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Mature Leadership CP is ready for new members

The Mature Leadership Council in Cameron Park is looking for new members. It functions to assess and help implement the interests of older adults in the greater Cameron Park area. The first objective was to conduct a survey in December and January identifying needs and preferences of older adults for the community center. Cameron Park does […]

Regal Crown Club members get Red Carpet treatment

Regal Entertainment Group, a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theater circuit in the United States, announced that two Regal Crown Club members had an experience of a lifetime after winning the Regal Red Carpet Dreams Sweepstakes. On March 2, otherwise known as “Oscar Sunday,” Malia Daugherty of El Dorado Hills, and […]

Tahoe area well represented at Sochi

Not only is Lake Tahoe one of the finest ski and snowboarding regions in the country, it also produces some of the nation’s top skiers and riders. That’s evident as the 2014 Winter Olympics near as nine skiers and riders from Lake Tahoe ski resorts compete in Sochi beginning Friday. Here is a look at […]

El Dorado County Board of Education vacancy in Trustee Area 5

L. Eugene Rasmussen, a member of the El Dorado County Board of Education since 1996, resigned his membership from the board effective Nov. 6, which created a vacancy in Trustee Area 5. The board would like to fill this vacancy through a provisional appointment process on Dec. 10. All interested residents of Supervisorial District 5 […]

Board of Education vacancy in Trustee Area V

L. Eugene Rasmussen, a well-respected member of the El Dorado County Board of Education since 1996, resigned his membership from the board effective Nov. 6, which created a vacancy in Trustee Area V. The board would like to fill this vacancy through a provisional appointment process on Dec. 10. All interested residents of Supervisorial District […]

Ski Lake Tahoe adds Sugar Bowl, Homewood as members

LAKE TAHOE — Ski Lake Tahoe, the winter destination marketing cooperative for the Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada region, expands its regional dynamic and guest offerings with the addition of Sugar Bowl Resort and Homewood Mountain Resort as new associate member resorts. Ski Lake Tahoe will now consist of nine premier ski resorts and travel […]

Former fire board members respond

Editor’s note — This is part 1 of a two-part series looking further into the financial situation and the retirement of Chief Bruce Lacher of the El Dorado County Fire Protection District. Last month’s articles on the personnel and financial woes of the El Dorado County Fire Protection District (EDCFPD) drew kudos as well as complaints […]

4-H club members celebrate centennial with Home Arts Day

The El Dorado County 4-H Youth Development Program celebrated its centennial year in California on April 13 with Home Arts Day.

On tap were competitions, demonstrations and plenty of learning activities for the 1,000 people expected to attend.

El Dorado County 4-H offers projects in 38 different areas, but Saturday’s event focused on Home Arts with entries including photography, robotics, fiber arts, cake decorating and art.

To encourage youths to visit all the different activity booths, each child received a passport with his or her photo. Every time they visited a 4-H activity, their passports were stamped.

New fire board members aim to improve finances, morale

Mark Brunton hopes that he and the two other new faces on the El Dorado County Fire Board will be able to turn the board’s financial troubles around. “I thought it was a good election,” Brunton, a fire battalion chief with Cal Fire, said of his 12 percent win over incumbent Dennis Edwards. He said […]

Scroggins and Drescher face off for BOMUSD Trustee Area 2 long-term position

Joe Scroggins is running for BOMUSD Trustee Area 2 as the incumbent against Bill Drescher. Scroggins has lived on the Divide since 1973, and he and his siblings attended BOMUSD schools. Scroggins, who is engaged to Tricia Gomez, has eight children who are currently or have attended BOMUSD. Scroggins works for CW Fox, a public […]

Allen and Knight square off for BOMUSD Trustee Area 1 seat

The Black Oak Mine Unified School District has three of its Board of Trustee seats up for election this year. The Area 1 seat is between board incumbent Mel Allen and, former board member Darcy Knight. “I am very passionate about what we’re doing at the board level, and I believe that the current board has […]

Area rivals team up Friday to “Tackle Hunger”

CAMERON PARK — The Food Bank of El Dorado County is proud to announce the first ever “Tackle Hunger” football game tonight in El Dorado County, pitting host Oak Ridge against intra-county rival Ponderosa. The teams are partnering with the Food Bank to benefit the county’s most at risk children, seniors and families. “Oak Ridge […]

