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Leg loss won’t slow Bray

If it weren’t for the prosthetic leg replacing her right leg from the knee down, one would never know that Carly Bray had been in accident last year. She’s a cheery, bubbly teenager who, at the time of the interview, was looking forward to Safe and Sober Grad Night — now having graduated — and […]

Braydon is a duplex that’s full of features

The Braydon is a charming, two-story duplex that packs a lot of living area into a fairly narrow footprint. Entry porches and rear patios are widely separated, for maximum privacy. Each unit has three bedrooms. Four gables face the street. The widest caps both garages, while the narrower front gable highlights the extended garage on […]

Shriner sponsors Bray

When Kevin Brown, owner of Breaker Glass, heard that Carly Bray had lost her leg, he knew immediately he had to help. Brown, a Shriner, e-mailed El Dorado High School Principal Matt Barnes. Brown’s son attended the school, as did Bray. When Barnes informed the Bray family that Brown would be submitting an application for […]

Roundup: April 17, 2014

Baseball El Dorado 2, Orange Glen 1 — Owen MacKendrick pitched a complete game two hitter and struck out nine batters Tuesday at the San Diego Lions Tournament. Matt Smith doubled twice — his second one-hopped the center field fence to drive in Zach Culp with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh […]

Savannah Stephens can swing the bat

Someone tip Savannah Stephens’ hitting coach Mike McCauley for the work he’s done. The Golden Sierra shortstop has pulverized Sierra Delta League pitching the last few years … so much even she wonders what might have happened had she played for a bigger school in a higher division — thoughts quickly countered by advice Stephens […]

Roundup: April 15, 2014

Baseball El Dorado 5, Boulder City 0 — The Cougars (12-5) opened action in the San Diego Lions Tournament, and play through Thursday.  Union Mine 11, Monterey Trail 0 — Competing in the Woodland Spring Break Easter Tournament Saturday, the Diamondbacks (9-10) had nine hits and took advantage of four Mustang errors to win the game […]

Roundup: April 9, 2014

Softball Union Mine 12, Galt 0 — Beth Hammer allowed two hits in six innings, struck out 11 and went 3-for-5 at the plate with 4 RBIs in Tuesday’s Sierra Valley Conference game. Shyanne Winje was 3-for-5 with two doubles and 4 RBIs; Miah Linson (double), Calista Almer and Madelyn Heape also each had three […]

Roundup: Mar. 24, 2014

Softball El Dorado 13, Folsom 12 — The Lady Cougars overcame a 12-6 deficit with six runs in the sixth inning and scored a run in the bottom of the eighth for the walk-off win Monday. Kelsey Liddell went 4-for-5; Ty Henderson was 3-for-5 with a double; Shelby Rowan was 3-for-5; and Sammie Rowan went 3-for-5. […]

Union Mine’s start holds against Griz

EL DORADO — Three Union Mine pitchers held down Golden Sierra in all but one inning Friday, adding up to an 8-2 nonleague win for the host Diamondbacks. Offensively, Union Mine scored all the runs it needed with a five-run first inning as Brenden Hunter (3-for-4, 2 RBIs), Brendan McKillop and Austin Helmholz (double ) […]

Roundup: Mar. 19, 2014

Tennis Oak Ridge 9, Ponderosa 0 Singles (OR first): Charlie Conarro def. Trip Moore, 6-3, 6-0; Matt Fergerson def. Quaid Moore, 6-0, 6-3; Simon Chan def. Hunter Portillo, 6-0, 6-0; Clarence Lai def. Kyle Johnson, 6-0, 6-0; Matt Lai def. James Kanzaki, 6-2, 6-2; Sam Miller def. Brandon Kanzaki, 6-2, 6-0. Doubles (OR first): Hayden […]

Roundup: March 13, 2014

Baseball El Dorado 6, Cosumnes Oaks 5 — The Cougars (2-1, 5-1) won in the bottom of the ninth on Michael Green’s two-out RBI hit to the gap after Louis Merlo had reached on an error and Matt Smith singled. Zach Terry started and minimized the damage while Owen MacKendrick pitched from the fifth inning […]

Golden Sierra 10-runs Spartans

GARDEN VALLEY — Savannah Stephens rapped out three hits to drive in four runs, Samantha Bastien doubled twice and Marina Alexander scattered three hits in Friday’s senior trio-led 11-1 Sierra Delta League victory by Golden Sierra over visiting San Juan. After the Grizzlies scratched across two second-inning runs on a passed ball and Allie Widmann’s […]

New pastor, church serve as ‘instruments of grace’

Vintage Grace held its grand opening inside Marina Village Middle School’s gym on March 2, where Pastor Drew Sodestrom delivered the first sermon about finding joy in Jesus in front of more than 300 people. Parishioners enjoyed food, bounce houses and live entertainment once the celebration moved outdoors. “The word ‘church’ is absent from the […]

Roundup: March 12, 2014

Baseball El Dorado 6, Cosumnes Oaks 8 — In a Sierra Valley Conference game in Elk Grove Wednesday, the Cougars scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning but it wasn’t enough. Michael Green had a triple, Zach Culp had a double and Ryan Rodriguez went 2-for-3 for El Dorado (1-1, 4-1), which had five hits […]

County Sports League

County Sports League Girls Basketball Playoffs Eighth grade Championship Herbert Green 42, Gold Trail 30 — HG: Madi Ball, 10; Maisey Bruno, 10; Sarah Holm, 7; Maddie Dean, 7. GT: Sydney Emmons, 8; Lexi Tarailo, 6; Danae Ford, 6; Shelbey Miller, 6. Third place Sierra Ridge 24, Markham 23 OT — SR: Cynthia Gooley, 9; […]

Two dead in house fire

A house fire near Placerville claimed the lives of two women Friday morning.

