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Grapplers gain valuable knowledge

EL DORADO HILLS — El Dorado Hills Wrestlers had two days of training they’ll never forget with the recent visit to the EDH Wrestling Club by USA Wrestling World Champion Coach Valentin Kalika and Cadet World Champion Aaron Pico who shared their experiences traveling/competing all over the world. Some in attendance came from six hours […]


Regarding the Wednesday, Oct. 14, story “Suspect nabbed at McDonald’s,” the burglary took place at the 76 Station on Main Street in Placerville.

Art and Wine Festival wineries

Beemer’s Winery Boeger Winery Bumgarner Winery Charles B. Mitchell Vineyard Colibri Ridge Winery Cooper Vineyards Crystal Basin Cellars David Girard Vineyards Gold Mountain Winery Hart 2 Hart Wines Holly’s Hill Vineyards Lava Cap Winery Madroña Vineyards Mais Fica Winery Mellowood Winery Miraflores Winery Narrow Gate Vineyards Nello Olivo Winery Oakstone Winery Orso Dolce Winery Palissandro […]

The art portion of the Art and Wine Festival

There is plenty of art during the 18th annual Art and Wine Festival on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 6-9 p.m. The galleries will have works by talented artists and the 2015 Banners on Parade community art project will be displayed and the banners will be auctioned for sale. The Banners on Parade have been on […]

Fundraiser for Nick Brown

Nick Brown, a 15-year-old sophomore, underwent brain surgery after a Union Mine High School junior varsity football game on Friday, Aug. 28. He is going through an ambitious recovery program that is placing an emotional and financial toll on his family. To help with expenses there will be a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Oct. 17. […]

Many unique items at St. Patrick craft fair

The annual Craft Fair at St. Patrick Church in Placerville will be Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. This craft fair is unique in that almost all of the items are handmade by members of the congregation. There is a core group of dedicated ladies who meet twice a month for […]

Duty: Air Force Airman Kasey A. Welch

Air Force Airman Kasey A. Welch 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 […]

News Bites Oct. 14

Gold panning lessons Learn how to use the competition “flat” gold pan (also called a “Ferrari” or “speed” pan) from members of the 2015 U.S. Gold Panning Team who competed in Spain this summer. Watch demonstrations and experience hands-on practice on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to 1 […]

Roundup: Oct. 11, 2015

Golf Ponderosa 238, Del Campo 329 — 9 holes at Mather GC, par 37. PHS scores: Medalist Jasmine Monas 39, Giana Barber 47, Kaylee Wilson 47. Union Mine 259, Liberty Ranch 305 — 9 holes at Cameron Park CC, par 36. UM scores: Medalist Anna Salvestrin, 46; Cassie Gutenberger, 47; JayKlynn Burns, 49; Candace Wallace, 58; Cordaelia […]

Golden Sierra grounds Falcons with victory

GARDEN VALLEY — Three Golden Sierra football players scored two touchdowns each that led to a 41-25 win over visiting Vacaville Christian in Friday’s Sierra Delta League contest. The Grizzlies (2-0 in the SDL, 4-2) were led by Nick White, Jeff Galt and Reily Prine, each of whom scored twice. Gale had scoring runs of 53 […]

Schedule: Oct. 12-17, 2015

Monday, Oct. 12 Soccer ED @ UM, 7 p.m. Whitney @ PHS, 3:30 p.m. Encina @ GS, 3:30 Tennis Rocklin @ OR, Broadstone, 3:30 p.m. Volleyball Galt @ ED, 6 p.m. Rosemont @ UM, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13 Golf Nevada Union vs. OR, Serrano CC, 3:30 p.m. PHS @ Oakmont, Woodcreek GC, 3 p.m. […]

Roundup: Oct. 8, 2015

Cross country Capital Cross Challenge El Dorado girls 2nd place, 49 points Results 3-Jamie Chelberg, 19:41; 4-Dani DeStefano, 19:47; 10-Arianna Pizzuti, 20:11; 18-Kasey Cope, 20:57; 22-Lindsey Constancio, 21:45; 40-Qing-Qiu Swain, 23:37; El Dorado boys 3rd place, 106 points Results 5-Jordan Reams, 16:12; 15-Grayson Egbert, 16:50; 24-Liam Drennan, 17:21; 34-Ben Hicks, 18:02; 35-Robert McGowan, 18:04; 50-Harrison […]


Regarding the “Commit to lifelong learning” letter to the editor that ran in the Friday, Oct. 2, issue, the next Sierra Renaissance Society presentation will be held on Friday, Oct. 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Folsom Lake College – El Dorado Center. The phone number shown for Lighting Unlimited in the Fall Home […]

