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Chain controls over Donner Summit signal winter weather

Wintry weather made upper-elevation driving in Placer County a challenge Wednesday and spurred a mandatory chain up on Interstate 80 over Donner Summit. The chains requirement for ...

75-year-old Colfax Theatre reopens

The Colfax Theatre is back in business after an eight-year absence. The red glow of the landmark neon “Colfax” sign started lighting the way back again to the South Ma ...

Officials find human remains in storage unit

The discovery of the remains of two small bodies in a Colfax storage unit is under investigation by Placer County law enforcement officials. According to Dena Erwin, spokeswoman f ...

Amtrak pot bust nets 16 pounds

A passenger aboard a train from Sacramento was arrested at the Colfax Amtrak station Wednesday afternoon when he was discovered in the possession of a large quantity of marijuana. ...

Green Machine Bingo Night is Saturday

Thursday, Dec. 18 Colfax Area Heritage Museum open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 99 Railroad St. 346-8599 Fitness for Seniors, 10-11 a.m. Thursdays at Colfax Methodist Church, ...

Peace officers team to answer Salvation Army kettle call

The donations were more than just a drop in the bucket Tuesday as peace officers were out to raise funds for the Salvation Army red kettle campaign. The California Highway Patrol ...

Water providers upbeat on drought, concerned about runoff

The Nevada Irrigation District is upbeat about water storage and hopeful that ongoing drought conditions will be lessened. General Manager Rem Scherzinger reported that the distri ...

Placer County targets Auburn-area roads for reflector safety

A survey has shown Bowman, Dry Creek and Lake Arthur roads are among the worst in the county for head-on collisions. With federal funding from the federal Highway Safety Improveme ...

Law enforcement ringing bells, raising funds for needy

Peace officers will show their support today for some of Auburn’s neediest. Uniformed members of the Auburn Police Department, Placer County Sheriff’s Office and Calif ...

State hospital ordered for Sheridan woman in murder case

A Sheridan woman’s mental-health state won’t allow her to stand trial in the near future on a murder charge in connection with the stabbing death of her mother. Instea ...