Camino dispatch received a report of a house fire at 1680 Rose Lane, near Mosquito Road, at 5:46 a.m., El Dorado County Fire Chief Mike Hardy said. The report noted there could be two victims.

An engine from Placerville arrived five minutes later to find the house about 80 percent involved. A caretaker, who lived on the property — the 54-acre Ass-Pen donkey ranch — noted that the two people who lived …

Camino squad makes return

CAMINO — For the first time in 15 years, Camino Elementary School fielded a wrestling team The young grapplers recently ended their season in which they learned the fundamentals of the sport that will prepare them by the time they reach high school. Members of the squad are: Joseph Carlisle, Jonathan Carlisle, Jeffrey Somera, Jenni […]

Find out what happens behind cellar doors

Amador Vintners Association endears thousands every year by offering special regional events, each celebrating the fine wines produced in Amador County. Considered one of the nation’s “Five Up-And-Coming Wine Regions” according to USA Today, Amador wineries open their cellar doors the first weekend in March for one of their grandest — Behind the Cellar Door […]

Plan now for water saving

From the documents the El Dorado Irrigation District produced for its revenue-saving refinancing comes a list of the district’s largest customers. The list also serves as a blueprint for saving water. There is little prospect of saving water this year, except through the individual efforts of its customers. But that doesn’t mean EID shouldn’t plan […]

County tries approach to pursuing new water rights

Editor’s note — This is the first of a two-part series on how the El Dorado County Water Agency and El Dorado Water and Power Authority are reshaping their approach to gaining additional water rights. Seeking to lock in additional water rights for the county while they still can, on Nov. 13 the El Dorado […]

Things to do: Nov. 1, 2013

ONGOING Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, Nov. 3 through Dec. 1, is featuring Barbara Steffen, a lampwork art glass bead artisan. Steffan works with a torch, glass rods and a kiln to create original, unique, handcrafted beads. Also featured is photographer, Mike Ryan and oil and acrylic painter, Lori Anderson. The […]

My turn: A stranger saved my son

On April 1, 2009, I woke up with my 2-year-old like any other day — we had breakfast, played with toys, read a book and decided to go feed the ducks. What I didn’t know was that our day would take a sudden turn and the greatest trial of our lives’ to date would begin. […]

Participating wineries at the fest

Many foothill wineries are pouring their award-winning vintages at the Art and Wine Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. The Placerville Downtown Association event is on Main Street. Amador Cellars Beemer’s Winery Boa Vista Vineyards Bray Vineyards Bumgarner Winery Charles B. Mitchell Winery Chateau Davell Winery Colibri Ridge Winery Crystal Basin Cellars […]

Amador Vintners have a big crush

For more than two decades, Amador wine country’s wineries have opened their cellar doors and tasting rooms to bring the harvest close to wine aficionados. Big Crush 2013 once again rolls out with 38 wineries presenting a breadth of hospitality on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each […]

Late Vista touchdowns sink El Dorado

FOLSOM — Scoring the fourth quarter’s only points, host Vista del Lago turned back El Dorado 33-19 to open the Sierra Valley Conference season. Friday’s matchup at Prairie City Stadium featured the run-oriented Cougars against the pass-happy Eagles. While El Dorado held its ground against the aerial assault of Vista quarterback Matt Jimison, two late-game […]

Wine and dine in Amador City

California’s smallest incorporated town delivers an authentic Wine and Cheese Tasting on Old Highway 49 on Friday, Sept. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. Sixteen wineries will bring a party to the streets of Amador City at Downtown Wine. The wineries will pour their award-winning wines on Old Highway 49 amidst the construction zone of the new […]

MOC results

Finals Boys 6 and under — 25 free: 3-Avery Pellicano, SS, 18.01; 5-Lucas Roth, EDH, 18.55; 12-Christian Vos, SS, 19.44. 25 back: 3-Avery Pellicano, SS, 23.22; 9-Gabriel Hudgens, EDH, 24.12; 11-Lucas Roth, EDH, 24.61; 14-Koen Vos, SS, 26.31. 7-8 — 25 back: 9-Hayden Hartigan, SS, 19.58. 25 breast: 7-Mitchell Scott, EDH, 22.46. 9-10 — 100IM: […]

