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Colfax General invasion

Dollar General is looking to place stores in rural Georgetown, Cool and Colfax. During the Colfax City Council meeting Wednesday, April 22  the council approved the design re ...

Placer High readies for all-class gathering of grads

The memories will be flowing at this summer’s Placer High School all-class reunion. Like the time mischief-making seniors stacked a pile of tires around the Auburn campus&rs ...

Ex-Cal Fire chief pleads no contest on meth charge

Ex-Cal Fire battalion chief Ronald Ray Wright Jr. of Auburn is facing no jail time and three years probation after pleading no contest to an allegation of possession of methampheta ...

Manhunt in North Auburn after threats against Veterans Administration

UPDATE 2:26 p.m. April 28 Threats against the Veterans Administration spurred a manhunt for a Nevada County man and lockdowns in North Auburn this afternoon. Authorities issu ...

Gold Rush mercury removal on tap for Bear River

The Nevada Irrigation District has committed final funding of $290,000 for specialized equipment from a Canadian manufacturer to remove mercury left over from the Gold Rush on the ...

Placer County man punches, scares off trespassing bear

It’s hard to believe it happened. And state wildlife officers are advising against it. But for a rural Placer County resident, bare fists and a solid right-hand to a bear&rs ...

Push on to open homeless shelter doors in North Auburn

A former minimum-security jail building in North Auburn is alive with the sounds of saws and drills as the Placer County Government Center building is readied for occupation in May ...

Cases tossed after racist text allegations emerge against ex-Placer deputy

Allegations of racist and homophobic texting against a Placer County Sheriff’s Office ex-deputy are roiling the county’s legal waters. The Placer County District Attor ...

Media Life: R&B pioneer’s grave marker turns up in Auburn

It’s a mystery that has Auburn’s Brianna Rubio perplexed. Actually, many people. It started with the discovery of a grave marker in the yard of a North Auburn property ...