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Alecia Kristen Doss Halk

Jan. 22, 1990 — June 6, 2012 Alecia Kristen Doss Halk died suddenly on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, in Folsom, Calif. She was born Jan. 22, 1990. She was 22 years old. She leaves behind her loving husband, Daniel Halk; and their young son, Alexander, three years old. She is also survived by her parents, Bill […]

Bruin teams weather the elements in inaugural Ruptier Invitational

SHINGLE SPRINGS — No wind nor rain stopped runners from running, jumpers from jumping, throwers from throwing or vaults from vaulting as Ponderosa’s Track and Field team hosted its first annual Ron Ruptier Memorial Invitational Saturday at Simon Bruin Stadium. Sunshine opened the invite but eventually gave way to an encroaching storm system. The dire […]

Roundup: Trojan baseball edges top-ranked Elk Grove 3-1

Baseball Oak Ridge 3, Elk Grove 1 — Sophomore Austin Root held the top-ranked Thundering Herd to three hits and one run in six and two-thirds innings to pick up his second win of the season Thursday. The Trojans scored three runs in the top of the first inning as Alec deWatteville doubled and scored […]

Rose Patricia (Nerney) Lambres

Nov. 13, 1926 — Feb. 4, 2014 After several humorous attempts to escape her residence, Pat passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, Feb. 4, 2014, with her children at her side. She was a resident of Diamond Springs, Calif., born in San Francisco, Calif., and was a first-generation Irish American, fourth child of Thomas and […]

Individual performances

Reid Lambres Ponderosa’s Reid Lambres won both the Giant Slalom and Slalom races at the CNISSF State Finals at Mt. Shasta last March, making him the undisputed state champion of prep skiing in California. Lambres’ feat was the first in El Dorado County since Golden Sierra’s Jake Larson accomplished dual wins in 2007. Corey Pereira […]

Roundup: April 26, 2013

Tennis D-I Section Playoffs Oak Ridge 9, Golden Valley 0 Singles (OR first): Brandon Sutter def. Nava, 6-0, 6-0; Jacob Zetlin def. Becker, 7-5, 6-4; Charlie Conarro def. Garcia, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4; Simon Chan def. Gallegas, 6-1, 6-2; Matt Fergerson def. Moua, 6-2, 6-2; Matthew Lai def. Smith, 6-2, 6-4. Doubles (OR first): Clarence Lai-Scotty […]

Roundup: April 10, 2013

Baseball Union Mine 1, Galt 0 — John Creason and Charles Simpson combined on the eight-inning shutout as the host Diamondbacks picked up Tuesday’s Sierra Valley Conference win. Each allowed a single hit in four innings of work while Creason struck out five. Carlos Romero’s RBI double plated Colton Merrill for the lone run. Sean […]

Reid Lambres follows family footsteps

RESCUE — Ponderosa’s Reid Lambres participates in his final races today and tomorrow for the Bruins’ ski team at the California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard State Championships at Mt. Shasta. He’s one of the favorites. This past season, Lambres was the one to beat in the South I Division though no one did. For […]

Something to think about: A face to remember

I hadn’t touched my father’s face, except to kiss him hello or goodbye, since I was a baby. Babies always explore the people they love — pulling noses, putting a finger on a lip or an eye, patting cheeks — but I outgrew that stage and Dad was always moving too fast. In the darkened […]

Gregg Patrick Swars

March 1, 1966 — Oct. 2, 2012 Gregg Patrick Swars of Cameron Park, Calif., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, with his family by his side, at the age of 46. He was born in Sacramento and graduated from Oak Ridge High School, UCLA and Lincoln Law School of Sacramento. He practiced law, primarily […]

Lewis Jacob McGaffee

Aug. 17, 1937 — June 4, 2012 Lewis (Lewy) Jacob McGaffee, 74, entered Heaven on June 4, 2012. A resident of Rescue, Calif., for the past 14 years, Lewy was born in Onslow, Iowa, on Aug. 17, 1937. Known to family, friends, customers and colleagues as a great and accomplished storyteller, his best story was, […]

