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Week zero football results: Placer, Del Oro, Bear River and Colfax win big

The first night of prep football opened with resounding success for most of the Auburn-area programs in the Sac-Joaquin Section on Friday. Placer, Del Oro, Bear River and Colfax a ...

Week zero Auburn-area football previews

Although the warm weather that hit the foothills area this week may not seem like fall, make no mistake that the curtain will rise on the high school football season tonight. And, ...

SATURDAY SPECIAL: Auburn-area football squads open season with full-contact scrimmages

Dennis Murphy barked instruction with authority Thursday as he directed Placer High football players through an aggressive ball-stripping drill on the Hillmen practice field. Thos ...

DASHING DISPLAY: Placer squad steals section track title while Forest Lake, Bear River, Colfax, Foresthill nab Masters qualifications

The next best boys squad in Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV track and field is only half the team that Placer is. The Hillmen rolled to 66 collective points Tuesday and Thursday a ...

Fire funding reaches 'desperate' levels

“I’m sorry to be bringing all of this to your house this morning, but I think the significant point is that we are desperate,” Fire Chief Ian Gow said to Placer C ...

SPRING ROUNDUP: Placer, Colfax, Bear River, Del Oro, Forest Lake Christian and Foresthill results

Placer Softball In an effort to deprive late-surging Colfax another Pioneer Valley League upset Friday, Placer broke away from a 5-4 lead in the top of the seventh inning when Rav ...

Pluses, minuses of Foresthill bioenergy plant mapped out

Is the Foresthill Divide ready for a bioenergy plant? A new draft study suggests that the Foresthill area, east of Auburn, has the supply of wood waste for a relatively small plan ...

National Arbor Day group targets American Fire area for tree planting

A national organization plans to plant more than 600,000 trees in an area of the Tahoe National Forest damaged by the 2013 American Fire, east of Foresthill. The Arbor Day Foundat ...

SEASON IN BLOOM: Auburn-area basketball teams ready for the SJS playoffs

Of the 166 teams to earn an invitation to the Sac-Joaquin Section basketball playoffs, only 12 will be shaking hands with the familiar blue hue of section banner glory. The top fe ...

Good December starts for Auburn-area basketball teams

Ask any basketball coach and more often than not they’ll tell you that getting off to a good start to a season is always good for a team’s psyche. So far this season, ...

Possible jumper brings CHP copter under Foresthill Bridge

The possibility of a suicidal plunge off the Foresthill Bridge brought the California Highway Patrol helicopter searching deep into the American River canyon Monday morning. The c ...

Placer County's Tahoe National Forest ‘Big Trees’ giant sequoia grove gets some TLC

Placer County’s Big Trees Grove and surrounding forest of old growth giants are getting some tender loving care to keep them growing strong for a thousand more years or longe ...

Frazzled by King Fire smoke, Foresthill looking at biomass energy plant

Armed with funding from several sources, some Foresthill residents are moving forward with a feasibility study on a plant to create electricity from forest fuels. Now they’r ...

Foresthill fears mount as King Fire grows

FORESTHILL - A 15-mile overnight run by the 71,000-acre King Fire into Placer County had fearful Foresthill residents out in force for a meeting with firefighters on Thursday and l ...

Weather for Placer County graduations predicted to be sizzling, stay-hydrated-hot

Last year’s graduation season was infamous in Placer County for its heat and for its heat exhaustion in some areas. Colfax High School’s principal, Rick Spears, noted ...