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Agencies practice water rescues

Placer County Sheriff’s deputies and Cal Fire rescue crews worked together to remove a colleague during a swift water rescue training at the confluence of the American River ...

Chain controls over Donner Summit signal winter weather

Wintry weather made upper-elevation driving in Placer County a challenge Wednesday and spurred a mandatory chain up on Interstate 80 over Donner Summit. The chains requirement for ...

75-year-old Colfax Theatre reopens

The Colfax Theatre is back in business after an eight-year absence. The red glow of the landmark neon “Colfax” sign started lighting the way back again to the South Ma ...

Call to readers: Christmas wish

What is your Christmas wish? We need your help keeping this conversation going. We want to publish your letters, but they must include your first and last name, city you live in, ...

Officials find human remains in storage unit

The discovery of the remains of two small bodies in a Colfax storage unit is under investigation by Placer County law enforcement officials. According to Dena Erwin, spokeswoman f ...

Amtrak pot bust nets 16 pounds

A passenger aboard a train from Sacramento was arrested at the Colfax Amtrak station Wednesday afternoon when he was discovered in the possession of a large quantity of marijuana. ...

Peace officers team to answer Salvation Army kettle call

The donations were more than just a drop in the bucket Tuesday as peace officers were out to raise funds for the Salvation Army red kettle campaign. The California Highway Patrol ...

Water providers upbeat on drought, concerned about runoff

The Nevada Irrigation District is upbeat about water storage and hopeful that ongoing drought conditions will be lessened. General Manager Rem Scherzinger reported that the distri ...

Activities abound for students on winter break

Parents may need to find things to do to occupy their children’s time, faced with a two-week school holiday.            ...

All Those Years Ago … from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Dec. 17 and 24, 1964

Great stone face campaign brings ideas of all sorts The campaign to rid downtown Auburn of the Great Stone Face – the big blank wall on the Post Office addition – cont ...