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Lady Diamondbacks hold off Bears

Breanna Heinrichs’ free throw broke a tie with under 10 seconds to play Monday as Union Mine escaped with a 48-47 win over Summerville in second-round action at the Jan Vitell Tournament at El Dorado High School. The Bears, all the way from Tuolumne County, tied the score on a defensive breakdown by the Diamondbacks […]

Feeding the bears, or deer, may do more harm than good

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) wants to remind the public to never feed wildlife, even animals that may be displaced due to wildfires. Last month the King Fire burned nearly 100,000 acres in the El Dorado National Forest, destroying wildlife habitat and forcing animals to flee to safety. However, most wildlife species […]

Bruins declaw Bears to win Duals

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa wrestling topped Merced 43-18 to capture the team title in its 25th annual varsity Ponderosa Duals inside the Bruin gym Friday. The Bruins (5-0) won nine of the 14 matches, capping a perfect day for Ponderosa. There were 10 Bruin grapplers that posted 5-0 records at the nine-school dual tournament. Austin Ward (106-pounds), […]

Tennis: Lady Trojans silence Bears

FOLSOM — Nine wins — six singles matches and three doubles — led to a sweep Tuesday for the Oak Ridge High girls tennis team in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs. The Lady Trojans, winners of the Delta River League title, knocked off the visiting Merced Bears, 9-0, at the […]

Nevada’s black bears on rebound

RENO, Nev. — A new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) has pieced together the last 150 years of history for one of the state’s most interesting denizens: the black bear. The study, which looked at everything from historical newspaper articles to more recent scientific studies, indicates that […]

Outside with Charlie: Salmon, bears & beer

October brings shorter days, cooler temperatures and fine, colorful fall foliage. At Lake Tahoe, it also brings salmon, bears and Oktoberfest. This weekend (Oct. 6-7) is the annual Kokanee Salmon Festival at the Taylor Creek Visitors Center. The center is located three miles north of the “Y,” on Highway 89. This is a fantastic family […]

Bears are wonderful creatures

EDITOR: With great excitement I read the small article about the bear sighted in Camino, published at your “Meet your Merchant” issue dated Sept. 26. Excitement! yes! Because it is a gift of nature to see a North American Black Bear (an American icon) in its natural environment. What caught my attention is that at […]

Teddy Bears are picnicking at Rainbow Orchards

Fun is afoot at Rainbow Orchards, 2569 Larsen Drive in Camino. On Saturday, Sept. 15 the 14th annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic sets up under the apple trees between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The magical day is filled with games, on-stage performances, petting zoo, a teddy bears’ parade, face painting, bounce house and other amusements. […]

DFG successfully returns yearling bears back to wild

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has completed its 2012 yearling bear release program by returning six orphaned cubs to the wild where they were born. The cubs were found in various locations around the state in the summer months of 2011 and were rehabilitated at a licensed care facility in Lake Tahoe prior […]

My turn: HSUS sponsors bill to stop use of dogs for hunting bears, bobcats

It didn’t take long for the Humane Society of the United States to step up its anti-hunting campaign in California, and it is now sponsoring legislation carried by Senator Ted. W. Lieu, (D-Torrance), in SB1221, calling for a ban on the use of dogs for hunting bears and bobcats. Under the legislation, bear and bobcat […]

Red Hats bring bushels of bears

The Red Hat Society has struck again. Last week several members of the Flashie Lassies, a local branch of the Red Hat Society, made a surprise appearance at the Placerville area California Highway Patrol office, bringing with them teddy bears. Lots and lots of teddy bears. Dubbed “Joannie’s Joy” in honor of Joann Coffin, the […]

Books ‘n’ Bears to feature ‘Bushels of Bears’

Bears enjoying a picnic at Lake Tahoe, dancing and frolicking in a flower-filled meadow, exploring a fancy log cabin and munching on bushels of juicing apples fill the pages of the delightful new children’s counting book, “Bushels of Bears.” Written by local authors Sue Hegarty and illustrated by Alice Shaw, the pair produced an earlier […]

As bears prepare for winter, be alert

This year’s odd weather may be playing a part in the increase in bear sightings in El Dorado County. California Fish and Game wildlife specialist Shelly Blair has already received about 80 calls of bear sightings this summer, a significant increase from usual, and said other foothill wildlife specialists in neighboring areas have noted the […]

Book signing at Books ‘n’ Bears

Author Sonja Bartimus will be signing copies of her book “The Delightful Miss Carrie” at Books ‘n’ Bears, 6211 Pleasant Valley Road, El Dorado, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug 19. In her recently released biographical novel, “The Delightful Miss Carrie,” Bartimus recounts the true-life adventures of Carrie Watson Dinsmore, born in Vallejo in 1889, […]

