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Colfax police chiefs gather for Sgt. Cunningham send-off

COLFAX CHRONICLES
By: From the pages of the Colfax Record
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10 YEARS AGO

April 10, 2003 – For the fourth time in five years, Colfax found itself under a blanket of snow in early April. The early spring snow brought chain requirements along Interstate 80 east of Colfax and freezing temperatures on April 4, only a week after 70-degree weather in the foothills. Friday’s measured precipitation included 1.5 inches of snow and .72 inches of rain.

Area residents serving their country in Iraq included Marine Lcpl. Keith Pratt, Army Pfc. Chris Hall, Army Spc. Samuel Alvarez, and Army CW2 Ryan Stenberg.

Placer County Sheriff’s Office deputies Capt. Rick Armstrong, Sergeant Dave Wells and Lt. Karl Fulenwider were among those on hand to congratulate retiring Sgt. Mike Cunningham Saturday night at the Sierra Vista Center in Colfax. All four have served as police chief in Colfax since the PCSO was contracted to provide law enforcement service to the city.

20 YEARS AGO

April 14, 1993 – The Colfax Salvation Army has completed its first quarter under a reorganized format that is better serving the community. In the first three months of 1993, the Colfax Salvation Army has served 536 people from 152 families in the greater Colfax area. The office serves the area between Meadow Vista and Emigrant Gap. The office occupies three rooms downstairs in the Colfax Memorial Hall on Sunset Circle.

A fundraising Donkey Basketball Game is slated for the Colfax Living War Memorial Ball Park on Sunday, May 23. The game is sponsored by the Colfax Recreation Association and being played to help raise funds for the placement of a new scoreboard at the baseball field. Making up the teams to play in the game will be workers from NorCal Beverage, the donor of the new scoreboard, and managers and coaches from the Colfax-Meadow Vista Little League.

50 YEARS AGO

April 11, 1963 – The annual Colfax Post, American Legion, Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 13, at 1 p.m. The event had been held Easter Sunday in previous years, but the Post has set the event ahead and changed it to Saturday. The event will be on the Joe Cortopassi property, near the Junction Union Service. Committee for the event is Robert “Bud” Barnes, Gordon Farrell and Commander C.E. “Buster” Noxon.

This year’s community Good Friday service will be held in the Colfax Assembly of God Church located at Culver and Newman Streets in Colfax. The service will begin at noon and continue until 3 p.m. in remembrance of the three hours that Christ hung upon the cross. Participating in the service will be the Colfax Baptist Church with Pastor Reverend Earl Williams, the Community Methodist Church with Pastor Reverent J. Foster Hamilton, the Colfax Assembly of God Church with Pastor Reverend Ralph Hiatt, the Sierra Baptist Church of Dutch Flat with Pastor Reverend Glenn Rhines, the Reverend James Barron of Grass Valley, and several laymen of various churches. There will be special musical presentations from each of these churches.

Assuming ownership and management of the Sunmount Lodge Rest Home April 1 were Mr. and Mrs. M. Jacaban and Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Dart, of Auburn. The transaction involves the entire property formerly owned by Mr. and Mrs. O.G. Carr. Mr. and Mrs. Jacaban are owners of the Health Food Store in Auburn. Mr. Jacaban is also business manager of the Philippine newspaper “Bataan News” in Sacramento. Mr. Dart is an accountant with offices in the Livingston Building in Auburn and Mrs. Dart is employed in the office of Dr. Dixon, also in Auburn.

Blue Canyon News – A petition is being circulated by the Canyon property owners to have the railroad company install a bell at the crossing.

During the recent weekend more than 75 cars were parked along the Blue Canyon road, while the occupants of the cars were out enjoying the snow.

The long basketball season came to a close last week when the Colfax team won the intramural competition by downing a dormitory team 27-29 in the playoff ending 12 weeks of competition. Leading the cage champs was Bill Skinner, with Lonnie Wallington, Eddie Wagner, Lou Shafer, Jeff David and Rene Barker completing the team.

Real Estate classified ad – Homes for sale, Applegate to Colfax, $6,000 to $8,900 and up. Make offer on down payment. Lillian Hughes, Burt Parsons Realty, Weimar.