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Pollock Pines Church to simulcast of Women of Faith Tour

The Pollock Pines Community Church Ladies Ministries invites all women in the county to attend a live simulcast event of the Women of Faith Tour: “From Survival to Revival 2014” — America’s Leading Christian Event for Women — on Friday, Nov. 7 from 6-8 p.m. and again on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. […]

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

GARDEN RECOMMENDATIONS:
 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 […]

Contestants invited to run for Miss Pollock Pines

Young ladies who grow up strong and lovely as the trees they call home might want to think about running for Miss Pollock Pines, a title being dusted off and held up proudly by the community. Two local women, Kim Sophia and Joyce Harris, got together recently to discuss the upcoming Fourth of July Parade […]

Heard over the back fence: Free car show

SPRING DINNER FUNDRAISER: The Community Resource Center is sponsoring a Spring Dinner on May 23 from 5-8 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 130 Placerville Drive (next to the Fairgrounds in Placerville). This is a fundraiser to serve veterans, moms and dads who lost jobs, seniors and others who are homeless or in danger of […]

A blue ribbon educational experience

EDITOR: What makes a great learning experience for our students? Is it the location? Is it the appearance of the school and the classrooms? Is it the effectiveness of the educators? Is it the leadership of the administration? And what about the parents? What role do they play in a great learning experience for their […]

Cal Fire warns of upcoming fire season

Kicking off Wildfire Awareness Week, a joint conference headed by Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service promoted fire safety and how wild land fires will be fought in light of the drought. After a brief welcome by USFS Eldorado National Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree, Cal Fire Amador-El Dorado Unit Chief Mike Kaslin took the […]

Echo Summit bridge to be fixed: Caltrans targets 2019 construction

Motorists may not realize they are traversing a bridge when they wind down the east side of Echo Summit toward South Lake Tahoe. Caltrans, the state transportation department, alternately refers to it as a viaduct on its Website. A viaduct is a type of bridge that typically has several spans, usually of equal length. The Echo Summit Sidehill Viaduct was constructed with three spans in 1939, and while it’s not falling apart, there is significant wear and tear after nearly 80 years of service.

Clark Peri, Caltrans project manager, gave a slide presentation to the Board of Supervisors April 7 outlining the agency’s plan to rehabilitate or replace the old bridge. Following public outreach and extensive environmental …

Disappointed in law enforcement cartoon

EDITOR: I’d like to express my extreme disappointment with a recent cartoon choice. Whether it was intended or not, “Eight Reasons Not to Trust Law Enforcement” was a slap in the face to the vast majority of American law enforcement officers who are honest, and possessed of sound judgment. On a personal level it smeared […]

Woman hits ex-boyfriend with car

A woman allegedly hit her ex-boyfriend with a car in a hit-and-run in Placerville Thursday afternoon. El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies and CHP officers responded to 2080 Broadway near Texerna Court at about 2 p.m., an EDSO press release stated, for a report of a hit-and-run against a pedestrian. There, they found an adult male […]

The right to carry and the right to exit

EDITOR: I have many friends on both sides of the aisle. I respect people with opposing positions of mine when we can discuss facts and reality rather than emotions and hyperbolisms. I am amazed that most of the bias and name calling today is coming from the left and the “drive-by media” always ignores it. […]

Heard over the back fence: Cake auction time

LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE: 
To celebrate “National Library Week,” April 12-18, the Cameron Park Library is sponsoring an “Open House” on Friday, April 17, from 5-7 p.m. Drive out to 2500 Country Club Drive and check out the library’s new carpet. TACO FEED FUNDRAISER: The El Dorado Community Hall, 6139 Pleasant Valley Road, El Dorado, is sponsoring […]

Chris Daley’s opinion on open carry

EDITOR: Chris Daley is shooting from the hip again (pun intended) and of course, he is not hitting what he’s shooting at. Critical of the probability that Texans will soon be able to openly carry firearms, Daley carelessly throws around scenarios of Texans going into bars, getting drunk and engaging in gun battles in the […]

