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Gratefulness, relief in Applegate, Weimar a week after fire erupts

With words “containment” and “demobilization of fire resources” in the air instead of smoke, residents of the Applegate and Weimar area are returning to the ...

UPDATE: Six of 14 Oakmont football players suspended for drug connections will play again this season

Sources at Oakmont High School in Roseville have confirmed that an Oct. 10 drug citation of an 18-year-old student has sparked an extensive investigation by school officials and th ...

Auburn man struck, killed while crossing Denver street

At 18, Auburn’s Sheldon Allmon left home and loved ones on Wednesday to embark on a 10-month stint with AmeriCorps. On Friday, crossing a busy southwest Denver street near t ...

Fire in Auburn injures one, damages buildings

A blaze damaged buildings and sent embers floating dangerously into nearby yards Monday morning in an older neighborhood of houses opposite Interstate 80 from Old Town Auburn. The ...

More recreation areas open after King Fire containment

With King Fire containment, the U.S. Forest Service has reduced the size of the area closed to the public. But several popular recreation areas past Georgetown in El Dorado County ...

Bumper grape harvest celebrated during PlacerGrown week

It was great to be a grapevine in Placer County in 2014. Placer County’s grape harvest and growing wine industry has been one of the few agricultural entities apparently ben ...

Auburn’s State Theatre installs seats with Hollywood star power

As final preparations are made for its reopening, Auburn’s expanded State Theatre is upgrading its seating with ornate chairs that most recently played a small but integral r ...

Applegate Fire base camp fails to fizzle Fast Fridays finale

A small army of Applegate Fire personnel will share the Gold Country Fairgrounds tonight with Fast Fridays Motorcycle Speedway racing. Two years ago, Fast Fridays cancelled Friday ...

Was it arson? Cal Fire looks for Applegate Fire answers

Forced to flee the fire, Bob Kennedy of Applegate’s Hidden Meadows Court found temporary shelter Thursday in a friend’s motor home in North Auburn and a place to park h ...

Fire claims homes, hundreds of acres

APPLEGATE, Calif. --The charred remains of a camping trailer smolder in the driveway of a home lost to the Applegate Fire. All that distinguishes the burned out hull is a collecti ...