PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
DEFEND RURAL AMERICA founder Kirk Mackenzie addresses issues pertaining to gold miners and property owners at a Western Mining Alliance informational meeting at the VFW Hall March 15. Also speaking, El Dorado County Supervisor, Ray Nutting, left. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
DEFEND RURAL AMERICA founder Kirk Mackenzie addresses issues pertaining to gold miners and property owners at a Western Mining Alliance informational meeting at the VFW Hall March 15. Also speaking, El Dorado County Supervisor, Ray Nutting, left. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
BRANDON RHINEHART, center, talks about having his dredging equipment confiscated by California Fish and Game while dredging on the middle fork of the Feather River with his father, John, left. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

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