Letters to the Editor

Reader input: Many ways to support library

Celebrate National Library Week, April 14-20, by using — and helping — your public library. Get a library card and enjoy its privileges — check out movies, books, ...

Reader input: It’s difficult to learn to let go

The Colfax community was rocked with the suicide of a resident and dear friend recently. Any death of one we care about touches us at a deep level. Grieving from a suicide is a s ...

Reader Input: Ask reps to take a pay cut

  According to the news,President Obama and Chuck Hagel, defense department chief, have voluntarily taken a 5 percent cut in pay to show solidarity with the federal employ ...

Local shop supported food closet

We wish to say thank you and good luck to the Whistle Stop Quilt Shop as they are relocating to Auburn. Suzanne and her patrons have been donating non-perishable food items to our ...

Benevolent stranger's act was touching

  Most of us can relate to bad days, or a series of negative encounters that impart a sense of foreboding, causing you to wonder, “Where’d all the good people go? ...

Demand fee of bikers

  For too many years now we have been having to deal with the steady increase in bicycle traffic on the back roads throughout the foothills. I am not a bike rider and not aga ...

St. Paddy's was a fun evening

  The VFW Post 2003 and Ladies Auxiliary wish to wholeheartedly thank the businesses of Colfax and the community for their generous support of our 13th Annual St Patrick&rsqu ...

Reader Input: These foster parents inspire

Every once in a while you come across members of our community who have made a tremendous impact and who deserve to be recognized. I had the pleasure of meeting two such people rec ...

Reader Input: State takes still more from local

The State Board of Equalization just passed a 3.5 cent tax increase on gasoline and diesel at the pump while revamping the manner that the tax is administered. The increase is go ...

Mountain lion's smarts questioned

At first I was upset that one more mountain lion got the death sentence for the crime of observing a hiker in his territory (“Mountain lion stalks Stevens Trail hiker, Feb. 2 ...

Grateful to kettle donors, volunteers

  Thank you to all who participated in the Christmas Kettle campaign. Due to the weather, we collected less than last year but are grateful for all the donations as well as t ...

City hall sound system inadequate

There’s lack of attendance at Colfax City Council meetings. I get the feeling the town has flat-lined when it comes to attending these meetings. When you’re there it do ...

Service clubs, nonprofits get center's help

The following is a partial list of local service clubs and the events they provide for the community that would be adversely affected if Sierra Vista Community Center has to pay th ...

Reader Input: Letter begs for correction

Elizabeth Armando’s letter to the editor printed Jan. 18, “New city hall attitude lacking,” about Colfax City staff and Colfax City Council, begs for correction a ...

New attitude not evident at city hall

At last Wednesday’s council meeting, city staff started the year and the new council off with their first secret vote. During the closed session, they voted (3-2) to lien Sie ...