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Roadway reopens after big rig overturns on eastbound I-80 in Colfax
COLFAX, Calif. — Eastbound Interstate 80 has reopened in Colfax following an overturned big rig on Thursday morning, according to California Highway Patrol logs. The crash happened around 4:42 a.m. just west of Gold Run and Magra roads. CHP said the FedEx big rig drifted off to the shoulder...
Placer County Sets Legal Precedent in Fentanyl Crisis with Landmark Conviction
In a significant legal development, Placer County, California, has set a precedent with the second-degree murder conviction of Aaron Dare over the fentanyl overdose death of a young woman in August 2022. This landmark case underlines the increasing gravity of the fentanyl crisis, as local authorities tackle the alarming 450% surge in fentanyl-related deaths between 2019 and 2021. Dare's sentencing is slated for February 29, 2024, and follows the county’s inaugural fentanyl-related murder sentencing on October 10, marking a new level of accountability for drug dealers in the region.
I-80 emergency road repairs on pause with first big snow in Sierra
DONNER SUMMIT - Caltrans crews have been working on emergency road repairs along I-80 since September and now the first big snow of the season is here with chain controls going into effect for the higher elevations Wednesday afternoon.As of Wednesday morning, Caltrans had completed 63 of the 140 miles of emergency repairs it has been working on from Colfax to the Stateline. The snow falling on the rutted roads on I-80 on Wednesday and Thursday will slow the progress in the emergency repairs. "It still gives you that shake when you hit them," said Antonio Rozco who works at a gas station...
Granite Bay burglars steal over $1 million of property Placer County Sheriff’s Office says
(FOX40.COM) — The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said two recently arrested suspects are believed to have stolen over $1 million worth of property. The sheriff’s office said the suspects are believed to be connected to several burglaries including some that took place out of state. The two suspects were arrested on Nov. 10 following a […]
The gas price fluctuate between $4.75 and $5.79 in Colfax as of 2023-12-07. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.202, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
These auburn, CA based Dogs are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
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FedEx truck overturns on EB I-80 in Sierra; heavy traffic delays
GOLD RUN – An overturned big rig had eastbound Interstate 80 traffic blocked in the Sierra Nevada Thursday morning.The crash happened a little after 4:30 a.m. just west of the Gold Run offramp. Exactly what led up to the crash is unclear, but a FedEx truck was involved. No injuries have been reported, but traffic was backing up for over a mile leading up to Gold Run. California Highway Patrol announced a little after 8:30 a.m. that I-80 had reopened.Chain controls due to snow remain in effect throughout the Sierra as of Thursday morning. Along eastbound I-80, controls are from Drum Forebay to Boca. Westbound I-80 has controls from Truckee to Drum Forebay.
A Tragic Conviction Amid the Opioid Crisis: Legal Repercussions and Societal Struggles
In a case that underlines the gravity of the ongoing fentanyl crisis, a Placer County man was convicted of second-degree murder after a fatal overdose incident. Aaron Dare, a 25-year-old from Fair Oaks, was found guilty by the Placer County Superior Court for selling fentanyl to a woman in Auburn who later died. The conviction, scheduled to be followed by sentencing on February 29, reflects a growing legal resolve to combat the opioid epidemic that has surged in Placer County and beyond.
Woman arrested in Colfax for vehicle theft, identity theft
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office reported a woman recently arrested for vehicle theft and identity theft in Colfax. Placer County Patrol responded to an incident at the Colfax 76 station, and located and detained Jessica Nicole Stephens, 34, based on information about a stolen vehicle. According to the Sheriff’s...
Holidays begin in Lincoln with parade, festivities
Thousands attended Lincoln’s annual Hometown Holiday Celebration on Saturday night at Beermann Plaza. It was especially exciting to celebrate this year since the weather was uncooperative two of the four previous years, according to a previous Gold Mountain News article. Saturday, it barely sprinkled. The night began with a...
Colfax lands 8, Bear River 5 on all-Pioneer Valley League first team for football
The all-Pioneer Valley League football team was littered with local talent, as Colfax and Bear River had numerous players earn first-team honors. Colfax had eight players — River Roach, Malachi Thompson, Elisha Gallo, Austin Liden, Glenn Ingram, Luke Tonini, Jack Masset and Robert Meyer — on the first team.
Free Electric Bus Rides to Victorian Christmas Event in Nevada City on Dec. 6 and 13
Nevada County Connect is providing free electric bus rides on December 6th and 13th to the Victorian Christmas event in Nevada City. This service is offered by the Transit Buses of Nevada County Connects to provide affordable transportation to the event.
Placer County Sheriff's arrest log: Elder theft, unlawful camping, DUIs
Editor’s note: Arrest reports are released by the Placer County Sheriff’s Department. Suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty. Charges can be amended or dismissed. Nov. 17. Daniel Paul Fisk, 26, was arrested at 8:26 a.m. on suspicion of two misdemeanor bench warrants in the 600 block of...
A gift to BOMUSD fine arts
I'm absolutely thrilled to share some incredible news with all of you. On June 11 my dear friend Mary Beth Dowd performed at a benefit concert for the Black Oak Mine Unified School District Fine Arts Department. Mary Beth has done an exceptional job and deserves a standing ovation. Through her dedication, hard work and passion for children and the arts, she raised over $3,500.
Colfax takes down big schools, wins Coach G Memorial
Colfax High School girls basketball may be thin on numbers to start the season, but that didn’t stop the Falcons from winning the annual Coach G Memorial Tournament at Placer High School over the weekend. The Falcons did not shy away from strong competition, as they notched three wins...
Dog Found Tuesday in Auburn Woods; Owner Sought
This good looking boy was found this week past the Oral Lake Area and in the Auburn Woods development and the owner or owners or currently being sought. The dog has a green collar and weighs approximately 80 pounds. He appears to be a yellow Lab, and is very friendly.
Loomis School District looks to buy Delmar Ave. lot for school
With anticipated enrollment growth, the Loomis Union School District is considering a 19-acre parcel on Delmar Avenue for a future school. During the regular monthly school board meeting Nov. 2, the LUSD Board of Trustees took primary steps toward the possible $1,750,000 purchase of 19.4 acres of undeveloped ranch land at 3131 Delmar Avenue in Loomis.
Nevada City's throwback street faire, Victorian Christmas, is a Gold Country tradition
CHESTNUTS? The nutty and flavorful crunchers do have a way of showing up in so many special holiday dishes, from velvety soups to filling casseroles to merry meals centered around stuffing or acorn squashes. These goodies have plenty of wintry oomph, with the chestnut's deep tones upping that hearty character, but sometimes we do long to nibble on something nutty while strolling through an alfresco celebration, the kind of ye-olden-tymes to-do that feels more Dickens than a story starring Scrooge. Fulfilling our chestnut-forward proclivities is Victorian Christmas, one of Nevada City's biggest bashes and a Gold Country seasonal staple.
Colfax prepares to defend section, NorCal titles
It’s no secret Colfax High School’s girls basketball team will have a target on its back this season, but that’s exactly how the Falcons want it. Colfax has never been one to shy away from competition and after winning Pioneer Valley League, Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV and CIF NorCal Regional championships last winter, the Lady Falcons are poised to make another deep run.
Growth spurt: Colfax starts year 2 under Ginty by winning Wildfire Classic
The second season of the Devin Ginty era at Colfax High School is off to a great start, as the Falcons’ boys basketball team soared over the competition at the Wildfire Classic in Foresthill last weekend. Colfax claimed the tournament championship after third-place finishes in 2021 and 2022, defeating...