american river

Locals do their best to beat the heat

FOLSOM, CA - If you are having difficulties bearing the heat as the city nears the peak of heat for the summer, residents have provided tips in finding ways to keep the heat at bay ...

Rafter dies in North Fork American River

AUBURN CA - A Rohnert Park man has died in the North Fork of the American River near Colfax, while whitewater rafting, authorities have reported. The man has been identified as Sta ...

City’s price tag for bridge money runs around $2 million

Getting Folsom’s new bridge funded wasn’t cheap. Folsom spent nearly $2 million on lobbyists in the past four years and will spend many thousands more through 2009. City spen ...

From the Depths: Pioneer spirit

The remains of a 155-year-old water delivery system are emerging from the murky waters of Folsom Lake and for some former residents the old canals and ditches are bringing back mem ...

River parkway push is funded

An ambitious plan to max out recreation-user-friendliness on American River shores at Lake Natoma is funded. No contracts have been let, but work is expected to begin in early 2010 ...

From the Depths: History resurfaces as lake level falls

Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series on the history of the Mormon Island area, which is resurfacing due to the drought. Every decade or so, when a drought c ...

Folsom eyed for inmate health center; could bring 1,600 jobs

Nearly 80 acres of state-owned land along the American River in Folsom is earmarked for construction of a 775,000-square-foot prison medical facility. In California’s inmate-heal ...

Expansion of 5 mph powerboat speed limit proposed for rec area

A draft planning blueprint for the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area includes plans to stretch a 5 mph speed limit for powerboats up the American River to the area in the canyon b ...