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Five questions with an Eagle scout

Jeff Holt began as a Tiger Cub when he was in first grade. Eleven years later, he’s building signs for the fire department. Holt’s Eagle project consisted of making t ...

Old Town’s portal into the past opens wide Sunday

Like the turn of color in Auburn’s autumn leafscape, another fall staple arrives with a burnished flourish in Old Town on Sunday. The streets of Old Town Auburn will resembl ...

17,000-plus migrating vultures touch down in Auburn

The vultures have landed. And taken off again, bound for warmer climes in South America after overnight stays in the Auburn area since mid-September. In a count that has apparent ...

FedEx truck overturned on I-80 near Colfax

CHP reported an overturned FedEx truck on eastbound I-80 near Secret Town Road. CHP currently re-routing drivers to Highway 174 Rollins Lake Rd., Cal Trans is also advising traffi ...

North Auburn barbecue place burned by catering trailer theft

A North Auburn barbecue eatery has taken a direct financial hit from the theft of its catering trailer. The theft of the trailer from outside Bam Dazy BBQ, 12005 Shale Ridge Road, ...

Colfax Calendar, starting Oct. 15

Thursday, Oct. 15 Fundraiser for Colfax Elementary and Colfax High schools runs from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through Dec. 18 at the Colfax Theater Coffee Shop, 49 ...

Placer sheriff seeks help in officer’s vandalized grave case

UPDATE: COLFAX - Slain Sacramento police officer Bill Bean Jr.’s grave in Colfax Cemetery has been vandalized and two badges attached to his grave marker are missing. The ba ...

New North Auburn animal shelter on time, on budget

The two-story steel framing of a new $22.1 million animal shelter in North Auburn is rising at a construction site across from the current 43-year-old facility. As volunteers walk ...

Slain Sacramento police officer's grave vandalized in Colfax

COLFAX - Slain Sacramento police officer Bill Bean Jr.'s grave in Colfax Cemetery has been vandalized and two badges attached to his grave marker are missing. The badges ...

Knights of Columbus 28th annual fundraising drive Oct. 16 to Oct. 18

The 72,000 members of the Knights of Columbus in California and their volunteers will conduct their Annual Fund Raising Drive in communities across the state to raise funds for Peo ...

Media Life: 10 Things You Have to Do Before You Call Yourself a Real Auburnite.

Call it a collective consciousness, group think or just a sense of belonging. At some point, everyone wants to fit in somehow somewhere. But how do you know whether you’ve f ...

Local businessman has big plans for Colfax Hotel

A Rocklin businessman is striving to breathe new life into the historic Colfax Hotel and he hopes to have it open by next summer. Brian Figueroa purchased the hotel nearly three y ...

Placer County bear cub killing, status of surviving cub, still a mystery

While state Fish & Wildlife Department officers investigate the reported shooting death of a bear cub this weekend east of Foresthill, the Bear League is poised to rescue its s ...

American River suddenly changes from blue to chocolate brown

The American River in the canyon below Auburn was taking on an unfamiliar shade of mud on Wednesday. While the north fork was keeping its clear blue hues, the middle fork was runn ...

Stabbing in Regional Park, robbery at Government Center bus stop

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is reporting two assaults and attempted robberies – one involving a homeless man as a victim, the other, a stabbing in Regional Park ...