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Pollock Pines Library Carpet Project

EDITOR: When did our society stop believing in goals — in possibilities? (Yes, it takes hard work, sometimes many years.) I live in Pollock Pines, a lumberman’s place. I live near Camino — people of the earth — farmers live there. Four year ago, I became a member of the Friends of the Library at […]

Pollock Pines-Camino Rotary seeking mini-grant apps

The Pollock Pines-Camino Rotary Club is seeking applications for mini-grants that will be used for: Any project or program that is designed to benefit local children and/or the residents of the local (Pollock Pines-Camino) communities. Applications should deal with projects from $1 to $1,000. Those applicants selected will be requested to make a presentation describing […]

Big Wagon Train welcome in Pollock Pines and Camino

The 63rd annual Highway 50 Association Wagon Train will roll out from Zephyr Cove, Nev. on Sunday, June 3 and roll into Placerville on Saturday, June 9. Along the way, there are plenty of opportunities to ride along with the train or to celebrate its arrival, but the areas of Pollock Pines and Camino are […]

Pollock Pines cadet in top 3% in nation

Second Lt. Brett Harper of the U.S. Army  graduated with high honors from Northwestern University in Louisiana on May 4, but this wasn’t the former Pollock Pines resident’s first rodeo. Harper, a 2000 graduate of El Dorado High School, went into the U.S. Army a year after graduation. He served in Operation Iraqi freedom in […]

Heard over the back fence: Unlimited hotcakes Saturday in Pollock Pines

 John Chapman provided the following “Advice from a Garden” T-shirt statement: “Cultivate lasting friendships – Sow seeds of kindness – Listen to sage advice – Don’t let the little things bug you – Be outstanding in your field – Take thyme for yourself – No vining!”  • • • BREAKFAST IN THE PINES:
 The Interact […]

Pollock Pines and Camino plan New Years party

The Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center Association is hosting its 18th non-alcoholic New Year’s Eve Celebration and Bingo Extravaganza. The admission fee includes two six-packs for 20 games, hors d’oeurves, full dinner with dessert and snacks during the evening. There will also be party favors, sparkling apple cider at midnight and lots of door prizes for […]

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged | 5 Replies

EID candidates square off in Pollock Pines

POLLOCK PINES — Water issues. That is what dominated a forum featuring candidates for the El Dorado Irrigation District’s Division 1 board seat as they met at the Pollock Pines Community Center Oct. 6. The forum, sponsored by the El Dorado County League of Women Voters, is a way for area residents to get to […]

October 17, 2011 | Posted in News | Tagged | 1 Reply

Pollock Pines-Camino Rotary Club rolling out the grants

EDITOR: The Pollock Pines-Camino Rotary club announces the 2010-2011 Mini-Grant Awards as follows: Pinewood School: two document cameras. Sierra Ridge: Materials for autistic student mainstreaming. Sierra Ridge Sports Boosters: volleyball uniforms (imagine the boys and girls alternated uniforms!). Silver Fork School: history field trip. Camino School: kindergarten language arts program, a needed microscope, Accelerated Math […]

Heard over the back fence: Carnival planned at EDH Library

SOLAR SYSTEM ADVICE: John Chapman dropped off the following T-shirt solar-system-advice statement: “Follow your own path * Give yourself some space * What goes around comes around * Be attractive * Pull yourself together * Have a stellar attitude * Stay centered!” SPRING CARNIVAL TIME: A Spring Carnival is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, from 1 to […]

Ballot statements highlight District 5 supervisorial candidates

Outlining their positions and qualifications for the job are the six candidates running to be a member of the Board of Supervisors in District Five. Kevin Brown, 50, says he is a 16-year business owner and civic leader. “I am running for supervisor to unite our region to achieve our desired goals of a thriving […]

Area unemployment declines; local rate ticks up

The unemployment rate in the Sacramento-Arden Arcade-Roseville MSA was 8.2 percent in February 2014, down from a revised 8.3 percent in January 2014, and below the year-ago estimate of 9.4 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 8.5 percent for California and 7.0 percent for the nation during the same period. The unemployment […]

What caused apartment fire?

EDITOR: Our community never heard follow-up to the apartment fire on Woodridge Court in Placerville in January that left several families homeless. Was the cause ever officially determined? This was a tragic event and I was pleased to see the community step up using social media to help the victims. Still left wondering what happened […]

Primary candidates finalized

With Friday being the deadline to officially file, it was do-or-die time for those who had taken out papers but had not yet taken the final steps to run for office. But by 5 p.m. it was clear who was in and who was out in the final line up for the June primary. Running […]

Heard over the back fence: Friends of Seniors fundraiser relocates

BE ON TIME FOR DINNER: John Chapman provided this T-shirt quotation: “A tardy cannibal gets the cold shoulder.” NEW LOCATION FOR FUNDRAISER: Because of structural work being done on the Mother Lode Lions Club in Diamond Springs, the Friends of El Dorado County Seniors will move their 1 p.m.-5 p.m. March 16 spaghetti feed fundraiser to the […]

