As we were: Weather is always in the news

By From page B3 | December 31, 2012

Deibert Ken


25 Years ago
Dec. 30, 1987
Snow near Placerville
by Tim Willis

The wettest part of the storm that dropped 2 inches of rain in parts of El Dorado County is on its way to Denver and Chicago, according to the National Weather Service’s Sacramento Office.

Snow fell as low as Union Ridge Road near Placerville and three inches was reported in the Fort Jim area Tuesday morning …

That same day PG&E reported there was trouble around Forebay Road east of Pollock Pines and that power for 300 customers was out for 30 minutes because some conductors were on the ground.

The power was shut down to make repairs, according to Bob Swanson of PG&E. He said he did not yet know what caused the problem.

The Golden Sierra High School girls basketball team was scheduled to play Del Oro in a non-league contest Monday in Loomis, but snow on the roads prevented the Grizzlies from making the trip …


70 Years ago

Dec. 31, 1942

Lions Welcome C. S. Collins As New Member; Fruit Talk On Tuesday

One of the highlights of the regular luncheon of Lions Tuesday was the induction of C. S. Collins, of the Studebaker agency, into club membership.

Lion Clarence was welcomed on behalf of the club by Lion B. E. Larson, of the Lions Education the work of Lionism.

The club received a report from Albert Simon on Christmas decorations, and from Lion M. T. Kelly on Christmas basket activities of the club.

Lion Harold Duden reported on the progress of the Boy Scout troop as he noted it at the troop meeting Monday night and Lions Collins and Frank Wudell were named to visit the troop this coming Monday evening …


Shakespeare Club Meets January 5 In Day-Long Session

The regular meeting of the Shakespeare Club will be held at the club house Tuesday, opening with a business meeting at 11 o’clock in the morning …

Mrs. W. P. Baird will read the poem “Snow Goose” and Mrs. George Van Vleck will be the current events speaker. Mrs. Charles Hoppin is the selection chairman.


110 Years ago

Dec. 27, 1902


To the patrons and friends of the Mountain Democrat, Greeting:

With this issue of the Democrat, which marks the beginning of the fifty-second year of its existence, the reins of government pass into untried hands. While I do not expect to reach the standard of literary excellence set by those who have preceded me, a failure on my part will not be from lack of interest or an earnest endeavor to please the patrons of the paper, and to advance the interests of this community and county …

Our county, so rich in natural resources, with the awakening of new enterprises leading to the investment of outside capital, has a prosperous future assured, and the Democrat will, as usual, be found in line, losing no steps in the march of progress.

It is with the kindliest feelings to all, which I trust are mutual, that I turn a fresh page in my experience, wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year.



Ken Deibert

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