Colfax history

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 ...

After two years, there's still some mysteries to solve

Almost two years ago, this column started a quest. Initially it was to find the information behind all the plaques that adorn many locations around Colfax. That expanded to a hunt ...

Snow covered Colfax on Dec. 19 a decade ago

10 YEARS AGO Dec. 26, 2002 – A severe winter storm blew into the Sierra, bringing winds, power outages, rain, snow and road closures to the region. A fresh coat of snow cove ...

Local Santas inspired community spirit

Like most Christmas traditions, Santa Claus came from the old world, Europe, with immigrants and pioneers. The modern figure was derived from the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas, who, ...

Locals runners in 20th Annual California International Marathon

10 YEARS AGO Dec. 12, 2002 – Local runners participating in the 20th Annual California International Marathon on Sunday included Colfax City Manager Bob Perrault, Dr. Dan Ze ...