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Duty: U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jason A. Galbraith

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jason A. Galbraith graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn […]

Musical benefit for children on Halloween

A benefit for Rodney, 3 years old, and Luigi, 16 months old, is Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Gold Trail Grange, No. 452, 319 Highway 49 in Coloma. The children lost their mother in a tragic car accident. Their families have been longtime residents of El Dorado County and are blessed to have the love and support of […]

Small farms: Egg regs stymie small-time sales

It’s not easy to be a small-time farmer these days what with all the government taxes and regulations. And it seems no one escapes their purview, not even those wanting to sell a few extra eggs. Just ask Jamie Warren, Jonathan Polak and Nancy Kozlowski. Kozlowski, 57, of Rescue, said she got into the egg biz by accident […]

Auburn doctor and teacher make comedy short

On June 2, a new film production group in Auburn, CineFabula (cinefabula.com), released its first short film, “SHE.” It is an online comedy short about a nine-to-five office resident who, upon hearing a description of a movie about a man who falls in love with his operating system sets out looking for love in all […]

Nutting defense begins

It was the defense’s turn at Supervisor Ray Nutting’s trial on Wednesday, April 30, preceded by the prosecution’s last two witnesses and closing with allegations that the District Attorney’s investigator had threatened a defense witness.

The day’s events began with prosecutor James Clinchard of the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office introducing into evidence several maps of Nutting’s property and copies of documents filled out by Nutting that qualified him for grant funding.

LeeAnne Mila was then called to testify. Mila works in pesticide use enforcement for the El Dorado County Department of Agriculture. Examining some of the forms signed by Nutting, Mila affirmed there had been some errors in filling them out. But under questioning by defense attorney David Weiner, she admitted the errors …

Heard over the back fence: Wildflower hike planned near North Fork of the Cosumnes

SLEEPING LATE THERAPY: I received the following T-shirt statement from my friend John Chapman: “When people tell me ‘You’re Gonna Regret That in the Morning’ I sleep in until noon because I’m a problem solver.” WILDFLOWER HIKE: The American River Conservancy has scheduled a “North Fork Cosumnes River Wildflower Hike” for Sunday, May 4, from 10 a.m. […]

Time to get real

It’s time for President Obama to stop putzing around and take Russian President Vladimir Putin seriously. Stop the silly talk about seizing the Crimea being a 19th century action. It happened. Russia took it and now Putin is calling Kiev “the mother of all Russian cities.” “We are one nation,” Putin said Tuesday. Putin also […]

Newspapers in Education gives students new learning opportunities

The value of reading as a predictor of success is well-documented, especially for children. Real-life reading, from newspapers and periodicals, broadens a child’s view of the world and the depth of their literacy. To support teachers and students in literacy and learning, the Mountain Democrat has participated in the Newspapers in Education program since 2002. […]

Tamara “Tammie” (Comley) Arwood

June 19, 1954 — Jan. 1, 2014 Tamara “Tammie” (Comley) Arwood was welcomed home by the Lord on Jan. 1, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was absolutely loved by her many family and friends and will be sorely missed. Born June 19, 1954, to Robert and Lorene Comley in Los Angeles, Calif., Tammie moved […]

Sacramento Heart and Vascular brings top-notch docs to Placerville

The nurses, doctors and admins of Sacramento Heart and Vascular Medical Associates have a respected history of Primary Care and Cardiology services in Placerville. The enterprise has had a presence in Hangtown for 17 years, and recently added more staff for a continuing, healthy future. With two physicians, two nurse practitioners, two medical assistants and […]

Divorces

Sheila A. Schuler and Martin Schuler, May 21, 2013 Stephanie J. Bokelman and Bryan A. Bokelman, May 21, 2013 Onalie Freeman and Brandon Freeman, May 21, 2013 Kurt A. McCrum and Christine T. McCrum, May 21, 2013 Jody A. Wills and Robin E. Wills, May 21, 2013 Thomas Michael DeBartoli and Jodie Lynn Debartoli, May […]

Teaching trio to retire

June will mark the ending of an era for Sierra Ridge Middle School in Pollock Pines. Three beloved teachers will retire at the end of this school year. Leeann Stewart, Jeff Medley and Libby Wheeler have all played integral roles in shaping Sierra Ridge Middle School and its many programs. Medley has been with the […]

Oak Ridge High School 2012 graduates

Kristian Thomas Aahl, Chelsea Nicole Abelia, Carly Jean Abney, Ethan David Ackerman, Ryan Cass Adair, Alexander George Adams, Haley Robin Adams, Samia Anne Alaywan, Hailey Alexis Albert, Kathryn Danielle Allen, Amy Alvarez, Brigette Elizabeth Amidon, Maya Chunping Andrus, Roman Merrill Andrus, Dominac Vincent Angelucci, Madison Katlyn Arenchild, Alyssa St. Claire Armstrong, Holli Alexandria Arrieta, Khadija Baharah Atebar, […]

