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Weimar double-murder case on track for January preliminary exam

ROSEVILLE – The Placer County District Attorney’s case against Lee Konnerth will be tested in January at a preliminary hearing. Konnerth, 35, was charged with two murder count ...

Choral group hits high note with community

When Alta resident Janine Dexter looks into faces of Colla Voce choir members she sees more than medical professionals, teachers, wine makers and stay-at-home moms. She sees peopl ...

Eden Valley social hub celebrates anniversary

A club established initially to lobby for improvements on Placer Hills Road is now celebrating its 64th anniversary. The Eden Valley Community Center, formed in 1947 as the Eden V ...

Dr. Peers' Colfax home called "most wonderful'

On South Main in historic Colfax, a lamppost is missing its plaque. According to Helen Wayland, Colfax Area Heritage Museum director, it had honored Dr. Robert Alway Peers. Despite ...

Colfax Chronicles

10 YEARS AGO Nov. 1, 2001 – Velican’s Ponderosa in Weimar will host its 41st annual “Buck Stew” dinner Saturday, Nov. 3. “We started the event in 1961 to celebrate the e ...

Stepping forward to protect the community

The Placer Hills Fire Protection District is looking for a few good men and women who want to be at the forefront of helping others. Beginning next month, the fire district, which ...

Roadwork continues on Interstate 80

Work resumed last week on the Interstate 80 overlay project between Meadow Vista and Colfax. Construction is taking place weekdays overnight, from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., and requires la ...

State corrections turns over files in Weimar double-murder case

Colfax-area double-murder suspect Lee Martin Konnerth made a brief appearance in Placer County Superior Court Aug. 25 as the District Attorney’s Office officially transferred mor ...

Rides offered to seniors, disabled

Getting a free door-to-door ride to a doctor’s appointment, business appointment or even personal shopping sounds too good to be true. But for seniors and the disabled who don’ ...

Colfax Chronicles

10 YEARS AGO Aug. 23, 2001 – Starting Friday afternoon and kept alive by high temperatures, low humidity and mild winds, the Ponderosa Fire near Weimar continued its stubborn dr ...

Community pulls for Collier

The Debbie Collier Benefit Dinner, Dance and Silent Auction (on Aug. 5) was probably the most successful fundraiser in Colfax history. The community’s commitment and support was ...

Screaming soccer match

The 49er United Scream 14-and-under girls team battled the Rocklin Crush last weekend’s Gold Rush Classic youth soccer tournament. A total of 75 boys and girls squads competed i ...

Media Life: Sickle slayer shattered peace of summer of 1971

Let’s set the Media Life time machine back 40 years ago to the summer of 1971 in Auburn and examine one of the most disturbing murder cases in the annals of area crime history. ...

Weimar artist prepares for national show

Jay Stargaard, who creates airy, light pieces of art from recycled stainless steel, bronze and copper at her home studio in Weimar, has been invited to participate in this year’s ...

Doves add touch of class to events

Kathy Dusart of Weimar has been releasing doves at weddings, funerals, grand openings, and graduations around Placer County for 20 years. “They add so much to any celebration of ...