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Bass Lake accident victim identifed

The victim of a solo vehicle fatal accident early Friday morning on Bass Lake Road has been identified. Ashley Culver, 22, of Shingle Springs, was the victim of the accident, CHP Officer Ron Davenport said. Culver’s 1997 Pontiac was heading eastbound on Highway 50 at the Bass Lake Road undercrossing at 2:05 a.m. when the […]

Shingle Springs WWII vet fixed, improved subs

“We were so lucky,” said 88-year-old Walter Larsen. He’s speaking of the crew of the USS Sperry, a Fulton-class submarine tender that Larsen served on from 1942 to 1944 in the South Pacific.

Larsen, who has lived in El Dorado County for 57 years, was a young shipyard worker at Bethlehem Steel in San Francisco when the attack on Pearl Harbor brought the U.S. into WWII.

“I wanted to enlist and do my duty, but the shipyard said no, I was needed,” he said.

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The accidental dentist

Dr. Robert Catron, of Sierra Dental Group in Shingle Springs, might not be going on another vacation for a while — not if his wife Yami has anything to say about it. Five years after  birth of the couple’s twins, Catron was finally able to talk his wife into a second honeymoon — their first […]

Schilling Robotics makes subsea systems in Shingle Springs

At first glance, Shingle Springs seems an unlikely location for a company that manufactures undersea robotic systems. Shingle Springs is at least two hours away from the Pacific Ocean. The products manufactured by Schilling Robotics operate 6,000 meters, or 19,685 feet, undersea, said Schilling Senior Vice President of Operations Paul Whalen in an interview at […]

Accident on South Shingle leads to fatality

A fatal accident occurred Aug. 3 on South Shingle Drive in Shingle Springs. At 11:05 p.m., a 1990 Toyota pickup truck was heading southbound on South Shingle Road north of El Camino at an “unknown high rate of speed,” said CHP Officer Dan Stark. While trying to go around a curve, the driver lost control […]

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As we were: Light-pane accident

25 Years ago July 17, 1987 ‘Pilot misjudgment’ caused recent crash “Pilot misjudgment” is being cited as the cause of the light-plane accident last week in Cameron Park, according to Debbie Eckrote, air safety investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Eckrote said the final report has not been prepared, but she said it appears […]

Striking it rich by accident

The Coloma-Lotus area seems to be a very lucky place for all kinds of treasure hunters. For Mitch Carey of Shingle Springs, it came by accident when he was thinning out the poison oak on his property in Lotus last Saturday. He looked down and noticed what looked like a piece of charcoal. After checking it […]

Shingle Springs engineer responded to 9/11

Neil Moore, 79, sits on a stool in his home office, his face somber and reflective as he looks back on the events of Sept. 11, 2001. “We got a call from our daughter to turn on the TV… that was it. We turn on the TV. They talk about the first plane going in, […]

Things to do: Jan. 29, 2016

ONGOING Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through Jan. 31 is featuring Boni Canning, whose fine art photography is characterized by romantic scenes from her travels in Southern Europe and also of local towns and gardens. Also featured is Craig Koski’s colorful dramatic photographs, the result of combining digital photography and post […]

EDSO Crime Log

Dec. 24 5:45 a.m. Unknown suspects pried open the doors to several mailboxes in a cluster mailbox on Holland Drive in Placerville. 9:59 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to a report of an attempted burglary on La Canada Drive in Cameron Park. 1 p.m. Suspect stole delivered mail during the night on Lon Court in Diamond […]

Halk Equipment Rental and Repair all in the family

Fifty-five years is a long time in the business world but Halk Equipment Rental and Repair has built its longevity on being around when customers need them. Started in 1960 by Mac and Laura Halk, the family owned business’ secret to success is having the equipment people need and making sure it works for them, according to […]

Crime Log

Dec. 4 7:05 a.m. A man reported a robbery on Meadow Circle in Rescue. 8:10 a.m. A woman reported unknown suspects entered an unlocked vehicle and stole personal property on Garden Circle in Cameron Park. 11 a.m. A woman reported unknown suspects stole a package from the front door step of a residence on Ritz […]

Crime Log

Oct. 15 12:22 a.m. Deputies responded to an intoxicated male with a firearm outside a bar. The man was arrested on Mother Lode Drive in El Dorado and booked into the El Dorado County Jail. 9 a.m. A road sign was stolen on North Canyon Road in Camino. 10:35 a.m. A 52-year-old man reported suspects had […]

