American River

February weekend is all for youth waterfowl hunters

Hunting season is either closed or soon to close, depending on the zone to which you travel.However, the season isn’t closed for everybody. A special weekend is reserved for the ...

One of these days, lead fishing weights will go bye-bye

If you cast your line often enough, sooner or later you’re bound to get bit. You might even catch something. The same principle can be applied to lawsuits. Over the years, t ...

DFG's new process for buying a fishing license is a big hassle

Have you gone to your local sporting goods store to purchase a fishing license as a stocking stuffer for Christmas? All fishing licenses expire Dec. 31.   I went to store af ...

There is a danger to crabbing in open waters

  Have you priced fresh crab lately? It’s expensive. Last week, it was detailed in this column that you don’t need to ride on a party boat to trap a load of crab ...

Crabbing on your own is a little work but well worth it

Most anglers rely on any of the numerous party boats to get a limit of crab. Why not? The boat’s deckhand does all the work, and the angler reaps the reward of crabs in the s ...

Event keeping local waters clean

On Saturday morning local residents can help get trash out of waterways and surrounding areas. The Sierra Nevada Conservancy is hosting its second annual Great Sierra River Cleanu ...

Holland helps North top South

Ben Holland, who graduated from Rocklin High in June, helped the North squad defeat the South 21-7 in Saturday’s 53rd Optimist All-Star football game at American River College. ...

Fast, cold river flows after rain

While the sunny skies forecasted for this weekend may make locals forget about the week’s earlier rain showers, there are still swift-moving river waters that serve as a reminder ...

Water is in storage, but conservation’s still key

California is moving into the third year of below-normal snowpack. State officials have been calling on Californians to conserve, conserve, and conserve some more. The result has ...

Our View: Auburn City Council needs to light some fires

Sometimes slow and steady doesn’t cut it – particularly when results are few and far between. The City Council needs to establish a collective “bucket list” and start ligh ...