Viewpoint exhibition showcases photos by Byron Wolfe

In its main gallery in October, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, 2015 J St. in Sacramento, presents “Ishi and the River of Time” featuring photographs by Byron Wolfe. The show runs through Nov. 7 with a Second Saturday reception on Oct. 10 from 5:30-9 p.m. In an extraordinary set of large-scale composite photographs Wolfe investigates the […]

Say salami at Holly’s Hill

Six gourmet salamis from Seattle’s Salumi Artisan Cured Meats will be paired with Holly’s Hill Vineyards wines on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10 and 11 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Coriander, fennel and mole are just a few of the unique flavors guests will discover this weekend. Dedrick’s Main Street Cheese will be at Holly’s Hill offering […]

Mere Mortals takes the stage in Shingle Springs

  The Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Road in Shingle Springs, presents a concert featuring top local talent on the second Saturday of the month. This is a chance to see performers showcased on a pro stage with great sound and lighting in an intimate setting — perfect for listening and dancing. This […]

Wedding: Sarah lsabel Maxwell and Clint Joshua Bradshaw

Sarah lsabel Maxwell and Clint Joshua Bradshaw were married on Aug. 29 in Hood River, Ore. in the afternoon. The double ring ceremony was held outdoors among the fir trees with a backdrop of Mt. Hood. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father Bob Maxwell and was given away by her parents. The ceremony was […]

Roundup: Oct. 6, 2015

Volleyball El Dorado def. Liberty Ranch 25-17, 25-23, 25-3 — Kills: Makayla Hoyt, 10; Kylie Haverson, 9; Serena Franz, 3. Aces: Sam Chavez, 3; Bella Danker,2; Blocks: Hoyt, 6; Franz, 2; Lauren Tigue, 2, Samantha Klinkenborg. Digs: Chavez, 6; Haverson, 4; Olivia Kemp. Service receive: Franz, 12; Gavin, 8. El Dorado JV def. by Liberty […]

Schedule: Oct. 5-10, 2015

Monday, Oct. 5 Golf UM @ Freedom High Invit., Shadow Lakes CC, 7:30 a.m. Soccer PHS @ Antelope, 3:30 p.m. Cordova @ ED, 7 p.m. Galt @ UM, 7 p.m. GS @ Highlands, 3:30 p.m. Tennis OR @ McClatchy, 3:30 p.m. Volleyball ED @ Liberty Ranch, 6 p.m. UM @ Cordova, 6 p.m. Water polo […]

Roundup: Oct. 5, 2015

Cross country Sierra Valley Conference No. 2 meet Cordova High  Team scores boys: El Dorado 17, Union Mine 63, Galt 74, Cordova 84 1-Dalton Douglas-Hiley,ED, 15:57; 2-Jordan Reams, ED, 16:07; 3-Grayson Egbert, ED, 16:24; 4-Brett Burink, UM, 16:46; 5-Liam Drennan, ED, 17:09; 6-Robert McGowan, ED, 17:21; 7-Benjamin Hicks, ED, 17:30; 12-Rees Verleur, UM 18:26; 13-Harrison […]

Roundup: Sept. 30, 2015

Tennis Oak Ridge 6, Del Oro 3 Singles (OR first): Madeline Almeida def. Isaac, 6-0, 6-0; Lily Wainwright won 6-1, 6-0; Kassidy Lyons def. Jorgensen, 6-2, 6-1; Margaret Asperheim def. by Watson 5-7, 6-7; Kapri Lyons def. by Roser, 7-5, 4-6, 4-6; Grace Hsueh def. Tooker, 6-3, 0-6, 6-4. Doubles (OR first): Chejea Jang-Lan Zhao […]

Naomi Striemer appearing in Placerville

Christian recording artist, book author and seminar speaker Naomi Striemer is appearing in the Experience Center, Seventh-day Adventist Church, 6831 Mother Lode Drive in Placerville, on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in a free concert event. Striemer was signed to a multi-million dollar record deal with Sony Records and has worked with the biggest […]

Experience Big Crush in Amador County

The 2015 Big Crush Harvest Festival in Amador County brings together more than 40 family-owned wineries, winemakers and winery members for a weekend of harvest celebration Amador style on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3 and 4 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy an amazing selection of Amador wines, the harvest in action, food and wine pairings, […]

Roundup: Allison Babbage first at Yuba Sutter Invitational

Cross country Stanford Invitational Girls — 4-Oak Ridge, 218 (33 teams) 13-Arial Hendrickson, 18:57.0; 42-Mikhayla Polivka, 19:52.6; 52-Sarah Dolley, 20:04.7; 59-Peyton Wright, 20:12.8; 62-Haley Dean, 20:16; 81-Gloria Dabiri, 20:33.7. Boys — 29-Oak Ridge 18-Drew Spencer, 16:15.9; 142-Blake Fabian, 17:41.8; 144-Tyler Salcido, 17:42.7; 197-Lance Bricca, 18:12.5; 217-Ben Langreck, 18:35.8. Yuba Sutter Invitational Girls — 1-Union Mine 34, […]