Many varieties of native plants on sale

The El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (EDC CNPS) rounds out another busy year of native plant activities with its annual Fall Native Plant Sale on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m-1 p.m. in front of the El Dorado County Government Center, 330 Fair Lane in Placerville. The fall sale (there’s another in […]

Fatal shooting: Brown’s bail set

The man accused of accidentally shooting and killing an El Dorado Hills woman earlier this month appeared in Sacramento County Superior Court Thursday. Kenyatta Brown, 22, and his attorney Russell Miller attended a bail review hearing, where the judge set bail at $100,000. Another court date was set for Oct. 15. Brown is charged with involuntary manslaughter […]

Local woman’s journey through hell part of national movie

Remember a little over seven years ago when that little 2 1/2-year-old boy was taken by his homicidal father from the family home in Shingle Springs and the community held its breath waiting for the outcome? Think back on the collective heartbreak when we all learned that Andrew Bailey was dead, murdered by his father […]

‘Spidey senses’ catch fugitive

Placerville resident and local real estate agent Jennifer Teie helped catch a wanted fugitive after the suspect showed up at one of her residential listings Wednesday.

The Allison James Estates and Homes agent arrived at 1701 Granite Hill Road in Placerville at 10:45 a.m. to find a man and a woman waiting to view the $430,000 newly renovated home, supposedly for rental purposes. The man, later identified as Colin Gregory Bowers, 29, asked if she had any other listings. Teie said she mentioned a property in Shingle Springs for $649,900 and the couple agreed to follow her there.

“As I got to the freeway, I recalled a bulletin that EDCAR sent out recently regarding a guy that may have had ill intentions …

Crime Log

Aug. 28 7:30 a.m. Hoses were stolen from a construction site on Highway 49 in Placerville. 10:51 a.m. A cabin was burglarized on Pomo Road in Spring Creek. 4:14 p.m. Multiple persons reported alleged stolen mail was found in a resident’s mailbox on Bartlett Court in El Dorado Hills. 7:20 p.m. Marijuana was discovered and […]

Crime Log

July 20 5:55 a.m. A suspect was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon on a 45-year-old victim on William Way in Camino. 11:13 a.m. A party reported a man on their property with a firearm. When the deputies searched and found no one, the reporting party was found to be under the influence of […]

Crime Log: July 1-3

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: July 1 8:19 a.m. Vandalism was reported on Robin Lane in Cameron Park. 8:56 a.m. A burglary was reported at the Coloma Post Office. 10:44 a.m. An 80-year-old man reported a grand theft on Missouri Flat Road in Placerville. 11:58 p.m. A petty theft […]

Crime Log: May 24-25

May 24 1:42 p.m.
 Deputes arrested two adults on Busselton Way in El Dorado Hills during a probation search for possession of controlled substance and controlled substance paraphernalia. 4:32 p.m. An adult female reported her boyfriend, Tomas Silva, 26, allegedly struck her during an argument on Valley View Parkway in El Dorado Hills. 5:58 p.m. […]

Drivers make push in points opener

Speedway opened its championship points racing season Saturday night with four divisions, hearty car counts and inflated winnings to kick off the 50th Anniversary Season. In the Sprint Car Division, Colby Wiesz of Colfax took command of the feature event to take home the $2000 win; Ryan McDaniel drove to victory in the Late Model […]

Florence Ida (Saunders) Granger

Jan. 19, 1916 — Feb. 7, 2015 Born in St. Louis, Mo., on Jan. 19, 1916, Florence Ida Saunders moved with her family to Monroe, Mich., as a very young child. She was one of 12 children born to William Sanders and Ethel Small Sanders. A gifted artist from an early age, she moved to […]

Crime Log: Nov. 11-13

Nov. 11 3:01 a.m. A male subject allegedly grabbed a 51-year-old female subject by the collar of her shirt and pushed and pulled her on Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs. The male subject then pushed the female subject into a gaming machine. The male stated they have been living together and dating for 15 […]

James White aims to ‘make a difference’ with State Farm

For 30 years, James White provided financial services for car dealerships in Placerville — at Stancil’s, at Thompson’s and for the Shingle Springs Nissan/Subaru dealership. But, he always wanted to do something else. In 2012, White “left a perfectly good job,” and started training to become a State Farm Insurance Agent. “If someone’s house burns […]

