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Sierra snow measures 16 percent of average

There’s snow in the Sierra but not much. That’s the gist of the latest report from the Nevada Irrigation District after snow surveys this past week showed 16 percent o ...

New Canyon Creek bridge construction moves ahead

Construction has started again on a new bridge on the Western States Trail spanning Canyon Creek near Auburn. The bridge is intended to provide a safer passage over the creek. Rai ...

Interstate 80 in Newcastle to close in both directions overnight Tuesday and Wednesday

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists that Interstate 80 will be closed overnight in both directions in south Placer County as crews raise th ...

Media Life: Movie, TV memories anchor Auburn man’s richly textured life

Open any door in Auburn – with permission of course – and there’s a story behind worth hearing. Perhaps many more. Over the past decade, Media Life has been a ch ...

Cell phone app lights way to Auburn canyon rescue

In what is being considered a first for an Auburn State Recreation Area rescue, a cell phone’s flashlight app was used to help stranded hikers guide searchers. The app-aided ...

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 ...

Trail cycling world focuses on Auburn area

The Auburn State Recreation Area’s trail-biking reputation will be in the spotlight March 7 when a major manufacturer brings in pros and serious cyclists for a leg of its Lef ...

County library director to recommend closing Loomis Library

Whether the Loomis Library closes is now up to the Placer County Board of Supervisors. That’s according to Placer County director of library services Mary George. On Mo ...

Del Oro High School grad named “Sailor of the Year”

A graduate of Del Oro High School was recently named the recipient of a prestigious military award, according to a U.S. Naval Air Force Reserve representative.  Petty Officer ...

Franklin Elementary hosts 15th annual family reading night Monday

In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, Franklin Elementary School will host its 15th annual Family Reading Night from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. The event, open to the public, w ...