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A journey From Cool to Coloma

Photographs by Tony Mindling will be featured during May at Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery in Georgetown. A reception will be held on Sunday, May 17 from 1-4 p.m. All are invited to attend and enjoy the show he has assembled titled “From Cool to Coloma.” A resident of Cool for more than 25 […]

Olde Coloma Theatre opens 2015 melodrama season

Hear ye, hear ye, the Olde Coloma Theatre is proud to announce the opening of its 2015 season. This year is sure to be one of the best seasons in recent years with many experienced local writers contributing their talents to the melodrama stage according to theater personnel. “We are also excited to reveal a […]

Coloma Post Office a gem

The Coloma Post Office, still standing after 165 years, is a historical gem in El Dorado County. From its rich history to its still-functioning capabilities, the community office is a symbol of what makes the county so great. “When tourists come to Coloma, they think the post office is just a display,” former Coloma Post […]

Coloma Post Office still delivering mail after 165 years

The tiny post office in Coloma may be 165 years old and counting, but old age and rumors that it’s haunted haven’t dampened its spirits.

Indeed, while over 100 post offices are said to have existed in El Dorado County at one time or another, it’s the Coloma Post Office that is still here while most of the rest have closed or been combined with others.

It’s also a meet up spot for the community as there’s no other mail delivery in the area. Instead residents stop by regularly to collect mail from their boxes while catching up on the local gossip.

Coloma is more than just a …

Coloma traffic too slow for Caltrans

As counterintuitive as it may seem, driving over the speed limit may be a good way to avoid getting a ticket. That’s part of the logic that governs how speed limits on state highways get increased by Caltrans, the California Department of Transportation. In short, if a Caltrans traffic analysis concludes that at least 85 […]

Discover the true gold in Coloma

The beautiful river gorge along the South Fork of the American that opens into a small valley enclosure called Coloma once saw a population of 10,000 harried souls digging in the dirt, blasting rocks and moving mountains as they clamored for gold. Today Coloma has fewer than 500 people who call it home, but they […]

Music fills the air in Coloma

The eighth annual American River Music Festival, Sept. 12, 13 and 14, will present more than 30 music performances by nationally renowned musicians in nine locations throughout the friendly river community of Coloma. Performers include: Greg Brown, The Bills, Whitewater Ramble, Tommy Malone (of the Subdudes), Laura Love and Big Bad Gina, The Bastard Sons […]

Heard over the back fence: Father’s Day BBQ in Coloma

CAREFUL WHAT YOU EAT: Jewel Blair-Smith forwarded the following “Ponders” (some things to think about): “I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.” FATHER’S DAY FUN: A Father’s Day barbecue supper featuring pulled pork, potato salad, calico coleslaw, a chocolate eclair dessert, lemonade, ice tea or […]

Dist. 4 candidates in Coloma April 30

The eight supervisorial candidates in El Dorado County District 4 will appear together Wednesday, April 30 at the Gold Trail Grange in Coloma. Meet and greet the candidates at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Presentations start promptly at 7:30 p.m., after which candidates will field questions from the public. Appearing will be Scott McNeil, […]

Sierra Nevada House — culinary gold in Coloma

Restaurant: Sierra Nevada House Address: 835 Lotus Road in Coloma Phone: 530-626-8096 Hours: Thursday through Monday at 4 p.m. and closed on Tuesday and Wednesday I am ashamed to admit this but in the five years I have lived and worked in El Dorado County I had never set foot in the gastronomic landmark that […]

New Native Daughters Parlor instituted in Coloma

Sutter’s Mill Parlor No. 336 of the Native Daughters of the Golden West was instituted on Jan. 24, Gold Discovery Day, at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, the site where James Marshall made his momentous discovery in 1848. State Grand President Sharon Logan and her team of grand officers conducted the Institution of the […]

