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Longtime Auburn community leader Keith Lukens dead at 88

Longtime Auburn resident and community leader Keith Lukens died Sunday. Lukens, who was 88, died peacefully at his home in Auburn, his daughter, Laura Lukens, said Tuesday. A mem ...

Man dies during American River canyon hike

A 59-year-old Roseville man died Sunday after collapsing on a hike in the American River canyon. The man had complained of tightness in his chest at the Highway 49 bridge before g ...

Auburn drainage creek draws concern over water flow

The levels of water flowing through a drainage creek along Dairy Road into Auburn Ravine are raising concerns. Mark Burkett, whose family owns property along Dairy Road in Auburn, ...

Placer Gold Rush ghost town loses marker to theft

A funny thing happened to Kurteous Maximus on his way to an E Clampus Vitus meeting in the rural area between Lincoln and Auburn. Taking a side road to the meeting hall, Kurteous ...

LOOMIS BASIN EVENTS Follow the Heritage Trail this weekend

THURSDAY The Loomis Library has a free program for children featuring animals from “Wild Things” at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 8. Reservations are requested. For more ...

Search and Rescue looking for donations

The Placer County Sheriff Office’s Search and Rescue teams have started their annual telemarketing fundraising drive. This year, Search and Rescue is hoping to purchase mobi ...

Placer gains funds to bottle up underage drinking

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office has received a grant from the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to combat underage drinking Also participating in the grant t ...

Auburn business community braces for Costco

While no deals have been signed or agreements reached to place a Costco on Placer County-owned property in North Auburn, businesses are bracing for its potential arrival. Like Wal ...

Fund drop spurs Gold Country Fair call for community support

A drop in funding this year has the Gold Country Fair looking for more volunteers and making a callout for new sponsors. Laurie Johnson, chief executive officer, said Friday that ...

Penryn’s new postmaster is signed, sealed, delivered

Ronald Booker has served in bigger cities, but he said he always dreamed of running the post office of a smaller town because he cherishes the face time it presents with customers. ...