Editorials

Puzzling times and a bright future

2018 is going by in the blink of an eye. Here at the Auburn Journal, we are continuing to make the necessary changes to keep your community newspaper alive and well for many years ...

Barbecue time

This year will be the 36th annual Auburn Rotary “Spirit of Auburn Community BBQ,” the largest fundraiser of the year for this local service club. The greater Auburn com ...

Be prepared for foothill wildfire

As over a dozen fires are burning across California, it’s important to be more prepared than ever before. In Thursday’s Auburn Journal, we published a 24-page Fire and ...

Are you ready for football?

While we are about to end the month of July, it may seem like it’s early, but yes, it is time to start talking about high school football in our community. At the Auburn Jou ...

Let’s help end local hunger

Going hungry is more than just having a growling stomach. It’s lightheadedness. Dizziness. Headaches. Difficulty in focusing on anything. No one wants to experience that ...

Our View: Take in Placer’s beauty but be careful

It’s summer. It’s a great time to get outside and enjoy the area we live in. And there is much to take in. There’s an abundance of hiking, biking, swimming, ra ...

Serving the community: It’s not all politics

“Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been pl ...

Our View: Support local 4-H youth at Placer County Fair

Thursday kicked off the 81st annual Placer County Fair and many visitors are heading directly to the carnival’s roller coaster, the food areas or to see Arden Park Roots a ...

Our View: Celebrating dear old dad

As the middle of June arrives, the temperature rises as spring transforms into summer. At the same time, the one holiday that rolls around is a tribute to none other than, dear ...

Our View: Don’t forget to vote Tuesday in the primary election

Tuesday’s Statewide Direct Primary Election has been rather low-key in the Auburn area. Usually, this newspaper office is bombarded by election letter-writers urging a ...

Serving our seniors well

Seniors First of Placer County is an amazing local nonprofit organization making a huge difference in our community.  Over the past year, Seniors First has: Served nea ...

Golden State Killer case shouldn’t devalue Auburn Police

“Always be wary. But don’t let that wariness spiral into paranoia. And support your hard-working, dedicated Auburn Police Department.” It’s a way of thin ...

In the national spotlight, but thankful to be all local

The recent arrest of the Golden State Killer has drawn much attention, locally and across the nation. The 72-year-old Citrus Heights man was taken into custody on Wednesday. The ho ...

Our View: The voting has begun for Auburn and Colfax’s best

While the weather outside hasn’t looked like it this past week, spring is in the air. We are always pretty busy here at the Auburn Journal, but this time of year is one of ou ...

Our View: Colfax pride, camaraderie is refreshing

Originally known as Alder Grove, Colfax began as a winter camping spot for trappers and gold miners in the mid-1800s. Soon a camp grew into a village and the name was changed to ...