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More snowfall, cold conditions give ski resorts, water suppliers a lift

Wintry weather conditions are helping bolster mountain snowpack with totals now close to the average for this time of year. Ski resorts are reveling in the snow that has fallen si ...

Going the extra smile: Auburn man gets his grin back

Auburn’s John Tadlock has his smile back. It went away more than a decade ago, masking a deteriorating set of teeth that Tadlock became just too self-conscious of to ever delibe ...

Storm moves in: Placer County offers pointers to get through the worst of it

The Auburn area held up well Monday under the first of a series of heavy rain and wind storms expected to roar through the foothills this week. The rain started coming down in shee ...

Truckee mourns 2nd victim of Newcastle-I-80 wrong-way crash

Truckee-area residents who knew Interstate 80 wrong-way crash victim Jessica Faber are mourning the loss of a teen remembered for her passion for the arts and enthusiasm for life. ...

Wrong-way driver blamed for double-fatal I-80 crash at Newcastle

Two people are dead after a two-car crash early today on Interstate 80 at Newcastle that the California Highway Patrol is blaming on a wrong-way driver. The wrong-way driver has be ...

New round of vaccination clinics in Placer County slated to start Monday

With more H1N1 vaccine arriving, Placer County will be holding more clinics starting Monday. The clinics are being held for Placer County residents who are at high risk for compli ...

Thunder Valley Casino skyscraper now has Placer County firefighting equipment to match

Placer County’s new ladder truck will take Placer County firefighters to heights only dreamed of a few short years ago. The ladder truck, which cost nearly $1 million, was parke ...

Placer County No. 2 post vacant after sudden departure of Rich Colwell

Rich Colwell has abruptly left the No. 2 administrative position with Placer County. The county’s chief assistant executive officer for the past three years and a 20-year county ...

Union Pacific’s double-stack trains now rumbling through Placer County

Double-stack container shipping is now part of the Union Pacific Railroad through Auburn. The Union Pacific opened its Donner Pass route to domestic double stack container freight ...

Placer County hospitalization for H1N1 rising

Hospitalizations of H1N1 flu patients are up in Placer County as health officials continue a school vaccine program to fight the spread of the disease among the young. A total of ...

Placer County is little-known buffalo country

Jed Hammon’s home is where the buffalo roam. And that home happens to be on a hillside spread in Placer County, between Auburn and Lincoln. The sound of thundering buffalo hoov ...

Buyouts pay executives in Placer County to leave

Gold-plated giveaway of taxpayer dollars? Or fair compensation for an early departure from a high-level and high-risk post that hinges on the whims of a politically sensitive boa ...

Media Life: New Auburn YouTube moments feature Balloon Boy song, rockabilly vampire

Former Auburnite Devlin Murphy is taking the whole “Balloon Boy” phenomenon to new musical heights. Murphy, a songwriter and Placer High grad now based out of North Hollywood, ...

Smoky says: Auburn’s cooling trend to get weekend revisit

Auburn experienced a taste of autumn to come Tuesday – with colder weather moving in and a sprinkle of rain falling in the morning. Torrid temperatures had been hanging on throu ...

Media Life: Placer County products are Emmy nominees for “Deadliest Catch”

“Deadliest Catch” has netted another Emmy nomination for cinematography, which means Placer County products Todd and Doug Stanley are up for a second win. The brothers – Tod ...