A day of discovery in Coloma

Wouldn’t it be cool to get into a time machine and go back to see how gold was discovered in Coloma? Well, on Friday, Jan. 24, you will get the chance to do just that. Gold Discovery Day marks the anniversary of when, in 1848, James Marshall found gold at Sutter’s Mill in the Coloma […]

Heard over the back fence: Breakfast in Coloma Oct. 12

John Chapman provided the following T-shirt statement: “When God created me he as just showing off.” BREAKFAST IN COLOMA:
 A “49er Flapjack Breakfast” is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Gold Trail Grange, 319 Highway 49, Coloma (in the Marshall Gold Discovery Park). Breakfast includes […]

Lobsters return to Coloma

What: eighth annual Lobster on the River Who: Rotary Club of Placerville Where: Coloma Resort, 6921 Mt. Murphy Road, Coloma When: Saturday, Sept.  7 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Where: Coloma Resort, 6921 Mt. Murphy Road, Coloma Costs: $65 per person includes dinner choice of lobster or filet mignon. Information: or 530-622-1731 The Rotary […]

Fire destroys Coloma building

A fire destroyed a structure and burned a small amount of wild land in Coloma early Friday afternoon. Local fire departments responded to 546 River Road around noon. The building was “fully involved when we got here,” said Cal Fire Battalion Chief Dave Wood. By 12:30 p.m., the majority of the building was reduced to […]

Meteor expert to speak in Coloma

A public presentation on the Sutter’s Mill Meteorite by SETI Institute meteor expert, Dr. Peter Jenniskens, will be held on June 1 in Coloma. On Dec. 21, 2012 a consortium of researchers published in the journal Science the first results from the analysis of the Sutter’s Mill meteorite and the circumstances of the asteroid impact […]

Christmas in Coloma

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Bayne Road work is complete between Coloma and Kelsey

Drivers on Bayne Road between Coloma and Kelsey will have a smoother, safer ride with the recent completion of a chip seal paving project, said a prepared statement from the county’s Chief Administrative Office. The El Dorado County Department of Transportation project included road widening, drainage culvert improvements, brush trimming and 2.54 miles of new […]

Experience history at Coloma Gold Rush Live

What: Coloma Gold Rush Live 2012 Who: Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park and the Gold Discovery Park Association Where: Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Highway 49, 310 Back St. in Coloma When: Friday to Sunday, Oct. 12 to 14 Cost: $10 per carload Information: 530-622-3470 It was 164 years ago that gold was discovered, on Jan. […]

Heard over the back fence: History days in Coloma

 Uncle Fuzzy’s (Richard Mason) mantra is, “I am here to comfort the disturbed and to disturb the comforted.” RETURN TO THE 1850s: 
”Coloma Gold Rush Live” will take place at Marshall Gold Discovery Historic Park in Coloma from Friday, Oct. 12 through Sunday, Oct. 14. For three days you can relive the […]

Heard over the back fence: Coloma Gold Rush Live time again

 If you read the “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” calendar, you will discover the following thought: “You can learn to be happy with what you have by becoming more present-moment oriented, by not focusing so much on what you want. As thoughts of what would make your life better enter your […]

Coloma-Lotus launches new Website

The Coloma-Lotus Chamber of Commerce has released its new and improved Website The Website has been redesigned and redeveloped for visitors to find needed services and products in the Coloma-Lotus valley. The strategy of the new site is to drive visitation to the Coloma-Lotus valley and to the valley businesses. The community information is […]

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Auditor, DA, Pioneer Fire named in lawsuit

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Fire blight attacking local trees

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King Fire restoration project Draft EIS released

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Memorial Day Ceremony somber and celebratory

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Green Valley Rd. to close for six weeks

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$20 million county budget deficit

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This steeplechase challenges the mind

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At a glance: Sticking together

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The price was right for Nora Roehr

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Grow For It! Edible flowers

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EDH senior center classes

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Crime Log: April 30-May 4

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Building permits: May 18-22

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