Mike Lynch

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 ...

1964 Highway 49 bridge rubble remains a cleanup quandary

By most accounts, the Highway 49 bridge blowout of December 1964 was spectacular. Photos and video from the time show the force of a hellish torrent of water and wood collapsing t ...

West Virginia Bridge Day sparks interest for mass Auburn BASE jump

Every third Saturday in October for the past 34 years, West Virginia’s New River Gorge Bridge has become the extreme sports world’s Mecca. This year, as well as 450 BA ...

Our View: Repeal fee to park at Confluence

Paying $10 to park on the side of the road shouldn’t be required to enjoy the natural habitat that surrounds Auburn. Late last month, the Gold Fields District of California S ...

Nature's beauty will cost you

Early Monday afternoon, Paul Goss and his family were ready to cool off on the banks of the American River.Goss, of Roseville, and his new bride have been coming to the American Ri ...