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News Release

“Fresh Tracks” 5k Snowshoe Walk and Race

The Tahoe Mountain Milers Running Club is hosting its Eric Nageotte Memorial “Fresh Tracks” 5K Snowshoe Walk and Race on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 10 a.m. at beautiful Historic Camp Richardson Resort. Beneficiaries are Girls On The Run-Sierras and Metastatic Breast Cancer in honor of club member, Rene Gorevin. If you have never experienced […]

Open house at Camino Science and Natural Resource Charter School

The Camino Science and Natural Resource Charter School is having an open house on Saturday, Feb. 27 at Camino School, 3060 Snows Road in Camino. It will be from 9 a.m.-noon in the charter classrooms (rooms 24 to 28). Wild Things, a wildlife education program, will be bringing some live animals to present and teach […]

Take the county biz survey

The El Dorado County Economic Development Division is partnering with regional economic development organizations to implement the 2016 county Business Survey to enhance the economic climate for both employees and employers in the county. The survey, which is a collaboration of county chambers of commerce, downtown organizations, professional associations and cities, will help to analyze the competitiveness of […]

Local publisher to speak at nonfiction authors group

Ted Savas, a much-published author, manuscript reviewer and key principal of independent award-winning publishers SavasBeatie, LLC, Publishers of Historical Titles of Distinction in El Dorado Hills, will be the speaker at the Feb. 9 meeting of the Nonfiction Authors Association. Savas graduated with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1986. He […]

Health alert: Public reminded to guard against mosquitoes

SACRAMENTO — California Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith recently advised that although there is no evidence of mosquitoes carrying Zika virus in California, people should always take steps to avoid mosquito bites, including removing standing water and wearing insect repellant when necessary. Californians should also be advised of international […]

NAMI Peer-to-Peer class offered

The National Alliance on Mental Illness’ El Dorado County affiliate will host a Peer-to-Peer Education class to the West Slope community. The 10-session class is designed to help anyone experiencing mental health challenges achieve and maintain recovery. The session is available free of charge to participants and taught by trained teachers who are in recovery. […]

Foothill dining: Salute to Robert Burns

Scotch lovers around the world can honor the life of Robert Burns with Scotland’s flagship spirit. Scotland’s famed poet penned “Scotch Drink” and wrote, “Oh thou, my Muse! Guid auld Scotch drink!!” A toast to Burns can be made with Scotland’s own Johnnie Walker Double Black, Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky and Lagavulin 16 Year Old […]

FBI Teen Academy seeks applicants

SACRAMENTO — Have you wondered if the TV shows featuring the Federal Bureau of Investigation are realistic, what it really takes to work for the FBI and what investigations are like? If you are a high school junior who attends school within the 34 California counties served by the FBI’s Sacramento field office, apply for Spring […]

Assembly hopefuls at Denny’s

The California Republican Assembly, El Dorado County, has invited Assembly District 6 candidates to participate in a candidates forum on Monday, Feb. 1, at Denny’s Restaurant on Fair Lane in Placerville. The 6th District Assembly seat is currently held by Beth Gaines, who terms out at the end of this year. There are several candidates […]

The Motet makes a stop in Tahoe

Progressive funk collective the Motet is appearing at the Crystal Bay Club Casino, 14 State Highway 28 in Crystal Bay, Nev., on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 9 p.m.  Doors open at 8 p.m. Plans for 2016 Winter Tour include a selection of vocalist friends, old and new, joining the band. On the list of special guests are Tanya Shylock, LaDamion […]

Special party to release Amador Four Fires Wine Festival tickets

Tickets for the Amador Four Fires wine event officially go on sale Feb. 1, but the Amador Four Fires Ticket Release Party at wineries in Sutter Creek and in Shenandoah Valley on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 30 and 31, is a great excuse to go to Amador County and secure tickets early at deeply discounted prices. […]

Former EDH man guilty of fraud

SACRAMENTO — Gregory J. Chmielewski, 46, of West Bend, Wisc., and formerly of El Dorado Hills, pleaded guilty to two counts of mail fraud for a scheme where he transferred business funds to his own personal use, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced earlier this month. According to his plea agreement, Chmielewski set up a professional […]

Tips to avoid tendon strain

By Alison Ganong, MD Tahoe Center for Orthopedics As we gear up for outdoor winter activities, the potential for sports-related injuries stacks up. Tendonitis is a common winter sports injury. Here are some facts about this condition and different ways to prevent it. Tendons are bands of fibrous connective tissue that attach muscles to the […]

Gillmor joins Lyon’s Placerville office

Realtor Ryan Gillmor recently joined Lyon Real Estate’s Placerville office, where he specializes in residential properties throughout El Dorado and Sacramento counties. Originally from El Dorado County, Gillmor was most recently a music producer for the television show Glee and a guitarist for the band Lit. He is also a member of the National Association […]

Marshall executive gets regional position

SACRAMENTO – The Hospital Council of Northern and Central California has named an experienced hospital director and government relations executive as the new regional vice president for the North Bay, Northern Sierra and Redwood Coast sections. William T Abraham, who goes by “T,” is a founding member of the El Dorado Hills Government Relations Committee […]