LSD Gummy Bears part of drug bust

By Adam Jensen SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — LSD laden Gummy Bears were part of a South Lake El Dorado Narcotics Enforcement Team bust in mid-May that included psilocybin mushrooms and more than 90 pounds of marijuana. Law enforcement officers arrested John Morrissey, 29, May 19 after receiving complaints about a marijuana growing operation at two […]

Publisher’s ink: Pollock Pines ‘bears’ all

Imagine driving along Highway 50 and seeing a 20-foot statue of two dancing bears in the vicinity of Pollock Pines. The roadside sculpture is the vision of CEDAPP (Community Economic Development Association Pollock Pines) as a means of drawing attention to Pollock Pines and what it has to offer visitors. Jeanne Harper, executive director, and […]

Tahoe area bears awaken from winter slumber

By Dylan Silver SOUTH LAKE TAHOE —The bears are awake and they’re hungry. Numerous bear incidents have been reported to Tahoe’s Bear League and the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care Center, including one that could’ve ended in tragedy. “They’re going to be hungry, and there’s not much to eat out there, so they’re going to be […]

Bears returned to wild

TRUCKEE, Nevada Co. — The state Department of Fish and Game has successfully returned two California black bear yearlings to the remote wilderness near Truckee. Both female cubs were orphaned last summer. One cub was illegally dumped last June on the front porch of Ann Bryant, executive director of the BEAR League. Weighing only 12 […]

Coach Squarejaw: Packers vs Bears

The game with the most interesting history to watch this weekend is Sunday’s National Football Conference championship between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears. Growing up in the Midwest, games between these two were nicknamed the “black and blue bowls” because of how tough and brutal they were. Sunday’s game is only the […]

Criminal annals, part 104: Indian warriors, bears and eggs

The Aug. 17, 1852, edition of the Sacramento “Daily Union” has a very short article from Marysville regarding Indian problems. This is followed, in the next edition, with a larger article from Marysville on the arrest of an Indian warrior. “From the Express [Marysville “California Express” 1851- 1866] of Monday, delivered by Wells, Fargo & […]

Watch out for bears

Rescue EDITOR: Last Friday a bear was hit by a car on Starbuck Road in Rescue. However, we did not find it until Monday when the Humane Society had a pick-up truck come by to find it. The dead bear was found in a local farmerÕs land located on the corner of Hastings Drive. The […]

Fear no bears

Placerville EDITOR: With the recent upswing of black bear sightings, this is a good time to arm ourselves with knowledge instead of fear. ThatÕs the first step for humans and bears to be able to coexist in the same territory. I have found a couple of helpful Websites. Locally (Tahoe area) there is for […]

My turn: Bears and mountain lions: Its their home, too

Special to the Democrat Whether you live in a city or a rural part of California, wild animals are your neighbors. Most of the time they keep their distance and coexist with humans peacefully. But as the human population increases and gradually encroaches onto the natural habitat of black bears and mountain lions, there is […]

Bears and bulls go together in Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE Ñ A bear that visited a South Tahoe resident may have needed an extra boost to get going after the long-lasting winter. South Lake resident Marc Johnson believes a local bear rummaged through and drank his supply of Red Bulls at his home on the edge of the Angora Ridge area. This […]

Bear trouble ‘bruin’ in Pollock neighborhood?

POLLOCK PINES — Neighbors who live around Hazel Street and Granite Trail in Gold Ridge Forest here have been scratching their heads lately, wondering who or what has decided to make their garbage cans go bump in the night. Paul Martini decided to find out what was causing his infrared alarm to beep at ungodly hours […]

EDH Taz celebrates 50 years

For 50 years El Dorado Hills youth have competed on the Taz swim team. What began as an immigrant’s dream with only 20 swimmers on its roster is a powerhouse today, boasting nearly 500 swimmers strong. Any local kid from any generation will say the same thing: The friendships and memories made kept them coming […]

The Weekly Daley: Terror on the 4th of July

The terror that wasn’t became the terror that was. We were warned well in advance that the 4th of July was a prime time for prospective terrorists to do their evil works. The FBI, law enforcement and emergency agencies were told to be on highest alert before and during the holiday. The Department of Homeland Security described […]

Fore for charity in Tahoe tournament

The 26th American Century Championship is where NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB rivalries meet annually at South Lake Tahoe. At stake is a share in the $625,000 purse. A blockbuster lineup of sports legends, all-stars, Olympians and hall of famers plus Hollywood celebrities of film and television will go tee to green July 14-19 at Edgewood […]

