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Four vehicles shot at Colfax auto dealer

Four vehicles on the Winner Chevrolet lot in Colfax have been shot in three separate July incidents. The shootings remain a mystery and the owner of the dealership is offering a $ ...

Colfax-area fire reduced to hot spots

Steep terrain and limited access were keeping fire crews from completely containing the rural grass fire Tuesday afternoon off Iowa Hill Road northeast of Colfax that started a day ...

Take Heritage Trail tour for journey through foothills history

Remnants of the Gold Rush era, transcontinental railroad history, a granite mining site and a host of other peeks at Placer County’s past are on display Aug. 2 and 3 for the ...

Crew begins work on Grass Valley Street chip-seal project

A main Colfax roadway is getting a new, smoother surface. Last week, Grass Valley Street between Main and Culver streets was closed to traffic for a couple of days as a contractor ...

Conners to speak at Historical Society's general summer meeting

Thursday, July 24 Colfax Area Heritage Museum open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 99 Railroad St. 346-8599 American Legion Colfax Post 192 meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday ...

E-waste donations add up for local nonprofits

Donations of e-waste by locals have turned into cash that is benefiting Colfax nonprofits through the electronic waste recycling program that Sierra Self Storage started last sprin ...

Full-contact youth football practices restricted in California

  SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill limiting full-contact youth football practices in response to concerns about concussions. The governor approved AB212 ...

New Placer museums chief breathing life into history

Placer County’s museum artifacts are turning up in the darndest places. In the Placer Herald newspaper office in Rocklin, chairs once occupied by its 19th-century publisher ...

Construction boosts Placer County’s June job numbers

Placer County construction is percolating, aiding Placer County’s continuing employment picture. The Employment Development Department reported Friday that Placer County&rsq ...

Heroin in the Foothills - Part 3

It really is a shame that the last image I have of my Uncle Mark is him lying on the floor, dying, with my left hand behind his head and my right hand under his chin, trying to som ...