El Dorado Community Foundation announces new officers, board members

The El Dorado Community Foundation announced new officers of its board of directors as follows: president, John Black; vice president, Paul Zappettini; secretary, Charlie Stephens and Chris Reeg, treasurer. Maureen Carter is the past president. Black has served on the board since January 2007. A native of San Francisco, he graduated from the University of […]

Area veterans honor 70th Pearl Harbor Day

At 9:55 Wednesday morning, veterans in El Dorado County opened a ceremony in memory of “all the military and civilian personnel serving on the Island of Oahu on 7 December, 1941.” Nearly 100 veterans and family members gathered at the Veterans Memorial Building on Placerville Drive to pay their respects to those who perished and […]

6-15-11 Georgetown area hike

GEORGETOWN AREA HIKE: On Saturday, June 25, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tom Petersen, an American River Conservancy volunteer, will lead an eight-mile, moderate hike from Ellicott’s Bridge to Hale’s Camp and back. You also have the option to turn back mid-way and make this a four-mile hike. There is an opportunity to eat […]

B-17 ‘Flying Fortress’ visits area

The legend goes like this: A Seattle Times reporter sees an early B-17 close for the first time in July 1935, machine guns emanating from its nose, tail, top, bottom and several points in between — 13 in all — and gasps, “Why, it’s a flying fortress!” Boeing officials, recognizing a great brand name when […]

Area residents can now order trees online

Tree planters in California now have a new source for affordable trees in the Arbor Day Foundation’s online tree nursery. The Arbor Day Foundation recently met all the requirements from the California Department of Food and Agriculture to ship trees from its online tree nursery to residents of the state. Now, Californians have the option […]

Community forum to outline areas in need

What: Community Needs Forum, 2011 Who: Women’s Fund El Dorado Where: Sequoia at the Bee Bennett House, 643 Bee St., Placerville When: Thursday, Jan. 20, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 Information: 530-622-5621 or eldoradocf.org In tough economic times many nonprofit agencies that help those in need in the local community get fewer funds to […]

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Three new faces to sit on local area water board

By Rebecca Murphy Mother Lode News Georgetown Divide Public Utility District will swear in three new board members at the next meeting on Dec. 14. Local businesswoman Kathy Otermat, community volunteer Bonnie McLane and environmentalist Ray Griffiths won seats against incumbents Mike Cooper and Bob Diekon. Griffiths, who ran against first-time candidate businessman Mike Sallac, […]

El Dorado Hills cell tower eyed in Marina area

Mother Lode News El Dorado Hills residents can attest that the hilly terrain that makes their home turf so topographically interesting also makes for spotty cell phone coverage. The Marina, Lake Forest and Summit neighborhoods in northern El Dorado Hills are particularly bad. Les Nederveld, a site acquisition specialist for AT&T, would like to do […]

Area carpet cleaner knows its stuff

Special to the Democrat Do you have pet stains or water stains on your carpet? CarterÕs Carpet Restoration may be able to help you out. Located at 6048 Enterprise Drive in Diamond Springs, the company boasts six carpet technicians and high tech equipment that gets the job done. ÒWe service all the way from Roseville, […]

CO Newcomers looking for members

Cameron Park NewcomersÕ Club is celebrating its 31st year of meeting new people and welcoming anyone who wants to join the Cameron Park Newcomers. Members do not have to live in Cameron Park and do not have to be new to the area. Everyone, single or married, is welcome to join Cameron Park NewcomersÕ for […]

EDH Fire Dept. annexing Latrobe

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s annexation of the Latrobe Fire Protection District continues to progress, with the process now in the hands of El Dorado County’s Local Agency Formation Commission. Earlier this year, the El Dorado Hills and Latrobe fire boards voted to proceed with annexation. If all goes as planned, El Dorado Hills would […]

Floating body not a body

A report of a floating body on Cascade Lake on April 9 was later believed to be a piece of wood. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a floating body at 2:51 p.m., a press release stated. The reporting party, born and raised in South Lake Tahoe, was hiking on […]

Greenwood School being restored

The Georgetown Divide Recreation District, Native Sons of the Golden West and Greenwood Civic Organization are teaming up to make urgently needed improvements to the Greenwood Schoolhouse on Greenwood Road, but they also are calling on the help of community members. The historical building is badly in need of repairs, and although the Native Sons of the Golden West, Georgetown Parlor No. 91 has taken the task to its Grand Parlor and the Historical Preservation Fund for help, grant money provided will only cover the first phase of a two-phase restoration project.

