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Love inspires Gold Country artists

Gold Country Artists Gallery presents “Love is in the Air,” a special gallery show to celebrate one of the artists’ favorite holidays — Valentine’s Day. It is the time to think about special people in your life. The gallery this year is showcasing its jewelry makers with stunning new jewelry in addition to a variety […]

Golden Memories Photo Contest invites entries

In September El Dorado County is hosting the 2016 International Gold Panning Championships. As part of the countywide celebration, the Apple Hill Growers are sponsoring a Golden Memories Facebook Photo Contest. The Apple Hill Growers Facebook Photo Contest encourages photographers to submit color photographs highlighting the golden memories created when visiting Apple Hill Grower ranches. Photos capturing […]

Gold Rush for preschoolers

Angels Camp Museum is having a preschool story time and art activity for preschoolers about the Gold Rush, mining, ranching, pioneer life and California history on Friday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. “What Do You Do With An Idea?” is written by Kobi Yamada and illustrated by Mae Besom. This is the story of one brilliant idea […]

Kaye Irwin’s collection and knowledge dazzle at Goldsmith Gallery

Everything Kaye Irwin learned from her years in the jewelry business has come together at the Goldsmith Gallery, a business she took over in 2010. “I started making jewelry as a hobby, opened my own full-service jewelry store, managed a jewelry store for a tourmaline mine, remodeled and expanded jewelry stores and managed a jewelry department […]

More gold to be discovered in Shingle Springs

Like many towns in California’s Mother Lode, Shingle Springs grew on the site of a mining camp set up by gold miners during the California Gold Rush. The area took its name from a horse-drawn shingle machine capable of producing 16,000 shingles a day. The machine was located near the springs at the western edge of […]

Big rewards for Gold Bug Park volunteers

A “wanted” poster is tacked to the door at Placerville’s Gold Bug Park and Mine. It’s not bank robbers or horse thieves city officials are looking for. They’re hoping to capture a few new volunteers for the upcoming school tour and summer tourist season at the historical park. “We had a tremendous visitor season last […]

Goldbud Farms — delicious quality grown here

Sitting inside a cabana on a Caribbean beach, you have given strict orders that only the best shall be served during your once-in-a-lifetime vacation, with no expense spared. So the fancy waiter places a fancy plate of gleaming golden peach slices in the shape of a flower on your table, his face smug in the […]

Gold Discovery Day

IMG_0141 Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park celebrated Gold Discovery Day Saturday, an event that features docents dressed in period clothing throughout the park to discuss the 1850s and give demonstrations. Above, Richard Williams of Sacramento, center, shares the story of the Monroe family in the Mormon cabin while Carol Tullis of Folsom knits and […]

They’ll be bringing out the big gun at Marshall Gold Discovery park

What: Living History Day and Gold Discovery Day Who: Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park and the Marshall Gold Discovery Park Association Where:  Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Highway 49 in Coloma When: Saturday Jan. 23 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: The event is free, parking $8 per car Information: marshallgold.org or (530) 622-3470   Well, shoot […]

Golden Sierra drops close one at home

GARDEN VALLEY — Golden Sierra High’s boys varsity basketball program came close to clinching its first conference victory Friday night at home, losing 45-51 to Vacaville Christian in Sierra Delta League action. Trading blows with the Falcons through three deadlocked quarters of play, the Grizzlies, driven by head coach Al Toney’s resolve to fight to the […]

Latrobe School District wins Golden Bell Award

In December, the Latrobe School District became the proud recipient of the Golden Bell Award for the extraordinary curriculum and instruction used in its Real Game and Speech Contest. The California School Board Association (CSBA) Golden Bell Awards, now in its 36th year, promote excellence in education and school board governance by recognizing outstanding programs […]

Young golfer continues to impress

CAMERON PARK — Ten year-old Julian Monas, a fifth grader at Blue Oak Elementary School, had an excellent 2015 on the golf course with more to come this year. The Cameron Park resident and younger brother of Ponderosa High golfer Jasmine Monas compliled an incredible 18 tour wins. Julian’s victories made him the Sacramento Winter […]

6. EDH golf course fight

El Dorado Hills voters frustrated by what some say are “decisions being made up the hill” took a stand against Parker Development’s plans to build 763 homes and create commercial space on the 98-acre former Executive Golf Course at Serrano. Members of the El Dorado Hills Community Services Board of Directors answered these cries by gathering support […]

School makes ‘golden’ contributions

Golden Hills School’s fifth-grade class sang Christmas carols at the Moni Gilmore Senior Center last Thursday afternoon and then paired up with seniors to decorate stockings for foster children. Every month teacher Lisa Perry’s 14 fifth-graders work on outreach projects for the senior center, including making centerpieces for the center’s large round tables. Friday marked […]

RE/MAX Gold hires Dee Beuckens in the El Dorado Hills office

EL DORADO HILLS — Previously with Connect Realty, Dee Beukens is joining RE/MAX Gold in their El Dorado Hills office. Beukens has been in the industry for 30 years (in the community for 30 plus) and her primary business focus includes residential real estate. She is a member of the El Dorado County Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors […]

