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Budget is back in black

There was a feeling of elation in the air during Colfax City Council’s recent mid-budget review as City Manager Mark Miller explained that the city’s expected revenue f ...

Placer to curb homeless camping on county land

Placer County is moving toward an Aug. 5 start date to move the homeless and their possessions off a high-profile camp set up on its own lawn in North Auburn. Facing a flurry of c ...

Meadow Vista bank robbed

Updated 1:20 p.m. June 16, 2015 Meadow Vista – A masked gunman entered the Wells Fargo Bank in Meadow Vista around 6 p.m. Monday night, reportedly demanding money. Accordin ...

Standoff ends near Applegate

  A tense standoff Friday afternoon in the Applegate area came to conclusion around 7:30 p.m. when the suspect was not located. Law enforcement officers responded to a home ...

Standoff in Applegate

Updated 4 p.m. June 12, 2015 Law enforcement officers have responded to a home in Applegate and have it surrounded. Placer County Sheriff’s deputies were serving a narcotic ...

Summer sees rise in teen crashes

High school graduation and the start of summer vacation signal an exciting time in the lives of teenagers; unfortunately, it also signals the start of the deadliest time to be a yo ...

Colfax High seniors banking on the future with nearly $1 million in scholarships

A group of High School seniors received more than $920,940 in scholarship money for college tuition and expenses at the 2015 Senior Awards ceremony this week. The scholarships are ...

Hazardous, e-waste collections scheduled in Colfax

Placer County Environmental Engineering will collect hazardous waste including paint, auto fluids, pesticides, medication, cleaning solutions, aerosol cans, fluorescent bulbs and b ...

Aroma of home cooking piques bear’s curiosity

Bears are one of nature’s more curious creatures — especially where there is food involved. If your meal catches their attention, they’re sure to investigate, whi ...

Retiring coach Dan Hicks says thanks for the memories

He’s coached basketball at cracker-box gyms in Alta and Ophir. He’s also coached at Arco Arena. But after 30-plus years as a teacher, coach and athletic director at C ...

Risk rises for Lyme disease in summer

As the weather warms, many of us look to plan fun outdoor activities but increased time outside also increases the risk for encounters with ticks. A fact of life living in deer c ...

Media Life: ‘D-Train’ movie has Colfax, Placer connection

Colfax High School class of ’96 grad Matthew Medlin’s latest credit in Hollywood’s film industry is a notable one. He’s a unit production manager and line p ...

Not guilty plea in slaying of Newcastle olive ranch owner

ROSEVILLE – Accused of murder in the May 14 shooting death of his father in Newcastle, Robert Carlo Yandolino pleaded not guilty to the charge in a brief Placer County Superi ...

Loomis, Meadow Vista libraries getting reprieve from closing for now

Placer County is working on a new budget plan that would allow the Loomis library to stay open through at least the end of the year. The plan also calls for the Meadow Vista libra ...