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‘Innovators of the year': Mountain Democrat Website gets top honors

The redesigned Website based on an open architecture won “Innovators of the Year” honors for the digital publishing team serving the Mountain Democrat and the three other major newspapers owned by McNaughton Newspapers. “Judges from the Suburban Newspaper Association praised the use of open-source software to produce both the newspaper and the Website and described […]

Supervisors react to Economic Development efforts

Economic development is a priority goal for the county and is enshrined in the 2004 General Plan. As envisioned and memorialized in the original and in updates over the past 10 years, a ratio of “one job to one rooftop,” has been the target for development. Not only has that ratio not been reached, it […]

Letter on militarized police

EDITOR: I did a mental facepalm when I read the letter about the so-called “militarized police” that we should all be afraid of. Let’s have a discussion that includes some facts. First, the so-called “militarization” of police departments did not start with the U.S. government. It started in the 1960s with municipal agencies, Delano PD, […]

Sen. Gaines talks regulatory reform: Highlights value of small businesses to chamber lunch

Touting the theme that “the private sector will lift us into prosperity,” state Sen. Ted Gaines touched on that subject and others when he spoke before the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. A small business owner himself, Gaines said he started out working in his father’s insurance agency right out of college. He still owns Gaines […]

Pollock Pines film maker works to make a difference

Quietly toiling away at his home surrounded by towering trees in Pollock Pines, a 38-year-old film maker is working hard to try to change the world. He just might do that, since he already has written, directed, edited and co-produced a remarkable film that has received numerous awards for its humanitarian message and laudable art. […]

Common Core Chapter 4: Group projects and conditioning

EDITOR: Does anyone else remember group projects in school? They were a pain in the rear end. You always had the slacker, the arguer and others that made it a pain to complete. Someone always had to step up and carry the group and sometimes that was off a cliff to a low grade. With […]

Letter on militarized police

I did a mental facepalm when I read a recent letter about the so-called “militarized police” that we should all be afraid of. Another armchair general has blessed us with his law enforcement “wisdom.” His knowledge of what works in law enforcement seems to be based on stuff he learned while watching ’50s-era cop shows. […]

CSROP instructor receives 2014 Pupils’ Choice Award

The El Dorado Union High School District and the Central Sierra Regional Occupational Program (CSROP) are excited to announce that Julie Gilroy has been awarded the 2014 Pupils’ Choice Career Technical Education (CTE) Teacher of the Year. Gilroy has been teaching the CSROP Animal Health Program at Ponderosa High School since August 2007. The Sacramento […]

Union Mine to get engineering program

El Dorado Union High School District and Union Mine High School are launching a new career pathway in engineering — the first of its kind in the district. Recent data has made it quite evident that the U.S. lags behind other countries in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) advancements. Data has also indicated that […]

Hangtown’s Musical Roots

Ray Park in California This is the sixth part in a series about music in the foothills. Bluegrass pioneer Ray Park’s hardscrabble youth in the Arkansas hill country during the Great Depression and the family’s journey west to California in 1941 were the subject of last week’s episode of Hangtown’s Musical Roots. The family picked […]

My turn: Small business in the crosshairs

When Charles Lindbergh needed a plane to carry him across the Atlantic, he had a lot of choices. Back then America was dotted with small aircraft manufacturers, start-ups inventing a brand new industry as they went along. Lindbergh settled on Ryan Airlines in San Diego, which designed and built the Spirit of St. Louis in […]

We can wait

Here’s another President Obama “We can’t wait” boondoggle. The administration is going to spend as much as $1 billion “to hire, train and deploy health care workers,” according to a Washington Post story. That’s part of his jobs bill. This money will be given as grants to “doctors, community groups, local government and other organizations […]

Expect the extreme in good times at the Solstice fest

Mother Lode News The fourth annual Summer Solstice Celebration at Chili Bar, coming up June 18 through 20, promises weekend of music and family-friendly fun at the gorgeous but little known Nugget River Park. Located beside the South Fork of the American River just upstream of the Chili Bar Bridge, the parkÕs shady meadow provides […]


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Wildfires flare up following storms

By Noel Stack | From Page: A1

Fire destroys EDH home

By Noel Stack | From Page: A1

EID bills add ‘gallons per day’

By Jesse Saich | From Page: A2

Tahoe Basin fire restrictions in effect

Press Release | From Page: A3

One hurt in Highway 50 wreck

By Noel Stack | From Page: A3

Prevent backyard wildlife conflicts

Press Release | From Page: A9

Join the sheriff’s citizens academy

By El Dorado County Sheriff's Office | From Page: A9

Heard over the back fence: Learn all about wine

By Bob Billingsley | From Page: B1


Opinion »

Never patriotic: The real meaning of the Confederate flag

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A4

John Stossel: Heroes, villians

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A5


Letters »

Silencing the hate

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Forest management gone wrong

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Tourism in Placerville

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5


Sports »

Schedule: July 6-12, 2015

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

El Dorado High splits first two

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6

Independence Day racing is ‘Spectacular’

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Roundup: July 6, 2015

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

Comeback not in Post 119’s deck

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6

D’back sports packet reminder

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

Foothills softball team wins title

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7


Prospecting »

Local man can’t wait to duck into annual waterfowl art show

By Pat Lakey | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Affordable health screenings coming to Placerville

By Life Line Screening | From Page: B2

Foothill dining: summer menu

By David Venable | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Good-bye weeds; hello garden at Blue Oak

By Caroline Taylor | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Soroptimist club grants awards

By Soroptimist International Of Cameron Park | From Page: B4

First 5: Is your child ready? Choosing quality child care

By Kathleen Guerrero | From Page: B4

As we were: Winning photograph

By Ken Deibert | From Page: B4

Waste Connections donates $85,000 to Bigs

By Big Brothers Big Sistesr | From Page: B5


Essentials »

Crime Log: July 1-3

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Comics »


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Horoscope, Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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Horoscope, Monday, July 6, 2015

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Speed Bump

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TV Listings

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New York Times Crossword

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