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City manager to leave Colfax post

Bruce Kranz, Colfax’s City Manager since August 2009, is resigning, effective May 9. “As a California Public Employees' Retirement System retiree, I’ve been ...

Feds move to close marijuana dispensary

The federal government has taken action to enforce the federal Controlled Substances Act in Colfax. Last week, Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin C. Khasigian, head of the Eastern Distr ...

Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal suing city

Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal, Colfax’s former trash collector, is suing the city and Recology Auburn Placer over the city’s decision in June to award a 10-year-trash collectio ...

Colfax awards trash contract to Recology

The City of Colfax will stop subsidizing trash collection as of July 1. At the June 8 meeting, the council approved a 10-year-trash collection contract with Recology Auburn Placer ...

County to help with pool?

Colfax will get help from the county in its efforts to rebuild the city pool, according to City Manager Bruce Kranz, “County park administrator John Ramirez committed his suppor ...

Brett Storey named County Employee of the Year for biomass plant leadership

When Brett Storey looks at the brush and overgrowth choking the sides of Sierra trails, he sees a better future. A backpacker, Storey has long enjoyed the outdoors in the mountain ...

Small cities, big pay

Placer County communities are paying city and town managers at Bay Area prices even though the cost-of-living index is about 30 percent less, a new grand jury report says. But in ...

Placer County seeks developer for Auburn's Silver Bend land

The future of the much-debated 6.2-acre Silver Bend site at the Foresthill exit in Auburn is on the table again. The Placer County Board of Supervisors OK’d redevelopment agency ...

Supervisor’s $10,000 county flight questioned

A Placer County’s supervisor’s $9,887 flight on a chartered plane is being criticized by a taxpayer watchdog group’s president. On vacation in Utah at the time, Supervisor R ...

Placer County vintners uncork frustration over bottled-up wine ordinance

Legal questions are delaying a Placer County Board of Supervisors decision on a new winery ordinance – and vintners are upset. Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to hold off ...

Kranz, Montgomery set for 5th District county runoff

Placer County Supervisor Bruce Kranz and challenger Jennifer Montgomery of Serene Lakes are headed for a runoff election Nov. 4. Neither Kranz, Montgomery or Meadow Vista’s Bob H ...

Kranz tops in District 5 funding derby

Bolstered by donations from Placer Vineyards Development Corp. Squaw Valley Ski Corp. and Royal Gorge developers, Placer County Supervisor Bruce Kranz's funding war chest is leadin ...

District 5 candidate donates $100,000 to himself

Challenging for Placer County's Fifth District supervisor's seat, Bob Houston is putting his money where his political rhetoric is. Houston, who owns a Sacramento lobbying and go ...

Candidates clash over Kranz coffee klatches

Supervisor Bruce Kranz found inspiration in a pot of coffee four years ago. And nearly every week since taking office as Placer County supervisor for the 5th District in 2005, Kra ...

Crunch time for District 4 contest

It's decision time this week for prospective candidates who have taken out papers in Placer County to run in the June 3 primary. The high-profile 4th District congressional seat ...