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Auburn State Recreation Area
New American River bridge near Auburn getting new life?
Thursday Nov 05 2015
The possibility of a new pedestrian bridge across the American River near Auburn is making a comeback. Targeted for canyon users on horseback, on bikes or onfoot, the bridge was d ...
Caltrans gives frugal parkers a break on Highway 49
Wednesday Jan 21 2015
State Parks officials say traffic and pedestrian safety is an emerging issue at one of the last free parking areas at the American River confluence in the Auburn State Recreation a ...
Rain creates heightened Auburn crash conditions
Thursday Nov 20 2014
Rain is back in the Auburn forecast, creating slick roads and challenges for drivers on winding, narrow stretches of blacktop. While the rain was far from heavy during the day in ...
Placer County coroner probes cause of canyon death near Auburn
Friday Aug 29 2014
A cause had not been determined Thursday in the death of a Nevada County man whose body was discovered Tuesday in the American River canyon near Auburn. A Placer County Sheriff&rs ...
Hiker discovers corpse in American River canyon near Auburn
Thursday Aug 28 2014
The Placer County Coroner’s Office was attempting to determine Wednesday what caused the death of a Nevada City man whose body was found by a hiker in the American River cany ...
New superintendent takes Auburn State Recreation Area helm
Thursday Aug 28 2014
After less than a month on the job as new Auburn State Recreation Area superintendent, Mike Schneider said he has quickly learned to appreciate the diverse recreational opportuniti ...
It’s official. Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge now a California Historical Landmark
Sunday Mar 30 2014
Newly minted as a California Historical Landmark and with a gleaming plaque to prove it, the Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge is 102 years old and far from sagging under the weigh ...
Spirit of 49er gold fever alive and well in Auburn State Recreation Area
Sunday Jan 05 2014
The glow in the sand in the water at my feet was unmistakable. Gold. Add the exclamation mark, if you wish. Less than two weeks later, I was back at the same spot at the American ...
American River confluence restroom project nears completion
Wednesday Nov 06 2013
The Auburn State Recreation Area near Auburn is not only striving to have the cleanest restrooms in the nation, but is also on track to have one of the newest. The new restroom, l ...
Lovers' quarrel leads to American River canyon search and rescue
Thursday Aug 08 2013
Left on her own in the American River canyon after a quarrel Wednesday with her boyfriend, a Bay Area woman got a helping hand out of the wild from a Placer County sheriff’s ...
Hiker who died in American River canyon ID’d
Wednesday Aug 07 2013
A 59-year-old American River canyon hiker who died Sunday has been identified. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that Richard Bell of Roseville died of coronar ...
Man dies during American River canyon hike
Tuesday Aug 06 2013
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 ...
Sierra snow meltdown approaches its full force
Monday Jun 20 2011
With temperatures in the Sierra rising into the 80s, an unusually late mountain-snowcap meltdown is causing downstream flows to rise rapidly. For Steve Jones, Placer County Water ...
Auburn State Recreation Area: Proposed budget includes funding
Saturday Feb 19 2011
The Auburn State Recreation Area could be poised to gain more funding if President Barack Obama’s proposed budget is approved. A portion of the possible federal budget allocates ...
Trail use issues create canyon concerns
Saturday Jan 08 2011
Mounds of dirt crafted into berms and trees cut down to fashion jumps are two symptoms of a conflict in the Auburn State Recreation Area. Pedestrians, equestrians and mountain bi ...
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