Business

A family that crafts together, stays together

Sometimes small towns contain the most remarkable things — Colfax is one of those towns, and Lumenaris is one of those remarkable things. Lumenaris recently became another b ...

Searches from hot California home markets have Placer on radar

Priced out of California’s hottest home markets, prospective buyers are turning their searches toward comparable bargains in Placer County. And Nevada. And Arizona. And Id ...

Fiddling for fun and funds

DUTCH FLAT — It’s about helping out a friend.  As the Dutch Flat Trading Post celebrates its 20th anniversary, Colfax business owners Rob and Christine Bonn ...

Key Placer County job count drops to 19-year low

Placer County’s unemployment rate is down to 2.9 percent. — a level not seen, and only fleetingly, during the height of the soon-to-burst dotcom bubble of 1999. Statis ...

April home sales blow through roof. Best since 2006

Solid sales numbers in April for a region that takes in Placer County is buoying hopes in the home-building industry that eight-year growth streak will remain on course. The Rosev ...

Auburn Home Show has solutions, bright ideas

Mere months after inspiration first struck, new business Garden’s Edge had set up shop for the weekend at the Auburn Home Show and was making sales. Christy Cinder said the ...

Live, swim in shipping containers? Placer County event shows you how

You never know what you’re going to discover at the Auburn Home Show. And this spring’s edition starting Friday and continuing through Sunday at Gold Country Fairgroun ...

Kiosks, remodel highlight McDonald’s grand re-opening

New technology and completion of a major remodel means a celebration Saturday at North Auburn’s Bell Road McDonald’s. The restaurant’s upgrade has meant some adj ...

Foothills Fillmore Found? Odd Fellows Hall transformed into new Auburn music venue

Scott Holbrook was a joyous presence as he orchestrated Saturday’s inaugural Keep Smiling Promotions event at the venerable Auburn Lodge No. 7 Odd Fellows Hall. Auburn&rsquo ...

Workshop on disaster-proofing businesses from wildfire

One in four small businesses never reopen after a disaster. Nine in 10 fail within a year unless they are able to reopen within five days of a disaster. Learn how to “Disaste ...

Colfax Chamber mixer this Tuesday

Stephanie and Jim Gargan with Lighthouse Real Estate and Art Gallery will be hosting this month’s Colfax Area Chamber of Commerce mixer. They will be showing works by local a ...

Grocery Outlet teams up to raise funds for Auburn food closet’s new building

Auburn Interfaith Food Closet (AIFC) is teaming up with Auburn’s Grocery Outlet for a community fundraising event. For the months of May and June, customers at Grocery Outlet ...

Nicholson Blown Glass ‘keeps it fresh’

Tucked away just off of Highway 49 out toward Hidden Falls, sits the nine-acre Nicholson Blown Glass studio. Rick and Janet Nicholson have been creating blown glass art since 1981 ...

Its all too much

Collectibles have been a big part of Jeanne Cunningham’s life since she was a teenager. “This is my passion,” she said. “I started going to Denio’s w ...

Co-op comeback in Downtown Auburn

The Auburn Downtown Co-op is a uniquely-crafted free community celebration to be held 5 to 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month from May through September. The event takes pl ...