Richard Sarette took Patricia Stotlar’s hand in marriage at St. Paul’s Church in San Pablo on May 2, 1953. On Saturday, the couple is celebrating its 60th wedding anniversary with their five children: Deborah Ellison, Raymond Sarette, Thomas Sarette, Richard Jr. and Steve Sarette; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Richard, 80, met Patricia, 77, when [...]
Feb. 3′s Superbowl game between two teams coached by the brothers Harbaugh is now reported to have the third highest viewership. Except maybe during the half hour the lights went out in the Mercedes Superdome. The local power company had just completed a $4.2 million upgrade to the Superdome electrical service and things went off without [...]
They are coming home, but what happens for members of the military once they are home? Last year there were 349 reported suicides in military personnel with suicides among veterans exceeding that of active-duty troops. It can be difficult to shut out the sounds of battle and reconnect with families not seen for many months.
For one group of military families, a well-known El …
The Rubicon Trail was in the news throughout 2012. Much of the news was good, including the Jeeper’s Jamboree celebrating its 60th run, and the county supervisors paving the way for work on the trail, but the trail was also struck by tragedy in 2012. Rachel Anne Gray, a 21-year-old from El Dorado Hills, was [...]
Within the space of a few hours on Wednesday, Sept. 26, the Mountain Democrat had received well over 100 e-mails — copies of letters sent to each of the five members of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. Most in a similar format, the writers pleaded, asked politely, urged, cajoled and begged supervisors not to move ahead with planned maintenance on the Rubicon Trail scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28.
Many of the letters came from off-roading clubs and residents of Northern California, but a significant number were sent by folks from Utah, Georgia and parts in between.
April 2, 1934 — Sept. 12, 2012 Lanny Joe Johnson passed away peacefully Sept. 12, 2012, after a long, difficult battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born James Dean Harrington on April 2, 1934, in Glenwood, Iowa, to Lena May Riley and Raymond Warren Berrey and was adopted by his loving parents William Reginald Johnson and [...]
Story– Iva Heuser named Senior of the Year Ask Iva Heuser why she was selected “Senior of the Year” and the former teacher pauses before answering. “I’m useful, I guess,” Heuser said. To appreciate the depth of that assessment, take a peek into Heuser’s personal history. Born in Long Beach in 1931 just ahead of [...]
Three- to four-day jeepers excursions over the Rubicon Trail in the High Sierra starting from Georgetown take place in July and August. Meals included in cost. Sign up now for the 60th Jeepers Jamboree. More information: jeepersjamboree.com
I was intrigued and just plain astounded when reading staff writer Wendy Schultz’ account of Sierra Nevada Phillips. What impressed me most was the fact that Sierra bought the Rubicon Springs in 1888 from George and John Hunsucker for $5,500 in gold coins. Assuming those were $20 double eagle gold pieces, the gold content alone [...]
Despite a horrific accident July 28 that ultimately claimed the leg of a young woman and more than 75 percent of her skin to burns, the 60th anniversary of the Jeepers Jamboree was an adventure worth experiencing. The accident itself was responded to by sheriff’s deputies from main camp; rock rollers of the Jamboree; numerous [...]
Rachel Anne Gray, the woman critically burned in an accident on the Rubicon Trail during the Jeepers Jamboree, was recovering Friday morning and doing well for her condition. “I just got off the phone with her mom,” said Chris Patton, longtime friend of Gray, 21, and the liaison for Gray’s family. “She was going into [...]
July 31 7:28 a.m. Deputies responded to an attempted burglary on Vine Street in El Dorado Hills. Neither suspect nor evidence located 8:17 a.m. Unknown suspect(s) vandalized the El Dorado Hills CSD property on Harvard Way with graffiti. 8:24 a.m. A 75-year-old male victim called to report an assault by a 75-year-old male suspect. Both [...]
July 25, 2012 saw the arrival of 4x4s of all kinds at Georgetown. With very little publicity, Jeepers and myself were invited to view Mark Smith’s outstanding vintage Jeep collection. Smith, himself conducted the open house from 1-3 pm that day. Just in time for the 60th anniversary running of the Jeepers Jamboree, which Mark [...]
Rachel Gray, the El Dorado Hills woman who suffered major burns after her vehicle rolled over and caught fire on the Rubicon Trail’s Cadillac Hill during the Jeepers Jamboree event, required her left leg below the knee to be amputated at UC Davis Burn Unit Wednesday morning and is in critical but stable condition. In [...]
RE/MAX Gold agent Rachel Gray suffered major burns after an accident on the Rubicon Trail during the Jeepers Jamboree on July 28. Following the fiery wreck in which Gray’s vehicle rolled multiple times, ejecting Gray and a passenger, the 21-year-old woman from El Dorado Hills was flown to UC Davis Medical Center. She has since [...]
An accident during the 60th annual Jeepers Jamboree saw two victims being transported by air ambulance Saturday to UC Davis Medical Center.
Rachel Anne Gray, 21, of El Dorado Hills, was traveling on the Rubicon Trail in Placer County, “heading northbound on the trail, near the middle of Cadillac Hill” when she veered off the side of the Road, said Officer Dan Stark of the CHP. The vehicle rolled over multiple times, ejecting Gray and her unidentified male passenger, 34, of Pilot Hill.