Business

Small-box store plans roil small-town Georgetown

Tennessee-based Dollar General Corp. is eyeing a new store location in the El Dorado County community of Georgetown. And that has some residents raising concerns about how it woul ...

Quartz Ridge affordable apartments poised for construction start

Described by its Roseville-based developer as a new community that will help meet the need for affordable family housing in the Auburn area, the 64-unit Quartz Ridge apartment comp ...

Borders Committee opens lines of communication with neighbors

Whether the issue is about a conflict of interest or opportunities for mutual support, the Loomis Borders Committee steps in to handle town business, according to Loomis town offic ...

New drive-up shelter rises at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital

A dramatic roof sloping over what is now a construction zone in front of North Auburn’s Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital signals that a new project to ease arrivals and departure ...

Sierra camping trip yields inspiration, invention

The inspiration came on a Sierra camping trip. And the result – a small part that makes using one of the world’s most popular handguns easier to use – is a paten ...

New North Auburn Senior Center plans hit turbulence

The Auburn Multipurpose Senior Center in North Auburn is again looking at relocation options after a deal to move to a nearby commercial space fell through. Senior Center Board Pr ...

Auburn may get innovative Tahoe water quality link

Downtown Auburn’s tourist stop has Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery’s support as one of three locations for an innovative interactive display highlighting up-to-the-minut ...

Q&A: Top Auburn Union School District educator continues to learn

Superintendent of the Auburn Union School District for almost a year, Laura Grassmann oversees operations for about 2,100 students over four elementary schools – Rock Creek, ...

Rustic, high tech mesh in new KVMR radio station building

A radio station in Nevada City, with a loyal following in the Auburn area, KVMR has moved into new, distinctive digs that are funky on the outside – in keeping with its Nevad ...

Assured flows keep American River whitewater rafting afloat in drought

Assured flows from upstream reservoirs are providing the promise of an active rafting season for American River whitewater outfitters – even in the face of a fourth year of d ...

New North Auburn shopping center close to breaking ground

Six months after gaining Placer County approvals to develop a new North Auburn shopping center, its developer is close to gaining OKs necessary to break ground. The Willow Creek S ...

Winery growth issues fermenting in Placer County

There will be plenty of time and opportunities for vintners and grassroots groups to weigh in on winery rule changes that could be coming to Placer County this year. And the Place ...

Placer’s pioneering Green Family Winery to be sold at bank sale

Closed since December, a modern-day pioneering vintner in rural Auburn is to be sold at a trustee’s sale. According to a legal notice, the Pine Ridge Lane Green Family Winer ...

North Auburn senior center targets mid-year move

With more clarity from Placer County this week, the Auburn Multipurpose Senior Center is targeting mid-2015 to be in a new location, the organization’s board president said W ...

Costco pullout leaves North Auburn Senior Center plans uncertain

Costco’s about face on a North Auburn store has left the Auburn Multipurpose Senior Center’s moving plans up in the air. The Issaquah, Wash. retail corporation made th ...