tuesday

The Colfax Area Chamber of Commerce September mixer will be hosted by Cynthia Costa (L'Orange Salon) and Amy Sibley (Mother Lode Realty). Music will be performed by Bill Day ...

Flyers has supported Auburn for decades

A company that has anchored its success in Auburn for nearly four decades is the Auburn Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year. Flyers Energy LLC will be recognized at t ...

Placer County squeaks into state’s Top 10 employment rank

Placer County’s jobless rate is holding onto its ranking as one of the lowest in the state, with a 3.3 percent rate that was good enough for 10th place in California, accordi ...

McDemolition Time: Teardown for Auburn McDonald’s building

McDemolition Time: Teardown for Auburn McDonald’s building

The demolition of an Auburn fast-food landmark began in earnest Wednesday morning. The 42-year-old McDonald’s on Lincoln Way at Bowman’s Foresthill exit had closed las ...

Loud bang, quick fix on Union Pacific train in Auburn

The crash from what a Union Pacific spokesman said was caused by a mechanical issue between two rail cars was loud enough to wake up at least one Auburnite in the Downtown area. th ...

Placer’s Biggest? Bargains galore at giant garage sale

It’s said to be Placer County’s biggest garage sale of the year and the tons of bargains didn’t disappoint. Thousands turned out this past Saturday and Sunday to ...

Colfax’s new business, Sourdough Solutions, could be life-changing

Where’s the white bread? You won’t find any at Sourdough Solutions, but what you will find is an array of highly nutritious bread bursting with flavor, whole grains and ...

A thrift store with a purpose

The Colfax Community Gift and Thrift Store is now open and has been celebrating its grand opening throughout the month of July. The store’s purpose, in addition to providing ...

Two book sales this week

Summer is great time for reading. The Friends of the Library will host a book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 1 at Jean Couzens Annex, 350 Nevada St., Auburn, left of Auburn Libra ...

Placer jobless percentage reverses course

Keeping pace with the region, Placer County’s jobless percentage rose in June. And while the unemployment rate for Placer rose from 2.8 percent to 3.5 percent, the county ke ...

New wellness center encompasses body, mind and spirit

A new business is in town that focuses on treating all aspects of health: body, mind and spirit.  Auburn Total Health, a community-based wellness center, opened its doo ...

Fire at Auburn business building

UPDATE: 2 P.M. WEDNESDAY, JULY 25: RESTAURANT CLOSES AFTER ELECTRICAL FIRE The smell of smoke from a fire in the Livingston Block — a commercial building containing offices, ...