Colfax businesses hiring employees

By: LindaLou Hanes
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I love this job! There is always so much good business news to report. More than I have room to print. For example, after declaring a contest for readers to name the business that had just hired additional staff, I learned of two more businesses that had recently hired additional employees. So, the contest continues. CONTEST: Within the last couple months what two Colfax businesses hired additional employees? E-mail me your answers by noon this coming Monday, Sept. 12. From all the correct answers, I will hold a random drawing for the winner, who will receive a $10 gift certificate to the business. Good news all the way around! The lucky winner of the contest in the last column is Bruce Nissen of Fox Barrel Ciders. He named DINE N DASH, 1516 S. Canyon Way, which opened two weeks ago with great fanfare. Owner Stacy Williams joked that she hired so many people recently she isn’t even sure what the final total was! Try 15. By the way, while at Dine N Dash, I recommend the hand-made natural ice cream from Tahoe Creamery. The company slogan is “Keepin’ it Pure.” That nails it. I keep hearing rave reviews all over town for Dine N Dash, open 7 days, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. for breakfast and lunch, 346-1000. More local eatery news: EVANGELINE’S at 5 Depot St. downtown Colfax is showcasing organic produce from Bakbraken Acres in Chicago Park throughout the fall growing season. Owner Evangeline Elston says she is highlighting “gorgeous, delicious, local veggies … in new menu items.” Also, Evangeline and Mary Walker from Bakbraken Acres are offering harvest suppers, cooking demonstrations and sampling events throughout September. For details, call 346-8833 or check, Michele Candler of SATYA YOGA STUDIO announces that she has started her fall schedule of classes of Gentle and Power Yoga at Studio Z Dance & Fitness, at the Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St. off the back parking lot. Gentle yoga classes are held Tuesday and Thursday, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. The power yoga class is held Monday, 6 to 7:15 p.m. And, a new class of mixed level (flowing Vinyasa class for all levels) is held Wednesday, 6 to 7:15 p.m. For more information call Michele at 863-0091 or check her at COLFAX HEALING ARTS, 233 S. Auburn, Ste. 255, welcomes the COLFAX REIKI CIRCLE to its center on the third Tuesday of each month starting this month, Sept. 20, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Reiki is a gentle, ancient hands-on healing technique that can accelerate the body’s ability to heal itself, while alleviating pain and stress. It also promotes a general feeling of well being. The monthly Reiki Circle is open to Reiki practitioners and to those who are interested in experiencing a session of Reiki healing energy in a circle. For more information, call 346-7862 or check, Reader Charlene Good wants to offer kudos to a local business that is not tooting its own horn. COLFAX MINI STORAGE at 1255 S. Auburn St., is once again showing off its beautiful flower gardens. The flowers are a delight along the road outside the gate, as well as inside the gate. They should still be blooming when you drive by to enjoy them. A very belated acknowledgement to a business that is not in Colfax but has a local connection. Last Spring the Colfax Community Garden at the Sierra Vista Community Center in Colfax benefited from that connection. The BriarPatch Co-op Natural Foods Community Market in Grass Valley, through its community fund program, gave a grant to our in-town community garden. The grant application was put together by Colfax Garden Club members Cathleen Kiefer and Bili Winter. So, bravo to the Colfax Garden Club and to the BriarPatch for its support of organic community gardening. Good news. That’s what I am about—sharing good news about Colfax area businesses, especially about new businesses and existing businesses doing new things, plus business anniversaries. So, share your good news by e-mailing me,