Shamanic Drum Circle schedules events

The Placerville Drum Circle will be meeting the first and third Sundays of every month in 2016 from 2-4 p.m. at the Smith Flat House, 2021 Smith Flat Road in Placerville. The circle is open to all those interested in deepening their desire to grow spiritually and connect with like-minded people. The group will be offering […]

Norovirus is on the rise in California

SACRAMENTO – California Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith recently announced that California is experiencing an increase in norovirus cases, commonly referred to as stomach flu or winter vomiting disease. CDPH has confirmed 32 outbreaks of norovirus in California since Oct. 1, 2015 — likely resulting in hundreds of reported […]

Business workshops scheduled this month

A series of free business planning workshops for eligible businesses with five or fewer employees (including business owners) will begin in El Dorado County starting the week of Jan. 21. “El Dorado County is committed to assisting local business. The learning tools offered through these workshops can be tremendously valuable to any new or existing business,” according […]

Writers to meet in Cameron Park

The El Dorado County Chapter of the Nonfiction Authors Association is meeting Tuesday, Jan. 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park. The group meets the second Tuesday evening of every month and welcomes authors anywhere on the nonfiction path. The owners of Two Square Books Publishing, […]

Conquer Winter Day tomorrow

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Sierra-at-Tahoe will host Subaru Conquer Winter Day tomorrow. This free event highlights an athlete signing with Women’s Freeski Halfpipe Olympian, Maddie Bowman. “This is a unique opportunity for guests and inspired young adults to meet a professional athlete who represents the heart and soul of this mountain,” says John Rice, […]

Throwers clinic next week

The Foothill Throwers track group will be holding the 5th annual  Shot Put and Discus Clinic on January 16 at Ponderosa High School from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clinic features 3-time Olympian, 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist, current American Record Holder and 2016 Olympic hopeful in the women’s discus, Stephanie Brown-­Trafton, leading up the […]

Aliff chosen Model Coach

Union Mine Athletic Director and cross country coach Jay Aliff is one of six recipients of the 2015-16 Sac-Joaquin Section Model Coach Award. The award honors coaches who are positive roll models on campus and in the community. Each model coach receives a plaque and lifetime Sac-Joaquin Section pass at an awards breakfast in April […]

Lauren and Lisa to perform at Crystal Basin

Lauren Murphy and Lisa Bond are appearing on Friday, Jan. 8 at the Crystal Basin Bistro, 3590 Carson Road in Camino. Due to popular demand two shows are scheduled at 5:30-7 p.m. and 7:30-9 p.m. This special evening features the performance of one of El Dorado County’s favorite duos Murphy and Bond. Murphy recently relocated to the eclectic […]

Free tax service is available

Volunteer income tax counselors will be available at various locations throughout El Dorado County starting Feb. 1 through April 15. The service is free and available to all middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special attention to persons aged 60 and older. The American Association of Retired Persons, in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service and […]

Legal issues focus of Divide Women’s Club talk

Diana Steele from El Dorado County Senior Legal Services will be the speaker at the next meeting of the Divide Women’s Club on Thursday, Jan. 21. Steele will provide information on legal matters such as estate planning, public benefits, consumer issues, health care, real property and abuse and exploitation. DWC meetings start at 12:30 p.m. with […]

2016 declared the Year of Foster Youth in El Dorado County

Both the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and the Placerville City Council issued and presented proclamations proclaiming 2016 as the Year of Foster Youth. South Lake Tahoe is anticipated to do so as well. After a number of years of planning and preparing by Foster Awareness Network, in collaboration with a group of foster youth service providers […]

Grand reopening of the new old Owl Club

The Owl Club, 109 Church St. in Roseville, or as most call it the Owl, was originally opened in 1934 in what Roseville now calls Historic Old Town Roseville; but people around here just call it Old Town. The owners of the property are glad to announce that The Owl in Old Town will be reopening […]

Shemekia Copeland releases Grammy-nominated album

Groundbreaking vocalist Shemekia Copeland will celebrate the release of her new Grammy-nominated album “Outskirts of Love” with a live performance on Sunday, Jan. 10 at the Powerhouse Pub, 614 Sutter St. in Folsom. With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, the three-time Grammy nominee’s wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul […]

Learn about making a difference at presentation

In a world that trumpets fear, calm voices offer peace and welcome to those displaced by war and poverty. Come and learn about Father Christoforos Schuff’s work with refugees in Greece and discover how El Dorado County residents can make a difference for those who have been displaced. The presentation “The Refugee Crisis and Illogical Mercy” […]

South Tahoe Alliance of Resorts donates to nonprofits

The South Tahoe Alliance of Resorts has provided a total of $15,000 — $5,000 each — to three community organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, Christmas Cheer and Live Violence Free this holiday season. “We appreciate the support from STAR during a time when there’s a lot of need throughout our […]

