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Fourth graders get lesson in respect

Fourth graders at Weimar Hills School got a lesson in respect and friendship last week. On Jan. 22 volunteers with Touch of Understanding described their disabilities while stress ...

Nissen leaves corporate world behind

Bruce Nissen, president of Fox Barrel Cider Company in Colfax, left the corporate world four and a half years ago looking to build something of his own. Joining him in making the ...

Former Colfax resident headed for Iraq

Mary Jane Zimmerman was just 57 when she decided to retire. For 34 years, the former Colfax resident taught kindergarten through sixth grades at an elementary school in Sacramento. ...

Bill Bean inspires high-school youth from sidelines

On the Colfax High School football sidelines on game night you’ll spot Coach Bean or Mister Bean. While he’s actually the equipment manager, spend any amount of time around ...

Colfax youth believes she's found her mission in life

Jessica Webb, 19, has found what she believes is her life’s work. She wants to become an evangelist. Although she has been attending Sierra College for the past 1-1/2 years, Web ...

Mrs. K recalls early times in Colfax

Celestine Klokkevold loved the midnight shows at the Colfax Theater. She and her husband, Albert, were living in San Leandro when he decided he wanted to own his own business. In ...

Students watch history in making

While some of the adults admitted they cried, the 12 seventh grade students from Live Oak Waldorf School described Tuesday morning’s inauguration ceremonies as “cool” and “ ...

Colfax entrepreneur known for unique snowboards

Jumping out of a helicopter hovering 120 feet above a snow peaked mountain isn’t everyone’s idea of fun. For snowboard pro and entrepreneur Mike Basich, it’s just one of his ...

Stories of 08: Sewer fee controversy ends, new faces elected

As we welcome in a New Year, it’s also time to reflect on what (and who) made headlines in 2007. Here are the top stories from the pages of the Colfax Record: Wastewater treatme ...

Chin to chinchilla

What started as the adoption of a unique pet has turned into a unique part-time business for Danny Miller. Eight years ago, the Colfax resident and his wife, Robin, adopted a pet ...

Recording artist to celebrate holidays at Colfax home

Black River Music Group recording artist Emma Jacob will celebrate the holiday season with a special show at the historic Colfax Theater starting at 7 p.m. on Dec. 14. Jacob is re ...

Meadow Vista author, entrepreneur dead at 49

The community lost a shining star last week. Tamara Kay Divine, published author, mother of five, entrepreneur, philanthropist and grandmother, died on Dec. 3 at the age of 49. T ...

Colfax woman wins 2009 Chevy

Juanita Parisi is lucky she ran out of milk last Saturday. The Colfax woman arrived at Sierra Market just moments before the store’s owners pulled the name of the winner of a re ...

Dutch Flat teen riding to success

Dutch Flat resident Justin Hawkins, 18, is one of 14 bull riders invited to the Western Regional Bull Riders Association World Finals next August in Fort Worth, Texas. “I’ve a ...

Alta artist living her dream

Laurie Barrows is living her dream. “I’m literally living where I want to be,” explained the Alta resident. “And I’m able to work from home.” The full-time artist has ...