Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal PARC volunteer Eric Peach, in rear of boat, takes a group of rafters down the rapids near China Bar at the American River confluence Saturday, March 23. Accompanying Peach in the raft are Mary West, Ocean Tober, Canyon Tober and, in the front seat, Micah Tober and Eric Tober.
Jon Schultz/Auburn Journal Horizon Charter Schools students Clover Bellamy, 7, and brother Jonas, 5, get up close and personal with the insects on display by entomologist Phil Mays at the science fair presented by Horizon's K-6 programs in Auburn. About 400 people attended the fair held Friday, March 22 at the Sierra Grace Church in Auburn. Principal Maria Blix said she hopes the biannual event inspires students "to be something they never thought they would be."
Jon Schultz/Auburn Journal Horizon Charter Schools teacher Laura Larsen helps 9-year-old Sonny Sirotzki with his silly putty creation at the science fair Friday, March 22.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Benny May is seen practicing his foul shots at St. Joseph Catholic School as he prepares for his big day.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Eight-year-old Alicia Barnes was busy contributing to an Easter chalk mural Monday, March 25 at the Boys & Girls Club Spring Break Camp. Barnes was helped by club member Mercedes Kelley-Stevenson (back).
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Boys & Girls Club of Placer County members, from left, Sydney Rossoz, 10; Kaiya Markgraf, 10; Ava Foreman, 11; Ryleigh King, 6, and Amara Jackson, 7, work on a chalk drawing Monday, March 25 on the first day of the club's Spring Break Camp. All the girls contributed to the large spring-themed chalk mural on the playground. Chalk drawing was only one of the many activities available to club members at the camp that runs all week in Auburn.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Music is one of the daily activities club members can choose to participate in at the Boys & Girls Club Spring Break Camp. On Monday, March 25, campers (From left) River Alan Markgraf, 10; Bella Mione, 6, Addie Aday, 6; Allen Crisp, 10, listen to Youth Development Counselor Christian Reintjes (right) give guitar instruction.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Auburn resident Nancy Nebilak had a rude awakening on Monday, March 25 when she discovered the windshield of her Honda Accord had been shattered by vandals overnight while parked outside her home on Skyridge Drive. Hers was one of nine vehicles throughout Auburn that sustained similar damage between Sunday night and Monday morning.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Olivia Morgan, a team captain, dives into the pool during a recent player swim practice.
Courtesy Easter weeking will be hopping in Auburn, with Egg Hunts scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, a Bunny Hop in Old Town Auburn on March 30, and several Easter morning services and breakfasts to chose from.
Anne Stokes/Gold Country News Service The varsity boys get underway at Saturday's NorCal High School Cycling League Race No. 3 at Folsom Lake.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Chris Sanderson, hydrographer for PG&E, enters data collected during a snow depth survey at Meadow Lake -- 7,200 feet in elevation -- on Wednesday, March 27.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal PG&E crews took to the skies Wednesday, March 27 to complete a snow pack survey.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Chris Sanderson, middle, checks the snow pack with the rest of the snow survey team: helicopter pilot Tom Chaub, left, and Matt McPheeters. In this site at Furnace Flat the snow pack translated into about 24 inches of water.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Matt McPheeters, left, a hydrographer for PG&E, heads out with helicopter pilot Tom Chaub to a snow survey on one of 14 stops in the Yuba watershed area in the Sierra on Wednesday, March 27.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Auburn's Jamison Dilkey, a Colfax High School junior, gets some practice work done in the track at Fast Fridays.
Auburn Journal File Debbie Hawley, an animal care technician at Placer County Animal Service, takes a moment with a dog at the county's North Auburn shelter in this file photo. The existing shelter is moving toward being replaced with a new $23.6 million facility.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Frank Weismantel sits behind the wheel of the Placer County Sheriff's SET vehicle during a demonstration at the PCSO Citizen's Awareness Academy. The academy finished up a four week course where attendees learned about all aspects of what the PCSO does.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Dee Turner grabs hold of a Placer County Sheriff's deputy vest that belongs to a member of the Special Enforcement Team. Turner attended the Placer County Sheriff's Office Citizen's Awareness Academy.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal At the Placer County Sheriff's Citizen's Awareness Academy, attendees get a hands-on experience with the Special Enforcement Team division gear, including their sniper guns.
Courtesy Ron Verlin, a Del Oro graduate at left holding a trophy, is now the head men's basketball coach at University of the Pacific.
Here are images from stories covered this week by the Auburn Journal.