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Gold panning spikes in Auburn State Recreation Area rivers

AUBURN CA - Rivers in the Auburn State Recreation Area have been getting a workout from pans and hands. Supervising Ranger Scott Liske said that he’s witnessed a spike in pannin ...

Nevada County man dies after crashing into a tree

A 62-year-old Grass Valley man lost his life last week on a rural Placer County road. The single-car wreck occurred during a light snowstorm on Feb. 29. According to Sgt. Cu ...

Placer County ticks test positive for Lyme disease

Hikers enjoying the beauty of Stevens Trail should heed warnings about ticks from state and public health officials. On. Jan. 25, the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District a ...

Copper wire thieves caught red-handed

Three suspects were caught in the act of stealing copper wire Tuesday morning from a traffic advisory message sign on westbound Interstate 80 west of Cisco Grove. The collaborate ...

Local suspects animals were sacrificed

Tony Velasquez came home from work on Halloween to find two of his goats dead, one of which had its udders removed. The Applegate-area resident said the incident was disturbing a ...

Eagles’ first goal within reach

As the buzz about another section title and a potential state bowl game grows louder by the day in Loomis, Casey Taylor has the tough task of keeping his talented squad on task. He ...

Roadside memorial springs up to remember 3 Applegate crash victims

An oak tree scarred in one of the most horrific Auburn-area crashes in recent memory was serving Monday as an impromptu memorial to three young men who were fatally injured there. ...

17-year-old suspected of DUI in Applegate crash that killed 3

Three men were killed and the juvenile driver is behind bars on suspicion of drunken driving after a car left an Applegate road and hit a tree late Thursday, the California Highway ...

Placer eager for another title shot

Despite all of Placer High’s recent success on the football field, a Pioneer Valley League title has eluded the Hillmen.Coach Joey Montoya has seen his team fall in its bigge ...

Placer supes’ disputed charity fund has new look, old concerns

A $100,000 fund dispensing money to charitable causes and controlled by the Placer County Board of Supervisors still stands after weathering an internal challenge. Three superviso ...