Gold Run (California)

In the early days, Gold Run lived up to its name

There’s a lot of gold in them thar hills, and it was especially the case in the area of Mountain Springs. We know it better today as Gold Run, a town that might not have existed ...

On the track for safe travel

Local railroad fans will have another opportunity to see a special Union Pacific Railroad train next week when the UP CARES train makes a short stop at the depot from 10 to 11 a.m. ...

Explore the past on Heritage Trail museum tour

The Golden Drift Historical Museum is a treasure housed in a jewel box of a building on Main Street in Dutch Flat. The volunteer-run museum will be included in the free Heritage Tr ...

Library bench pays tribute to Mintline

The late Bill Mintline was remembered on May 23 by approximately 50 city and county officials, co-workers, family and friends when they gathered at the Colfax Library to dedicate a ...

Rural post offices face scaled-back hours

Rural customers of the U.S. Postal Service don?t seem to be worried about cutbacks in window time that could be coming to the Dutch Flat and Gold Run post offices. They?re just rel ...

Baby Faces

HOLDEN MICHAEL RAY Holden Michael Ray was welcomed at 5:35 a.m. on Dec. 13, 2011 by his parents, Shannon and Nate Ray of Chowchilla. He weighed 4 pounds, 7-1/2 ounces and measured ...

Tourist guide ranks area as top travel destination

A Colfax business owner wants to mine the recent ranking of California’s Gold Country as a prime tourist destination by an online travel guide for all it’s worth. Connie Heila ...

Colfax Chronicles

10 YEARS AGO Sept. 13, 2001 – Ripple effects from Tuesday’s horrific tragedy on the East Coast made their way to the greater Colfax area, as some residents anxiously awaited n ...

John Arrabit on the run in Meadow Vista

John Arrabit has spent countless hours enjoying the views and enduring the steep terrain on the Sugar Pine Mountain Trail. Now, he’s ready to share the hidden gem with fellow run ...

Colfax Chronicles

10 YEARS AGO July 19, 2001 – Gold Run resident Petra Ramirez was in her garden when nine train cars derailed Wednesday evening. The train remained on the track for 14 hours after ...

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 ...

Alta garden a harvest of hope

Members of Sierra First Baptist Church in Alta are digging really deep for ways to reach out to local residents. Alta residents Tina Hendrix and her husband, Danny, were desperate ...