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Accused cop killer found mentally fit for trial

SACRAMENTO – The prosecution of accused double-cop killer Luis Bracamontes moved forward Friday after a Sacramento judge deemed the defendant mentally competent for court pro ...

Media Life: Silence proving golden for Auburn filmmaker

When we last heard from Brandon Vedder, the Placer High grad and ace cinematographer was fresh off the success of 2012 documentary “La Source” and deep into a new proje ...

2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released this month with a new focus. Instead of the spotlight shining on individual nutrients and food groups, it ...

Rock, mud slide forces road closure near Auburn

More rock and mud has slid down an American River canyon hillside near Auburn, forcing the second closure of Old Foresthill Road in a week. The road, a scenic, serpentine 4-mile b ...

New life for the Old Pharmacy

Coming home from skiing, Sherri Peterson would always get hungry at Exit 135. “Colfax is half-way to Boreal, where I ski, and it is a wonderful place to pull over,” sa ...

Volunteers gain work experience and give back to community

For the young adults who volunteer to perform maintenance duties in two city locations, the work benefits their job resume and the Colfax community. As Achieve Independent Milesto ...

Foresthill fire-setting spree leads to arson arrest

A Foresthill man was to be arraigned today in North Auburn court on arson charges connected to the outbreak of a string of fires over the weekend. Placer County Sheriff’s de ...

Suspect booked after North Auburn smash-and-grab

An Auburn man was arrested late Monday on suspicion of burglarizing a North Auburn optometry office. Terry Lee Hoffman, 33, was booked into the Placer County Jail in North Auburn ...

Placer County supes OK first Williamson Act ag land cancellation

In a first for Placer County, owners of an agricultural parcel in Granite Bay have won Placer County Board of Supervisors approval for early cancelation of a Williamson Act contrac ...

Snow, rain boost Placer water levels

The first look is a good look for Placer County’s 2016 water supply. And the weather bureau is predicting another wet week to add to storage totals. The Placer County Wat ...

Snow, rain boost Placer Water storage levels, drought outlook

The first look is a good look for Placer County’s 2016 water supply. And the weather bureau is predicting another wet week to add to storage totals. The Placer County Water ...

Colfax calendar, starting Jan. 14

Thursday, Jan. 14 Senior activities with artist Barbara Hoffman run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Methodist Church, 936 Stockton St. in Dutch Flat. Donations accepted. In ...

Oregon pianist performs Jan. 23 at Methodist Church

The Colfax United Methodist Church will host award-winning pianist John Nilsen for a Jan. 23 concert at the Methodist Church. The 7 p.m. concert will include Nilsen’s compos ...

Valentines for vets being accepted through Feb. 8

Since 1999, the Colfax Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2003 Auxiliary has organized the collection of homemade “Valentines for Vets.” These valentines are distributed to ...

Old Foresthill Road cleared for travel after slide

Old Foresthill Road opened again Friday after a slide two days earlier forced Placer County to shut a section down due to safety concerns. With the rock and mud scraped off the tw ...