10 YEARS AGO
Nov. 7, 2002 – Reports that Colfax was one of a dozen or more cities invited by the California Milk Processing Board to change its name to Got Milk, Ca., have proven false. “We never received a letter from them (Milk Processing Board),” Colfax City Manager Bob Perrault said Monday. Colfax is one of 24 cities in the state that was named in a San Francisco Chronicle story as potential Got Milk, Ca.
Colfax High School’s girls varsity volleyball team had plenty to smile about after a recent victory over Oakmont and again Tuesday following their three-game sweep of Bear River. The victory clinched at least a share of the Lady Falcons’ first Pioneer Valley League championship since 1983.
A share of the first Pioneer Valley League football championship and an inside track to one of the league’s two playoff berths will be at stake Friday at Marson Stadium when Colfax’s Falcons (8-0) host Bear River’s Bruins (7-1) in a 7:30 p.m. battle for grid supremacy.
Colfax High goalie Clayton Reed posted seven shutouts in Pioneer Valley League play this season.
Chicago Park resident Dave Molloy recently returned from a 4,000-mile motorcycle trip to Texas where he attended an annual Vincent Motorcycle Rally.
20 YEARS AGO
Nov. 11, 1992 – Colfax residents found a new stop sign on their way into town Monday, installed by the California Department of Transportation. The new stop, at the corner of South Auburn St. and Highway 174 for northbound traffic, was installed at the request of the City of Colfax and following a study of motor reaction at the intersection.
Alta School’s 7th grade girls basketball team made history as the Lady Bears became the first team from the school to win a league championship. The Alta cagers, coached by Jim Geddes, posted a perfect 10-0 Sierra Foothill League mark that included a thrilling 20-19 win over Colfax’s Lady Bulldogs in the season finale. Team members are Liz Friscia, Michelle Wertz, Faith Powers, D.J. Chambers, Nicole King, Zia Ranger, Meadow Geddes and Diana Chambers.
The first meeting of the Colfax High School Falcon Foundation will be Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the high school library. The foundation is being established to provide a mechanism for fundraising for educational and extracurricular activities at Colfax High. Founding memberships will continue to be offered throughout the school year for $50. Individual memberships for the school year are $10, and family memberships are $25.
50 YEARS AGO
Nov. 8, 1962 – Six Colfax area men left Friday for San Francisco where they chartered a 45-foot fishing boat and on Saturday went into the Pacific 10 miles for a day of salmon fishing. Only two salmon were caught but the group reported a wonderful day out in the blue Pacific. Among those going were Emile Morris, Frank Paoli, George Ryer, Les Chidlaw, Bill Lorang and Bill Fonseca. Ryer caught the largest fish, a 40-pounder, while Paoli brought in a 35-pounder. Both fish are eligible for a prize from a San Francisco sports shop.
The second meeting of the Colfax Citizens Committee for Civil Defense met Friday night at the Elementary School. Anthony Mundo was elected chairman and Mrs. Emorite Knuckles, secretary. Members and visitors present numbered 14. Discussions were held on possible shelter sites, including Rising Sun Mine, playground area underground shelter, Colfax Fruit Growers (tunnel and basement under packing shed), possible tunnel in mountain above ball park, basements in store buildings on Main Street, and lodge halls. Estimates on modifying any place used for shelter will have to be obtained. It was learned that the county has not allotted enough money to help out so it will have to be all community funds or possible help from the city. Quonset huts that could serve as underground shelters with proper supports and covering of dirt may be purchased for $500. The huts are 20x50 feet.