Letters to the Editor

Reader Input: Leave police work to trained officers

In the days of the Old Wild West when citizens were migrating westward before lawmen and judges were available, most men carried an exposed gun in a holster connected to an ammo be ...

Reader input: No longer farm-friendly

When did city hall become so unfriendly to local businesses? I sell some cherry tomatoes in baskets at the Colfax market. Because baskets have no place for labels, we have a poin ...

Reader Input: Veterans beware

Different agencies of the U.S. government consider the value of one’s life differently. Our father died on April 30th, the last day of the month. Social Security felt he was ...

Food drive supports Americans in need

  Thank you to everyone who donated to the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive (May 11) and to the mail carriers sponsoring the project. Charlene Good, Colfax Salvation Army coordin ...

Cars shine at hot rod show

  The 6th Annual Highway 40 Hot Rod Classics Show, held May 18, featured some beautiful classics that made a first-time appearance. The top prizewinners were Rick Armstrong, ...

Reader Input: Who will remember?

Who will remember your smile, your laughter, your jokes, stories of home and your loved ones? Who will remember the endless nights, weeks without showers, trying to sleep in wet ...

Reader Input: Host families appreciated

I would like to thank all my wonderful host families who welcomed a foreign exchange student into their home this past year. It is so gratifying to know that there are people in ...

Colfax Falcons are in the spotlight

  Mike Ray has really stepped up on coverage for the Colfax Falcon teams, and it is much appreciated. Amy Thomas, Colfax

Donations go to food drive

  We wish to thank H&R Block of Colfax for donating 110 pounds of non-perishable food items collected during the current tax season. This is an annual food drive and we a ...

Reader input: Thank you people of our community

I would like to say a huge thank you to all the people of our great community for the support for Tammy Tye-Moore’s “Friends for Life” benefit dinner and silent a ...

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? ...