Highway 49

Caltrans begins work on Highway 49, Interstate 80

Locals can expect to slow for flashing lights as Caltrans starts on basic roadside maintenance along Highway 49 and Interstate 80. Rochelle Jenkins, a spokeswoman for Caltrans, s ...

Thanks for help at hit-and-run

Thank you to the people who helped me last Friday when I was hit by a car on Highway 49 near the I-80 offramp at about 11:30 a.m. Several people stopped to help me and waited with ...

CHP looking for driver believed responsible for head-on crash

An Auburn business owner tried to pull over a driver who possibly caused a head-on collision that temporarily shut Highway 49 Friday morning. Police are now looking for the drive ...

Highway casualty was ‘amazingly talented’

In the wake of a Colfax man’s death this week, his family still thinks about what could’ve been of the man known as the “hot dog skier.” Michael Johnston died Wednesday n ...

Man fatally hit after running into traffic

A Colfax man who reportedly ran out into Highway 49 traffic in Auburn died Wednesday night. Michael B. Johnston, 53, was standing on the west roadway edge of the highway south of ...

49 Fire arson – Speak up, help find fire starters

Fire investigators have completed the first phase of their work. Now it’s up to the public to step up. Anyone with any information related to two arson fires that merged into th ...

Teen foursome arrested for stealing from Auburn bike shops

An Auburn business owner is hoping at the end of the week he’ll recover his stolen inventory a teen couple and their young accomplices took. Shon Garten, owner of Off-Axis Boar ...