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Colfax Chronicles

10 YEARS AGO April 4, 2002 – Four Colfax High School girls basketball players, all integral parts to this year’s Golden Empire League girls basketball championship, were honor ...

Orchardist 'Diamond' Siems loved the finer things

Travel south on Canyon Way and at the top of the hill, at the three-way stop, you’ll find Siems Avenue. This is the story of the man who gave the street its name. We’re not su ...

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10 YEARS AGO March 28, 2002 – Colfax High School students Katie McBain and Natalie Grinnell returned from a four-day technology convention in Arkansas. The “student managers ...

Historic navigation explains some street names

How do you get from here to there? Today, there are global positioning satellites, computer-aided maps and directions, and even satellite images of the terrain to assist our trave ...

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10 YEARS AGO March 14, 2002 – The Colfax State Preschool, appropriately situated in an area once designated for kindergarteners, opened its doors March 4 at the Sierra Vista Com ...

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10 YEARS AGO Feb. 14, 2002 – Weimar resident James V. Musci has been elected chairman of the Weimar/Applegate/Colfax Municipal Advisory Committee. Colfax resident Richard Bran ...

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10 YEARS AGO Feb. 7, 2002 – A 2.8 magnitude earthquake struck the Colfax area at 6:38 a.m. Monday. From all reports, however, its bark was much worse than its bite. “It sounde ...

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10 YEARS AGO Dec. 27, 2001 – Area contractor Gary Todd donated $200 to begin restoration work on the old bell/siren tower. The tower was used for years to alert volunteers to a ...

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10 YEARS AGO Dec. 20, 2001 – Colfax Elementary School District Superintendent Alan Shuttleworth announced plans to resign his position and pursue teaching at Sierra College. “ ...

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\10 YEARS AGO Dec. 13, 1991 – An estimated 1,000 people gathered in downtown Colfax Friday night to kick off the Christmas holidays and the Santa Claus Light Parade which march ...