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News Release

Foothill dining: Celebrate rum

With the warm-weather days flying by, squeeze every last drop out of summer by celebrating National Rum Day on Aug. 16 and National Rum Punch Day on Sept. 20 with Caliche, the aged white rum nearly 150 years in the making. Masterfully blended by Roberto Serralles, a sixth-generation rum maker, Caliche Rum is a versatile […]

EDHS Athletic Clearance reminder

El Dorado High students who are interested in playing a fall sport must turn in a completed Athletic Packet prior to tryouts on or before Monday, Aug. 10. Athletic Packets are available in the El Dorado High School front office and can be turned in for processing beginning Monday, Aug. 3 between 8 a.m. and […]

Becker pays tribute after sprint win

Earlier in the week, Roseville’s Sean Becker planed on racing go karts Saturday night as he hadn’t secured a seat in a sprint car for the upcoming weekend. After a call from Woodland car owner Dan Monhoff, Becker’s last minute plan change paid off as the driver known as “The Shark” ended up in victory lane […]

Alums present scholarships

Once again the El Dorado High School Alumni Association is proud to announce the scholarship winners from the local high schools. These scholarships are awarded to deserving students who are looking to the future by furthering their education. Winners are: El Dorado High School — Sage Somers, a renewable four-year Emerald Luther Memorial scholarship of […]

DeCaires looks to continue momentum

Championship racing continues tomorrow night at Placerville Speedway with four divisions converging at the quarter-mile bullring on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds for the 12th championship points race of the season. Saturday’s race card includes the Winged Sprint Car division along with Late Models and the Pure Stocks. The night offers championship points for all […]

Holocaust survivor and Purple Heart recipient to share story

How does a 15-year-old boy from Greece survive the Holocaust then earn five American military medals including the Purple Heart? Albert Rosa will honor the region by sharing his amazing story of survival, resilience and hope on Sunday, Aug. 2 at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, from 2-4 p.m. This event is […]

Comedy at the California Theatre

Star of Showtime Comedy special “Ask Your Mom” Don Friesen debuts at California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave. in Pittsburg  on Saturday, July 25. The only two-time winner of the San Francisco International Comedy Competition makes his debut at California Theatre’s monthly comedy show on Saturday, July 25 at 8 p.m. Engaging, clean, clever and flat-out […]

Wooden Boat Classic celebrates ’50s

The South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic returns for the eighth year with a celebration of the ’50s, big fins and Elvis on Friday through Sunday, July 24, 25 and 26 at the Tahoe Keys Marina in South Lake Tahoe. Boats manufactured in the 1950s and any boats with fins, which are not exclusive to the […]

Storms’ forecast good

The Sierra Valley Storm PONY baseball program, composed of players from El Dorado Hills and surrounding areas, is faring well this summer with all-star teams competing in the Mustang 9U, Bronco 11U and 12U divisions. The Storm 12s are in their fourth year together and continue to dominate, running through the North Sections and a […]

Bagel shop holds grand opening in EDH

Big Apple Bagels, 2209 Francisco Drive in El Dorado Hills, is holding its official grand opening called Bagel Daze, on Friday, July 17. Scott and Stacy Walters, local owners, are very excited to be offering a number of specials during the grand opening including three free bagels with the purchase of one bagel. Bagel Daze will […]

Locals Gregg, Silva take Placerville victories

The championship battles resumed at Placerville Speedway Saturday night with four action packed divisions for the 11th Red Hawk Casino Championship points race of the season. The evening saw one repeat winner in victory lane and three new faces celebrating the fruits of their labor at the 50 year old dirt track located on the El […]

Midget Lites join track regulars tomorrow

The action resumes tomorrow at Placerville Speedway with four divisions forming the evening roster at the quarter-mile bullring as the El Dorado County Fairgrounds welcomes The Bay Cities Racing Association Midget Lites back to competition to share the spotlight with Placerville’s competitive winged Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models and Pure Stock divisions. As the season […]

Independence Day racing is ‘Spectacular’

DeCaires, Stone, Murphy fend off on-track fireworks to score July Fourth victories Saturday night saw a sold-out grandstand with one of the largest crowds in several years for the annual Fourth of July Spectacular. This annual night of racing lived up to its name this year with one of the best racing surfaces the holiday […]

Bottle your own wine and celebrate

​Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards is hosting a special Fourth of July celebration where guests will learn about the winemaking process and actively bottle their own wines — from filling to corking and labeling the finished product. Bottle Your Own Wine Weekend will take place at the winery Friday, July 3 through Monday, July 6 from […]

Speedway: July Fourth Spectacular to provide exciting races

On Saturday night, the 50th anniversary of the July Fourth Spectacular at Placerville Speedway is going to be a night of continued great tradition and celebration with the thrill of local championship auto racing and the spectacle of a giant pyrotechnic display. The grandstands at Placerville Speedway is the place to be to enjoy El Dorado County’s […]

