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Georgetown Town Hall Meeting Congressman Tom McClintock will host a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the Georgetown Community Center, 6329 Lower Main St. County, Tahoe team up El Dorado County and the City of South Lake Tahoe are exploring creation of an “ad hoc” committee to begin looking at […]


A man who identified himself as Shane Douglas called the Mountain Democrat to say he is not engaged and is not getting married this July contrary to the announcement that ran in the Friday, July 3. Mountain Democrat.

Jr. Cougars huddle

Members of the El Dorado Jr. Cougars football teams huddle in Tuesday’s session of the annual Jr. Cougar Youth Football Camp. A story on the camp is scheduled to run next week. Photo by Jackie Penn

Sports Scene: July 24, 2015

Placerville Rec and Parks 530-642-5232 Junior Lifeguard Camp If you want to become a lifeguard, you still have time at the Placerville Aquatic Center, located at 3071 Benham St. The fun team-building program teaches lifeguards to work together to save/protect lives every day. Participants will practices lifeguarding skills that include rescue procedures while in the […]

Sharks headed to SSL Championships

GRANITE BAY — Despite strong performances from their top swimmers, the Sierra Sharks squads lost their Suburban Swim League season finale to host Granite Bay 452-334 at the Gators’ pool last Saturday. Results split between the boys and girls. Sierra prevailed on the boy’s side 206-182 but its girls fell 262-125. Overall, the Sharks finish […]

Vets invited to Auburn

Military veterans in and around the Yuba/Sutter and Gold Country areas are invited to a special service session at Richard H. Townsend American Legion Post 84 at the Auburn Memorial Hall, 100 E. St. National and state teams from The American Legion will be in town to discuss veteran’s benefits and service to the community. Membership and veteran information […]

American Century Championship results

American Century Championship 2-15 Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course Stateline, Nevada Purse: $600,00 1-Mark Mulder   82   $125,00 2-Eric Gagne   81   $60,000 3-Josh Scobee   79   $35,000 4-Mardy Fish   71   $25,000 5-Rick Rhoden   63   $20,000 6-Jack Wagner   61  $17,323 7-John Elway   59   Amateur 8-Vinny Del […]

Dolphins win 5th consecutive VFCAL title

CARMICHAEL — The 2015 summer season came to a fantastic end for the Dry Diggins Dolphins swim team, which captured the Valley Foothill Competitive Aquatic League at Rusch Park last Saturday. Combined team scores, the Dolphins finished with 1694.5 points. The Orangevale Tiger Sharks were within a bite of the Dolphins but finished second at […]

Duty: Air Force Airman 1st Class Amanda L. Elsom

Air Force Airman 1st Class Amanda L. Elsom graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four […]

Sports Schedule: July 20-25

Monday, July 20 Golf Stelzmiller fundraiser Cold Springs G&CC, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21 Baseball Folsom @ EDHS, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23 Baseball NBO @ EDHS, 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 24 Rec swimming Sharks, Taz @ SSL Champs Sierra College Saturday, July 25 Baseball Kennedy @ EDHS, 4 p.m., (2) Speedway Points Race No. […]

Sports scene: July 19, 2015

Golf fundraiser Cold Springs Golf and Country Club is the host for today’s fundraiser and golf tournament to help local standout Chelsea Stelzmiller with the cost to attend next month’s LPGA Qualifying School. Cost is $150 per person/$500 for a 4some. Includes golf, raffle and dinner. Stelzmiller will direct a clinic that starts at 12:30 […]

Roundup: July 20, 2015

Baseball El Dorado High School 4, South Lake Tahoe 1 — James Pizzuti’s complete-game three-hitter lifted EDHS in Saturday’s first game of a doubleheader sweep at South Shore. Pizzuti, who struck out four, received run support in the third and fifth innings. El Dorado High’s third-inning run came on Kent Schardt’s fielder’s choice that scored […]

Things to do: July 17, 2015

ONGOING put art 360 717 here Art Studio 360, 360 Main St. in Placerville, is featuring photographer Sylvia Coleman. She is continually learning and exploring the possibilities of the photography world. Besides traditional photography, she explores photo art and digital art combining, individual elements of multiple pictures she has taken creating a new single image. For […]

Duty: Air Force Airman Brandon N. Katt

Air Force Airman Brandon N. Katt graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

Pastel Society winners

The Sierra Pastel Society’s Summer Membership Pastel Show presents its reception and awards ceremony from 4-5 p.m. on Friday, July 17 at the El Dorado County Government Center, Building A, 360 Fair Lane in Placerville. Contemporary artist Pamela Findleton served as judge for the annual show. Her passion for color and texture creates an energy as she […]

