One Year Ago
April 8, 2010 – Six-year-old Kaden Tomlin leads the pack in hunting for Easter eggs during Saturday’s festivities at Meadow Vista Park.
Organized by the Meadow Vista Lions, the hunt attracted more than 350 children.
Three-year-old Zoe Kysar showed off her best rainy day outfit. She was visiting her grandparents, Pat and John Kysar of Meadow Vista.
10 Years Ago
April 5, 2001 – Ask Aldine Reinhardt to see her garden and she will probably show you a copy of the recently-released, “Chicken Soup for the Gardener’s Soul.”
What the casual reader may not realize, however, is the garden featured on the cover belongs to Louis and Aldine Reinhardt, long time Colfax residents.
20 Years Ago
April 10, 1991 – Tracksters top Folsom, Galt –A near two-week layoff didn’t seem to faze the Colfax High track teams in their Golden Empire League dual openers last week in Folsom.
Despite practices being hindered by wet weather, the Falcons registered victory over Folsom and Galt.
In the varsity boys competition Colfax showed solid efforts from Ken Rhoades, Jay Shuttleworth, and Justin Heimann to score a 98-28 win over Galt and a 93-27 victory over Folsom.
50 Years Ago
April 6, 1961– A week ago last Monday there was a spectacular seven-car, chain-reaction crash on Highway 40 four miles east of Baxter. Two of the cars went over the steep bank on the Canyon Creek side.
The nucleus of the crash began with a single accident when the car driven by Alex G. Gassiot rounded a curve on slippery pavement, went out of control, and shot downward over the bank.
Michael Farrone stopped to give aid, and five more cars, unable to stop on the slippery pavement, were crushed together against the Farrone car.
75 Years Ago
April 3, 1936 – The damage to the local fruit area due to six days of below freezing weather is unknown. Several ranchers used smudge fires with some success.
Six days during the last week the temperature dropped below the freezing mark this week.
Several inches of snow fell Tuesday while rain last Saturday and Sunday prevented the ball game being played at the local park.
The roaring Lions of Colfax tangle with the Folsom ball club in the opening game of the Placer –Nevada Baseball League.
And the players are not allowed to smoke cigarettes on the players’ bench, either. So beware, fellows.
Paula Mooney uses back issues of the Colfax Record to compile the Colfax Chronicles.
One Year Ago