Christmas Parade airs on TV

The 37th Hangtown Christmas Parade will be airing on Sierra Community Access Television, Comcast Channel 2 on Christmas Day. This McIntire Family tradition is sponsored by the Mountain Democrat and the city of Placerville. This year’s parade had special appearances of the Wells Fargo Stage Coach and the Ponderosa Ranch wagon. There were also classic appearances […]

Emblem Club celebrates 60th anniversary

The Placerville Emblem Club, No. 287, held a luncheon on Nov. 12 to celebrate the club’s 60th anniversary. Especially noteworthy is that in attendance was Clara Neilsen, charter president. Neilsen, a mere 95 years young, gave a heartwarming speech to those in attendance. She began this group six decades ago. Her legacy lives on in […]

Holy Trinity Children’s Choir performs at Town Center

On Saturday, Dec. 12 the shoppers at Town Center in El Dorado Hills experienced a little extra holiday cheer while running their errands. The children’s choir and honor choir from Holy Trinity parish performed together in the plaza for about 45 minutes. Led by the Holy Trinity music director Rob Sabino, the choir entertained shoppers […]

Ponderosa team takes part in forestry challenge

Eight students from Ponderosa High School participated recently in the 2015 El Dorado Forestry Challenge. The Bruins were one group of 88 high school and junior college students from 11 schools from the Sacramento area and central California. The event was held at Leoni Meadows Camp, near Grizzly Flat. One of Ponderosa’s teams placed fourth, […]

Find book deals at El Dorado Hills library

Find some great deals on gently used books at a book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library, El Dorado Hills Branch. The books are now sold by the pound and there are books in every category. The early bird sale starts Friday, Jan. 22 from 3-7 p.m. for members only. Not yet a member? […]

Restoration volunteers honored

The Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation honored 30 volunteers at a dinner at Spanky’s Pizza in Placerville in December. The volunteers have donated 496 hours and restored 11 acres of Eldorado National Forest lands, from Hope Valley to Rock Creek, since August. CSNC is a local nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1985 that cooperates with […]

A Harlow’s Hepcat Holiday with Peter Petty and the Midtown Moxies

Come ho, ho, home for the holidays with Sactown’s Swingin’ist emcee and bandleader Peter Petty as he unwraps his special gift — his soulfully sweet seven-piece orchestra the Double P Revue! and the Big Tomato’s bevy of burlesque bombshells the Midtown Moxies in the hippest holiday happening Harlow’s, 2708 J St. in Sacramento, has to ho ho […]

See dog days in 2016 Dog Rescue Calendar

Nationally known watercolor artist, Dawn Hadlock has created the Dayna and Friends 2016 Dog Rescue Calendar. Hadlock with more than 30 years experience has painted 12 new, original watercolor paintings of different “rescue dogs” which are the highlight of this very special edition calendar. Examples can be seen at More than 50 different rescue […]

County RAC meets Monday

The El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the El Dorado Center of Folsom Lake College community room, 6699 Campus Drive in Placerville. The committee is meeting as authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Pub.L 110-343) and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The agenda […]

Traveler warning: Protect against mosquito-borne diseases

SACRAMENTO — California Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith is urging Californians to protect themselves against mosquito bites if traveling to Mexico or Latin America, where there have been increased reports of the mosquito-borne diseases chikungunya and dengue. Travelers should also be aware that there is currently transmission of […]

New entertainment hot spot to open in South Lake Tahoe

The Loft Live Theatre, South Lake Tahoe’s first indoor year-round live theater, will raise the roof and curtain Tuesday, Dec. 15. Located on the third floor of the Heavenly Village Cinema, the $1 million complex features 107-seats, a separate dining area serving authentic Italian cuisine, bar and lounge. The Loft Theatre built by PR Entertainment […]

Tommy Castro releases CD

Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, celebrating the release of their new album “Method to my Madness,” will perform at Harlow’s. 2708 J St. in Sacramento, on Friday, Dec. 11 at 9 p.m. Over the course of his four-decade career, Castro — a six-time Blues Music Award winner — has played thousands of shows to hundreds […]

Divide Women’s Club supports local organizations

During this holiday season the Divide Women’s Club has collected and donated toys for children of the Divide and members have donated funds to adopt six children from two families on the Divide and donated non-perishable groceries. In October, the members generously donated approximately 30 full bags of non-perishable groceries that were delivered to the […]

Fundraiser to help Wally’s Girls

What: Wally’s Girls Fundraiser Who: Friends of the family Where: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville When: Sunday, Dec. 13, 4-8 p.m. Information: Jenn at (916) 300-4955, Shara at (916) 600-5640 or [email protected]   Friends of the late Matthew Wallace and Brook Warner are organizing a fundraiser for the family. On Nov. 11 Wallace was […]

Art show opens at the Smith Flat House

“Metanoia” is the second solo show by Northern California artist Loren Christofferson. The artist was raised in Southern California but has spent the last eight years living and working in the northern part of the state. Christofferson studied fine art at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and graduated in 2013 with an […]

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