Ground and air vehicles to shine

There’s got to be a thousand Julie Clarks in the world, but when you do an Internet search on the name, the first one that pops up is Cameron Park’s own Julie Clark, world-famous acrobatic pilot and adventurer. Clark is a veteran pilot with 40 years flight experience and 30,000 accident-free hours whose distinctive airplanes […]

Italy on Wheels a hidden gem

FOLSOM — The Mountain Democrat’s own Ken Deibert perhaps said it best when he described the third annual Italy on Wheels car, motorcycle, scooter and bicycle show at the Murer House Museum in Folsom as a “hidden gem.” An estimated 300-400 people of all ages filled the parking lot and park along with Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Maseratis, […]

Tribute to Tilford a wild one

During his days beneath the helmet and thereafter, the one thing the late Donnie Tilford truly loved was an exciting race night for both drivers and fans. Saturday night at Placerville Speedway there was undoubtedly a bit of magic in the air as a grandstand packed with fans was treated to thrills, spills and emotion […]

College boxing route for local pair

EL DORADO HILLS — The track record of El Dorado County student-athletes going to four-year colleges to continue their careers is impressive. Most, if not all of the major sports are covered: football, basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, wrestling, track and field, cross country, tennis and swimming. But has an area athlete ever gone for boxing? Ever? […]

As we were: New lights — a bright idea

25 Years ago Aug. 4, 1989 School’s new lightbulbs to save $$ CAMERON PARK — Camerado Shingle Springs will save over $3,000 on electricity next year due to a co-operative effort between the Buckeye Union School District, the county Office of Education and California Conservation Corps. The project was organized by county Office of Education […]

Heard over the back fence: Public swim times announced

LAWYERS IN COURT: A book titled “Disorder in the Court” lists statements from court reporters’ notes, such as the following: “ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual? WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard. ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female? WITNESS: Unless the circus was in town I’m going with male.” PLACERVILLE […]

Speedway: Night of nail-biters at the race track

Saturday night close wheel-to-wheel racing that kept the fans on the edge of their seats for nearly every race seemed to be the theme at Placerville Speedway for the sixth Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship season presented by Hoosier Racing Tires, Coors Light, The Mountain Democrat and Riebes Auto Parts. Although car counts were slightly […]

Crime Log: April 13-15

April 13 1:14 a.m. Austin Skow, 18, allegedly cut a vehicle tire with a knife on Pony Express Trail in Cedar Grove. The same male suspect also allegedly punched another male in the face. 1:25 a.m. A male subject was issued a citation on Coach Lane in Cameron Park for alleged possession of controlled substance […]

Pickett receives Spirit Award

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Zach Pickett, a Ponderosa High water polo player in Shingle Springs has been selected the 2014 national recipient of the “National High School Spirit of Sport Award” by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The “National High School Spirit of Sport Award” was created by the NFHS to recognize those individuals who […]

Take the test

EDITOR: Our citizens need to know the facts about El Dorado County. Take the test and see how you do. The correct answers are at the bottom. 1. The General Plan must be updated with the state every: a. Three years b. Five years c. 10 years d. The General Plan is a one-time presentation […]

Vukovich Insurance about to turn 60

For Troy and Aimee Vukovich, insurance has always been a family business. Their father’s brother, freshly graduated from University of Southern California, was Farmers Insurance Co.’s youngest district manager. He was 21. The first thing he did was to recruit his older brother, Mel. Mel established the first Farmers Insurance Agency in El Dorado County […]

Heard over the back fence: Christmas dinner Saturday in Pollock Pines

LIVE IN THE “RIGHT NOW”:
 John Bruno sent the following “Positive Quote of the Day:” “Live as you will wish to have lived when you are dying.” — Christian Furchtegott Gellert (1715-1769) German Poet and Moralist FREE CHRISTMAS DINNER:
 The Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center, 2675 Sanders Dr., Pollock Pines, is hosting their annual, free Christmas […]

Jim O’Camb: From farmboy to firefighter

“You don’t know how many people you touch,” El Dorado Hills Deputy Chief Jim O’Camb said recently as he sat back in his office chair and reflected on his nearly 35-year fire service career.