Golden Sierra wins first two

GARDEN VALLEY — Rachel Loya’s 12-point run spanning the second and third quarters was the difference Saturday morning as host Golden Sierra defeated Foresthill 41-12 in the middle game of the annual Darren Tillotson Memorial 2015 round-robin tournament. Loya scored all eight Grizzly points in the second quarter as Golden Sierra extended a 7-3 first-quarter lead […]

Golden Sierra gets win over Knights

GARDEN VALLEY — After his Golden Sierra High boys basketball team knocked off Foresthill in the Sac-Joaquin Section’s Foundation Game early last week, head coach Al Toney pushed for his Grizzlies for improvement on defense in practices. In Tuesday’s nonleague home game against the Buckingham Charter squad, the Grizzlies reaped their rewards at Ron Hedlund […]

Union Mine takes second at Gold Dust

Union Mine’s attempt to grab the Gold Dust title in just its fourth game of the season fell short Saturday as Central Catholic took the first-place plaque after defeating the Diamondbacks 66-51 at El Dorado’s L.A. Brown Gymnasium. Toward the end, the Raiders pushed their lead to 20 in a start-to-finish effort that rarely dipped. For […]

Golden Sierra wrestlers sees first live action

GARDEN VALLEY — Golden Sierra’s first mat action of the season happened Wednesday night in the Rod Hedlund Gym with a home double dual featuring Marysville, Lindhurst and Highlands. Unable to field a full lineup, the Grizzlies outpointed the Indians 24-12 in the contested matches but didn’t (12-27) against the Blazers. Golden Sierra went 6-7 […]

Travel around the world for Christmas at Gold Country Artists

Gold Country Artists Gallery presents its themed show “Christmas Around the World” expressed in artwork in a wide range of media. The artists take inspiration from many ideas, people, places and events. The spirit of Christmas seems to take hold and fire up the artists’ imaginations. This year the artists decided to take a tour […]

New gold exhibition at Angels Camp Museum

The Angels Camp Museum opens its new main floor gallery exhibition, “Gold is Where You Find it: the Rush to Angels Camp” is open to the public during November on Thursday to Monday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Located on a three-acre site of the historical Angels Quartz Mine, the mission of the museum is to […]

Gold Nugget rush for Union Mine

D’backs defeat El Dorado 34-14 EL DORADO — A convincing outcome had Austin Rigsby quickly concluding what went right for his Union Mine side against El Dorado in Friday’s Sierra Valley Conference and Gold Nugget matchup. “We beat them physically, and they couldn’t respond,” Rigby said  after the Diamondbacks’ 34-14 Senior Night/Homecoming triumph. The answers […]

Gold Nugget game tonight

Two of the four El Dorado County high school football teams square off tonight. El Dorado makes the five-mile trek to Union Mine in their Sierra Valley Conference and Gold Nugget showdown. In other games, Golden Sierra hosts Encina and Ponderosa is at Cosumnes Oaks. Oak Ridge has the Sierra Foothill League bye. El Dorado […]

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 […]

Keith and Keith at the Gold Trail Grange

Keith Little and Keith Greeninger are appearing in concert on Saturday, Nov. 7. By popular demand Little and Greeninger return to perform at the Gold Trail Grange, 319 Highway 49 by Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma. These two renowned musicians are combining their talents to provide an evening of unforgettable music. Tickets are available through Brown […]

Best Art Gallery: Gold Country Artists Gallery

With the works of 50 artists on display it’s no wonder that readers voted Gold Country Artists Gallery into the top spot. The gallery has been an anchor of downtown since 1992, attracting tourists and locals alike to wander inside the magical rooms upstairs and down and spend hours poring over wonderful paintings, watercolors, acrylics, jewelry and even artfully decorated […]

Best Assisted Living Facility: Gold Country Retirement Center

It’s one of the toughest choices we must make in life, figuring out where Mom and Dad — or for that matter, where we — will live out our final years in comfort and ease. Gold Country Retirement Center has it all handled, so rest easy knowing the 14-acre campus in Placerville provides the opportunity to enjoy the retirement years […]

Best Local Attraction: Gold Bug Park and Mine

At Hangtown’s Gold Bug Park and Mine, visitors step back in time when entering a real gold mine from the Gold Rush days. Explore the Gold Bug Mine and mining museum. Find riches in the gem panning trough. Be sure to visit the historic stamp mill and working blacksmith shop. Don’t miss Hattie’s Gift Shop for that special one-of-a-kind memento […]

Best Printer: Sierra Gold Graphics

For more than 50 years, Sierra Gold Graphics has proudly stood out as El Dorado County’s go-to source for quality printing and superior and client-driven service. Superior production standards and creative cost reduction strategies are prime objectives for the team at Sierra Gold. Services and products include custom graphics, logos, brochures, flyers, business cards and stationery. For people who want to […]

Football: Golden Sierra weather the storm

NORTH HIGHLANDS — Time was on Golden Sierra’s side in Friday’s exciting 43-34 Sierra Delta League football win over host Highlands at the Highlands Bowl. Clinging to a 36-34 lead with 10:47 left, the Grizzlies (3-1 in the SDL, 5-3) fumbled the ball away. Thankfully, Golden Sierra held and worked the clock down to 1:53 remaining […]

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Golden Memories Photo Contest invites entries

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Black History Month continues at Sac State

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