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2015 Tevis Cup: From Montpellier to Greenwood, the French Connection

Nestled about 20 minutes from Auburn, in between Cool and Georgetown is the tiny community of Greenwood. At some point today, one of Greenwood’s 1,128 residents, Dominique C ...

Railway has new books chugging into Colfax library this summer

Colfax Library received a grant for $3,000 from Union Pacific Foundation to replace used books and buy new ones, according to Sue Carmichael, volunteer for the Friends of the Colfa ...

Nevada County Fair still a go

 The Nevada County Fairgrounds confirmed today that the Nevada County Fair will continue as planned on August 12 – 16. While the fairgrounds are currently being used fo ...

Fire crews gaining on Lowell Fire

Updated 10 a.m. July 30, 2015   The Lowell fire, burning in the Steep Hollow drainage area west of Alta is at 60 percent containment and has scorched more than 2,300 acres. ...

Sierra Moon Goldsmiths asks for community support for employee with cancer

It’s been an eventful year for Molly Anderson-Moran. The Sierra Moon goldsmith gave birth to her second child in February, a baby girl she named Willow, and then in April the ...

Placer County resident publishes memoirs of Peace Corps Duty Written Home from Caribbean Island of Dominica in the Early 1990s

Mary Ann Bachman Kollenberg, who has roots in Lincoln and lived in other Placer County cities, recently self-published letters she wrote during her Peace Corps duty in the early 19 ...

Lowell Fire increased in size and containment

Updated 8:45 a.m. July 28, 2015  The Lowell Fire, burning near Gold Run and the area of Lowell Hill Road is has now consumed 2,233 acres and is 30 percent contained. ...

Big rig fire stalls westbound traffic on I-80

Updated: 3:10 p.m. July 27 Three lanes of westbound Interstate 80 are shut down near the Penryn exit due to a big rig on fire. Heavy smoke can be seen in the area and the Califor ...

Lowell Fire remains at 20 percent containment

Updated: 1:40 p.m. July 27:   The Lowell Fire, burning near Gold Run and the area of Lowell Hill Road remains at 1,700 acres and a containment level of 20 percent. Official ...

Emergency closure order for selected National Forest System lands, roads

Nevada City, Calif. – Forest Supervisor Tom Quinn signed an emergency closure order for selected National Forest System lands, roads and trails on the Tahoe National Forest r ...

Lowell Fire prompts evacuations

Updated: 9:00 a.m. July 27: The Lowell Fire, burning in steep terrain in the Steep Hollow drainage west of Alta is now at 1,700 acres and is 20 percent contained. Mandatory evacu ...

Lowell Fire grows to 1,500 acres; mandatory evacuations in place

Update: 10 a.m. Sunday, July 27 -  A fire that broke out at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday north of Gold Run has grown to 1,500 acres, not 4,000 as originally determined. "WIt ...

Colfax’s got talent – and an audience, too

By all accounts, Colfax’s Got Talent was a wild success as the Colfax Theater was crowded to standing room only during last week’s event which showcased nearly 50 local ...

New pastor takes reins at Methodist parishes

 In some senses, Meadow Vista and Colfax are worlds apart from the Philippines. But for the new pastor of the Methodist Gold Country Community Parish, working to help people a ...

Squaw Valley ski museum site gains support

Given a choice of two potential sites, Placer County supervisors are indicating support early in the process for a non-profit’s plans to locate a 1960 Olympics and winter spo ...