River Cats name area athletes to All-City teams

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats’ Triple-A baseball team, an affiliate of the Oakland A’s, named 36 local athletes to its 2011-12 Fall, Winter, Spring All-City teams. The athletes were honored in a ceremony prior to a River Cats’ game May 13. Those who chose to attend received a ticket to the game  and an […]

Union Mine 2012 graduates

Editor’s note: Some names were inadvertently left off the Union Mine High School 2012 graduates list we printed in the Wednesday edition. Here is the complete list for the Class of 2012.  Savannah Able Smith, Maegan Albright, Zachary Alder, Emmeret Aleman, Colton Aliff, Dustin Allred, Conrad Allshouse, Mason Anderson, Sean Anderson, Ciara Atchley, Gabriella Aveni, […]

El Dorado announces scholarship winners

The personnel at El Dorado high School congratulate the El Dorado High School seniors who won scholarships on Wednesday, May 9. The school staff would like to thank the local community groups and scholarship donors for their generous contributions to the future of the students and for attending the Scholarship and Awards Night. The following […]

Oak Ridge High School 2012 graduates

Kristian Thomas Aahl, Chelsea Nicole Abelia, Carly Jean Abney, Ethan David Ackerman, Ryan Cass Adair, Alexander George Adams, Haley Robin Adams, Samia Anne Alaywan, Hailey Alexis Albert, Kathryn Danielle Allen, Amy Alvarez, Brigette Elizabeth Amidon, Maya Chunping Andrus, Roman Merrill Andrus, Dominac Vincent Angelucci, Madison Katlyn Arenchild, Alyssa St. Claire Armstrong, Holli Alexandria Arrieta, Khadija Baharah Atebar, […]

El Dorado High School 2012 graduates

Jack Devan Aadnesen, Grace Christine Abela, Zachary James Achterberg, Brett Ahola, Joseph Akin, Melinda Nicole Albertsen, Travis Allec, Josephine Rae Alvarez, Benjamin H. Anderson, Maggie Anderson, Allison Helen Armstrong, Dana Jo Aros, Stefanie Lorraine Avilla, Alexander Bahro, Lara Michelle Bangs, Claire Marie Barnett, Savannah Elizabeth Barnhill, Samantha Loren Bartolo, Cole Jackson Bates, Joshua Matthew Battersby, Brooke […]

Union Mine High School 2012 graduates

Dustin Allred, Conrad Allshouse, Mason Anderson, Sean Anderson, Ciara Atchley, Gabriella Aveni, Justin Baer, Gabino Bahena, Elizabeth Bailey, Neftali Baron, Graham Bennett, Madison Berridge, Brendan Blockus, Christopher Bol, Chelsey Bold, Jay Bonner, Jenna Boss, Louke Bourgeois, Boone Bragdon, Violet Brown, Raymond Burgess, Thomas Callonea, Stephen Canada, Anna Canales, Rebecca Carey, Narcisco Carrillo, Haley Caruthers, Melissa Charter, […]

Roundup: April 21, 2012

Baseball El Dorado 5, Union Mine 3 — The Cougars turned four hits into five runs, including four in the top of the first inning, to win Thursday’s intra-county game over the host Diamondbacks. Nick Bonniksen pitched a complete game for El Dorado. Offensively, Chris Swineford had two RBIs and Justin Dillon and Alex Alvarez […]

Church youths landscape Missouri Flat homes

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted,” graced the neon-yellow T-shirts of more than 70 young people who spent their spring break in a labor of love — transforming the Missouri Flat mill houses area on Wedge Hill off Missouri Flat Road from dilapidated to cheerful.

Dozens of students from the Solid Rock Faith Center, Cameron Park Christian Center and Cold Springs Community Church banded together on Wednesday and Thursday to build fences, create a new play area with a play structure, plant trees and flowers, cut back overgrowth, clean and revamp road beds and landscape for the common area shared by some 13 homes.

“We usually go on a mission to Los Angeles or Mexico during the break,” said Sean Pritchard, youth pastor for Solid Rock, “but this year we decided to do something in our own community. Often you don’t even realize the need is there.”

