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Celebrating country's bicentennial with a monitor

This hunt for heavy metal is symbolic; however, in the mid-1800’s it was serious business. In the center of North Main Street, in historic Colfax, stands a monument to the event ...

Colfax climbs atop PVL standings

Ryan Glazner’s arm and bat propelled Colfax to the top of the Pioneer Valley League baseball title race Thursday afternoon.Glazner tossed a three-hit shutout and finished 3-f ...

Falcons’ outburst buries Hillmen

Not even the wind, snow and bitter cold at James Field could cool off a sizzling Colfax High baseball team Thursday afternoon.Led by sophomore Ryan Glazner, the Falcons crushed Pla ...

Branum into semifinals after beating Thornton

Del Oro High junior Austin Branum stopped Placer senior Joe Thornton at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament Friday in Stockton. The two standouts from the foothills met in ...

Weather forces hoops playoff changes

An impending winter storm expected to hit heavily in the foothills region has forced some changes to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section girls and boys basketball playoff schedule. CIF of ...

Media Life: Foothill airwaves have Placer, Colfax, Bear River playoff football covered

With playoff high school football back Friday night, radio stations KAHI, KNCO and Star 94.1 have the area well-covered for all the mud, sweat and tears. Auburn’s KAHI 950 AM ...

Colfax storms to another quick sweep

It didn’t take the Colfax High volleyball team long to right the ship after a rough loss to Placer last week in Pioneer Valley League action.The Falcons swept Lincoln Wednesd ...

Schools warned of fundraising con that trades on choking game tragedy

Scammers were at work at a Del Oro High School football game. And in a twisted turn to a tragedy days earlier, used a fake fund-raising scheme in the wake of the death of Bear Riv ...

Meadow Vista river’s mercury removal project seeks state, federal dollars

The gold in the foothills of Auburn led to a toxic legacy that the Nevada Irrigation District is now attempting to reverse. Encouraged by results of sample dredging at the Chevrea ...

Grieving parents sound choking game alarm

With the belief that their son died in a tragic choking-game accident, Justin Butler’s parents said Wednesday they want to help spread a warning about its dangers. Eric and Kend ...

Sheriff says Bear River student Justin Butler's death an accident

Bear River High School student Justin Butler’s death was a tragic accident, a Nevada County Sheriff’s Office investigation concluded today. And as Butler’s schoolmates begin ...

Death of 16-year-old male under investigation in Lake of the Pines

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of 16-year-old Justin Butler, who was found unconscious at a Lake of the Pines residence on Sunday. The youth - a B ...

CHP, Cal Fire team up to rescue woman on Bear River near Colfax

Cal Fire firefighters and a California Highway Patrol helicopter crew are being credited with rescuing a woman who had become lost in the darkness along an isolated stretch of the ...

Hillmen bury Bruins, 51-7

LAKE OF THE PINES — Other than the green and gold on the uniforms, the Placer High football team did not look like itself Friday night. There was no explosive offense, senior Ash ...

Falcons score some more karma points

The Colfax High football team leads the Pioneer Valley League, the Sac-Joaquin Section and maybe the state in karma points. Coach Tony Martello and the Colfax team deserve a lot o ...