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Traffic Delays and Detours Along Lincoln Way and Electric Street

Traffic Delays and Detours Along Lincoln Way and Electric Street

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A water system improvement project will require traffic control along Lincoln Way in Auburn for two to three months, the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) announced Monday (Apr. 15). The work is part of PCWA’s Electric Street Tank and Pipeline Project, which includes a new 5 million gallon treated water…

Dr. Bill Kirby Closes Practice After 33 Years

Dr. Bill Kirby Closes Practice After 33 Years

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Dr. William Kirby Urologist and Surgeon in the Auburn area for 33-years closed his. Dr. Kirby says back pain has made it difficult but he was no longer able to keep his insurance and that is what forced him to end his practice. Dr Kirby on retirement 1 Dr. Kirby…

Salvation Army Truck Fire

Salvation Army Truck Fire

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People in the area said it sounded like a bomb went off behind the Salvation Army on Lincoln Way in Auburn. The Auburn Fire Duty Chief reported it appeared that someone set fire to a plastic garbage bag filled with clothes between the tires and trailer of one of the…

Another Successful River Clean-Up

Another Successful River Clean-Up

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The Auburn State Recreation Area and Protect American River Canyons (PARC), and community volunteers gathered at the Confluence of the American River in Auburn for the Annual River clean-up. Eric Peach a Board member with PARC says there was a great turn out Saturday.              Click to Hear Eric Peach…

Public Safety Dispatcher’s Week Continues

Public Safety Dispatcher’s Week Continues

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Public safety dispatcher’s week continues.  Designated as such by Congress in 1991, this week was chosen to recognize those who are not as visible as those who respond to scene but are just as important.  The CAL FIRE Communications Operators of the Grass Valley Emergency Command Center play a vital…

The FBI is Seeking the Public’s Assistance

The FBI is Seeking the Public’s Assistance

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The FBI is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying alleged victims of convicted killer Curtis Dean Anderson, who died while serving his prison term on December 9, 2007. Anderson was convicted and sentenced to over 300 years in prison for the 1999 kidnapping and murder of 7-year-old Xiana Fairchild in…

Placer County Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update

Placer County Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update

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The Placer County Board of Supervisors, at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, took three actions to make the county more fire safe. In the first, the Board approved the permanent expansion of the county’s hazardous vegetation abatement (HVA) ordinance to all county unincorporated areas. Cal-Fire’s South operations Division Chief Scott…

Auburn Chamber of Commerce Duck Derby Ducks for Sale

Auburn Chamber of Commerce Duck Derby Ducks for Sale

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Ducks are available now! After a fun inaugural year the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, PARC and many other participating non-profits are getting ready for the annual “Great American River, Wild Duck Derby”. There was a big crowd down at the confluence for last year’s big finish. Listen to the big…

National Public Safety Dispatcher Week

National Public Safety Dispatcher Week

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The week of the 14th is national Police Dispatchers week. Annie Henry, dispatcher for Auburn Police Department, was awarded the dispatcher of the year award at last Monday night’s Auburn City Council meeting with a commendation by Mayor Kevin Hanley. Police Chief John Ruffcorn stood next to Annie and noted…

No Decision on Auburn Homeless Shelters

No Decision on Auburn Homeless Shelters

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The Auburn City Council decided to hold off on any decision regarding zoning for homeless shelters within the city until staff can reach out to the county for a regional approach. The State mandated, that zoning for the future building of homeless shelters, be part of the city’s general building…