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Suicidal jumper taken for help

Traffic on eastbound Highway 50 came to a standstill Thursday afternoon when officers responded to a man attempting to jump from the Missouri Flat Road overpass. The incident was the subject of a photo that published in Friday’s newspaper. The man, who was not identified, caused a complete shutdown of the eastbound lane shortly after […]

October 10, 2011 | Posted in News | Tagged | 2 Replies

Hwy 50 reopened after potential jumper walks away

Eastbound traffic on Highway 50 at Missouri Flat Road was stopped Thursday afternoon when authorities responded to reports of a possible suicide jumper but by about 2:05 p.m. the man walked off the overpass on his own. Traffic was seen to be moving smoothly in both directions by 2:30 p.m. An El Dorado County sheriff’s […]

Training site for 1968 Olympics honored

The Eldorado National Forest, in cooperation with El Dorado County and the state of California, will place a California State Historical Marker at the site of the 1968 Olympic training facility at Echo Summit on the Eldorado National Forest, according to a statement from Kristi Schroeder, acting public affairs officer with the National Forest. On […]

Math steeplechasers tackle the elements

It was a dark and stormy morning. On Tuesday, May 20, teams from five El Dorado County high schools braved rain, legions of elementary school field trippers and shrieking picnickers to triumph over the limitations of mind and achieve victory as problem solvers par excellence. Each year, the Math Steeplechase challenges students to think out […]

Math problems + students = answers

Five high schools, 10 stations and one exceptionally fine day = the 29th annual Math Steeplechase. This is not a pencil and paper game; this is a hands-on, problem solving, strategy building competition that gives out-of-the box thinkers a way to shine. Teams of  students from Union Mine, El Dorado, Ponderosa, Golden Sierra and Oak […]

Placerville Post Office: Oldest business in Placerville

In 1850, newly-appointed Postmaster T. Carr Nugent received a letter from the U.S. Postmaster General Nathan Hall, requesting the selection of a new name for Nugent’s community. It seems there were too many places called “Hangtown.” The name alluded, of course, to the fate of convicted claim-jumpers, horse thieves and murderers. Nugent agreed such a […]

Search and rescue calls surge

It’s been a busy season in the Lake Tahoe backcountry. El Dorado County Search and Rescue volunteers have already racked up as many responses as they would in a typical year, according to numbers from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. County search and rescue teams usually receive about 50 calls for service each year, […]

Georgetown Fire Chief Jack Anderson loved a good joke

By Michaela Johnson Georgetown’s first full-time Fire Chief Jack Anderson, 80, died Dec. 24, 2011, in Placerville. John Elvin Anderson was born March 14, 1931, in San Francisco. When he was a young boy he lived with his grandmother, Minnie Hughes-Anderson, in Georgetown, where he gained his fondness for everything outdoors. He loved to fish, […]

January 11, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged | 1 Reply

Historic Granlibakken provides unique winter experience

Although its hill is extremely modest and barely garners a mention among Lake Tahoe’s many famed ski resorts, for several decades Granlibakken was known as the only winter playground in the entire Tahoe basin. Never heard of Granlibakken? That’s not surprising. Drive too swiftly along scenic Highway 89 on Tahoe’s scenic west shore and it’s […]

Good Samaritan helps attempted suicide victim

A Placerville man leaped from the Carson Road overpass onto eastbound Highway 50 Wednesday afternoon, but not before a good Samaritan tried to talk him down. The 51-year-old man, whose name was not released, was standing on the railing of the overpass when he was approached by Audrey Stokes, 25, of Placerville, said Placerville Police […]

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