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Fired up for school

Hundreds of students milling about looking for their classrooms, waving to old friends and meeting new ones – it’s time for the first day of school. The Placer Union High Sch ...

Are you ready for some football?

This morning, around 8 a.m., several hundred football players for each of the local high schools will begin their 2010 seasons. Bear River, Colfax, Del Oro, Foresthill, and Place ...

Placer County hospitalization for H1N1 rising

Hospitalizations of H1N1 flu patients are up in Placer County as health officials continue a school vaccine program to fight the spread of the disease among the young. A total of ...

Placer County bringing H1N1 vaccine to students

Usually it’s frowned upon when children stick things up their noses. That wasn’t the case Tuesday morning, when Auburn Elementary students patiently waited their turns in the ...

Health officials cramming for possible H1N1 outbreak

When you’re doing back-to-school shopping in the coming days, you may want to add another item to your list: hand sanitizer. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control are a ...

College Prep: Summer break not the time for students to slack

Summer is officially here. Students from kindergarten to 12th grade are free from the daily grind of going to school, doing homework, studying and participating in extracurricula ...

Swine flu case probable in Placer County

Health officials believe the swine flu is probably in Placer County, with one case now being tested for the disease. Confirmation by the State Department of Public Health of a pro ...

System ready to WARN

When Bettamae Butts received a call last week that an escaped jail inmate was lurking in the area, one of the first things she did was go to the window. “I wanted to see what I ...

At long last lights: Foresthill High School readying to turn on Friday night lights for football

Foresthill High School’s football team will be playing home games under Friday-night lights for the first time Sept. 12. The school’s Wildfires have played daytime games since ...

Rarin' to begin

There was nothing vacation-y about the last day of summer Tuesday. Area schools were abuzz with activity as teachers, administrators, parents and students made last-minute prepar ...

Our View: The end of a school may be a new beginning

Auburn has had a loss in the family. Alta Vista School closed Thursday, and won’t open again in August when the school year starts again. Now it’s time to move on and find th ...

Alta Vista: A fond, final farewell

The Bucks stop here. After 100 years of education and, more recently, continued declining enrollment and months of deliberation and heartache, Alta Vista School finished out the ...