Education

Youth awarded for positive impact

Colfax High School, Placer High School and Del Oro High School all had award winners at the Placer County Youth Impact Awards on March 18. The Placer County Youth Impact Awards st ...

Sierra Foothills Iris Society scholarship

Region 14 of the American Iris Society is sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors and college students for the 2018-19 school year. The local affiliate, Sierra Foothi ...

Fifth-grade students win essay contest

COLFAX — Each year, the Colfax Garden Club celebrates the upcoming arrival of spring by sponsoring an Arbor Day Essay Contest. This year, 32 students from the fifth-grade cla ...

Foresthill celebrates Dr. Seuss

March 2 at the Foresthill Divide School was Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’s birthday. To celebrate, the school held a very special assembly, sponsored by the Foresthi ...

Business by the books

Thousands of books, DVDs and library items are driven from one end of the county to the other by means of the Bookmobile. Just as the name implies, this 30-foot truck is a mobile ...

Reading program awards 7 Kindles to Colfax students

COLFAX — Seven Colfax students were rewarded for reaching reading goals and were selected to each receive a electronic tablet. The Colfax Elementary School has promoted a Re ...

Community helps curb costs for sixth-graders to go to science camp

COLFAX — Sixth-graders from Colfax Elementary are gearing up to go to an annual week-long science camp field trip. The 30-plus students and chaperons are slated to travel to ...

Checking out from the library — at home

A few nights back I was having a hard time sleeping. Normally, I would just turn on my light and read, but I had finished my book earlier that night and I really didn’t want ...

Connecting to resources

On Friday, educators, counselors and people who interact with students were treated to a day-long program on problems surrounding mental health, homelessness and food insecurity. ...

Placer Community Foundation scholarship applications now open

Placer Community Foundation invites local high school seniors and current college students to apply for scholarship awards for the 2018-2019 year. The foundation is utilizing an ...

Break into freelance with Sierra College workshop

Sierra College is looking for at least 20 students to test out a free pilot program for those interested in the “gig economy,” an ever-growing trend according to Nat ...

Colfax High and teacher receive $100,000 award from Harbor Freight Tools

Teacher Jonathan Schwartz and Colfax High school were awarded a total of $100,000 by Harbor Freight Tools. $70,000 was given to the school and $30,000 was given to Schwartz.&nbs ...