Sharks put the bite to Loomis Basin

CAMERON PARK — In its second-to-last home meet of the season, the Sierra Sharks recreational swim teams dominated the visiting Loomis Basin Dolphins 548-227 in last Saturday’s meet at the Cameron Park Community pool. Broken down by divisions, the Lady Sharks swam laps around the Lady Dolphins, 275-112. For the boys, Sierra also dominated by a 266-111 […]

Amador Fair showcases Sierra Foothill wine winners

Terra d’Oro’s Montevina Skyland Ridge 2012 Zinfandel was awarded Best of Show in the annual Amador County Fair Wine Competition. In all there were 21 double gold medals awarded, 62 gold, 166 silver and 131 bronze. The medal winners were selected from 445 wine entries in the competition. By the end of the day of […]

Event to keep Fat Kitty City fat

Three-year-old Riley is outgoing, dark-haired and friendly, who comes when his name is called and loves being around people. While he is not the most handsome of kitties, he has a very special soul that makes him more like a dog than a cat. Two years ago, he was abandoned by his family on a […]

Roundup: July 14, 2015

Baseball El Dorado 5, Reed 2 — Josh Wienholz threw six scoreless innings, scored upon just in Reed’s final at bat, to pitch El Dorado to the second game victory Sunday. Wienholz received all the run support he needed when El Dorado scored four runs in the third and one more in the fifth. In […]

Under the Scoreboard: July 12, 2015

UOP’s Ellen Tiedemann was one of five women water polo student-athletes to earn All-Academic Awards from the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches. Tiedemann, a 2013 El Dorado High graduate studying civil engineering, had the ACWPC’s Outstanding distinction of carrying a GPA over 3.71. It was her second straight season getting recognized academically. As a […]

Schedule: July 13-18, 2015

Monday, July 13 Baseball EDHS vs tbd, Reno, 1 p.m. Friday, July 17 Baseball District 7 Jr. Legion Tourney ED Post 119 vs tbd @ tba Saturday, July 18 Baseball EDHS @ South Lake Tahoe, (2), noon District 7 Jr. Legion Tourney ED Post 119 vs tbd @ tba Speedway King of the West Series […]

Roundup: July 12, 2015

Baseball El Dorado High School 20, McQueen 9 — Aided by a good wind that blew out of McQueen’s field, El Dorado High had four players with three hits to back Hunter Susmill’s starting pitching in Saturday’s first game of a doubleheader in Reno. “The wind was blowing out so there were lots of doubles […]


Regarding the story “Apple Mountain CSA brings fresh produce to the table” that ran Wednesday, July 8, the e-mail address is [email protected]

Area players on Rugby All Stars

Five El Dorado County boys were selected to the All Star Rugby JV team representing Northern California. Picked were Garrett Kay, Clayton Macauley, Skyler Mitchell, Jacob Ward and Garrett Shepherd. Their team participated in the Regional Cup Tournament in Bakersfield June 20-21 where they were undefeated against teams from Washington, Southern Cal., and San Diego. […]

Charles B. Mitchell wines take top honors

​Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards and Winery by the Creek announced a successful run at the recent 39th Annual Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition. The two Charles B. Mitchell­ owned wineries combined to win three gold medals and five silver medals at the Costa Mesa-­based event. Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards’ 2012 Estate Grand Reserve, 2013 […]

Roundup: July 8, 2015

Cold Springs Ladies Golf Pro points & putts July 7 Ace of the month: Ann Morris, net 69 1st flight low gross: Heidi Caldwell, 82 Low net: Gerri O’Donnell, 68; Jerri Arens, 77 2nd flight low gross: Roberta Galvez, 94 Low net: Cathie Attabit, 74; Marge Dodrill, 73 3rd flight low gross: Ann Morris, 98 […]

Things to do: July 10, 2015

ONGOING Banners on Parade art project is on display on the light poles along Main Street in Placerville to Oct. 14. This is a collaborative effort of artists, businesses, organizations, individuals and city government that promotes the arts in downtown Placerville. The banners will be for sale at a silent auction at the October 2015 Art […]

Duty: Air Force Airman Robert A. Oakes

Air Force Airman Robert A. Oakes graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

