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Take a walk into Gold Rush history at Gold Bug

The rare opportunity to take a walk into Gold Rush history is available Memorial Day weekend, May 23 through 25, when Placerville’s Gold Bug Park opens up the seldom seen Priest Mine to the public. This hard rock gold mine, hand dug at the peak of California’s Gold Rush by Cornish miners, provides a unique […]

Golden Sierra conducting physical examinations for 2015-16 school year

GARDEN VALLEY — If you’re a current Golden Sierra High junior, sophomore or freshmen, or current eighth grader who will be a freshman for the 2015-16 school year, and planning to take part in the school’s athletic program for the 2015-16 school year, Thursday is your day. Sports physical exams at only $10 — cash […]

Gold Country Artists features Shared Inspirations

Beginning in May, Gold Country Artists Gallery is presenting a new feature, “Shared Inspirations.” Gallery member and award-winning artist Randy Honerlah has challenged the artists in the gallery to collaborate, with each artist creating an entirely new piece of art based on the work of a fellow gallery member. The paired artists may or may […]

Winterhill’s Shakespeare olive oil wins gold

Every spring in New York City, a leading panel of international experts taste more than 700 extra virgin olive oils from around the world to determine which one deserves to be considered the very best. Winterhill 2015 Shakespeare’s Acre Tuscan Blend Certified Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Winterhill Olive Oil of Placerville, won the gold […]

The Goldilocks exercise program

EDITOR: Exercise is like so many other things in life. A moderate amount is better than too much or too little. Data collected from 661,000 adults and 14 years of death records showed: 1. Those who did not exercise had the highest risk of premature death. 2. Those who exercised moderately such as walking 150 […]

Gold Discovery Park goes Victorian

What: Springtime in Coloma: A 49er Extravaganza Who: Marshall Gold Discovery Park Association Where: Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Highway 49, Coloma When: Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10 Cost: Most activities free, Mother’s Day brunch $20, parking fee Information: 530-344-1895 or 530-622-3470   Mother’s Day brunch, which costs $20 per person, the activities […]

Golden Sierra gets another title

GARDEN VALLEY —  Golden Sierra’s Senior Night sweep of Bradshaw Christian Wednesday guaranteed itself the Sierra Delta League title. The set scores in favor of the Grizzlies were 25-19, 25-20, 25-18. Golden Sierra (12-3, 9-1) has two left on the road but can’t be caught. The championship is the team’s second straight — first under […]

Small fire burns out in Golden Sierra bathroom

A fire in a bathroom at Gold Sierra High School quickly burned out Thursday morning. A small fire was set on the floor of a bathroom in the lower part of campus at about 7:30 a.m., a press release stated. Students and staff were all safe. The bathrooms and immediate area were blocked off as soon as […]

Free passes haunt Golden Sierra girls

GARDEN VALLEY — A base-clearing three-run double highlighted Valley Christian’s seven-run third-inning Monday as the Lions posted a 14-3 nonleague victory over host Golden Sierra. The Grizzlies showed some late life in the fifth inning with a pair of runs — not enough to extend the mercy rule-shortened game further. “It was good to play […]

Gold and boots found on Main

Shades of “Paint Your Wagon” revived Gold Rush dreams in some when gold flakes were unearthed during the water line replacement work being done on Main Street. “We’ve known all along that we might find some flakes of gold during construction,” said Placerville City Manager Cleve Morris, “but it’s nothing anyone is going to get rich […]

Discover More Than Gold

The Discover More Than Gold on Main campaign is ongoing during the Main Street Rehabiliation Project, March through August, with a break in May and June. Each week has a specific theme and different activities  to promote interest in downtown Main Street during the construction period are featured, such as “Goldrush History” and “Self Indulgences.” […]

Light-amber liquid is golden

There’s a pretty slick little operation right up the hill east of Placerville, an olive oil ranch that keeps pouring awards into its owners’ hands. Ron and Judy Sbragia have been harvesting and milling olives grown at their Collina di Mela, just past Boeger Winery on Carson Road, for six years now. And each year, […]

