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Fatal accident in Camino

A man was killed in a fatal accident Thursday afternoon near Camino. Lawrence Alvin Randall, 78, was driving his 1997 Toyota 4Runner westbound in the No. 2 lane of Highway 50 east of Carson Road at about 4:10 p.m., a CHP press release stated. He was traveling at approximately 55 mph when, for unknown reasons, […]

P’ville hires Camino superintendent

The Placerville Union School District announced the selection of Eric Bonniksen as the district’s new full-time superintendent and Rachelle Ball as the new principal of Sierra School. The school district provides services to students ages kindergarten through eighth grade in the city of Placerville. Bonniksen most recently was superintendent-principal of Camino Union School District. He […]

Double fatal in Camino

A solo-vehicle collision shortly after noon on Highway 50 west of Braeburn Lane in Camino on June 29 led to the deaths of the driver and a passenger, leaving another passenger with major injuries. Michael Warner, 41, of Santa Cruz, was driving a 2004 Nissan Xterra westbound when he traveled across the center divide of […]

Vacancy on Camino Union School District Board of Trustees

Maria Rosas, a member of the Camino Union School District Board of Trustees, submitted a letter of resignation effective April 30. The Camino Union School District Board of Trustees would like to fill this vacancy through a provisional appointment. All interested residents of the Camino Union School District are encouraged to apply. To apply for […]

Register for Camino Chartered

Camino Science and Natural Resources Charter School, a free public school with an emphasis on science and math, is now open for fall registration. The school provides an academically rigorous standards-based curriculum using natural resource-based education as an integrating context for learning across the curriculum. It offers several options for students in fourth through eighth […]

Friday deadline to seek Camino board seat

Michael Douglas, a member of the Camino Union School District Board of Trustees, submitted a letter of resignation effective March 5. The Camino Union School District Board of Trustees would like to fill this vacancy through a provisional appointment. All interested residents of the Camino Union School District are encouraged to apply. To apply for […]

Camino squad makes return

CAMINO — For the first time in 15 years, Camino Elementary School fielded a wrestling team The young grapplers recently ended their season in which they learned the fundamentals of the sport that will prepare them by the time they reach high school. Members of the squad are: Joseph Carlisle, Jonathan Carlisle, Jeffrey Somera, Jenni […]

Camino Cares

EDITOR: We’d like to thank the following people for making this year’s Camino Cares Christmas Giving program such a success: Camino Hotel, Camino Post Office, Camino School, Apple Blossom Coffee House, Sean Pritchard of Solid Rock Faith Center, Camino Community Action Committee, and last but not least, our amazing community. This year we were able […]

Historical Camino Hotel transforms into B+B

When the Hotel Camino opened as a boardinghouse in 1888, residents probably thought they had it pretty good — dry shelter, a bed and regular meals. Bachelors, they worked hard as loggers in the surrounding forest. And when the mill began operating in town in the early 1900s, millworkers residing at the hotel had only […]

Camino seeks new board member applications

Renée Day, a member of the Camino Union School District Board of Trustees, submitted a letter of resignation effective Dec. 31. The Camino Union School District Board of Trustees would like to fill this vacancy through a provisional appointment. All interested residents of the Camino Union School District are encouraged to apply. To apply for […]

Camino man builds cabin over 30 years with own timber

In 1983, Harry Hopkins decided that he wanted to build himself a house. He approached his wife, Karen, the next year, proposing they build a cabin on the plot next to their house on Mace Road in Camino, acquired nearly a decade before. By 1993, using almost entirely wood from his own land, he had a new home next door to where they had raised their children.

Just a year before his retirement in 1984, Harry asked Karen if she wanted to live in a log cabin. “‘No way,’ I said. All I could imagine was a dirt floor,” she said. But Harry was …

Camino accident kills two Placerville men

An accident on Nov. 9 on Barkley Road in Camino claimed the lives of two Placerville men. Trent Wanta, 23, was driving his 2001 Toyota Echo westbound on Barkley Road at 7:10 p.m. with Cody Clevland, 24, as his passenger, a CHP report stated. Driving at an unknown rate of speed, Wanta failed to negotiate […]

Camino Flower Shop a vintage classic

Camino Flower Shop offers natural and beautiful flower arrangements for weddings, parties, funerals, banquets, and other events. Owned by Dottie Mckenzie, a florist for 26 years, the shop helps clients capture the moment in flowers. Romantic vintage props, which enhance your flower arrangements, are complimentary whenever a wedding or event is booked. Customers are attracted to […]

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Pacific Grove: Camino classic car stolen

A classic Corvette was stolen while the local owner was visiting Monterey for Classic Car Week. The Camino man, whose name is not being given out, realized his red 1962 Stingray was missing from the driveway of the bed-and-breakfast inn where he was staying the morning of Aug. 18, Pacific Grove Police Cmdr. John Miller […]

Winning lottery ticket bought in Camino

Someone buying a Powerball lottery ticket in Camino is a whole lot richer as a result of last Wednesday’s drawing. According to the Camino Food Center, someone bought a ticket from them that is worth $289,341. As of Friday, the holder of the winning ticket had not yet been identified. Contact Dawn Hodson at 530-344-5071 […]

Camino resident returns from the Camino de Santiago

In April, the Mountain Democrat featured Camino resident Judi Collins who was planning to walk the 500 miles of the Camino de Santiago —an ancient pilgrimage path from southern France over the Pyrenees mountains into Spain to the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela where the remains of the apostle St. James are reportedly buried. In […]