“The Native Sons are dedicated to the preservation of California’s history,” said …

At a glance: Take aim on fun

On April 16, 1922 Annie Oakley hit 100 clay targets in row, setting a new women’s record. She was quite the showman and continually impressed audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.   Music and barbecue If she was in Placerville today she would probably drop by Hog Wild, 38 Main St., to have some […]

Grow For It! Spring and the UCCE Master Gardeners of EDC Plant Sale

It’s hard to believe that not only has springtime arrived but that it is time for the semi-annual plant sale. The spring plant sale will be the 10th plant sale put on by the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of El Dorado County. The Saturday, April 19 sale is from 8 a.m. – […]

Fairytale Town presents Eggstravaganza

A fun-filled family weekend on Saturday and Sunday, April 19 and 20, features egg hunts, prizes, spring-themed hands-on activities and visits with Peter Cottontail during the Spring Eggstravaganza at Fairytale Town. Daily egg hunts are held promptly at noon, 1 and 2 p.m. Hunt areas are separated by age group: 0 – 3 years, 4 […]

Water rights detailed for EDWPA board

Members of the El Dorado Water and Power Authority listened to a short history on state water rights at their meeting on April 9. Related to current efforts by EDWPA to pursue an additional 40,000 acre-feet of water rights from the State Water Quality Control Board, the presentation, called ”Water Rights 101,” was made by attorney […]

Supes pick 1% growth forecast

Accepting the recommendation of its Long-Range Planning Division, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors on April 8 adopted a new set of projections for how and where future growth will occur. The board approved “Scenario 3,” which combines the “historical growth rate with growth distribution that is consistent with the county’s General Plan.” Such […]

Heard over the back fence: Lions Hall senior lunch moves to fairgrounds

DON’T WASTE MY TIME: John Chapman sent the following T-shirt statement: “Why Do I Have To Press “ONE” For English When You’re Just Going To Transfer Me To Someone I Can’t Understand Anyway?” NEW LUNCH LOCATION: Because of repairs being done at the Mother Lode Lions Club in Diamond Springs, the Senior Nutrition lunch program has been […]

Musicians fiddle around at Harris Center

Picture the Harris Center for the Arts stage filled with 50 fiddlers backed by piano, drums, cellos, guitars, harps and even a harmonica, projecting a sound lively as a dance band, as majestic as a symphony orchestra. On Wednesday, April 16, the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers, with Scottish master fiddler Alasdair Fraser, whose humor, passion […]

Cal Fire and National Guard train for fire season

SACRAMENTO — As drought conditions continue to have a hold on California, Cal Fire and the California National Guard held their annual fire aviation training. The joint helicopter training was scheduled for several days from April 4-6 at the Cal Fire Academy in Ione and Lake Pardee in Amador County. “Fire activity is already well […]

Mather airport expansion moves forward

Now is the time to comment on Sacramento County’s Mather Airport 20-year-development plan — a proposal to turn the former Air Force base-turn-private airport into a premier cargo hub facility for the entire Pacific Rim region. The plan’s revised Draft Environmental Impact Report is available for public review. The Mather Review Subcommittee, acting under the […]

Heard over the back fence: Egg hunt alerts

WATCH YOUR STEP! John Chapman gave me the following T-shirt statement: “I’M NOT CLUMSY! The Floor Just Hates Me, the Table & Chairs are Bullies, and the Walls Get in My Way.” EGG HUNT AND MORE: An Easter Eggstravaganza and Egg Hunt are scheduled for Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Town Center […]

Sheriff’s Office bonanza

EDITOR: Our sheriff this Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors meeting wants a 106,331-square-foot building the size of a Home Depot on a 12-acre campus, six times the size of the current administration building he occupies built in 1970. A county consultant estimates a $52 million construction cost at $490 per square foot. You need […]