Golden music celebrates green

What: Golden Bough concert Who: Music on the Divide Where: Georgetown IOOF Hall, 6240 Main St. in Georgetown When: Sunday, March 14, 3 p.m. Cost: Tickets $20 each Information: MusicOnTheDivide.org.   The old adage may reflect “beware the ides of March,” but on this Sunday, March 15 — the ides of the month — Georgetown concert attendees […]

Cougar boys 10-run Golden Sierra

GARDEN VALLEY — Louis Merlo and Tanner Williams combined on a five-hitter Monday and Matt Smith drove in five runs as El Dorado defeated host Golden Sierra 14-0 in intra-county nonleague action. Merlo went four innings, allowed two hits and struck out four. Williams’ line read: two innings, three hits, five strikeouts. Smith’s 3-run home […]

Gold fringe on the U.S. flag

EDITOR: Pick me off the floor. Tell me it’s my imagination. Tell me that I’m not seeing a gold-fringed flag in front of a Tea Party meeting. Tell me it’s not true that all stood proudly to recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag; when desecrated “Old Glory” must have been silently weeping […]

Gold Trail Odyssey of the Mind heads to state

On Feb. 21, a group of Gold Trail students participated in the annual Odyssey of the Mind Tournament held in Sacramento and three of the teams placed high enough to move on and compete at the state level. Four teams from various grade levels spent the day solving different problems in a creative fashion. Odyssey […]

Season over for Golden Sierra

SONORA — The three Golden Sierra Grizzlies who competed at last weekend’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Tournament at Sonora High came up short in their bids to extend the season. Against teams/competition from the Sierra Delta, Golden Empire, Mother Lode, Trans Valley and Southern leagues, Golden Sierra came in 25th from a 32-team field. Wrestling […]

Gold Oak put on lockdown

A parolee running from law enforcement on Feb. 20 in the area of Gold Oak Elementary in Pleasant Valley caused the school to shelter in place. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office asked school officials to shelter in place at about 12:20 p.m. as they were searching for parolee Jesse King, 35, who ran from a […]

Gold Trail district announces registration information

Parents will have the opportunity to register their children for the 2015-16 school year at Gold Trail Union School District (GTUSD) beginning Tuesday, Feb. 17. Current students do not need to be reregistered and registration information and forms will be available in school offices. Sutter’s Mill School (transitional kindergarten through third grade) — 4801 Luneman […]

Golden Sierra boys break through

GARDEN VALLEY — Kevin Friel scored five of his game-high 20 points in overtime Monday and Nick White had four as host Golden Sierra outlasted Vacaville Christian 55-49 for the Grizzlies’ first Sierra Delta League victory. Friel, whose free throw with 33 seconds left in regulation sent the game to overtime, took White’s tip to […]

Golden Sierra loses lead, game

GARDEN VALLEY — Overcoming a 13-point, first-quarter deficit Friday, visiting Encina outscored Golden Sierra over the last three quarters to emerge with the 53-49 victory. The Bulldogs’ win came despite big nights from Grizzlies’ Kevin Friel and Nick White who each posted double-doubles. White scored 14 points and grabbed 20 rebounds while Friel led all […]

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Home country: Car computers mean confusion

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A very successful spring plant sale

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No. 1 Oak Ridge exits playoffs

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Schedule: May 25-31, 2015

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Mefford dual state champ

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Troy shines at Divisionals

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Under the Scoreboard: May 24, 2015

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Robert Holloway wins D-II/III championship

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Bruin boys swept by Rio

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Cougar girls win section title

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Roundup: May 24, 2015

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Ponderosa team riders finish second in state

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Prospecting »

Maria Adams runs with a purpose

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Scout Jacob Lacy helps spirits soar at Eskaton Lodge

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Contestants invited to run for Miss Pollock Pines

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Rare plant treasure hunting

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As we were: Transportation needs more funding

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Plant sale a big success

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Crime Log: April 27-May 1

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Weather Stats: May 21

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April Divorces

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Cassandra Elizabeth Marks

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