State Fair wine winners

The California State Fair is proud to announce the top wine awards from the 2015 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition. Three El Dorado County wineries earned top honors at the state exposition. The Best of Show red was awarded to the Grace Patriot Wines 2012 Tempranillo. It scored a double gold and 98 points. […]

California rambling: Feeding time

What is it about feeding time at a zoo that is irresistible? The San Francisco Zoo & Gardens lists a couple of dozen keeper talks on a busy day; many include a feeding. Fascinated zoo goers line enclosures to watch keepers measure mackerel to penguins at Penguin Island, toss apples to bears at Hearst Grizzly […]

Studio tour showcases a diverse palette

What: 2015 Spring Art Studio Tour Who: El Dorado Hills Arts Association Where: Studios and galleries in El Dorado Hills, Shingle Springs, Cameron Park and Folsom When: Saturday and Sunday. May 30 and 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: No charge Information: or 408-429-4832 Two local artists, one of whom expresses the beauty of life through her wonderful photos, the […]

Karmere Winery supports music and art

Saturday, May 16 at 6 p.m. Karmere Winery joins Drytown Cellars, Feist Wines and BellaGrace Vineyards to support art and music in the Sutter Creek Elementary Schools. The winery will share its award-winning wines al fresco at BellaGrace’s tasting room in Sutter Creek to the sounds of the Jack Tone Riordan Jazz Band. Karmère Vineyards […]

2015 Sacramento County Fair brings bonanza of entertainment

The 2015 Sacramento County Fair is the valley’s local fair with flair. The Sacramento County Fair brings the hometown feel of a small fair wrapped up in all the thrills and excitement of something much grander. During the Memorial weekend, holiday fair goers can experience fun for everyone. Don’t miss out on the bonanza of […]

Mount Aukum Winery — The man and the mountain

Publisher and feature editor’s note: Michel Prod’hon of Mount Aukum Winery died unexpectedly from a heart attack. His love of life and passion for the wine industry in El Dorado County was reflected in this story that was written for the Spring/Summer 2013 Adventures magazine. We hope our readers enjoy reading his story as told […]

Ryan Anderson on road to recovery

SACRAMENTO — From the time he stepped onto the Sleep Train Arena floor last Friday, through warm-ups and until his New Orleans Pelicans left the arena with a 101-95 win over the host Sacramento Kings, Ryan Anderson felt beyond good. The former Oak Ridge High and Cal basketball standout made his second and final appearance of the […]

The balancing act: Water, water everywhere, but here

Let’s get one thing straight: Droughts are caused by nature, water shortages are caused by humans. While this has been another below-average year for California, it seems the rest of the United States received massive amounts of water, especially many areas east of the Rockies recording record rain and snowfall, with Boston setting a new […]

Vote no on Measure O … again?

On Nov. 4, 2014, voters in El Dorado County soundly shot down Measure O. In a landslide, the measure, which was created by local residents in opposition to projects proposed in Shingle Springs, the Green Valley corridor and parts of Highway 50, garnered nearly 40,000 no votes (39,224 to be exact) for a 66.37 percent […]

Stone Foxes to rock at Vinyl

San Francisco’s the Stone Foxes perform its raw brand of rock ‘n’ roll at Vinyl on Friday, Feb. 20 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Lake Tahoe. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Spearheaded by brothers Shannon Koehler, on drums, harp and vocals, and Spence Koehler, on lead guitar […]

Oak woodlands overrated

On Jan. 26, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to essentially switch from measuring “oak canopy” to measuring “oak woodlands.” The real distinction is looking out for what is beneath the oak trees. As explained by the county’s biological resources consultant Cathy Spence-Wells, a principal with Dudek & Associates, in a Jan. 20 […]


EDITOR: Casey Beyer the incoming head of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency in his “My turn” article talks about working together for common solutions. If he would like to help Lake Tahoe, he could work toward disbanding the gestapo-like agency that has done far more harm than good to Lake Tahoe. TRPA bears a major […]

California rambling: Watchable wildlife

A famed BBC naturalist once described California (before the Mission period) as the Serengeti of North America. California’s Great Central Valley was populated with vast herds of elk and antelope. Families of ferocious grizzly bears feasted on game and salmon and steelhead that teemed in its mighty rivers. Its blue skies were filled with millions […]

Dr. Cummings offers the help of an EDC expert

Reoccurring heartburn? Upset stomach? Acid reflux? Sometimes what seems like an easy fix can require the help of an expert and in El Dorado County, that expert is Dr. Daniel Cummings. With 26 years of experience under his belt, Dr. Cummings, a gastroenterologist, has helped many patients with varying health issues. Based in Placerville, patients […]

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