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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 ...

Local vintners reap honors at State Fair

Talking to Bill Betts, Larry Carducci, Chris Hamm and Gary Mandolfo about their hobby is a little bit like taking a ride on a runaway train – a wine train, that is – bu ...

FAMILIAR TRAIL: Placer freshman Claire Ross will take on the 2015 Tevis Cup

Over 200 riders will traverse the Western States Trail from Tahoe to Auburn Aug. 1 for a 100-mile trek that’s considered the oldest endurance trail ride in the world — ...

Placer Water customers hit state conservation target

Placer County Water Agency customers are meeting the state’s 32 percent water-saving benchmark – barely. The Auburn-based agency released figures this week for June th ...

Media Life: Of Weimar TB cemetery, Star Wars, Constable Jack’s

A massive effort since 2012 to document the 1,000-plus graves at what was once the Weimar Sanatorium for tuberculosis sufferers has yielded a book that should provide some good rea ...

City boiling over storm water planning

In an effort to improve water quality in the face of drought and population growth, the State Water Resources Control Board aims to enhance its regulation and management of storm w ...

New sanctuary aims to help animals get back on their hooves, claws and paws

The first animal Danielle and Josh Hanosh rescued was a tortoise they found tucked under their garbage bins when they lived in Citrus Heights. They gave him a warm terrarium and na ...

Colfax's Got Talent strikes a chord

Musician Connor Hanley has a rapt audience as he asks for help in singing “Old McDonald Had a Farm” at the Colfax’s Got Talent preview Wednesday afternoon at the ...

Wine taste at your own pace in the foothills

Sierra Vintners has taken the guesswork out of enjoying an afternoon of wine tasting. Nevada County’s wine association launched a trio of regional wine trail tours in May, wi ...

For two Colfax teens, it’s nice work and they’ve got it in Rocklin play

Two Colfax High School students have featured roles in Rocklin Community Theatre’s performance of the Broadway musical “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” featuring th ...

The Food Dude: Make time with your family to make a meal unforgettable

It’s my opinion that among other distractions, the busy lifestyles we all lead these days are not helping with the direction our society is heading. We all talk about how t ...

Northern California authorities to continue search for

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California say they will continue to search for a baby missing for 11 days even though they believe she's dead and doubt he ...

History, horticulture a perfect match for local homeowners

When the Beckmans moved to Colfax and purchased Graestone House, they didn’t know they were buying history. All they knew was that they’d been searching for the right h ...

A little imagination, a little paint give local businesses a new look

Colfax is receiving a facelift as business owners are literally painting the town.  With the blessings of the city council and talented artists, the façades of two bu ...