Building bug houses for Earth Day

Five-year-old Olivia Meyer used the two-handed hammer technique while Madalyn Crist, 6, and Rylie Brown, 5, searched for captives. The girls were part of a partnership between Indian Creek kindergarteners and Home Depot to celebrate Earth Day by building bug boxes. The kindergarten team of Valerie McDaniel, Nancy O’Ney, Wayne Jones, Valerie Lauritzen, Leeann Lytie, […]

Lynette Diane Tucker

June 7, 1969 — April 5, 2012 Lynette Diane Tucker was the loving mother to John Tucker, Ashe’a Tucker and LeeAnn Mendoza. She was the daughter of David and Valmarie Duncan. Lynette was a active speaker for MADD, was a 25-year member of The Order of The Eastern Star and served Fallen Leaf Chapter No. […]

Big strides are happening at Gold Step Studios

The facade at 617 Main St. in Placerville may seem like just an average building from the outside. But step inside and find that everything from the hula hoop dancing to the core body balance exercise regimen makes this place just a little bit out of the ordinary. Gold Step Studios is the latest addition […]

My turn: A parent’s perspective on 4-H

Somebody pinch me. I can’t believe my kids are in college. It’s even harder to believe that both of them received large scholarships and are leading such happy, independent, productive lives. Yet, this has been my consistent amazement throughout their formative years. What happened? How does such sustained success get traced to one particular element, […]

Trojans survive ‘Egg Nog Mile’

Several runners on the Oak Ridge track team, plus alumni Amjed Aboukhadijeh, who is home from UCLA, had a great time at the fourth annual Egg Nog Mile the weekend before Christmas at a mystery Sacramento location. Participants are required to drink 12 ounces of eggnog before running each lap adding up to a total […]

Trojan cross country teams advance

FOLSOM — After two years of frustration, Oak Ridge High cross country runner Benji Xie will run in the CIF State Cross Country meet Nov. 27 in Fresno. The star-crossed Xie, who was the No. 2 runner on the Trojan team behind Amjed Aboukhadijeh, collapsed on the Willow Hills course in the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet the past […]

Trojan, Bruin x-country teams qualify

ANGELS CAMP — After competing against each other in the Delta River League this season, the Oak Ridge High and Ponderosa cross country teams entered Saturday’s Sac-Joaquin Section cross country subsection meet in two different divisions at the Frogtown course at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp. The Trojans faced Division I competition while […]

Oak Ridge cross county wins league meet, banners

FOLSOM — The Oak Ridge High and Ponderosa cross country teams wrapped up the Delta River League championships Saturday at Folsom’s Willow Hills course. The Trojans swept the banners with the varsity boys, varsity girls, frosh/soph boys and frosh/soph girls all winning league titles. The Bruin varsity boys took second while Ponderosa’s varsity girls were […]

Film noir and stage magic bring a classic to life

Democrat staff writer The prince of the night has finally arrived. Move over Bela Lugosi Ñ after more than two years in production Imagination Theater and Porter Media Group, in association with Nicknig Films presents ÒDracula.Ó Based on Richard SharpÕs interpretation of Bram StokerÕs mesmerizing story of ÒDraculaÓ the production is set to open on […]

Anticipated Dracula premiers on stage and screen at IT

Mother Lode News Move over BŽla Lugosi Ñ after more than two years in production Imagination Theater and Porter Media Group, in association with Nicknig Films presents ÒDracula.Ó Based on Richard SharpÕs interpretation of Bram StokerÕs mesmerizing story, ÒDraculaÓ it is set to open on Friday, Oct. 8, and runs through Oct. 31 at Imagination […]

It was a cool time at the MORE chili cook-off and car show

The cool Pollock Pines morning must have mellowed out the chili cooks at this yearÕs Ò2010 Chili Cook-off and Classic Car ShowÓ presented by Mother Lode Rehabilitation Inc. The judges did plenty of sampling to come up with the winners but the consensus was that the chili was definitely milder this year. Fourteen teams gathered […]

Troy’s cross country teams light up courses at Stanford, Portland

Sports Oak Ridge HighÕs cross country teams split up this weekend to compete in two separate, invitationals that pitted athletes against the fastest high school distance runners on the West Coast. The Trojan boys headed to Palo Alto for the Stanford Cross Country Invitational to compete in the Division I race on the Stanford golf […]

Oak Ridge cross country teams hit the road

Special to Village Life Oak RidgeÕs cross country teams split up this weekend to compete in two separate, prestigious invitational meets that pitted athletes against the fastest high school distance runners on the West Coast. Oak RidgeÕs boys headed to Palo Alto for the Stanford Cross Country Invitational to compete in the 12:10 Division I […]

Troy’s x-country teams win big

Sports The Oak Ridge High frosh/soph boys and girls cross country teams both won the sixth annual Trojan Invitational last Saturday. In addition, four junior varsity boys, Chris Wilcox, James Dutta, Evan Scherzinger and Anthony Zuccaro, raced well. Golden SierraÕs varsity girls team of Megan Harston, Taylor Amato, Emily Reddish, Lauren Little and Gwen Brown […]

Clean sweep for Trojans at Jamboree

Sports The Oak Ridge cross country teams had a fantastic day racing at the Hornet Jamboree Invitational at Granite Regional Park. The varsity boys, varsity girls, frosh/soph boys, and frosh/soph girls teams all placed first. Oak Ridge also had three JV boys, Chris Wilcox, Evan Scherzinger and Anthony Zuccaro, race very well in the first […]