County backs range of grant projects promoting air quality

El Dorado County Supervisors voted 4-1 to approve six proposals recommended by the county’s Air Quality Management District. The April 1 action supports projects ranging from continuing the County Fair Shuttle to Electric Vehicle Infrastructure development in the city of Placerville and a “Stay and Play Shuttle” program sponsored by the El Dorado County Chamber […]

William “Bill” Henry Stollmeyer

Sept. 29, 1928 — March 16, 2014 William “Bill” Henry Stollmeyer, 85, passed away at home peacefully of natural causes on March 16, 2014, in Apple Valley, Calif. Bill was born to Henry “Hank” and Doris E. Melvin Stollmeyer on Sept. 29, 1928, in Burbank, Calif. He was the brother to two younger sisters, Betty […]

Teens have fun at the library

An oasis of learning at the El Dorado County Library’s Placerville branch finds students gathering the second Tuesday of each month to have fun while learning and at the same time grab some credit that will look great on college entrance applications and job résumés. The Teen Library Council not only encourages reading but has […]

Horoscope, Sunday, April 6, 2014

Stay-cation Cancer Moon The Cancer moon insists on finding relaxation inside the safe confines of home, sweet home. If that is not a relaxing place, the day is likely to be dedicated to making it more so. What needs to change? The feng shui? Houseguests? The attitude of family members or habits of the pets? […]

Heard over the back fence: Carnival planned at EDH Library

SOLAR SYSTEM ADVICE: John Chapman dropped off the following T-shirt solar-system-advice statement: “Follow your own path * Give yourself some space * What goes around comes around * Be attractive * Pull yourself together * Have a stellar attitude * Stay centered!” SPRING CARNIVAL TIME: A Spring Carnival is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, from 1 to […]

EDWPA gets update on innovative water rights project

An update on the El Dorado Water Reliability Project was given at the March 12 board meeting of the El Dorado Water and Power Authority (EDWPA). If successful, the project would add 40,000 acre-feet of new water rights for the county under 1927 area-of-origin law, with the water stored in the Upper American River Project of […]

Open letter to city of Placerville

EDITOR: In the life of a community, like the life of an individual, there are defining moments, moments that illuminate true character. This is one such moment for Placerville. The question is whether the quirky, creative, entrepreneurial, openhearted personality of our city, which is part of our gold rush heritage, can extend to include our […]

Beer competition returns to the El Dorado County Fair

More than 1.2 million people brew beer at home in the United States. That’s 2 million barrels of beer fermenting and bubbling in closets and cellars nationwide each year according to the American Homebrewers Association. Homebrewer and co-owner of one of Park West’s newest businesses, home brew and winemaking supplier The Brewer’s Barn, Tim Daniel […]

Standard Pacific Homes unveils Villagio

Standard Pacific Homes debuted Villagio — a gated collection of homes nestled within the master-planned community of Promontory in El Dorado Hills. The community offers a hilltop setting above Folsom’s Empire Ranch Golf Club. Villagio at The Promontory showcases Standard Pacific Homes’ all-new architectural concepts through a collection of four brand new, two-story home designs […]

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EDH Fire Dept. annexing Latrobe

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Motorcycle fatality in Greenwood

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Greenwood School being restored

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Cal Fire increasing staffing, hiring

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EID restricts watering days

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Lover’s Leap fall injures man

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Tea Party meeting April 17

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Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking May 1

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Floating body not a body

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Old mill a goner

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My turn: A fair California flat income tax

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DA Pierson has been outstanding

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Murder? Suicide?

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Middle class getting poorer?

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Real estate lies

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Outside with Charlie: Switch gear

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Ponderosa volleyball is a family affair

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Aussie team makes visit

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Griz have challenging day

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Roundup: April 15, 2014

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At a glance: Take aim on fun

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Men to walk a mile in her shoes

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Runners stampede for Sugarloaf scholarships

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Team works to fight disease

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COOL School is accepting applications

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Band of Miwoks fund mission

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Crime Log: March 25-27

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Weather stats 4-15-14

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