Carter Robertson is singing in Camino

Carter Robertson is bringing her provocative and inspiring musical memoir, “Playin’ on the Tracks” to Para Vi Winery, 2875 Larsen Drive in Camino, on Saturday, June 22. “Playin’ on the Tracks” is the compelling story of her transformation from a child of the rural church culture to a world-class performer on stage as the only female […]

Camino area billboard

EDITOR: Coming back to Pollock from Placerville I noticed new advertising on a billboard in the Camino area — a place called Bunny Ranch in Nevada. Wow. Rabbits must be a pretty good money maker in Nevada. Maybe we should start a ranch or two here in the county. Think of all the revenue from […]

Heard over the back fence: Saturday is Clean Up Camino Day

 John Chapman provided the following: “Advice from a Rose” T-shirt statement: “Make someone’s day * Enjoy the sunshine * Remember your beauty stems from within * Be colorful * Look past the thorns * Make new buds * Bloom! * Be scent-sational!” CLEAN UP CAMINO:
 The annual “Camino Clean-up […]

Pollock-Camino business walk planned

The El Dorado County Office of Economic Development is partnering with the Pollock Pines-Camino Chamber of Commerce and the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce on a May 3 Business Walk for the Pollock Pines and Camino communities. The goal of the walk is to take a pulse of businesses in the commercial areas by asking […]

Kindergarten registration at Camino School

Camino School is now accepting kindergarten students for the 2013-14 school year. Registration packets can be picked up at the Camino School office, 3060 Snows Road in Camino, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To be eligible for kindergarten, a child must be 5 years old by Oct. 2. Transitional kindergarten will be offered to students […]

New Camino trustee

At the special meeting of the Board of Trustees Jan. 8 a provisional appointment was made to fill the current board member vacancy. Renée Day has been appointed to the Camino Union School District Board of Trustees. Unless a petition calling for a special election to fill the vacancy, containing a sufficient number of signatures, […]

Vacancy on the Camino Union School District Board of Trustees

Suzanne Egger, a respected member of the Camino Union School Board of Trustees, submitted a letter of resignation effective Dec. 11, 2012. The Camino Union School District Board of Trustees would like to fill this vacancy through a provisional appointment. All interested residents of the Camino Union School District are encouraged to apply. To apply […]

Camino man missing

A Camino man was to visit a friend, but never arrived. A search for the Army veteran has turned up very little.

David Clement, 30, is believed to have left his Camino home the morning of Nov. 6, according to friend Erica Scoggins.

“It looks like he went running that morning and vanished, never returning to his Camino home again since that date,” she wrote in an e-mail to the Mountain Democrat. “It is speculated that David awoke early on Tuesday around 5 a.m. and went running. He left his keys, wallet, cell phone and motorcycle at his home. David was going to visit a friend after doing errands on Nov. 6 and never did. His friends have been contacted and none of us have received any word from him.

Bear sighted in Camino

A bear was seen on Pony Express Trail in Camino on Wednesday. Sandy Petley, who was outside with her husband and neighbor, noticed the bear crossing the street after being in her neighbor’s yard. She thinks it is the same bear that was seen six-to-eight weeks ago by her neighbor’s daughter. “My neighbor’s daughter saw […]

Pollock Pines-Camino Rotary seeking mini-grant apps

The Pollock Pines-Camino Rotary Club is seeking applications for mini-grants that will be used for: Any project or program that is designed to benefit local children and/or the residents of the local (Pollock Pines-Camino) communities. Applications should deal with projects from $1 to $1,000. Those applicants selected will be requested to make a presentation describing […]

Successful Camino event

EDITOR: The camino community Action committee would like to thank everyone who helped make the Ninth Annual Camino Community Night Out an overwhelming success. The members of our committee, El Dorado Sheriff John D’Agostini, and the residents gathered for an old-fashioned picnic dinner, with hot dogs donated by Christa Campbell and Tom Heflin, Sonny Wells again organized the classic car show, […]

Camino profile

Camino Where is it? The area is east of Placerville. How did it get its name? This area, now known best for its orchards, vineyards and wineries, started in the 1860s as a lumber town when two Scottish brothers, James and John Blair built a sawmill and named it. What’s the history? It would remain […]

Camino takes action against crime

What: Nation Night Out in Camino Who: Camino Community Action Committee Where: Camino Community Church Park, 4205 Carson Road in Camino When: Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost: Free Information: Betty at 530-644-7421 The Camino Community Action Committee proudly announces its ninth annual Camino National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the […]

Big Wagon Train welcome in Pollock Pines and Camino

The 63rd annual Highway 50 Association Wagon Train will roll out from Zephyr Cove, Nev. on Sunday, June 3 and roll into Placerville on Saturday, June 9. Along the way, there are plenty of opportunities to ride along with the train or to celebrate its arrival, but the areas of Pollock Pines and Camino are […]

Rare rodent caught in Camino

A Camino man trapped a rare albino gopher near his garden on May 3. Eugene Wells noticed that gophers had been been digging holes near his garden, where he parks his boat trailer. As he has done many times before, he set traps to kill the gophers and stop their destruction of his property. When […]

Hospitality illuminates at Camino tasting room

Nice people with great wine Doug Noble After the recent “Bring out the Barrel” wine tasting event put on by the El Dorado Winery Association, a number of people commented that the winery that they enjoyed the most was one of El Dorado County’s smallest, Illuminare Winery. The winery’s tasting room featuring the great wines […]

Camino residents bring concerns to El Dorado Water and Power Authority

In 1957 the Federal Power Commission, now the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), granted the Sacramento Municipal Utility District a 50-year license to operate a hydroelectric system called the Upper American River Project (UARP). It is located on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, mostly on federal lands in the Eldorado National […]

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