He recalled a man stopping him in the grocery store once to thank O’Camb for saving the man’s daughter. He smiled as he remembered the little boy who managed to get himself trapped in a closet. O’Camb and a fellow firefighter dismantled the door, got the shaken youngster out and then put the door back together.

The friendships — O’Camb said he will always be grateful for the people he has met throughout the years. And even though retirement looms (a month away) he won’t forget what …

Crime Log: Sept. 19-25

Sept. 19 9:33 p.m. Deputies were dispatched to a report of an accidental shooting on Kingsbury Drive in Placerville. It was determined the shooting was accidental and the deputies generated a report for information purposes. Sept. 20 1:18 a.m. Sara Jarvis, 32, was contacted while sitting on the side of Highway 50 in Placerville. She […]

Green Valley project forwarded to BOS

A convenience center on Green Valley Road was approved at the Sept. 26 El Dorado County Planning Commission meeting after a lengthy hearing. An unpopular development with some residents of El Dorado Hills, the 2.12-acre site at the intersection of Green Valley Road and Sophia Parkway is planned to include a gas station, convenience store, […]

Not on my street, please

In 1984, Frank Kopita helped build the second home on Mineshaft Lane in Shingle Springs and he has a house on Elf Wood Lane that intersects with Mineshaft. They are both quiet residential streets with custom homes — but the entrance to Mineshaft Lane is directly across the street from the entrance to the student […]

Mark Freeman Adams

Aug. 17, 1953 — Sept. 1, 2013 Mark Freeman Adams was born in South Gate, Calif., on Aug. 17, 1953, and grew up in Lake Tahoe. He was taken suddenly in a vehicular accident in Shingle Springs on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. Mark was the loving husband of Wendy Adams. Together they shared a very caring family, […]

Horses come to the rescue

Little girls often dream of a knight in shining armor who will ride up on a big, white horse to sweep them off to a fairytale life. But sometimes, as the years pass, the silver armor becomes tarnished with unthinkable abuse as the true colors of their once-beloved come through — and all that’s left […]

Dangerous intersection

EDITOR: I am sending this letter to the El Dorado County DOT also. If need be I will be setting up a petition to make this intersection a priority: I’m writing in concern of the dangerous intersection of Green Valley Road and Ponderosa Road in the Shingle Springs road area. I have lived in this […]

Forsberg breaks Decaires’ win streak

Greg DeCaires was poised to make a record fourth consecutive win Saturday at Placerville Speedway before defending track champion Andy Forsberg put an end to his win streak, scoring a long overdue victory on the track he calls home. “It’s been awhile since we’ve been here,” said Forsberg, who last won at Placerville on June […]

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EID disaster

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Hit in the head

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Schedule: Feb. 8-13, 2016

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Roundup: Feb. 8, 2016

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Cougars win rematch, eye title

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Troy tests Woodcreek

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Oak Ridge girls cruise by Timberwolves

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Roundup: Feb 4, 2016

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Bruins clinch CVC

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UM, ED Sierra Valley Conference champs

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D’backs fall to Cordova

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Troy downs Woodcreek

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Bruins breeze by Bella Vista

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Trojan War Wrestling Tournament

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Roundup: Jan 30, 2016

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Lady Bruins suffer worst loss

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Prospecting »

Making truffles: Damn the calories, warp speed ahead

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‘American Pickers’ is looking for unique stuff

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As we were: Crusin’ in Sac

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Foothill gourmet: Pleasing piccata

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Mobile food pantry to distribute food in Placerville

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Students learn about California farming at State Fair

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Free After 5 Club meets

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Love inspires Gold Country artists

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Learn how to use social media

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Roxanne DeLillo to speak at luncheon

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Register today for GTUSD 2016-17 school year

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Things to do: Feb. 5, 2016

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EDSO crime log

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Placerville Police crime log

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Lake levels

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On the agenda: EID

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DUI Log

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Building permits issued Jan. 25-29

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News Bites 2/3

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Building permits issued from Jan. 18-22

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Rainfall totals: January 2016

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Lake levels

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News Bites: 1/27

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EDSO Crime Log

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Placerville Police Crime Log

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DUI Log

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Lake levels

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News Bites: 1/20

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Building permits issued Jan. 11-15

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DUI Log

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Lake levels

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Building permits issued Jan. 4-9

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Grant Tueller funeral notice

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