By Sandi Bush Grizzly Flat Fire Safe Council It’s 96 degrees on Tuesday, Sept. 3, around 2:30 p.m. and there is a steady northwest wind blowing at 28 mph, with some gusts up to 40 mph. The end of the Labor Day Weekend finds many residents in Grizzly Flat at home adding one more day [...]
A gathering of the Rainbow Family saw about 300 people camping in the Eldorado National Forest from April 25 to May 5. “The Rainbow Family has been described as a loose knit group of people from very diverse backgrounds. Many in the group, however, refer to themselves as hippies,” wrote Frank Mosbacher of the U.S. [...]
The risk of wildfires has already increased due this year’s dry conditions, and in preparation Cal Fire and the California National Guard held their annual fire aviation training. The annual joint helicopter training went from April 12-14 at the Cal Fire Academy in Ione in addition to Lake Pardee in Amador County. “This training allows us [...]
April 15 9:23 a.m. A $3000 outboard motor was stolen off a boat while the boat was parked outside a repair shop on Greenstone Road in El Dorado. A vehicle at the repair shop was also tampered with. 11:50 a.m. A 23-year-old female victim reported petty theft from a vehicle by unknown suspect(s) on Country [...]
Placerville audiologist L. Mark Payne and his wife Alison are looking forward to their return to the safety and “sleepiness” of Placerville. Alison Payne was running the Boston Marathon on April 15 and Mark was waiting for her at the finish line, camera in hand, when two explosions went off.
“All the people were cheering the finishers and the finishers were waving to us in the crowd when the deafening explosions went off and turned the whole event into a nightmare,” wrote Mark Payne in an e-mail to his friend and tennis buddy, Bill Schultz.
Payne reported that Alison was about five minutes behind her usual marathon pace and about a half mile from the finish line.
A family was rescued after its car plunged into the South Fork of the American River on April 4.
El Dorado County Fire Engine 21 responded within three minutes to a report at 2:58 p.m. that a GMC Acadia was in the river, on its side, near Highway 50 at Whitehall, said Battalion Chief Mike Pott. The car had hit a mile marker, tree and boulder before ending up in the river. The unit was returning from another vehicle accident in Kyburz …
Three juveniles were involved in a traffic accident Sunday evening, leaving two with major injuries and one with unknown injuries. The three juveniles, all between 16 and 18 years old, were traveling westbound on North Shingle Road towards Ponderosa Road, CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson said. They were going “too fast” Cuthbertson said, and lost control [...]
Editor’s note: Myers resident Casey Lucas, a Union Mine alumnus and former Lady Diamondback rider, is leaving her mark as a professional snowboarder on the various circuits she competes in. She’s won both stops of the Daron Rahlve’s Banzai Tour and was second at last week’s Northface Master’s race at Squaw Valley, part of the [...]
An Oak Ridge High School student and football player was pronounced dead after a sledding accident Feb. 17.
Dylan Ridolfi, 15, had been sledding with his family at Sheep’s Flat, about a mile away from the Mt. Rose summit near Route 341 in Washoe County, Nev., where witnesses say he had been going at a “high rate of speed” before hitting two trees, said Washoe County Sheriff’s Deputy Armando Avina.
Deputies were dispatched at 3:34 p.m., with medical units, fire engines and a Care Flight helicopter ambulance also responding. Ridolfi was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:10 p.m.
An accident on Jan. 7 claimed one life and injured another Sly Park Road. A 1993 blue Ford Ranger was traveling westbound on Sly Park Road at 1:25 p.m., going between 50 and 60 mph when it traveled off the north shoulder, CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson said. The truck fishtailed, rotating clockwise towards Shell Lane. [...]
Local geotechnical consultant Carlton Engineering now has 2013 work sewn up with the El Dorado Irrigation District, following unanimous approval of its engineering contract Monday by the EID board. Last year during the fall Carlton had a $77,000 contract for design services for the $1.5 million Rock Crusher Road construction project. The 6,230-foot long road [...]
Survivors of the Costa Concordia shipwreck gathered Sunday, Jan. 13, for a reunion to remember what happened a year ago when the passenger ship they were on struck a reef and capsized off the coast of Italy, killing 32 people.
Reluctant to talk to the media until now, the group of El Dorado County residents — Joanna and Adam Lynch, Phyllis Eggan, and Brenda Miller — recalled what happened that day and afterwards. Their story is a tale of survival, kindness, friendship and faith.
HALF MOON BAY — For a remarkable and singular experience, there’s nothing that matches up to the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show — Half Moon Bay’s massive celebration of mechanical ingenuity, power and style known as the “Coolest Show on Earth.” It’s a whimsical, fascinating, amusing, curious and absolutely unique show and tell spectacle featuring 2,000 [...]
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received a request on Jan. 12 at 11:03 a.m. from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office for assistance in searching for two missing persons possibly in El Dorado County. Deputies from Santa Clara had received a missing persons report for John Hearne, 70, of Lost Altos, and his sister [...]
10. I’m from Florida originally, back when they didn’t have hundreds of thousands of 20-foot Burmese Pythons decimating everything from raccoons to French tourists. In those days, my uncle’s Colt 45 and a 12-gauge shotgun got me through the swamps and the canebreaks. When I was down home last year, I didn’t see a single [...]
The South Lake Tahoe branch of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 3:34 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 regarding an injured skier in Echo Peak. The skier, identified as Peter Brumis, 36, of South Lake Tahoe, had been skiing with his dog when he injured his knee, Lt. Pete VanArnum said. [...]
April 5, 1921 — Nov. 5, 2012 Vidolt, D.C., passed away on Nov. 5, 2012, in Placerville, Calif., after a brief illness. He was 91 years old. He was the youngest of three boys born on April 5, 1921, to John Menzel and Sophie Knall in Erie, Pa. He was preceded in death by his first [...]
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team responded to South Lake Tahoe at 12:05 p.m. on Dec. 8 on a report of an injured hiker on Mt. Tallac. At the time, Mt. Tallac, a 9,375-foot mountain just south of Emerald Bay, was covered in ice and snow, a press release stated. The injured [...]