Club wrestlers place at state

FRESNO — Several wrestlers from the El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club placed at the recent CAUSA Freestyle/Greco State Championships at Selland Arena. The team was led by Josiah Ramos’ first place finish at 75 pounds. Ramos won each of his three matches by technical falls. Eighth grade wrestlers wrestled Freestyle while high schoolers competed in […]

Celebrating 4th of July

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Roundup: July 6, 2015

Baseball El Dorado Post 119 14, Fairfield 9 In Friday’s opener of the first-ever El Dorado High School Fourth of July Tournament at El Dorado High, Post 119 trailed 9-2 after four innings. Then in the fifth inning, a combination of walks and hits, plus two errors trimmed Fairfield’s lead. In the sixth inning, Post 119 turned […]

Schedule: July 6-12, 2015

Monday, July 6 Baseball Little League All Stars Juniors @ Mahany Park, Roseville Ponderosa vs. Folsom National, 6 p.m. 10/11s @ Mahany Park, tbd Tuesday, July 7 Baseball Little League All Stars 10/11s @ Mahany Park, Roseville El Dorado Hills vs tba, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8 Baseball Liberty Ranch @ EDHS (2), 4 p.m. Little […]

Crime Log: June 23-30

June 23 11 a.m. A resident reported an abandoned vehicle on Templeton Drive in El Dorado Hills. An abatement sticker was put on the vehicle. 11:09 p.m. Deputies responded to a report of a roommate brandishing a gun at another roommate on Kirk Lane in Mt. Aukum. June 24 3:58 p.m. A man was arrested and […]

Roundup: July 3, 2015

Baseball District 54 All-Star Tournaments 9/10 — McFarland Park, Folsom  El Dorado Hills def. Snowline El Dorado Hills def. by Woodcreek Ponderosa 14, Cosumnes River 3 Hangtown 0, Folsom American 16 Hangtown 3, Maidu 12 Snowline 4, Lakeside 31 10/11 — Mahany Park  Hangtown/Snowline 0, Lakeside 12 Ponderosa def. Hangtown/Snowline Ponderosa def. by Woodcreek El Dorado […]

Swimming: Sharks drop contest

FOLSOM — The Sierra Sharks swam hard in the pool in last Saturday’s road meet against the Broadstone Barracudas, but came out short with a 480-309 loss. The Sharks, 2-3 in dual meets this season, lost to the Barracudas in the boys division, 245-144. The Lady Sharks were bitten by a 227-162 margin. Setting a […]

On Tap: Locals squads prepare for tourney

The first-ever El Dorado High School Fourth of July Tournament, which will feature local and out-of-area baseball teams, starts today, Friday, through Sunday at the Cougars’ field. El Dorado and El Dorado Post 119 join Fairfield, Chico Kennedy of Sacramento and Reed of Sparks, Nev. in round-robin today and Saturday. El Dorado High joins Kennedy and Chico […]

Wedding: Kristy Wilson and Michael Opresko

Kristy Wilson and Michael Opresko, both of Monument, Colo., were wed on March 28 at Crawford’s Barn in Sacramento. J. T. Grayson performed the ceremony. The reception followed at Crawford’s Barn with music provided by the Amazing Johnny B. The bride was given in marriage by her parents Kevin and Beverly Wilson of Cameron Park. The groom is the son of […]

SS concerts celebrate first year

July is the first anniversary for the second Saturday concert series at the Shingle Springs Community Center. The July 11 show will feature the Road Crew and the return of recording artist Sugar plum.   The Road Crew The Road Crew has been playing Americana music since 2010. The group has played at the Rescue Community […]

Bruins squad capture Silver crown

WOODLAND — The Bruins 16U summer baseball travel team, consisting of mostly Ponderosa High student-athletes posted a 3-1 record at the All-World Tournament held at the Woodland Sports Complex that included winning the Silver Division Championship last weekend. In the first game on Saturday, the Bruins beat D-1 Tigers 8-3, led by top hitters Riley […]

Softball: KG Hitters advance

KG Hitters 14U Orchard travel softball team earned a berth in the Premiere Girls Fastpitch National tournament in Stockton last weekend. The squad played hard in the three-day tournament to came out ahead and earned themselves a berth to the PGF Nationals in Huntington Beach next month. KG played cohesively defensively and offensively to beat […]

Dolphins dominate Arden Manor

SACRAMENTO — For a second consecutive weekend, the Dry Diggins Dolphins swim team crushed its opponent. Making the trek to the Capital City to compete against Arden Manor, the Dolphins won 72 of the 80 races and relays en route to an overall score of 2,011-631. Winners on the girls’ side for the Dolphins were Pearl […]

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