Caltrans tree destruction

EDITOR: For the second consecutive Saturday (Feb. 15 and 22), Caltrans has assembled an army of personnel and equipment to totally decimate the landscape at the offramps of Highway 50 at Sly Park. As you exit the Highway and approach the stop sign at the bottom of the ramp, Highway 50 is approximately 20 feet […]

It’s time to order a CASA lunch

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) hosts one of the largest fundraisers of the year to help abused and neglected children in El Dorado County Child Advocates of El Dorado County is having its annual box lunch fundraiser and will make and deliver 3,000 lunches from Pollock Pines to Rancho Cordova by noon on Thursday, April […]

John Calhoun Johnson Rancho

EDITOR: E. Clampus Vitus, or better known as ECV, is a fraternal organization dedicated to preserving the Gold Rush History. This organization is dedicating a bronze plaque commemorating John Calhoun Johnson Rancho. His rancho was on the present site of the Apple Mountain Golf Resort in Camino. The dedication will start on the May 10 […]

Candidate roster adds 1, loses 1

The candidate field for the upcoming election has increased by one and dropped by one since last week. Joining the fray for District 5 Supervisor is Kevin Brown, a businessman living in Pollock Pines. He will compete against Teresa Piper, a retail clerk from Pollock Pines, as well as four candidates from South Lake Tahoe […]

Additional candidates

Since last week some additional people have signed up to run for office in the upcoming election. Taking out papers to run against incumbent Auditor-Controller Joe Harn is Mike Owen, a CPA from Cameron Park. In addition, two new people have decided to run for Supervisor in District 5. They are Kenny Curtzwiler, a businessman […]

Solving California’s problems

EDITOR: There’s a pothole on Sly Park Road large enough to swallow a Prius. I know because I fell into it on my mountain bike one beautiful drought ridden winter afternoon. At the bottom of that pothole is soil that carbon dates back to another time period, a time where road taxes and fees were […]

Bunco is more than a card game

“It’s not rocket science,” said Nancy Erlich, “but it’s fun.” In the 20 years since Erlich founded a Bunco club in order to spend time with women she’d met in her real estate career, the membership of the group has changed, the size of the group has both expanded and contracted, husbands have died, people […]

Carter’s Carpet Restoration marks 20th anniversary

Twenty years ago Dean Carter took the plunge into his own carpet restoration business. He was well seasoned and trained, having been in the field since 1988 when he turned down the reins of his family’s nursery, and took a field job with a big-named steam cleaner. Later he bought his own equipment and became […]

Garon’s ‘Hypocrisy on the industrial scale’

EDITOR: Can someone answer what El Dorado County did to become infested with this constant irritant, aka Garon? His usual hyperbole in the Dec. 18 Mountain Democrat “Letters to……” is classic Garon, total b.s. His final paragraph exclaims; “are there any Democratic hypocrites? Sure, here and there. But the GOP manufactures them on an industrial […]

Fun and food in the Pines

EDITOR: Over the last several months my family and I have been very pleased and impressed with the Pollock Pines Community Center. About April or May they started a Friday night taco dinner with an all-you-can-eat dinner at a very reasonable price. What a great night it turned out to be. To start, we were […]

Heard over the back fence: Christmas dinner Saturday in Pollock Pines

 John Bruno sent the following “Positive Quote of the Day:” “Live as you will wish to have lived when you are dying.” — Christian Furchtegott Gellert (1715-1769) German Poet and Moralist FREE CHRISTMAS DINNER:
 The Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center, 2675 Sanders Dr., Pollock Pines, is hosting their annual, free Christmas […]

Help EDSO catch burglars

Since the first of October there have been numerous homes burglarized in the Pollock Pines and Sly Park area stretching from Pollock Pines to Pleasant Valley. Many of these burglaries have been committed during the daylight hours, when the homeowners are away. Sheriff John D’Agostini’s detective section is working diligently to solve these crimes but […]

Cal Fire burglary gossip spreads like wildfire

CAMINO — Sometime before Thanksgiving a story began circulating around the Diamond Springs, Camino and Pollock Pines area about a rash of burglaries committed by a group of individuals that were wearing Cal Fire shirts. This rumor has since made its way to the Georgetown Divide and has been embellished, claiming that among other things, […]

Obamacare Website

EDITOR: As a follow-up to Mr. Tim Hoel of Camino’s letter “Obamacare’s burdens,” is another in the continual morass of the Obama White House and its “in your face” lawlessness. If you began a conversation about Barack Obama, only two words are needed to start and finish: “Chicago politician.” Here’s something reported by Fox News […]

