History

Media Life: Auburn-area locales getting Disney, American Pickers screen time

Reality is flying up against fantasy this weekend as the Disney corporation releases “Planes: Fire & Rescue.” The 3D computer-animated film is debuting in theaters ...

Heritage Trail museum tour offers 20 museums from Sierra to Valley floor

Remnants of the Gold Rush era, transcontinental railroad history, a granite mining site and a host of other peeks at Placer County’s past are on display Aug. 2 and 3 for the ...

Media Life: Placer County starred in “Route 66,” “Combat!” TV episodes

  Auburn and Placer County’s moviemaking past is well-documented, with a bevy of great and not-so-great films shot in Auburn as well as into the hinterlands of the Sier ...

Season rainfall to date in 1964 stood at 66.28 inches

  10 YEARS AGO June 10, 2004 – This year is shaping up to be a heaver-than-normal fire season throughout the state of California, according to Colfax Battalion Ch ...

Jaime Escalante made presentation to Colfax Soroptimists

  10 YEARS AGO June 3, 2004 – The Colfax Community Pool, built in the early 1960s, has recently undergone a cosmetic change. The pool buildings have had a facelift tha ...

Three new homes built in Blue Canyon in 1963

  10 YEARS AGO May 27, 2004 – Congratulations are in order for the Alta-Dutch Flat School for being selected as a 2004 California Distinguished School. Alta-Dutch Flat ...

Audere Clinkenbeard was Colfax Branch librarian

10 YEARS AGO May 20, 2004 – Chris Hearn, Joe Bena, Tim Burgess, Justin Wood and Andrew McCarthy weren’t household names this season for the Colfax High boys track ...

'All Aboard for Colfax' offers walking path to local history

  10 YEARS AGO May 13, 2004 – Christie Alexander is spearheading the community effort to clean and paint the outbuildings and landscape the recreation areas at the Col ...

Local constables were Williams, Fonseca

  10 YEARS AGO May 6, 2004 – Weimar Hills School Principal Steve Schaumleffel earned one of the state’s most prestigious administrator’s awards at the Asso ...

New roof, paint for Tee Pee Motel in Illinoistown

  10 YEARS AGO April 29, 2004 – Velican’s Ponderosa will present its 16th annual Spring Fling Chicken Wing  Wing-Ding Thing at 4 p.m. May 1. The popula ...