gold

Media Life: Treasure turns up in darndest places but not gold-coin couple

May is the target date for a portion of the $10 million in gold coins from the 1800s found by a Gold Country couple to start turning up on Amazon.com’s collectibles site. By ...

Media Life: Digging into Placer’s Oscar connectivity; deepening gold-coin mystery

  Placer County’s return to the big screen in a major motion picture has culminated with that movie getting some heavyweight industry respect this week at the Academy A ...

Burying hoard of gold coins in backyard could be costly mistake

The Auburn-area soil is soft from a series of rainstorms and Gold Country imaginations these days are fertile with the prospect of finding buried treasure. After all, it was only ...

Mystery gold coin cache found in Auburn area? Speculation abounds

A sense of wonder is competing with a sense of mystery to fire the imaginations of Auburn-area residents as they speculate on whether the couple who found a $10 million cache of go ...

Spirit of 49er gold fever alive and well in Auburn State Recreation Area

The glow in the sand in the water at my feet was unmistakable. Gold. Add the exclamation mark, if you wish. Less than two weeks later, I was back at the same spot at the American ...

The sport of hunting gold

It is no secret that the lure bringing thousands of people to California was gold. Having lived in the gold country for many years, I became familiar with the phenomena that trigge ...

Chasing the elusive rainbow

As many predicted, the Sierra Foothill League boys basketball title would be a wild race. As it stands, with the exception of Granite Bay (3-0), all the teams have one loss. Rockl ...

The real benefits Hype offers young softball players

When local Mike Mello wanted to move his daughters up from recreational softball to a more competitive fast pitch league he decided to take it one step further. In 2005, he began a ...

Parker hits pay dirt at Gold Country Open

AUBURN _ John Parker of Rocklin chose the perfect time to hit a hole-in-one. Parker, a member of the Foresthill Golf Club, won the Hole-in-One contest at Placer Sierra Realty’s G ...