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47th Hangtown Classic: Tomac dominates 450 Class; Martin defends 250 title

450 Class (Moto Finish) Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda (1-1) Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM (2-2) Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna (3-7) Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Yamaha (8-3) Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Suzuki (4-6) Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki (6-8) Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki (7-9) Christophe Pourcel, France, Husqvarna (5-12) Fredrik Noren, Sweden, […]

Hangtown Schedule

47th Hangtown Motocross Classic Prairie City State Recreation Park May 14-16 Ticket Information Thursday/Friday Children 5 years & under: Free Children 6-11 years: $10 12 years and older: $20. Saturday Children 5 years & under: Free Children 6-11 years: $20 12 years and older: $40. Schedule Thursday and Friday 7:00 a.m. — *Hangtown Amateur Days […]

Hangtown Classic returns this week

No race is like it in California. The 47th Annual GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic, the Crown Jewell of the Series, is back at Prairie City State Recreation Park Thursday, May 14 to Saturday, May 16, 2015, with the pros racing on Saturday. It‘s not just any motocross race, but the oldest and one of the […]

Hangtown Kennel Club wins AKC award

The American Kennel Club’s Public Education and Government Relations Divisions grants a special award for community achievement four times per year to honor exemplary public education and government relations efforts. Honorees receive a certificate of recognition and their club receives $1,000 to further public education and strengthen government relations efforts within their community. Nominations are […]

Parade still rockin’ Christmas in Hangtown

You may not have heard the jingle of sleigh bells over the sound of falling leaves, but Christmas is coming and so is the 36th Hangtown Christmas Parade, a McIntire Family Tradition presented by the Mountain Democrat. The theme for this year’s parade, “Rockin’ Christmas,” is designed to introduce more music into the parade said […]

Hangtown Creek to be cleaned up

For the next month, people will be working in Hangtown Creek, cleaning out the understory, restoring the tree canopy and clearing out debris. Director of Community Services Steve Youel notified Placerville City Council of the project at the Nov. 11 meeting. “We’re working with the Department of Fish and Game, Cal Fire and Caltrans to […]

Friends of Historic Hangtown do not represent me

EDITOR: For months and years Sue Taylor and the other Friends of Historic Hangtown claim they represent Placerville. Not only do they not represent me, they don’t represent the entire town of Placerville — we each speak for ourselves. Make no mistake, there’s nothing “friendly” about these people. They are flat earth thinkers who have […]

Best Body Shop: Hangtown Body Shop

Making your car look good as new again is job one at Hangtown Body Shop. Located at 485 Pierroz Road in Placerville, the business offers full collision repairs, bumper repairs, paint-less dent repairs, scratch removal, paint chip repair and 24-hour towing. Guaranteeing all insurance repairs for life, the company eases the hassle of getting a car repaired after a collision. But they […]

October 04, 2014 | Posted in Readers Choice 2014 | Leave a reply

Best Travel Agency: Hangtown Travel

Whether you want to explore the reef in Australia or the beaches of Zanzibar, Hangtown Travel can turn your vacation idea into a dream getaway. Established in 1971, Hangtown Travel specializes in individual, customized travel services. Whether you’re planning a honeymoon, family vacation or important business trip, the friendly and knowledgeable staff are dedicated to […]

October 09, 2014 | Posted in Readers Choice 2014 | Leave a reply

Best Local Attraction: Hangtown’s Gold Bug Park & Mine

Hangtown’s Gold Bug Park & Mine stands out as one of the most unique and exciting attractions Placerville has to offer. Located at 2635 Gold Bug Lane, this park has it all: tours of a real gold mine, a mining museum, an enormous stamp mill that was used to process the gold, a working blacksmith shop, gold panning and a gift shop. On the audio-wand […]

October 09, 2014 | Posted in Readers Choice 2014 | Leave a reply

Lenzmen are a hit in Hangtown

“Hallelujah Hangtown” Editor’s note: this is Part 4 of a four-part series on the life and music of Val Pease. Placerville had a lively local music scene in the 1960s and 1970s. Val Pease estimates he played in 18 different bands in the decade, but one in particular stands out. The Lenzmen were arguably the […]

Hangtown Halloween Ball hits its stride

The Hangtown Halloween Ball returns to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, for three days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24, 25 and 26 with a muscular lineup chock-full of spleen-splattering funk, gut-bucket soul, hoedown Americana and pure jam. This year’s edition features an expanded schedule, an unpredictable emcee, increased local […]

My turn: Hangtown Ball = economic development

Placerville Mayor Carl Hagen knows more about the economics of festival tourism than he does about the jam music scene. No matter — he’ll be on stage at the fairgrounds this weekend as a guest of the Hangtown Halloween Ball, welcoming the music festival crowd and introducing one of the headliners. “Leftover Salmon,” in this […]

Craven keeps Hangtown Ball bouncing

Joe Craven has been named master of ceremonies for the fourth annual Hangtown Halloween Ball on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24, 25 and 26. Equal parts ambassador and court jester, the irrepressible Craven has become a familiar face to local acoustic music fans, who might recall his now-famous folk rap or his extended percussion […]

Hangtown Ball details

The fourth annual Hangtown Halloween Ball is happening Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24, 23 and 25 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Early ticket sales have been strong. Some categories of tickets have already sold out. Plan accordingly. Discounted single day tickets are available at the door to residents of […]

Parade still rockin’ Christmas in Hangtown

You may not have heard the jingle of sleigh bells over the sound of falling leaves, but Christmas is coming and so is the 36th Hangtown Christmas Parade, a McIntire Family Tradition presented by the Mountain Democrat. The theme for this year’s parade, “Rockin’ Christmas,” is designed to introduce more music into the parade said […]

Hangtown’s Smith a national champ

Will represent USA DIAMOND SPRINGS — Chaz Smith of Hangtown Saber Club in Diamond Springs regained the US National Championship Veteran-50 last month in Columbus, OH and was named by USA Fencing to the 2014 Veterans World Championship Team representing the US in Hungary this October. “Local girl makes good,” commented Hangtown Saber Head Coach […]

Hangtown Kennel Club gets agile

The final session of the Hangtown Kennel Clubʼs obedience and conformation classes are underway at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, continuing through Oct. 9. For the first time, an Introduction to Agility will be offered. This is an exciting sport so popular with active dogs and handlers. Spots fill quickly, […]

Hangtown editorial in Bee

EDITOR: I just read the “hit” piece on our town written by the elitist editorial board of the Sacramento Bee. The pompous piece implied that county residents were politically backward because we still refer to Placerville as “Hang Town,” and we still elect a Surveyor and a Auditor-Controller. The editorial board went on to imply […]

46th Hangtown Classic

RANCHO CORDOVA — Ken Roczen and Jeremy Martin were big winners at Saturday’s pro races. Look for the Democrat to run the official Hangtown Moto Cross press release in Wednesday’s sports page. Hangtown8 Hangtown3

46th Hangtown Classic brings world’s best racers

FOLSOM — The 46th annual GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic is back at Prairie City State Recreation Park from Thursday, May 29 to Saturday, May 31, with the pros racing Saturday. It‘s one of the oldest and most coveted trophies on the 12-race Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series and considered the crown jewel of […]

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