Heard over the back fence: Blood drive at Elks Lodge

 Heidi Barron forwarded the following “Southern Cops Have a Way with Words” — actual comments taken off their car videos: “If you run, you’ll only go to jail tired.” YOUR BLOOD IS NEEDED:
 The Placerville Elks Lodge is sponsoring a community blood drive on Wednesday, July 31, at the Elks Lodge, […]

‘Bye Bye Birdie’ is a classic

What: “Bye Bye Birdie” Who: El Dorado Musical Theatre Where: Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom When: July 12 to 21. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Cost: Ticket prices range from $13.50 to $28. Information: 916-608-6888 or visit A lot has […]

All Star baseball

9/10s EL DORADO HILLS — Ponderosa, the team counted out by so many throughout the District 54 9/10s All-Star tournament, battled back from adversity once again but ultimately fell short in a 12-11 heartbreaker to Roseville West at Mitchell Field. Ponderosa jumped out to an early lead as Logan Schweizer singled, Cole Spangler walked, Casey […]

Home run does in El Dorado Hills

RANCHO MURIETA — The El Dorado Hills Majors All-Stars out hit the opposition Tuesday at Stonehouse Field but one of the four Woodreek hits proved to be the difference  — a home run — as the Roseville area team knocked El Dorado Hills out of the winner’s bracket with a 4-1 win. With the game […]

Undefeated Dolphins eye title

The Dry Diggin Dolphins topped off their big week with a solid 1886-1068 win over the visiting Rancho Cordova Blue Marlins last Saturday. The team started off its week with the annual swim-a-thon fundraiser. This year’s teams goal was to swim enough miles to reach Hawaii. After Hannaford Bush sang the National Anthem, the program […]

Dry Diggin Dolphins improve to 3-0

AUBURN — The Dry Diggin Dolphin swim team traveled to Auburn Saturday to take on the Auburn Robalos and brought home another win, maintaining its undefeated record so far on the summer season. “Auburn Robalos is a very respected team and well-coached. I always enjoy our dual meet where the swimming is fast and the […]

EID Q&A on Integrated Water Resources Master Plan

A conversation between EID Communications and Community Relations Director Mary Lynn Carlton, Engineering Director Brian Mueller and Engineering Manager Cindy Megerdigian had the three discuss EID’s new Integrated Water Resources Master Plan.  Q: EID recently completed a very detailed Integrated Water Resources Master Plan (IWRMP) which the Board adopted on March 25. Can you tell […]

HartSong Ranch provides a second chance

On a journey that began May 31, a blind Pinto filly named Deli (Delicata for delicate in Spanish) and her best buddy, Macho, an orphaned mule, embarked on an arduous 16-day trip from Loreto, Mexico to HartSong Ranch Animal Sanctuary in Greenwood. Their journey began as Patrick McGorky, founder of the animal rescue organization Segunda […]

Silver medals

Acquiesce Winery 2012 Viognier   Acquiesce Winery 2012 Rhône Rosé Grenache Rosé   Auriga 2012 Riesling Capella   Auriga 2010 50 percent Zinfandel/25 percent Merlot/25 percent Syrah Red Giant   Beemers 2009 Cabernet Franc   Black Sheep 2010 Zinfandel   Black Sheep 2010 Zinfandel   Boeger Winery 2012 Sauvignon Blanc   Boeger Winery 2012 Chardonnay […]

Gold medals

Acquiesce Winery 2012 Grenache Blanc, Roussanne Belle Blanc   Beemers 2010Primitivo   Black Sheep 2010 Syrah   Boeger Winery 2011 Merlot   Bray Vineyard 2010 Sangiovese   Butterfly Creek Winery 2011 80 percent Merlot, 10 percent Cabernet, 10 percent Zinfandel Campfire Red   Chatom Vineyards 2011 Chardonnay   Chatom Vineyards 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon   Convergence […]

Double gold medals

Double golds are awarded to wines earning a gold from all the judges on the panel. Twenty-eight double gold medals were presented to: Black Sheep 2010 Other Red Rhône Varietals, Grenache   Black Sheep 2010 Other Red Rhône Varietals, Cinsault   Bray Vineyard 2010 Barbera   Cedar Creek Ranch and Vineyards 2009 Syrah   Chatom Vineyards […]

El Dorado County Fair Commercial Wine Competition winners

Sixty-four wineries entered 414 entries in the 25th El Dorado County Fair Commercial Wine Competition presented by the Mountain Democrat. The judging took place on Friday, May 17 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville. A panel of 34 judges sampled the entries and the results were announced at a ceremony hosted by the […]

Winning wines bring home gold

Thirty-four wine judges convened at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville to look, swirl, taste and select the best wines entered in the 25th El Dorado County Fair Commercial Wine Competition presented by the Mountain Democrat. After a full-day of judging on Friday, May 17, the verdicts were revealed at an evening ceremony hosted […]

Amador Vintners toast culinary arts program

In step with Sacramento Mayor, Kevin Johnson’s proclamation of Sacramento as the Farm to Fork Capital of the World, the American River College Foundation and Amador Vintners bring the best of food and wine together to celebrate the ground-breaking of the college’s new school of culinary arts. The evening of Saturday, May 18 from 5 […]

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