Gregg drives to 20th career victory

For the first half of the 50th anniversary Red Hawk Casino championship season, Placerville’s Andy Gregg had his 20th career win on his racing bucket list that he picked up Saturday night in the Placerville Posse Challenge at the Placerville Speedway on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. After he suffered his share of shortfalls week […]

Helm has strong finish at Australian Ironman

Daniel Helm Editor’s note: Former Dry Diggins Dolphins’ swim coach Daniel Helm, a 1982 El Dorado High graduate, returned to compete in his first Ironman event in 10 years in the country where he entered his very first triathlon. The following, in his words, is a first-hand account of what he experienced. This is part […]

Racing back on track tomorrow

With the break for the El Dorado County Fair now in the history books, Placerville Speedway roars back into action tomorrow night with a big night of racing. Not only is it a battle for the season titles, it’s a ‘duel’ night of competition as the event is also the second leg of the high […]

Star-studded lineup back at Edgewood

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (Calif./Nev.) – Multi-talented actor and musical artist Justin Timberlake is the latest superstar athlete/entertainer slated to participate in next month’s American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Lake Tahoe. The 26th annual American Century Championship is set for July 17-19. The 54-hole event, televised nationally by […]

Foothill Ammo supports veterans

Foothill Ammo owner Chris Puehse invites county residents to his Cameron Park business to enjoy music and barbecued hot dogs and show support to veterans from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 27. Joining the celebration will be the El Dorado County Committee for the State of Jefferson, which will provide hot dogs, chips […]

Lil’ Ed and The Blues Imperials to appear in Winters

Alligator recording artists Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, touring in support of its latest Alligator CD, “Jump Start,” will perform at the Palms Playhouse in Winters on Wednesday, June 24. Mixing smoking slide guitar boogies and raw-boned Chicago shuffles with the deepest slow-burners, Lil’ Ed Williams and his rip-roaring Blues Imperials — bassist James […]

Local educator grading AP exams

NEW YORK — Terry Patten Armbrust of Placerville was recently selected for the fourth year to participate in the College Board’s annual AP reading in psychology. Each June, AP teachers and college faculty members from around the world gather in the United States to evaluate and score the free-response sections of the AP exams. During the 2015 […]

Del Paso CC hosts 36th US Senior Open

SACRAMENTO — Del Paso Country Club is the site for this week’s 36th US Senior Open, starting today through June 28. The week begins with practice rounds today, tomorrow and Wednesday, offering spectators the opportunity to watch the world’s best senior golfers practice their skills. Upon entering the main gate, spectators are encouraged to review […]

Placerville Senior Center spruced up

The El Dorado County Senior Center in Placerville recently completed a series of much-needed improvements to its facility to enhance functionality and create a more comfortable and inviting environment. According to Star Walker, program coordinator for El Dorado County Senior Services, the improvements were made possible due to the generosity of a community member who […]

Boys of Summer to play EDH

Coming off a highly successful 2014 that saw the band tour throughout the country and perform at numerous major venues, top Southern California-based Eagles tribute The Boys Of Summer, will play in the Steven Young Amphitheater, 4363 Town Center Blvd. in El Dorado Hills, on Thursday, June 25. The appearance is part of the band’s Summer […]

Sierra Nevada World Music brings a message of peace

The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, June 19-21, promotes “conscious” music with a message of peace, unity and brotherhood, which transcends the divisions of race and culture. At the festival, people experience a unique sense of unity and belonging, a semi-utopian moment in time where love, generosity, joy and innocence can be reclaimed. Children 12 […]

E.A. Channon featured at Wizard World

When the doors open at Wizard World Comic Convention in Sacramento, fans will flock to get one-on-one question and answer time, autographs or even a selfie with fantasy writer E.A. Channon. Known for his detailed story lines combining elves, dwarves and humans, Channon has built up a large fan following for his “Flesh of the Blood.” […]

Financial assistance to replant red blotch-affected grapevines available

The California State Farm Service Agency  has approved Grapevine Red Blotch-associated Virus (GRBaV) as an eligible plant disease for financial assistance through the 2014 Farm Bill, Tree Assistance Program. Grapevine red blotch-associated virus can cause a significant reduction in sugar accumulation in the fruit. The symptoms start appearing in late summer as irregular red blotches […]

McClintock holding Placerville Town Hall

Congressman Tom McClintock will host a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, June 30 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Chambers at 330 Fair Lane in Placerville. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Kirkwood to open on weekends on July 3

Kirkwood Mountain Resort will be open on weekends from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. from July 3 through Sept. 6, with lift-accessed mountain biking and hiking trails, as well as DiscWood, Kirkwood’s own disc golf course. In the Village Plaza, Kirkwood will host the Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department Barbecue on July 4 from 3:30-6:30 p.m., as well […]

See California’s gold mining history

Collectors of mining artifacts or those simply interested in California’s gold mining history can visit the Western Mining Antique Show in the historic town of Sutter Creek. Mining artifact collectors from throughout the country will gather to show and sell artifacts from California’s rich gold-mining era. Scheduled for Saturday, June 20 at the Sutter Creek […]

