One Year Ago
March 25, 2010 – Colfax High Senior Keith Saddjan won the logo design contest for the Third Annual 5k/10k Sierra Foothills Run.
Saddjan has been interested in art since he was age 5. He hopes to attend Art Design College, focusing on three-dimensional art.
Saddjan’s winning artwork will be featured on posters and T-shirts promoting the run, which benefits the high school’s Track and Cross Country Team.
10 Years Ago
March 22, 2001 – Wednesday was Rick Spears’ first day as principal of Colfax High School.
The promotion was made official Tuesday night at the Placer Union High School District meeting. Trustees voted unanimously to move the assistant principal into the position vacated when former principal Dennis Sonnenburg was named assistant superintendent, educational services for the high school district.
Spears started out as a math teacher in Needles. He began his administrative career in Fairfield and transferred to Quincy High School for four years and then became principal of Portola and Quincy high schools for three years.
20 Years Ago
March 27, 1991 – Colfax Planning Commissioner Robert Townsend presented one possible blueprint for the future of Colfax.
The blueprint suggested a plan for foot traffic and an interesting downtown with surrounding walking, jogging, bicycle trails connecting the geographic areas of Colfax as well as creating a unique foot bridge across the southern to the western end of town near the library.
Townsend suggested the city obtain land from Southern Pacific.
“Let’s turn it into a wonderful park with focus on horseshoes, bocce ball, volleyball and a skateboarding arena for our youth,” he suggested.
50 Years Ago
March 23, 1961– M.D. Norman of Colfax and an official of the county agricultural department told this one about a discussion on the problem of enforcing agricultural laws dealing with fraud.
He said in Arizona a group of enterprising young boys set up a roadside stand where they were doing a thriving business selling chestnuts to tourists.
Selling chestnuts was okay only they had a sign, which read “Porcupine Eggs.”
The agricultural department halted the fraud after receiving complaints.
75 Years Ago
March 20, 1936 – Due to the hard work of the Chamber of Commerce, Colfax will have a fire suppression station, which is good news to the citizens of the city.
Without question is the logical place to have such a station and, in addition, there should be a state fire truck located here whenever funds are available and this county is allowed additional fire fighting equipment.
Colfax is the logical center of a vast forest section with direct roads leading to Foresthill, Iowa Hill, the Dog Bar section, and the Dutch Flat area.
It is the first time in many years the Chamber of Commerce has accomplished something worthwhile.
Let’s hope the good work continues.
Paula Mooney uses back issues of the Colfax Record to compile the Colfax Chronicles.
One Year Ago