Sun lovers rejoice — summer arrives on Friday, June 21 at 1:04 EDT. The Summer Solstice is when the Sun is farthest north. Some people think the Earth is actually closer to the sun during the northern hemisphere’s summer but it really is closest to the sun in December. The summer solstice has the most [...]
“Well, how do you get paid?” It wasn’t the first time I had been asked that question. The couple was in their late 20s and was making an offer on their first home, a modest 2-bedroom home in Pollock Pines. Before reviewing the purchase contact, I prepared an estimate showing the buyers an itemized list [...]
The El Dorado Irrigation District has been raising rates so fast our heads are still spinning like some horror movie. Water rate hikes add up to a 37 percent increase between 2012 and 2015. Now, EID is talking about raising hook-up fees to as high as nearly $41,000 for new water service. That’s a figure [...]
Everybody knows an old dilapidated house. You know the kind, where you can’t flush the toilet if someone’s in the shower. Where the fuse box is so old that using the garage door opener while the dishwasher is running blows the fuse and kills half the lights in the whole place. Yes, it keeps the [...]
EDITOR: Thank you for putting out your Summer Sunsational magazine. Now I have what’s going on around me in one easy to read and easy to keep glossy publication. I will definitely use this when family and friends come to visit. I have even found some events that I want to go to that I [...]
EDITOR: Mr. Garon, your letter to the editor of June 3, “IRS vs. Tea Party” is incoherent, folly laced with derogatory comments and outright fabrications. So, I shall be no less blunt. Your stanch adherence to all things liberal has left you not only blinded, but deaf and dumb as well. Do you live in a vacuum, John? [...]
EDITOR: Potential buyer, My name is Isabella and I am currently in the organization FFA also known as Future Farmers of America. This is my sophomore year in high school and my second year as an active FFA member. I raise market goats as my SAE (supervised agricultural experience) project. I love every single minute of it, especially [...]
Changes and additions to the current city park use regulations, drawn up by city staff and the Recreation and Parks Commission, went back to the Commission for tweaking after the June 11 Placerville City Council meeting. The proposed regulations were made at the direction of the Placerville City Council in order to provide a safer [...]
The Junior Livestock Auction was the place to be Saturday morning as 4-H, FFA and Grange members gathered at the Vicini Pavilion of the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. There to bid and cheer them on were parents, buyers and the public.
Beef, swine, sheep, rabbits, goats and poultry were up for sale with auctioneers Doug Milton, Jimmy Clark and Seth Seever keeping things moving. Getting a break, this year’s weather was much cooler so less time was spent hosing down the animals and attendees.
Libra Mirrored Moon The Libra moon likes to figure out who she is in the mirror of another person. More complicated than reflective glass, the mirror of relationships can highlight unexpected gifts, hide flaws or do the reverse of either at any moment — a warped view at best. Considering how inaccurate the mirror of [...]
Walking around the Amador County Fair, you hear a lot of, “If I could have entered my project in the fair, I would have won a blue ribbon. I should have done that.” This year the time has come to take a look at your best jam, that perfect photo, or the quilt that is [...]
Come and purchase lunch and your weekend supplies of fresh, organically grown produce at the El Dorado County Library. Starting Friday, June 14, there will be a new Certified Farmers’ Market open to the public. The Farmers’ Market is the brainchild of El Dorado Risk Management department, which wanted to provide the El Dorado County [...]
A status report on the district’s finances, present and future, was made at Georgetown Divide Public Utility District’s (GDPUD) board meeting on June 11 by a member of the board’s Public Finance Committee. Garden Valley resident Dennis Goodenow said he and other committee members had been appointed several months ago to identify the status of [...]
Putting the plans for the retrofit of the Auburn Lake Trails (ALT) Water Treatment Plant out to bid seemingly hasn’t lessened any of the acrimony surrounding the project for the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District. Interim General Manager Kelly Shively reported that the plans for the plant were 100 percent complete and the bid package [...]
Of course it’s not new, but it was news the other day when it was reported that 15 people had been arrested in and around Moore, Okla. for looting the neighborhoods that were demolished by several recent tornadoes. Sure there are always those who take advantage of other people’s misery. Scammy contractors prey on folks [...]
The last day of skiing is always bitter-sweet before fond farewells and the long wait till next season. Sometime in late November or early December, if we’re lucky, it snows enough to head back to the slopes and start skiing all over again. You drive up to Sierra-at-Tahoe and everything is ready. The staff is on [...]
COOL — When Jody Gray swings a leg over her 26-year-old sorrel mare Scotty standing ready near a green pasture here, it’s obvious this woman was born to the saddle. And now Gray, 50, chief executive officer of the El Dorado County Fair, is saddling up to present the popular annual event, opening Thursday, June [...]
Not only are some in Placerville opposed to a roundabout, they don’t even want the Clay Street Bridge replaced. What’s so sacred about a one-lane bridge where water pools up on it in the winter and it can barely accommodate a pedestrian and a vehicle at the same time? What’s so sacred about a bridge [...]
Wednesday’s first round in the growing battle to preserve Shingle Springs as a “rural community” drew 200 local residents to a community action meeting organized by the Shingle Springs Community Alliance, an organization comprising its own members and members of the “No San Stino” and “Stop Tilden Park” movements.
The nearly standing-room-only crowd packed into the Discovery Hills Church at 4 p.m. to hear brief presentations on the goals and objectives of the Alliance and to take part in several interactive projects asking people’s preference on sample designs and standards for future development of the community’s core areas.
Informational posters lined the walls and described scenarios …
WHY GROW UP! John Chapman delivered the following T-shirt statement: “I have decided that I no longer want to be an ADULT! If anybody needs me, I’ll be in my Tree House, Coloring & Eating Candy!” MOTORCYCLE GOOD TIMES: Our local Fleet Reserve Association is hosting the “Hangtown Motorcycle Show and Competition” on Saturday, June [...]