looking back

Shannon Purcell was Nut Tree scarecrow contest winner

10 YEARS AGO Oct. 24, 2002 – Enjoying Halloween carnival activities at Colfax Elementary School was student Kiefer Hackney, who got her face painted by Barbi Ivey. Having fun at ...

Ten inches of rain fell in one day

10 YEARS AGO Oct. 17, 2002 – Mountain lions sightings in and near Colfax continue to cause concern to area residents. Two weeks after residents along South Auburn Street spotted ...

Frank Wakefield illustrated Clark Ashton Smith book

10 YEARS AGO Oct. 10, 2002 – The Colfax District Cemetery was turned from a place of serenity into a crime scene Monday. Sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, 81 ...

Ponderosa golf tourney raised funds for Search & Rescue

10 YEARS AGO Sept. 26, 2002 – Colfax Elementary School has just commenced a major initiative to construct a Science and Math Lab for its students. The school intends to open with ...

Traffic light in Colfax?

10 YEARS AGO Sept. 19, 2002 – Colfax Theatre owner Wendell Jacob feels the downtown icon is here to stay, but it will probably take on a different format, not presenting first-r ...

Quonsets were a popular stopping off place

10 YEARS AGO Sept. 12, 2002 – An eastbound Union Pacific Railroad derailed as it approached Cape Horn just before 11 p.m. Sunday. The train included 72 cars and 21 left the track ...

Colfax gets a new fire truck

10 YEARS AGO Sept. 5, 2002 – Colfax will honor the memory of those killed in Pennsylvania, New York City and Washington on Sept. 11, 2001 with a special service at 9 a.m. Wednesd ...

Tony Lorang: Boeing aerospace engineer

10 YEARS AGO Aug. 29, 2002 – When Lisa Preston decided this August she wanted to be active in the community beyond just teaching at Colfax Elementary School, she took on the dir ...

Another Ponderosa fire breaks out

10 YEARS AGO Aug. 22, 2002 – Exactly one year and one day after they fought the stubborn Ponderosa fire in 2001, which consumed 2,625 acres and took 2,200 firefighters to control ...

Colfax school had 500 students; Iowa Hill had none

10 YEARS AGO Aug. 15, 2002 – It’s both feast and famine for the Colfax Elementary School District this coming week and classes are set to start Wednesday, Aug. 21. While Colfax ...