Colfax history

Hartske helped bring Amtrak to Colfax

10 YEARS AGO March 27, 2003 – Colfax High School Varsity Cheer Squad members placed first n the Small Pom Pom Division at the Northern California Spirit Championship ho ...

Weimar's Ben Campbell competed in Pan American Games

  10 YEARS AGO March 20, 2003 – Colfax was covered in two inches of hail Saturday afternoon as a series of storms raced through the area. The unusual storm took only 2 ...

Mormon building project one of biggest in city's history

10 YEARS AGO March 13, 2003 – Minutes after suffering the worst playoff defeat in the high school’s storied girls basketball history last Saturday afternoon, the Colfa ...

Billboard installer touched 12,500-volt power line

  10 YEARS AGO Feb. 27, 2003 – A Placerville resident, Timothy Paul Cockrell, 29, was injured Thursday just after noon while working on an Interstate 80 billboard alon ...

Jacob brought 'Gods and Generals' to Colfax Theatre

  10 YEARS AGO Feb. 20, 2003 – End of an era: Colfax High School’s gymnasium will close out its last basketball season at the varsity level in the coming weeks. ...

Storm in 1963 washed out part of Iowa Hill bridge

  10 YEARS AGO Feb. 6, 2003 – Storm brings traffic to a halt and eight were injured in multiple crashes. The series of accidents Saturday afternoon along Interstate 80 ...

Trail derailments happen, but rarely in town

Like accidents on the freeway, incidents on the rails are commonplace and generally go unnoticed by the public. However, when it happens right in the middle of town as it did recen ...

Stevens Trail a popular hiking venue for decades

10 YEARS AGO Jan. 30, 2003 – A single car derailed near Norden, near Mile Post 190, at 3 a.m. Wednesday. One set of wheels came off the tracks. The car did not tip over and ...

Should Interstate 80 be closed at Colfax during snowstorm conditions?

10 YEARS AGO Jan. 16, 2003 – A whooping cough outbreak has been reported at Colfax High School. Whooping cough is a bacteria that is carried into the lungs, throat and nose ...

Logging, mining industries led early exploitation of land, resources

“Eden” is an image many historians like to use to describe what California must have been like prior to the modern era. Archaeologists believe that humans moved into C ...

Town's rich history chronicled

A new book on Colfax history hits the shelves next week. “Images of America: Colfax” is 128 pages chock full of photographs chronicling the town’s history. For ne ...

Central Pacific broke ground in Sacramento in 1863

10 YEARS AGO Jan. 9, 2003 – League champion Colfax High School reaped the fruits of victory in its run to the Pioneer Valley League title as the Falcons dominated the all-PV ...

Looking back at Colfax events in 2012

Almost 150 years after reaching Colfax, the railroad continued to play a significant role in 2012. On Jan. 3 of last year, Union Pacific crews returned to start a weeks-long upgrad ...

Influential Colfax citizens leave a legacy

It takes all kinds of people to make up a village and a common practice at the turn of a new year is to list those who have been most influential. Therefore, here is an overview of ...

Capitol Corridor extension in the news

10 YEARS AGO Jan. 2, 2003 – A series of winter storms continue to bring snow, heavy rain and traffic delays to the Colfax area and the Sierra. The most recent storm hit Colf ...