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Colfax Chronicles

10 YEARS AGO Aug. 9, 2001 – Placer County Deputy Sheriff Mike Maynard spent his final patrol shift in Colfax Wednesday evening. Maynard, a 28-year veteran, began his retirement ...

Placer charges out of the gate

The Placer High cross country team dominated the first Pioneer Valley League meet of the season on all levels Wednesday at Renfree Park in Sacramento. The Placer boys placed three ...

Skateboard-auto crash victim, 19, remembered as inspiration to others

Nick Brown, an avid skateboarder who became a friend to many during the short time he was in Auburn, was remembered with tears, flowers and a roadside marker in the shape of a cros ...

Hillmen making a run for it

They run for the sheer joy of it. They run in insufferably hot weather. They run with their best friends. They run with Placer High alumni. They are the cross country team of Place ...

Dog attack victim, 91, describes bloody fight for life with 80-pound pit-bull cross

His hand thickly bandaged, 91-year-old Ken Heffren described Tuesday how he fought off a vicious dog attack in his backyard. Heffren, a feisty World War II veteran and retired tel ...

Hyatt’s legacy lives on at Placer

Walking into Earl Crabbe Gym, one cannot help but notice the many pennants hanging from the walls of this venerable edifice. Most signify league championships won, others acknowled ...

Hillmen’s success forged on the hot trails

For most runners, the thought of working out in our oppressive July heat would send one scurrying to the nearest air-conditioned room. If, however, you are a Placer High cross coun ...

Legends of the fall

Combine a long-awaited playoff berth, a monumental upset on the road, some courtroom drama and spectacular play on the field and what do you get? At Placer High, it was the most ...

It was a fine fall for these collegians

The fall season was a highly successful one for the college athletes profiled in the Auburn Journal’s weekly Campus Canvass feature. Some earned all-conference honors. Others se ...