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Human remains found in Colfax storage unit

COLFAX – On Nov. 25, at around noon, a woman called the Placer County Sheriff’s Office to report a foul odor coming from an abandoned storage unit that she had just purchased through an auction. The storage unit is located in the 100 block of Sherwood Court in Colfax. Deputies responded and, while investigating the...

Placer County Online
Alpine Named to ACWA Post

AUBURN – Joshua Alpine of the Placer County Water Agency has been named as vice chairman of Region 3 of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA). Alpine, a former mayor of Colfax, serves as the elected director for PCWA District 5, and is a member of the ACWA Board of Directors. As a...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Sierra and foothills roadtrips in an electric car

Sierra and foothills roadtrips in an electric car

More electric vehicles are on the road, with Northern California ranked as the top EV region. By 2022, California’s electric vehicle sales are expected to be more than double the total for the next three most popular EV states. EVs aren’t just for intercity travel. Silicon Valley-based Tesla Motors, which is building an EV battery “gigafactory” in...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Fall colors and food & wine tours in the foothills and Sierra

Fall colors and food & wine tours in the foothills and Sierra

HISTORIC HIGHWAY 40 Weather permitting, take an old time Sunday drive at slow speed along Old Hwy. 40 from Rocklin to Donner Pass and Truckee— or a “leg” or two—instead of Interstate 80. The fall colors are spectacular. “You will see the parade of rich history that formed California: the path of the Native American petroglyphs...

Placer County Online
Applegate Fire Update

Around 1:30pm yesterday afternoon, a fire erupted along I-80 between Auburn and Colfax.  The fire has grown overnight to 420 acres with 20% containment.  A number of residences and outbuildings were destroyed by the fire with at least 1,000 structures still in harms way. Evacuations remain in effect for many in the area. Please...

Placer County Online
Man wanted for suspicion of felony vandalism and theft

A Turlock man is wanted for felony vandalism and theft at a Colfax car wash that occurred at 4 a.m. Monday. His female accomplice was apprehended following a vehicle pursuit on Interstate 80 a short time later. As a deputy was responding to a burglary alarm at the car wash, the business owner told...

Placer County Online
Free household hazardous waste collection

Looking for a free and convenient way to dispose of hazardous wastes that are collecting around your house?  Then mark your calendars for June 14th and 28th as Placer County will host two, free 1-day drop-off events in Colfax & Foresthill, respectively. Hazardous waste includes items like: paints, motor oil/filters, automotive fluids, cleaners, pesticides,...

FOX40
Colfax Rejects Change in Pot Dispensary Ordinance

Apr 23, 2014

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By a vote of 3-2, the Colfax City Council rejected a change of ordinance that would have allowed medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.

A standing-room-only crowd spent more than four hours inside the council chamber Wednesday night debating …


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‘Bunny Ranch’ Billboard Raises Eyebrows in Colfax

Apr 9, 2014

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In plain view of just about anyone and everyone driving through Colfax on Interstate-80, a massive billboard reads, “Bunny Ranch Bar & Cigar.”

“It’s bright pink and it’s very obvious that it’s the Bunny Ranch” Colfax resident Anna Keesee. …


Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Worth getting off the interstate: restaurants along I-80

Worth getting off the interstate: restaurants along I-80

TRAVELERS ALONG I-80 NEEDN’T SETTLE FOR fast food on their way to the Sierra and back. Some of the region’s best eateries are just off the highway. CAFÉ ZORRO This restaurant, just off I-80 at Loomis, is a longtime local favorite and worth a stop. Its menu features seasonal fare such as fish, chicken, meat, salads...

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