Friday, April 18, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Recreation

EDITOR:

Am I the only teenager in Placerville that is tired of doing the same things every day? Why can’t the city of Placerville or the county of El Dorado provide more for people to do?

Here are some ideas: 1) Cover and heat the city pool so that it can be used year round. 2) The closest bowling alleys are in Pollock Pines and Folsom. Why don’t we have a local bowling alley? 3) The closest ice skating rink is in Folsom and the closest roller skating rink is in Citrus Heights. An ice skating rink or roller skating rink would be a real asset to our community. It would help Placerville be a more family centered community if we had more family centered activities available.

JARED POWER
Placerville

Editor’s note: The Hangtown Holiday Ice Rink opened on Dec. 15 and will be open through Jan. 5.

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  • EvelynDecember 16, 2013 - 5:51 am

    Jared: It is interesting that you look to government to provide outlets for recreation.

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  • cookie65December 16, 2013 - 7:07 am

    AMEN!!! A private sector wish list with no understanding of what prevents the private sector from providing it. Makes one wonder what is the source of such misunderstanding and confusion doesn't it? At least the private sector got billed for creating the ignorance.

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  • cookie65December 16, 2013 - 9:49 am

    Evelyn, here is another story on the poisoning of our kids with antipsychotic drugs. "The number of children taking powerful antipsychotic drugs has nearly tripled over the last 10 to 15 years, according to recent research. The increase comes not because of an epidemic of schizophrenia or other forms of serious mental illness in children, but because doctors are increasingly prescribing the drugs to treat behavior problems, a use not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). And a disproportionate number of those prescriptions are written for poor and minority children, some as young as age 2." http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2013/12/are-too-many-kids-taking-antipsychotic-drugs/index.htm

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  • cookie65December 16, 2013 - 8:17 am

    A job is a great cure for boredom. Of course it hasn't helped obama and his Keynesian economic failures haven't helped anyone in need of work. http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/12/our_bored_president.html

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  • robertdnollDecember 16, 2013 - 8:42 am

    Jared,just by reading these comments you should know it's because obama and keynesa don't care about you,they didn't even care about Mandela,they let the death panel decide his fate.you can depend on these elderly commenters to protect you from liberals,that's all they do all day long

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  • cookie65December 16, 2013 - 8:51 am

    Did you see where the leftist rag NYTimes is panicking over the number of county Sheriffs who aren't going to enforce the anti-2nd Amendment leftists version of government rationed freedom? http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/16/us/sheriffs-refuse-to-enforce-laws-on-gun-control.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0

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  • cookie65December 16, 2013 - 9:03 am

    The obama impersonator who was moonlighting as a rodeo clown has been voted person of the year. When are you going to wake up to the reality that we have a national joke in the whitehouse? http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2013/12/16/tuffy-the-clown-leads-sedalia-person-of-the-year-voting/#comments

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  • cookie65December 16, 2013 - 10:14 am

    No on exemplifies single digit IQ like maxine waters. Here she is demanding unemployment insurance for "working" men and women. She is what buying votes with other peoples money leads to. http://www.ijreview.com/2013/12/102032-rep-maxine-waters-bright-idea-lets-pay-unemployment-people-jobs/

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  • Leave the Kid AloneDecember 16, 2013 - 4:04 pm

    I cannot belive this kid's letter was turned into Obama and kids on drugs banter. Jared, your letter was well written. People should be happy that you want to do something active rather than sit on your butt playing video games. I grew up here and we did use to have a roller rink called Happy Hollow. People: leave this kid alone.

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  • Michael KobusDecember 16, 2013 - 5:14 pm

    Yes Jared, as the editor noted, The Hangtown Holiday Ice Rink is now open till January 5. It is located at the fair grounds. Hope to see you there.

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  • Because I said so!December 16, 2013 - 9:39 pm

    Jared? In a nutshell go outside and play!

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  • Phil VeerkampDecember 16, 2013 - 9:50 pm

    LINK - That's right, JARED. Go outside and play.

