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Auburn shares in Norcal fireball sighting

AUBURN CA - At least one Auburn resident was in the right place at the right time at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday to witness a fireball blazing across the night sky. The anonymous sky watch ...

Colfax Community Calendar

THURSDAY My Girlfriends Garden social networking group meets at 9 a.m. at the Mix & Mingle Greek Cafe, 30 Main St. 305-4050. Zumba Fitness Class from 6 to 7 p.m. at Sierra Vista ...

Dark sky at night, an astronomer's delight

George Robinson muses that most people are too busy inside their homes watching TV to worry about it. But as an amateur astronomer living in the foothills, Robinson is involved in ...

Patience leads to new comet discovery by Colfax amateur astronomer

Colfax amateur astronomer Don Machholz is on Cloud 9 and back on the celestial map after the discovery of his 11th comet. The out-of-this world find came Tuesday morning but took ...

Showers predicted tonight – meteors that is

The sky is falling – or at least a part of a comet that showers the Earth’s atmosphere with debris every year at this time. The annual Perseid meteor shower is giving skywatch ...