River workshop

Come join El Dorado County Parks, the American River Conservancy and Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park docents on Friday, June 19 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., for a special tour of the South Fork American River in Coloma at the South Fork of the American River workshop. Staff and docents will lead participants on an […]

Daring pass steals it for DeCaires

In the world of motor sports, racing enthusiasts and competitors alike often rate an event’s entertainment value by the number of entrants, focusing on “car count” more so than the quality of competition. Saturday night, a light car count gave race fans who endured the extreme heat one of the most exciting races of the […]

EDUHSD Virtual Academy class of 2015

The El Dorado Union High School District Virtual Academy Class of 2015 graduating seniors are: Sabrina Taj Andrus Gabriella Reina Arrostuto Lauren Elizabeth Baasch Nathaniel Arlen Lee Baleme Aaron Jacob Bernal Ashley Lynn Bolger Jacob Daniel Bourgeois Angela Denise Brown Julia Hope Careway Emily Alexandra Catron Patrick Alan Harold Fairbairn Nicholas Alexander Hearl Wayde Thomas […]

Independence HS announces graduates

The following students graduated from Independence High School on May 29, 2015: Michael James Beebe Cody Russell Bell John Esley Bright Andre Joseph Buchanan Harris Matthew Joseph Budd Robert Scott Charles Burkhart Jackson Phillip Campbell Christian Martin Campos Esparza Juan Rodriguez Canales Dylan Bradley Casarez Morgan Laurel Cedar Chapman Selena Linda Lillian Chase Haleigh Marion […]

Program helps homeowners conserve

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The city of South Lake Tahoe’s HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy program continues to help homeowners and commercial property owners to make energy- and water-efficiency improvements and pay them off through their property tax bill. Property owners repay the assessment over five, 10, 15 or 20 years. Interest is tax deductible and homeowners […]

Final pre-fair fix for race fans

The action resumes tomorrow at Placerville Speedway with 50th Anniversary Red Hawk Casino Championship series racing. Three divisions form the evening roster once again at the quarter-mile bullring for the final night of racing prior to the week break to allow for the El Dorado County Fair. Saturday’s event features the 360 Winged Sprint Cars and […]

Teens get a chance to fly

On May 3, 10 Civil Air Patrol cadets, ages 12 to 18, received a unique view of El Dorado County as they took to the skies from Placerville Airport in one of two Civil Air Patrol Cessna aircraft. Once in the air, certificated pilots allowed the cadets to fly the planes and perform basic flight […]

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival adds performer

The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival is very excited to announce that Jah Messenjah Luciano has been added to perform at the 22nd annual summer solstice and world peace gathering taking place June 19-21, at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds located in Boonville. With the release of his landmark CD “Where There Is Life” in 1995, […]

Gold Bug Park subject of PBS NOVA program

Placerville’s Gold Bug Park and Mine was the location for a day of filming in April for a new PBS educational series called “Treasures of the Earth.” The three-part NOVA program is being produced for WGBH in Boston by London based Pioneer Productions. Deep inside the narrow mine shaft, the cameras captured geochemist and Stanford […]

Shasta Millhollin lands Jessup job

Former Bruin takes over women’s volleyball program ROCKLIN – William Jessup University has announced that Shasta Millhollin-Bossom will be its new women’s volleyball coach. Millhollin-Bossom brings a great balance of coaching and playing experience to the Warriors. She possesses a rich coaching history with some of the most elite high school, club and college teams […]

Cox gets long-awaited Placerville win

As a youngster, Justyn Cox spent many Saturday night’s in the grandstands at Placerville Speedway watching his father Terry race and a number of veteran drivers that were his heroes. During those years, Cox desired to follow in their footsteps and one day stand in victory lane at the track that is tough to tame […]

Point racing resumes tomorrow

Tomorrow night the action resumes at Placerville Speedway with the 50th Anniversary Red Hawk Casino Championship series returning with three divisions  expected to pack the evening roster as the quarter-mile bullring on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds continues one of it’s most lucrative and competitive seasons. Saturday’s event will feature the 360 Winged Sprint Cars and Limited […]

House concert features Pat Donohue

Pat Donohue will be appearing at a house concert in Shingle Springs on Sunday, June 7 at 3:30 p.m. with an added show at 7:30 p.m. Grammy-winning fingerpicker Donohue’s devotion to acoustic guitar has made him an American standard, as he echoes the tones of Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Merle Travis and Muddy Waters. A versatile […]

Eskaton Mother’s Day tea party creates bonds

A cup of tea and a double helping of delightful company was all it took to bring residents and their families together to celebrate Mother’s Day at Eskaton Lodge Cameron Park. “Our patio was packed and everyone was all smiles,” said Carly Amatisto, activity director of the Northern California based, nonprofit organization. There were 18 residents […]

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