Wind the likely cause of multiple outages

High wind in the county caused many power outages Thursday and Friday. Brandi Ehlers, PG&E spokesperson, noted, “The wind can wreak a whole bunch of havoc on our system.” She provided numbers of the areas affected by Friday around 2 p.m. Friday afternoon, 408 customers were affected in Georgetown; 387 in Kyburz were without power; […]

Burn piles causing fires

Fires wracked El Dorado County on Nov. 8, mostly from burn piles that became uncontrolled. The first fire started at 4:03 a.m. at 1263 Garnet Court in Pollock Pines, said County Fire Division Chief Mike Pott. A burn pile caused a 1/4-acre fire, Pott said, and burned up to a deck. “County Fire and Cal […]

Heard over the back fence: Dance in Shingle Spirngs and Santa in Pollock

 John Chapman sent the following T-shirt statement: “Why Do I Have To Press “ONE” For English When You’re Just Going To Transfer Me To Someone I Can’t Understand Anyway?” DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY:
 On Friday, Dec. 6, from 7 to 9 p.m., the Shingle Springs Community Center will host their monthly dance night […]

Medical facilities

EDITOR: What tremendous medical facilities we have. Recently I returned from a five week trip to Brookings, Ore.. Because I have to take blood thinners l’m required to have blood tests every two weeks. I was astonished to learn they have no hospital or cardiology services. You have to be airlifted to Medford, Ore., or driven by ambulance for […]

Heard over the back fence: Christmas shopping events start Saturday in Pollock Pines

 John Chapman sent the following T-shirt statement: “Do vegetarians eat animal crackers?” GIFT BAZAAR IN THE PINES:
 The “Holiday Gift Bazaar in the Pines” is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center, 2675 Sanders Dr., Pollock Pines. There will be lots of unique […]

Carl Wescott Buhlert

Nov. 19, 1930 — Oct. 22, 2013 Carl Wescott Buhlert, originally of Placerville, Calif., passed peacefully from this life while in hospice care in Torrance, California at the age of 82. Survivors include his wife, Martha; four children, Terri Buhlert of Cameron Park, Gael Buhlert and Barry Seid of Pollock Pines, Cathie Jo Buhlert of […]

Hangtown’s Musical Roots

Larry Park comes home This is the eighth part in a series about music in the Foothills. Larry Park is back in town. He was just 4 years old when his father, west-coast bluegrass pioneer Ray Park, put a guitar in his hands. The boy was strumming chord changes to popular country songs the following […]

CalRTA members enjoy barbecue

Members of the California Retired Teachers Association (CalRTA) gathered at Bob and Maria Bruggerʼs home for a barbecue. The event was highlighted by a presentation from Trout Unlimited. J.J. Plank and Nate Lischman instructed the group in the skills of fly fishing and some members took a turn casting into the Bruggerʼs swimming pool. Louise […]

Niello Concours showcases cars and fashion

The 10th annual Niello Concours at Serrano celebrates the Marque of Rolls-Royce and 50 years of Lamborghini and the Porsche 911 but these beautiful cars won’t be the only things to catch visitors’ attention. A James Bond-inspired fashion show is creating buzz as the must-see portion of the Sunday, Oct. 6 event. “The exciting thing […]

Trail artifacts ID’d, cataloged

One hundred and sixty-five years ago, 45 members of the Mormon Battalion and one woman were on their way home to Utah from Sutter’s Fort. With 27 river crossings, the California Trail was too treacherous for the group and they blazed their own route over the Sierra Nevada, naming places like Tragedy Springs and Pleasant […]

Heard over the back fence: Two fundraisers Oct. 12 — EDH and in the pines

 John Chapman provided the following T-shirt statement: “I hope I’m the LAST MAN ON EARTH. I want to see if all these women were lying to me!” POLLOCK PINES FUNDRAISER:
CEDAPP is sponsoring a fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Dragonfly Acres, 2560 Crystal Springs Rd., Camino, from 4 to 8 […]

A vision for Pollock Pines

EDITOR: I was sitting at the Subway in Pollock Pines outside looking at the fabulous view of the mountain. Suddenly I had a vision of the land up for sale by there as being a resort hotel destination instead of more small businesses. There could be a few restaurants as well within the hotel. What would be fantastic […]

Heard over the back fence: Sept. 21 is Cameron Park cleanup day

 Thanks to Heidi Barron, we offer the following “Wisdom with Age” quote: “The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” CLEANUP DAY IN CAMERON PARK:
 “Cleanup Day” in Cameron Park is […]

Heard over the back fence: Book sale in Pollock Pines Tuesday

A peek at “The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said” calendar notes the following language: “Dear David Albrecht, you have been dismembered from starex Website.” — Subject header from an e-mail to a user who wasn’t using a Website enough (thanks to Dave Albrecht) USED BOOK SALE IN THE PINES:
 The Pollock Pines Friends […]

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