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Suction dredging ban a drain for miners

Dennis Robnett estimates a statewide moratorium on suction dredge mining for gold has cut business at Pioneer Mining by 60 percent. The Auburn business is one of many in the moth ...

Project Linus volunteers sew comfort

Linus, a character in the comic strip “Peanuts,” gets a great deal of comfort and security from his blanket. With the support of “Peanuts” creator Charles M. Schulz, the li ...

Velican's Ponderosa closing after 50 years

Velican’s Ponderosa Bar and Grill in Weimar is observing five decades of doing business near the North Fork American River canyon. But a party on June 25 won’t be an especiall ...

Grad night was safe, fun, dry

The Colfax High School Grad Night celebration Saturday night, June 4, was a tremendous rain-free success. The kids had a fun, safe night, and created memories that will last forev ...

Residents asked to save water

An appeal for local communities to cut water consumption by 25 percent was made directly to the Colfax City Council last week. Brian Martin, a Placer County Water Agency represent ...

Jones family keeps up with Auburn rider

Cassie Jones spent much of March in Europe, following her husband Chris at professional cycling races in Belgium, Italy and Spain. Tuesday morning she got the chance to watch him ...

Rain won’t stop Amgen’s Tour of California Auburn start

With rain in the forecast and a chill in the air, Auburn is awaiting its Amgen Tour of California moment in the sun Tuesday. And while the National Weather Service isn’t forecast ...

Doesn't want arena tax

It has been reported that a regional authority has been created to finance an “NBA arena.” I seriously hope that Placer County supervisors think twice before acting to alloca ...

Abnormal rains spur pothole problems in Placer County

Placer County is dealing with the rim-scraping, tire-popping after-effects of an abnormally torrential rainy season. As the ground dries out, roads are starting to sprout a new an ...

Piling it on: Rain, wind, snow pummel Auburn, Sierra

The wind and rain kept on coming Thursday, buffeting Auburn and environs in the latest of a series of winter storms expected to continue into the weekend. And while that translate ...

Low snow could blanket Auburn

Forget snowball fights and snowmen. With the possibility of some serious snow falling in Auburn on Thursday, Mark Lizotte was reveling in the possibility of taking his snowmobile ...

Media Life: It’s been a wonderful Media Life in 2010

In the spirit of the Christmas holidays, here’s a look back at some of Media Life's highlights over the past 12 months: Reese reaches millions Pro angler Skeet Reese featured o ...

Foul-up leaves hazardous waste sitting unattended at Auburn’s Gold Country Fairgrounds

A mix-up on dates for a household hazardous waste drop-off in Auburn had the Western Placer Waste Management Authority scrambling today. The waste drop-off at the Gold Country Fai ...