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  • good old daysDecember 16, 2013 - 9:56 pm

    Jareds right I remember growing up here in the 70s and we had the tubs on weber creek and fishing hunting etc. Now weber creek has no water flowing midsummer and broken glass and graphitti all over the the rocks. Happy Valley was a great place too in fact many prominent locals were conceived there. Stay in school Jared.

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  • rodDecember 16, 2013 - 10:03 pm

    Jared, great letter, excellent questions show your brain's in the right place and family centered. Its people just like you that create roller rinks, cable slides... maybe something fun that no one has invented yet. The world is your oyster as long as U keep the dream... then make it happen. Just a reminder, government should have a very limited function in your life, the smaller the better... and protecting your right to build what you want is a big part of it, Its called free enterprise.

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  • good old daysDecember 16, 2013 - 10:07 pm

    Phil LOL reminds me of a story that ends with "I don't have to out run the bear I just have to out run you"!

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  • Dee#1December 16, 2013 - 10:13 pm

    Jared, here are some ideas to help with your boredom. Go for a walk or hike. We have some of the most beautiful trails within a short drive from here. My own favorites are in the Carson Valley. Get online and find out which ones interest you. Maybe you can go to the snow country and snow shoe. The availability of things to do here is unlimited. And if all else fails, go to the library and read a book.

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  • rodDecember 16, 2013 - 10:26 pm

    Dittos, it doesn't get any better or cheaper than xcountry skiing on a sunny day. That little restaurant/slope in Meyers is a great place to learn.

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  • Fran DuchampDecember 16, 2013 - 10:21 pm

    Mr. Power...we have even less up here with the bowling alley. However we are proud of that bowling alley. You have parks...skateboarding...huge libraries...movie theaters...I know I take my grandson down the hill all the time. We did have huge logging and wagon train week ends...but you got them down there. You have the fairgrounds. We have the forest--and we invite you up. Could you leave our bowling alley alone...Placerville has taken most everything else...or our own people have closed down the rest...or decided we didnt need anything bigger. I just went to the huge library in Cameron Park...nice Community Center. we have a nice one as well...free dinner on Sat., for the holidays, Santa will be there at %:30 with free toys. My grandson loves it up here...plays baseball on a unique field created over 50 yrs ago by parents and friends. If you really look my friend...you have many many activities--I know..as i said --I have to take my grandson down the hill to enjoy them. One of the last things standing is our bowling alley--and that family owned business works really hard at its job. And since we go down the hill to spend our money--it seems fair that people come up here to spend some of theirs.

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  • good old daysDecember 16, 2013 - 10:31 pm

    Fran Dee roller skating is code for where are the babes!?

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  • Fran DuchampDecember 16, 2013 - 10:36 pm

    I know--I used to skate...lololol

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  • good old daysDecember 16, 2013 - 10:43 pm

    And I bet you broke a few. :-)

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  • good old daysDecember 16, 2013 - 10:46 pm

    *Hearts

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  • 1036-FrankDecember 17, 2013 - 9:39 am

    Sounds like some good age-old honest advise here for teens which they don't hear often enough. Teens should stay busy with school first and a job of some kind as soon as they can starting with getting a work permit as soon as they can and drivers license. If there is ever time to be bored think of all the things outside around here to do. Enjoy the outdoors around you and the time you have before real responsibilities arrive. Stay off dope and those who want to make a drugged dope out of you as there is no future in it. Have a job, any job, this will teach you a great many things and enable you to buy a few things and start saving for your own vehicle and the future. Learn to show up on time every time, learn to work with others and have supervision and you will work hard for a successful future. Don't count on the Govt. for anything except the basics. Count on your family first and if you can't, yourself, no matter what your circumstances. Have some career goals of something that interests you and you enjoy doing and something in demand that will provide a decent living in the future.

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  • residentDecember 17, 2013 - 3:55 pm

    Awe Larry Hennick wants to talk.

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