Cal Fire awards EDC $1 million in grants

Cal Fire awarded more than $1 million in grants to El Dorado County organizations for projects aimed at reducing wildfire threats. Of the 83 grants awarded throughout the state accounting for $9.5 million, organizations in El Dorado County accounted for six grants and about $1.05 million of grants funded by the State Responsibility Area fee. About […]

Additional locations for Home Energy Assistance Program

The El Dorado County Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) recently announced additional service locations to reach more residents. HEAP is a federally funded program that helps income-eligible households offset the cost of heating and cooling their homes. Eligible homeowners or renters may qualify to have specific payment amounts credited to their electric utility accounts or […]

Basket art showcased at gallery

Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery welcomes back Nettie Fox, pine needle basket-maker, as guest artist during the month of March. Fox, once a local AODC artist, now resides in Pollock Pines and remains active creating her art. The public is invited to view Fox’s one-of- a-kind pine needle baskets during the month of March […]

Cal Fire AEU announces two new division chiefs

Two new division chiefs have been named for the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire. Rob Withrow and Mike Webb, both local to El Dorado County and longtime members of Cal Fire, were both promoted to division chief. “I’ve spent most of my career in El Dorado County,” Withrow, now division chief of administration, told […]

Pedestrian hit in Pollock Pines

A Rocklin man was hit by a car in Pollock Pines Monday afternoon. At about 3:50 p.m., Paul Fowler, 56, of Pollock Pines, was driving a gray 2012 Honda Civic on Old Carson Road, about .7 miles south of Forest Drive, when he hit Benjamin Crittenden, 28, sustained major injuries, CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson said. […]

Carol Darlene Caldwell

Dec. 2, 1931 — Feb. 26, 2015 Carol Darlene Caldwell passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, in Folsom, on Feb. 26, 2015. She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Keith. She was the beloved mother of Chris Andersen of Pollock Pines, Bill Caldwell of Elk Grove, Cheryl (Tim) McManigal of Rancho […]

Heard over the back fence: Mexican Train Dominoes

HUNTER SAFETY CLASS:
 The “Hunter Safety” class is for ages 10 and older. This class is scheduled for March 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This is an all-day class. Please bring a #2 pencil and lunch. Obtain class book from CSD and/or study online at wildlife.ca.gov. Complete the self-study quiz at the end […]

Collision rolls car, causes minor injury

A two-car collision in Sly Park caused a minor injury on Feb. 19. Joseph Spady, 26, of Placerville, made an unsafe left turn on Sly Park Road south of Highway 50 in a silver 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe, CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson said, into the path of a black 1999 Honda Civic, driven by Serena […]

Suspect in stolen car arrested in EDH

The pursuit of a stolen vehicle ended in an arrest early Friday morning. According to the Placerville Police Department, the incident began at 1:23 a.m. Friday morning in the 300 block of Placerville Drive. An officer identified a 1998 Subaru Forester as one stolen from Pollock Pines and began a pursuit. The suspect fled to El Dorado Hills […]

Employment percentages improve locally

The unemployment rate in the Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville MSA was 6.2 percent in December 2014, down from a revised 6.7 percent in November 2014, and below the year-ago estimate of 7.5 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 6.7 percent for California and 5.4 percent for the nation during the same period. The unemployment rate […]

Heard over the back fence: Champagne and Jewelry show in Cameron Park

LOGICAL SUBSTITUTE: My neighbor Paul Chafer provided the following “Proofreading Is a Lost Art” quote: “Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over. (What a guy!).” CHAMPAGNE AND JEWELRY: The Reds, Whites and Jewelry Show takes place on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr. Enjoy an […]

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. […]

Local unemployment up slightly in November

The unemployment rate in the Sacramento-Arden Arcade-Roseville MSA was 6.7 percent in November 2014, up from a revised 6.6 percent in October 2014, and below the year-ago estimate of 7.9 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 7.1 percent for California and 5.5 percent for the nation during the same period. The unemployment […]

Storm causes minor flooding, fallen trees, power outages

The storm that hit California late last week dumped rain and snow in El Dorado County, causing power outages, floods and downed trees.

