fall

New heights for foothills athletes

The 2011-12 prep sports year was memorable from the opening kickoff last August to the final putt just last week.A slew of championships, a bunch of star athletes and a handful of ...

Enjoy nine holes during Fall season

Have a ball in the fall The golf season is beginning to wind down for some and for others it is just beginning. The acorns are falling, the leaves are changing and the air is gett ...

Hundreds of lightning strikes spark fires, Forest Service concerns

Lightning hit the Tahoe National Forest hard over the weekend, with some bolts striking near Foresthill. The National Forest Service reported 407 lightning strikes in the Tahoe for ...

Fall: the season of plenty

Fall’s here…and right on cue…there’s a ton of cool stuff to do out on the water right now. From the high country lakes to valley salmon to big game in the ocean, it’s all ...

Bruins blossomed in spring

At Bear River High, mostly dismal fall and winter sports seasons gave way to a very happy spring during the 2009-10 school year. In the fall, only the Bruins’ girls cross countr ...

Heaps of highlights for Hillmen

After a topsy-turvy 2008 football season, Placer High took a more conventional route to success last fall. The result was the same – another trip to the Sac-Joaquin Section Divis ...

Two helped when she fell

On July 22 I fell in the parking lot of the Grass Valley Highway Long’s. A nice lady and gentleman helped me up after I fell – toe hit the cement abutment that holds baskets an ...

Trailblazers claim repeat

Del Oro High’s lone section title of the fall came on the cross country trails, where the girls team claimed its second straight Sac-Joaquin Division III championship for the sec ...

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 ...

Colfax airs it out

The biggest story of the sports year at Colfax High, at least in terms of drawing the most state and national attention, for the most part, didn’t come on a playing field. In N ...

Updated: Woman plunges from Auburn building onto car

A woman who minutes before had said she wanted to go to heaven plummeted Thursday from the roof of a building in Downtown Auburn, landing on a car. The woman's fall was witnessed b ...

Foresthill Bridge sightseers save woman’s life

It started out as a walk at sunset Monday on the Foresthill Bridge to take in the magnificent view of the canyon. But it turned into a rescue effort by a group of four sightseers ...

Dewie's Hole: With mine vent sealed, things are 'golden' for foothill retriever

Dewie, a 3-year-old golden retriever, stood watch as repair crews filled a 30-plus-foot deep mine vent Thursday that the pooch plummeted into in January. The mine vent on state la ...