Wood Technology Program wins big

This year the Wood Technology Program at El Dorado High School entered several pieces into the California Industrial Technology Education Competition at the California State Fair in Sacramento. This is the first time the students competed in the State Fair. The six entries brought home a first place, two second places, a special Green Features […]

News Bites 9/30

Ranalli on the Divide Oct. 7 The Divide Chamber of Commerce and the Pilot Hill Grange will host a town hall meeting featuring District 4 Supervisor Michael Ranalli on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Pilot Hill Grange in Cool, 1701 Highway 193 between first and second […]

Schedule: Sept. 28-Oct. 3, 2015

Monday, Sept. 28 Golf OR @ SFL No. 1 Tourney, Diamond Oaks GC, noon PHS @ CVC No. 1 Tourney, Northridge GC, 3:15 p.m. ED, UM @ SVC No. 1 Tourney, Lockeford Springs GC, Lodi, 10 a.m. Soccer Granite Bay @ OR, 7 p.m. Liberty Ranch @ UM, 7 p.m. ED @ Rosemont, 7 p.m. […]

Roundup: Sept. 23, 2015

Tennis Ponderosa 6, Oakmont 3 Singles (PHS first): Ashley Tank def. by Arendain 3-6, 4-6; Ania Lobsinger def. Oberg 6-1, 7-6; Lexi Comstock def. Smith 6-1, 6-3; Natanya Ackerly def. by Bartolome 4-6, 2-6; Regan Blomquist def. Desai 6-3, 6-4; Laura Parkyn def. Desai 6-1, 6-0. Doubles (PHS first): Kylee Hunter-Taylor Cargile def. Decuir-Martinez 6-2, […]

Bruins push above .500

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa improved to 3-2 in Capital Valley Conference play with Tuesday’s 6-3 victory over visiting Oakmont. The Lady Bruins won 4-of-6 singles matches and No. 1 and 2 doubles in defeating the Viking girls. “Our team is playing really well and each player is getting better week by week,” Ponderosa coach Don […]

Engagement: Kelly Marie Ellis and Daniel Mark Robson Jr.

Kelly Marie Ellis and Daniel Mark Robson Jr., both of Pollock Pines, announce their engagement. The couple is planning an October wedding. The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late George Ellis and Barbara Johnson of Pollock Pines. She graduated from El Dorado High School. The groom-to-be is the son of Pamela and Daniel Robson […]

Navy Seaman Apprentice Jacob Anderly

Navy Seaman Apprentice Jacob Anderly, son of Steve and Lori Anderly of Cameron Park, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, North Chicago, Ill. He spent five years in El Dorado County’s Eugene L. Carnahan Cadet Squadron 85 of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol where he earned […]

Summer farewell celebrates art and music

On Sunday, Sept. 27 the Shingle Springs Community Center will host Farewell to Summer, an art and music festival welcoming local artists to show their artwork. Along with the art there will be a concert featuring some of the center’s past concert performers. The festival is the community center’s first concert event on its lawn and is […]

Roundup: Sept. 21, 2015

Cross country Josh Ruff Memorial Trojan Invitational Varsity Union Mine girls — 15-Allison Babbage, 21:06; 22-Michaela Yack, 21:35; 32-Becky Glaister, 22:24; 56-Breanna Winter, 22:59; 77-Isabella Ancona, 24:05; 86-Katherine Morgan, 24:31; 129-Caitlyn Keane, 27:15. Union Mine boys — 38-Brett Burink, 18:26; 97-Dan Warden, 23:32. Golden Sierra boys  — 109-Thomas Christner, 20:13; 170-Tristan Rollins, 21:43; 180-Chris Lopez-Pugh, 22:08; 185-Allan Nicholson, 22:28; 201-Josiah Wells 23:40; 222-Casey Mitchell, 26:29. Golf Oak Ridge […]

News Bites

Pollock Pines park meeting The El Dorado County Department of Parks and Recreation, along with District 5 Supervisor Sue Novasel, will host a Pollock Pines community park meeting at 6 p.m. at Fellowship Hall (old senior center on Gail Drive). Meeting topics will include current status of the park, naming the park and park priorities. […]

Schedule: Sept. 21-26, 2015

Monday, Sept. 21 Soccer Del Campo @ PHS, 3:30 p.m. GS @ Rio Vista, 4 p.m. Volleyball Placer @ ED, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 Golf OR @ Folsom, Empire Ranch, 3:50 p.m. Roseville @ PHS, Cameron Park CC, 3:15 p.m. Galt @ ED, Cold Springs CC, 3:30 p.m. UM @ Rosemont, Cordova GC, 3:30 p.m. Tennis […]

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