For the previous 48 hours at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 12, the storm rained between 1 and 4 inches of water, with Placerville having the highest at 4.22 inches, according to the National Weather Service’s …

Man sleeps in cave, rescued from American River

A man was rescued from the American River in Pollock Pines Wednesday morning. Robert Douglas, 47, of Pollock Pines, was hiking near the Forebay Road area on Tuesday, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Felton told the Mountain Democrat. While hiking, Douglas slipped and fell down a steep embankment. After finding the embankment too steep […]

Find special gifts in the Pines

Make your list … check it twice … and head for Pollock Pines Saturday, Nov. 22 to the land of living “Christmas trees” and pick out unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone you’ve just jotted down. You might even find something for yourself, after being so nice. And even if your meter leans more toward “naughty,” […]

Wilma Pearlene Jacaban

June 18, 1936 — Oct. 15, 2014 Wilma Pearlene Jacaban, 78, of Pollock Pines, Calif., passed peacefully in her home surrounded by family on Oct. 15, 2014. She was born June 18, 1936, in Marmaduke, Ark., the daughter of Virgil and Lucille Brewer. Wilma enjoyed a career in the beauty industry as a business owner […]

Unintended local election consequences

EDITOR: Thank you Gene Altshuler for your timely and well-written column, “How not to run for BOS,” Aug. 6. In the private sector, boards of directors of public corporations consist of very experienced executives. They have learned long ago that the “hey-Joe” methods of management that they so successfully employed as small business owners or […]

Chili and cars bring out big crowd

The chili was delicious, the vehicles were spectacular, the music was rocking and everyone had a fantastic time at the 2014 Chili Cook-off and Classic Car Show presented by Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises Inc. The annual benefit for adults with disabilities took place at the Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center on Sanders Drive in Pollock Pines. […]

EID finds Esmeralda Tunnel cave-in

Notified by a high water alarm on the canal Sunday night, El Dorado Irrigation District hydro personnel discovered Monday there was a collapse in the Esmeralda Tunnel. The 1,000-foot-long tunnel was built in 1930 and is held up by treated timbers for the first 450 feet, then natural rock for about 400 feet, with the […]

Camino businesses undeterred by smoke

Despite the massive King Fire and the smoke covering the county, the wineries and farms of Camino and Apple Hill are doing relatively well. “It’s hard to say,” Bill Gunn of Jodar Winery said of the affects of the fire on business. “It’s cyclical anyway. The smoke over the weekend” affected those down the hill […]

King Fire briefing in Camino attracts a large crowd

With the King Fire continuing to rage, interest was high at Tuesday night’s fire briefing with an estimated crowd of 400 to 700 people in attendance. Held at the Camino Seventh-day Adventist Church, fire and law enforcement personnel gave out the latest information on the fire as well as fielded questions. Laurence Crabtree, a supervisor with the U.S. Forest Service, noted […]

Scheduled breakfasts cancelled

The Community Breakfast scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Pollock Pines Community Center has been cancelled due to the fire conditions in Pollock Pines. The breakfast is sponsored by the Sierra Ridge Interact Club the second Saturday each month (except September). The next breakfast will be held Saturday, Oct. 11, from 8:30 to 10:30 […]

Firefighters and evacuees transform Pollock Pines

Monday was a day of ashes and smoke as the King Fire continued to grow, with the plume of white smoke turning to a dirty brown as the fire found fresh fuel and threatened even more homes.

With its population increased almost overnight, Pollock Pines became home to almost 1,500 firemen from all over the state as they arrived to fight a fire that burned around 200 acres on Saturday but moved on to engulf more than 11,500 acres by Tuesday morning.

One resident said he counted 55 fire trucks in the parking lot of Safeway on Monday morning. Added to that were more fire engines parked elsewhere along with water trucks, a line of bulldozers on flatbed trucks and scores of people watching …

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