Oak Ridge cross country teams finish strong at Hornet Jamboree

Special to Village Life The Oak Ridge cross country teams had a fantastic day racing at the Hornet Jamboree Invitational at Granite Regional Park. The varsity boys, varsity girls, frosh/soph boys, and frosh/soph girls teams all placed first. Oak Ridge also had three JV boys, Chris Wilcox, Evan Scherzinger and Anthony Zuccaro, race very well […]

Cultivating art and agriculture

Democrat staff writer ÒSomewhere over the rainbow way up highÓ in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada is Rainbow Orchards in Camino. There the skies are really blue and artists dreams do come true Ñ at least once a year at the annual ÒArt in the Orchard.Ó The event is presented by the El Dorado […]

Pollock man awarded China medal

Democrat staff writer On July 7, 1937, Marvin E. Metzler enlisted in the Navy and headed off to boot camp in San Diego. A successful career in the United States Navy would soon follow Ñ as Metzler would see action throughout the Pacific Theater during the Second World War, ending his naval service as a […]

Dracula descends on Imagination Theater this October

Imagination Theater! and Porter Media Group have been working for nearly two years to bring this haunting multi-media tale of Dracula to Imagination TheaterÕs stage. Richard SharpÕs version of Bram StokersÕs Dracula is brought to life with exciting film footage intertwined with the stage play for a visual feast. The high definition digital process was […]

Edacs ArtSpace is presenting events

ArtSpace, the interactive place with an open door at 459 Main St. in Placerville, welcomes artists, musicians, actors, writers, art lovers and those ready to learn. All ages are invited to come in and experience an array of exciting classes and events. ArtSpace is home to the El Dorado Arts Council. Friday from 7 to […]

Trojan x-country teams shine at CIF State meet

Sports FRESNO Ñ The Oak Ridge High cross country teams capped off a successful season with a good showing at the CIF State Meet Saturday on the 5,000 meter course at Woodward Park in Fresno. The varsity girls finished ninth overall in a highly competitive Division I field. It was the first time both Oak […]

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Sports »

Sports scene: Feb. 12, 2016

By Brandon Anicich | From Page: A9

Roundup: Feb. 9-10, 2016

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A9

“Fresh Tracks” 5k Snowshoe Walk and Race

By News Release | From Page: A10

GS boys downed 60-47

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Lady Griz fall to Rio Vista

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Lady Bruins oust Oakmont, eye Roseville

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Oak Ridge athletes sign

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Costa breaks through for first win

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Numbers add up for Bruins’ team title

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Six lady wrestlers advance

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Troy tests Woodcreek

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Cougars win rematch, eye title

By Mark Devaughn | Gallery

Roundup: Feb. 8, 2016

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Schedule: Feb. 8-13, 2016

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Roundup: Feb 4, 2016

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Bruins clinch CVC

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UM, ED Sierra Valley Conference champs

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D’backs fall to Cordova

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Prospecting »

Hear Lolligaggers and Beyond a Dream at fundraiser

By Rebecca Murphy | From Page: B3

Feist Wines moving south down Highway 49

By Feist Wines | From Page: B4

Folsom Lake Symphony plays the language of love

By Folsom Symphony | From Page: B6

Career fair showcases opportunities

By El Dorado Union High School District

‘Ancestral Voices’ inspire dancers in spring concert

By California State Unversity, Sacramento

Scarlata, Kalish top New Millennium Concert schedule

By California State Unversity, Sacramento

Grow For It! Got chickens?

By Heidi Napier

Cutting edge outdoor education where the Gold Rush started

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Discover Gold Rush emigrant trails into county

By Sierra Renaissance Society | Gallery

Master Food Preservers: Yes you can, can

By Earlene Eisley-Freeman

Black History Month continues at Sac State

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Students learn about California farming at State Fair

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After 5 Club meets

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Essentials »

DUI Log

By Amanda Williams | From Page: A2

Divorces: December 2015

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News Bites 2/10

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Building permits issued Feb. 1-5

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Placerville Police crime log

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EDSO crime log

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Lake levels

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On the agenda: EID

By Dawn Hodson

DUI Log

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Building permits issued Jan. 25-29

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News Bites 2/3

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Building permits issued from Jan. 18-22

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Rainfall totals: January 2016

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Lake levels

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News Bites: 1/27

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EDSO Crime Log

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Placerville Police Crime Log

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DUI Log

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Lake levels

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Obituaries »

Dr. Darrel Lee Dawes

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Linda Marie (Gray) Suddarth

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Etta “Louise” Beals

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Odie Ray Prettyman funeral notice

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Dennis “Spike” Wright

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Lloyd Frank Romberger

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Cristin Claire Hesse-Gill

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Joseph Richard Erickson

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Philip John Garthe Jr.

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Bell Weaver

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Charlotte Emily Dryden

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Donna Louise Ranger

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June Birtwell

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Home Source Feb 12

Ten reasons your house isn’t selling

By Ken Calhoon | From Page: HMS4

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