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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 […]

Alice Wallace combines country and Americana

Alice Wallace is playing at Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek in Amador County on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. “Memories, Music & Pride,” the third album by Wallace, finds the Southern California-based Americana singer-songwriter exploring fresh musical terrain on striking self-penned material inspired by new emotional and geographical compass points. […]

Town remembers Jet, star of Wiser Stage Line

Davey Wiser had planned to have his big, beloved black horse Jet walk down Placerville’s Main Street one last time — but the beautiful boy died Dec. 29, before that could happen. It’s probably just as well, since that would have been one tough walk to watch for most local folks who grew to love […]

A new life for a mastiff named Moomkin

Picture 150 huge dogs piled in the back of a truck headed for a slaughterhouse in Beijing — the dogs are the meat. Protestors, headed by Camilla Larsson, a Swedish national, throw themselves in front of the truck, refusing to move until the dogs are unloaded and taken in by local rescue groups. Each year, millions of […]

‘Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids’ returns

“The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids” explores the weird, wacky and unbelievable from chocolate lava and grocery gardens to kid inventors and creepy crawlies — plus tells one whale of a tale. The newest edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids has 192 full-color pages of fascinating facts, cool activities and amazing stories that will […]

Griz win Mountain Challenge

GARDEN VALLEY — Golden Sierra accepted, met and executed its two-game Mountain Challenge Saturday, defeating both Hamilton and then Rio Vista for the championship. After a winless appearance last year, the Grizzlies upended the Bears 49-37 in the morning and edged the Rams 46-43 in the afternoon. In between, the four participating teams held a […]

El Dorado girls win Vitell opener

Behind a season-high in points scored and contributions from up and down the lineup, host El Dorado opened its Jan Vitell Tournament with a 72-19 shellacking of Summerville Monday night. The Cougars’ previous high was 59 in a win over Granite Bay. El Dorado’s lead reach 50 in the fourth quarter on a Molly Hargon […]

Life as I know it: Good fishing

One year while we were in Montana, Peggy had an inspired idea to invite my two fishing friends, Ken and Lew, to come up and fish with me. She suggested renting a car so that, with my pickup, we could carry all our camping and fishing gear with us and still be comfortable. Ken and Lew flew […]

Spring makes the jump to Brown University

SACRAMENTO – El Dorado Hills resident and St. Francis High senior Nicole Spring is very aptly named. Spring’s talents in track and field will take her to Ivy League school Brown University next year to compete for the Bears. “It is really exciting,” Spring said. “The coach is really good and I think I can really […]

Sheriff’s deputies kill bear in Tahoe neighborhood

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a black bear described as aggressive at 9:10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, near Minniconjou and Susquehana drives just outside city limits near Pioneer Trail. On Friday officials addressed their deputies’ use of lethal force during the incident near Pioneer Trail. Three sheriff’s deputies were called to […]

Horoscope, Sunday, December 6, 2015

Lovely Libra Moon The Libra moon loves company and is excellent at keeping the social vibration at a nice, mellow buzz. Appropriateness is the hallmark of this congenial lunar aspect. If you’ve ever been accused of being socially awkward, this is the moon for you, inspiring copacetic situations and easy-peasy arrangements. ARIES (March 21-April 19). […]

Mark Shields: ‘Changing places': The 2016 election

Since 1952 there have been 10 national elections in which there was no incumbent Republican president seeking a second White House term. In nine of those 10 Republican voters and the party settled early on a consensus favorite, who led the field in the Gallup Poll one year before the party’s national convention, and then […]

Tip a hat to Harry Dunlop, ‘the water guy’

Harry Dunlop died at his home in Diamond Springs on Nov. 5 at the age of 95.

Dunlop was a giant in the water world, a giant when it came to community service and a giant when it came to moral stature.

No newcomer to El Dorado County, Dunlop’s family history went back to the 1880s when his grandfather bought 160 acres on the site where Walmart stands today. Growing pears when the fruit was in its heyday, his father John Dunlop was the county’s assistant agriculture commissioner. the senior Dunlop also assisted in the acquisition of Sly Park. Harry’s mother Antonia was a member of the Forni family, another long-time ranching family.

Horoscope, Saturday, November 14, 2015

Relationships and the Practical Moon Relationships have purposes in our lives and take their natural courses in service of those purposes. Some are rather short. Some are lengthy but they end, and that ending doesn’t mean the entire experience was a waste of time. What was learned? What remains? The Capricorn moon encourages a practical […]

Activities to introduce Gold Rush history

The Angels Camp Museum, 753 S. Main St. in Angels Camp, is having a story time and art activity on Friday, Nov. 6 from 10-11 a.m. to introduce preschoolers to the Gold Rush, mining, ranching, pioneer life and California history. Hear a delightful retelling of an authentic Southern Sierra Miwok legend “Two Bear Cubs: A Miwok Legend […]

Grow For It! Citrus in the home garden

What do you look forward to eating in the winter months? Could it be tangy, sweet, tart citrus? Many of these delicious, evergreen fruit trees can be successfully grown in areas of El Dorado County creating a beautiful-year round view and delectable fruit full of vitamin C. Choosing citrus for your garden will depend on […]

Board hears update on Capital SouthEast Connector project

The Capital SouthEast Connector moved closer to local reality when environmental studies resulted in a mitigated negative declaration. The MND, as it’s abbreviated, essentially states that no significant environmental impacts would occur relative to construction of “a 5.5-mile segment of the expressway between Prairie City Road south of Folsom and Latrobe Road in El Dorado […]

Outside with Charlie: Fish Festival

Taylor Creek, which flows out of Fallen Leaf Lake up in Tahoe, is a special place throughout the year. Located a tad past the Visitors Center on Highway 89, it takes on a special role this time of year as Kokanee Salmon swim up Taylor Creek to lay eggs, insuring more Kokanee next year. Not surprisingly, […]

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