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UPDATE: Deceased victim in Alpine Meadows avalanche ID’d

January 17, 2020

UPDATE 2:21 P.M.: Sgt. Mike Powers live from Alpine Meadows on today’s avalanche. UPDATE 1:54 P.M.: Sgt. Mike Powers has identified the deceased as Cole Comstock, 34, of Blairsden. UPDATE 1:20 P.M.: Squaw Valley Alpine...







Current highway conditions: Friday, Jan. 17

January 17, 2020

Interstate 80 For eastbound traffic, chains are required on all vehicles except 4-wheel-drive vehicles with snow tires on all four wheels from 2.1 miles east of Baxter in Placer County to the Nevada State Line....


Caltrans: Chain controls in place on I-80

December 13, 2019

UPDATE 9:32 A.M.: Eastbound trucks are being screened at Applegate in Placer County. Westbound trucks are being screened 10 miles east of the Nevada State Line. Drivers must have maximum chains in their possession in...


Current highway conditions: Jan. 16, 2020

January 16, 2020

UPDATE 1:02 P.M.: Interstate 80 Chains are required on all vehicles except 4-wheel-drive vehicles with snow tire on all four tires from Colfax in Placer County to the Nevada State Line. State Route 89 Chains...






Local Nordic skiers sweep first place at Paco’s Freestyle

January 15, 2020

The Far West Nordic season continued last Sunday with dozens of athletes turning out for the annual Paco’s Freestyle cross-country race. Racers competed across 15-, 10-, and 5-kilometer distances at Auburn Ski Club, which hosted...






Caltrans: Chains controls dropped on I-80

September 30, 2019

UPDATE: 9 a.m.: Chain controls have been dropped on I-80, according to Caltrans. Chain controls have been dropped on I-80, but the roads are still wet. Please slow for the weather conditions! When is the...