Heather Snow

Teen reaches out with skateboarding

Scotty Dietz is giving skateboarding teenagers a new reputation at Placer High. Dietz, who will be a senior in the fall, designed a skateboard that enables students with disabili ...

Business saves yearly raft trip

As I hide from the sun during my break from teaching special education at Placer High, I found myself reflecting on the school year. The program I teach is an independent living sk ...

Inaugural fest churns whitewater thrills on American River

The American River in the canyon below Auburn will be where the action is this weekend during the inaugural Auburn River Festival. It’s a stretch of river – restored as part o ...

Placer teacher navigates classroom or Class V whitewater

Heather Snow didn’t pick a career — a career sort of picked her. Snow is a river guide and has been guiding guests through whitewater professionally for 22 years. Her mother ...