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Placer County confirms West Nile in deceased woman

A Placer County communicable disease investigation has confirmed the West Nile virus infection in an Ophir woman who died earlier this month. Though 82-year-old Joyce Richter was ...

Local middle schools run for title

More than 400 young athletes hit the Del Oro High School track May 21 in a competition to show that there’s more to running a race than just winning. Competing in the Loomi ...

Media Life: “Draft Day” movie has Auburn creative connection

When “Draft Day” starring Kevin Costner lights up movie screens across the United States today, former Auburn resident Gareth Smith’s work will be a big part of w ...

Wise Powerhouse near Auburn a hard-working PG&E, Placer County landmark

At the intersection of engineering and commerce – and Wise and Ophir roads near Auburn – Pacific Gas & Electric Co. had the foresight to create a power plant that h ...

Ophir fights back after being victimized by plaque-theft plague

Ophir residents with an eye on preserving a vein of rich Gold Rush history in their rural Placer County community are organizing a drive to replace a cherished marker that was stol ...

Feds come to rescue of Ophir firehouse in the nick of time

FEMA has come to the rescue of Placer County Fire’s Ophir station on Wise Road. Placer Fire Chief Brad Harris said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a $1. ...

Renovations, new programs take flight at local schools

Thermometers may still read “summer,” but elementary school parents are busy preparing their children to go back to school. Classes at six of the Loomis district schools start ...

Elementary school graduates ready for high school

Eighth-graders from six local elementary schools have been graduated and are now the Del Oro High School Class of 2014. “They’ll make Del Oro a better place, they’re a fun, c ...

Auburn a salmon haven? It's retired teacher Jack Sanchez' dream

Jack Sanchez calls salmon the earth’s canary in a coal mine. If the salmon disappear, Sanchez said he strongly believes that the human race will disappear along with them. And ...