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Banner year for Bruins’ alpine race team

Slalom team scores Sierra-at-Tahoe Feb. 20, 2012 Slalom Girls snowboard 1. El Dorado, 86 2.  Ponderosa, 68 3. Union Mine 46 4. Oak Ridge, 28 5. Amador, 13 6. Capital Christian, 5 Boys 1. El Dorado, 207 1. Ponderosa, 207 2. Oak Ridge, 194 3. Union Mine, 154 4. Amador, 143 Girls ski 1. El […]

Wolfpack defeats D’backs in conference finale

EL DORADO — A Sierra Valley Conference victory Friday night at the Snake Pit would help the Union Mine High boys basketball team better its chances toward hosting a first-round game in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs and also give intra-county and conference foe El Dorado a share of the conference title. It didn’t happen as an […]

South 1 Division puts third race on ice

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Snow managed to stick around for another prep alpine race as the South 1 Division reached its midway point with Monday’s slalom at Sierra-at-Tahoe. It’s wasn’t the fluffy white stuff but an icy base that skiers and snowboarders dealt with in their third race. Weather-wise, conditions were the best yet but without a […]

Roundup: Dec. 6, 2011

Tourament basketball Boys Argonaut Tournament Union Mine 43, Red Bluff 29 — Thomas Callonea, 13 points; Alec Vaughn, 11. Union Mine 48, Capital Christian 44 — Vaughn, 14 points; Callonea, 12. Union Mine 66, Argonaut 52 — Callonea, 23 points; Vaughn, 12; Graham Bennett, 10. Jack Scott Tournament Oak Ridge 53, Roseville 43 — Bryce […]

Stepping out: Charley cooks food that is out of this world

“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” — Lewis Grizzard Savnik’s Food — Catering and Consulting I first ran into Charley Savnik at an event in Pollock Pines where he was cooking prime rib for a Christmas party. I had a friend with me who only ate meat that […]

Sierra Valley Conference: 2011 All League Teams

Boys Volleyball Most Valuable Player: Kyle Tucker, Union Mine Coach of the Year: Mike Yates, Union Mine First team: Union Mine: Corey Verner, Haydn Hadl, Macklin McSorley; Golden Sierra: Jim Hanson; El Dorado: Cory McGill; Vista del Lago: Griffin Galvin, Tristan Lamy, Dustin Lamy, Sam Mills, Connor Tevenan; West Campus: Collin Cohen, Jeremy Gray; Capital […]

Roundup: April 21, 2011

Baseball Oak Ridge 3, Pioneer 2 — Luke Eicher scored from third base with two outs on a bases-loaded error in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday to give the Trojans the walk-off win over the Patriots. With the victory, Oak Ridge wrapped up the Surewest-Woodcreek Invitational Tournament with a 4-1 record. The winning […]

California Lectures presents Roy Blount Jr.

California Lectures in partnership with the Sacramento Public Library presents Roy Blount Jr. on May 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Tsakopoulos Galleria, 828 I St. in downtown Sacramento. Blount Jr. will be in conversation with author Sands Hall, discussing his love of language, his books and his many other ventures. Blount Jr. is well known […]

Trojan, Bruin x-country teams qualify

ANGELS CAMP — After competing against each other in the Delta River League this season, the Oak Ridge High and Ponderosa cross country teams entered Saturday’s Sac-Joaquin Section cross country subsection meet in two different divisions at the Frogtown course at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp. The Trojans faced Division I competition while […]

1854-1859 – A wild and woolly era

When red-headed Dan Gelwicks put his premier edition of the Mountain Democrat out on the streets of Placerville on Saturday, Feb. 24, 1854, he and his newspapers probably got splattered with mud. Muddy streets were an issue then, in the early stages of Placerville’s metamorphosis. It had been a rowdy mining camp in ’49; now […]

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Rider still missing

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EID approves water sale

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Mother/daughter group builds lasting bonds

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Barrett Trail reconstruction complete, path now open

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Loretta Hudelson

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