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Machholz comet comes into view

A comet discovered in 1986 by amateur astronomer Don Machholz is making another return to the inner solar system, which it does every 5.28 years. According to Machholz, as the come ...

Colfax Chronicles

10 YEARS AGO July 11, 2002 ? At a special board meeting Tuesday, the board of trustees approved a $12.3 million bid from Clark & Sullivan in Sacramento to build a performing arts/ ...

Colfax gearing up to celebrate Independence Day early

The Colfax Independence Day celebration won’t include fireworks this year, but that won’t keep the community from putting on a bang-up festival on Sunday, July 3. Ken Delfino, ...

Dark sky at night, an astronomer's delight

George Robinson muses that most people are too busy inside their homes watching TV to worry about it. But as an amateur astronomer living in the foothills, Robinson is involved in ...

Patience leads to new comet discovery by Colfax amateur astronomer

Colfax amateur astronomer Don Machholz is on Cloud 9 and back on the celestial map after the discovery of his 11th comet. The out-of-this world find came Tuesday morning but took ...

Showers predicted tonight – meteors that is

The sky is falling – or at least a part of a comet that showers the Earth’s atmosphere with debris every year at this time. The annual Perseid meteor shower is giving skywatch ...