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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 …


FOX40
‘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. …


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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...

Placer County Online
Pursuit ends in crash in Colfax

The Placer County Sheriff Office’s pursuit of a reported suicidal man ended in a crash in Colfax Monday evening. At 5:42 p.m., a caller to the sheriff’s 911 dispatch center reported that Joel Bumgarner, 38, had taken pills, was drinking alcohol and had driven away from his Auburn home. A deputy saw him driving...

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Colfax students experience “Quirky” path to inventive careers

Colfax High School students’ prototype of a sensor that helps skiers have more control was selected by Quirky, a New York-based company that makes invention accessible, for further exploration at the South by South West (SXSW) conference in Austin TX, giving students the thrill of recognition and teaching them the design process. (Rocklin, CA) While...

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Placer County Detectives investigating stabbing

Placer County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a stabbing that occurred last night near Colfax. The Sheriff’s Office said that around 10 p.m. last night, deputies responded to a call of a fight in a house in the 26000-block of Norton Grade Road. When they arrived, they found a man inside the house, bleeding from...

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Placer County News Roundup

Auburn Journal - Search for missing Colfax man escalates to three counties Sacramento Bee - Cash shipped to scammers by Auburn elderly Placer Herald - Young shoppers take over Rocklin Kmart for Kiwanis spree Press Tribune – Former Oakmont student reported killed Press Tribune – What’s next for Sammy’s in Roseville? Lincoln News Messenger – New mayor...

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