In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historical sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures all year long. In December, many of the nearly 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums are […]
Cal Expo is accepting applications for its cultural advisory council. The cultural advisory council (CAC) enhances the outreach efforts of the board of directors at Cal Expo and staff in cultural communities throughout the state. The CAC also advises the board on matters pertaining to fair programs related to education, entertainment and other activities at […]
In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures all year long. In November many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are […]
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. — Add color to your landscape year-round by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August. Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees through the foundation’s Trees for America campaign. The trees will be shipped postpaid between Oct. 15 and […]
County supervisors denied a proposal by the Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad to extend its excursion train trips to 30 for this year. In the second train-related item of its March 24 agenda, the board compromised by allowing two of the 30 requested excursions as special events. A charter trip for the local California Native […]
The centennial year of the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce found business leaders gathered Friday to begin celebrating 100 years of success with its 2015 Business Awards Luncheon at the Cold Springs Country Club in Placerville. The gorgeous sunlit golf course outside the clubhouse windows seemed custom-ordered for the festivities inside, where a handful […]
It’s good to be wanted, especially by women like Sandra Hurley-Nerwinski, Kelli Punturo and Kathryn Cain — all of whom are eager to have you join them. Members of an organization called the El Dorado County Legal Professionals Association, the group is made up of a cross-section of local legal talent including paralegals, legal secretaries, private fiduciaries, notaries, public […]
Editor’s note: Democrat staff writer Mike Bush looked back on the recently completed seasons for the five area prep football teams. His analysis is broken into two parts: Union Mine, Oak Ridge and Ponderosa are featured today. El Dorado and Golden Sierra ran Monday. One more win. That was all that the Union Mine, Oak Ridge […]
The Mother Lode Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) held its fourth annual Community Awards Banquet at the Cold Springs Golf and Country Club on Tuesday, Oct. 28. At the event four first responders from El Dorado County were awarded the SAR Law Enforcement Commemorative Medal for their service to the community. […]
It was an uncomfortable meeting for everyone Tuesday night as the El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees met to discuss charges that Trustee Todd White had a potential conflict of interest because of his membership in another group. Brought up as an agenda item by Trustee Lori Veerkamp, the board debated whether or not White’s […]
Progress is being made in the King Fire in El Dorado County encompassing more than 95,000 acres of steep terrain in the Eldorado National Forest, Tahoe National Forest and Desolation Wilderness. Many businesses have contacted the El Dorado County Visitors Authority to help get the word out that their towns and businesses are open for business. […]
The local chapter of the Delta Kappa Society International recently held its annual banquet at a Placerville restaurant. Epsilon Chi Chapter, which was formed in El Dorado County in 1951, is part of a worldwide honor society for women educators in more than 18 countries, involving 84,000 members. The evening’s program included the initiation of […]
On April 10, the FBI’s Baltimore Division announced the latest addition to the FBI’s List of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, William Bradford Bishop. Bishop is wanted in connection with the cold case homicide of his five family members in March 1976, all of whom he allegedly bludgeoned to death before burning and burying their bodies […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Strains of great Broadway hits — and perhaps a preview of Carl Orff’s riveting “Carmina Burana” — will put a smile on the faces of Sunrise Mall shoppers of all ages on Thursday evening, Feb. 18 during the Sacramento Choral Society’s annual singathon fundraiser in front of Macy’s Women’s store from 6:30-8. SCSO members will […]
A presentation of the final draft of a training facility plan was made to the El Dorado Hills Fire Department Board of Directors on Jan. 21 for a training facility to be built on property the department owns in the El Dorado Hills Business Park for a cost of at least $5.5 million. The question […]
EDITOR: On Dec. 15 four members of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors voted to gut our General Plan and vastly increase the density of zoning in rural areas. In doing so Supervisors Ron Mikulaco, Brian Veerkamp, Michael Ranalli and Sue Novasel violated the California Environmental Quality Act by approving targeted General Plan amendments […]
Feb. 14, 1945 — Jan. 25, 2016 Mike Wurm was born on Feb. 14, 1945, in Weaverham, England, to Theodore Grover Wurm and Betty McMean Wurm. He grew up in Oakland, Calif. In 1964 Mike traveled to New Zealand to live for five years, returning to Oakland with a new bride. After a second try […]
ACTION COMMITTEE: The Camino Community Action Committee announced its second mini grants for Camino. These mini grants will be awarded based on an application process. Applicants must be nonprofits serving the Camino area. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded. The deadline for this first round of mini grants is Feb. 29 at noon. More […]
Called “fine work for a very small investment” by District 3 Supervisor Brian Veerkamp, the recently completed Citizen Engagement Survey received high marks from El Dorado County supervisors. Sherman Fox, trainer and organizational specialist in the Chief Administrative Office, described the survey as “a way to find out what 187,000 residents want … and to […]
EDITOR: Finally, a light-in-the-tunnel pertaining to the city of South Lake Tahoe and El Dorado County negotiations regarding our South Lake Tahoe seniors and the senior center/buildings/area/etc. It is about time the county enters formal negotiations so that the city can work out its long-term improvements and at the same time keep our Tahoe seniors content. The […]
Camino Union School District has all the charm of a rural school district but at more than 60 years old it’s showing its age.
Hence the push by its school board and staff to get approval from residents this June for a bond issue to fund needed improvements.
Superintendent/Principal Matthew Smith, who oversees Camino School and Camino Science and Natural Resources Charter School on the Snows Road campus, took the Mountain Democrat on a tour, pointing out the site’s many deficiencies.
El Niño continues to deliver more snow and rain but that won’t change the statewide conservation mandate set by Gov. Jerry Brown last year.
At Tuesday’s State Water Resources Control Board meeting, board members voted to extend the mandate through October of this year, although the amount of water to be conserved will be somewhat more flexible.
George Kostyrko, director of the SWRCB office of Public Affairs, said there is no specific conservation target.
EL DORADO HILLS — The process to update the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan continues with community input gathered via online comments through Feb. 15. Last Thursday CSD staff and directors hosted approximately 50 residents at a public workshop to narrow down top priorities from information gathered from residents since […]