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Bumper grape harvest celebrated during PlacerGrown week

It was great to be a grapevine in Placer County in 2014. Placer County’s grape harvest and growing wine industry has been one of the few agricultural entities apparently ben ...

Auburn’s State Theatre installs seats with Hollywood star power

As final preparations are made for its reopening, Auburn’s expanded State Theatre is upgrading its seating with ornate chairs that most recently played a small but integral r ...

Applegate Fire base camp fails to fizzle Fast Fridays finale

A small army of Applegate Fire personnel will share the Gold Country Fairgrounds tonight with Fast Fridays Motorcycle Speedway racing. Two years ago, Fast Fridays cancelled Friday ...

Was it arson? Cal Fire looks for Applegate Fire answers

Forced to flee the fire, Bob Kennedy of Applegate’s Hidden Meadows Court found temporary shelter Thursday in a friend’s motor home in North Auburn and a place to park h ...

Fire claims homes, hundreds of acres

APPLEGATE, Calif. --The charred remains of a camping trailer smolder in the driveway of a home lost to the Applegate Fire. All that distinguishes the burned out hull is a collecti ...

St. Dominic's to host second annual Fall Boutique

  Thursday, Oct. 9 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 C ...

Cemetery district increases burial fees

Like increases everywhere else, the cost of being interred has also gone up. The Colfax Cemetery District board of trustees has approved a new fee schedule that went into effect o ...

Applegate Fire: Updated 3 p.m. Oct. 10

Partial Repopulation of areas surrounding the Applegate Fire The following areas that had been under a mandatory evacuation order are now under an "evacuation war ...

Applegate Fire spurs evacuations

Multiple fires burning along Interstate 80 threatened homes and businesses Wednesday afternoon in the Applegate area. The fires reportedly started around 1:30 p.m. along the freew ...

I-80 drivers try in vain to snuff out Applegate Fire

“It got too big, too fast.” Pete Enochs was witness to the beginnings of an inferno that spread quickly through the Applegate area from its origin as a series of spot ...