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Lake Arthur built for orchard irrigation

Hunting for the source of place names can be tricky. How an old and massive company like Pacific Gas and Electric came to the identities for their vast holdings is a real challengi ...

Power outage was for safety maintenance

Colfax residents experienced yet another power outage Friday, but this time it was planned. From 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 31, Pacific Gas and Electric Company interrupted the serv ...

Drum Powerhouse named after powerful man

Thousands of motorists see it daily, just north of Baxter on Interstate 80: the Drum Forebay exit. Then there’s Drum Powerhouse on the south side of the Bear River in Alta. But t ...

Residents face losses after power outage

When almost 700 Pacific Gas and Electric Company customers experienced a power outage earlier this month, one rural Colfax resident said it cost him thousands of dollars worth of e ...

Lights go out in Colfax

Nearly 700 Colfax residents experienced not one, but two, power outages Sunday morning. According to Pacific Gas and Electric spokeswoman Brandi Ehlers, the first power outage affe ...

Rollins Lake at lowest level in eight years

Rollins Lake Reservoir might seem a bit low this year, but its high banks and its extended boat ramp are normal for this time of year. Each year, according to Paul Moreno, spokesma ...

Almost 4,000 residents affected by power outage

Pacific Gas and Electric crew were working Thursday morning to restore power to Colfax area residents after a tree fell on a power line near the utility company’s Bonny Nook stat ...

Bear River Canal has 150-plus year history

The Bear River Canal has a history that dates back 159 years. According to Pat Jones, former Record editor and author of “The Colfax Connection,” J.R. Crandall and James Neal b ...

Canal break bypass not expected until June

The 40-foot linear break that occurred April 19 in the Bear River Canal, near Colfax High School, has caused interruption of service to home and agricultural Placer County Water Ag ...