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Supervisors take on Rails to Trails: Board members unite on second item

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 […]

Chamber members celebrate 100 years

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 […]

Legal Professionals Association seeking more members

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 […]

Football: Area teams held their own ground

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 […]

SAR honors members for service

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. […]

EDUHSD: Veerkamp attacks White over group membership

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 […]

Apple Hill members ready for visitors

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. […]

Delta Kappa members meet

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 […]

New top 10 fugitive could be in area

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 […]

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 […]

Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be fought alone

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affect more than 5.3 million people in America. This growing problem can leave family caregivers and those with Alzheimer’s disease feeling frightened and alone. El Dorado County Senior Day Care Services is reaching out to share information about the many local resources and programs that can help those […]

Shingle Springs concerts celebrate first year

July is the first anniversary for the second Saturday concert series at the Shingle Springs Community Center. The July 11 will feature the Road Crew and the return of recording artist Sugar plum.   The Road Crew The Road Crew has been playing Americana music since 2010. The group has played at the Rescue Community Center, Elks […]

A sign of desperation? City’s sign changes debated

Problem: How to get the tens of thousands of Highway 50 travelers on their way to and from the Bay Area to Tahoe to turn off the freeway and visit Placerville.

Solution: Advertise upcoming downtown events on the Welcome to Placerville sign at Canal Street and Highway 50.

Problem with the solution: Changes to the sign would sully the grace and charm of the little town, rendering it nothing more than a billboard that makes the city appear “desperate.”

Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees

Join the Arbor Day Foundation in July and 10 Trees Will Be Planted in High-Need National Forests Forests across America are a prized natural resource and anyone can help plant trees in these vital areas by joining the Arbor Day Foundation this month. Through the Replanting Our National Forests campaign, the Arbor Day Foundation will […]

Celebrate the tomato at Midtown’s Sacratomato Week

Get ready to savor the tomato when Midtown Sacramento’s Sutter District presents the second annual Sacratomato Week on July 20-25. New this year, the food-focused week will culminate with a free family-friendly festival that will take place on the grounds outside of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) on Saturday, July 25 from 4-8 p.m. […]

GDPUD getting it together

Despite the criticism the new Georgetown Divide Public Utility District Board of Directors may be receiving from some members of the public, we believe that GDPUD is finally getting its act together, and it’s about time. At the June 9 board meeting, difficult decisions were made surrounding the Auburn Lake Trails water treatment plant. The […]

Tahoe evaluates health concerns

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The community has undergone a complete physical and the results are in. Based on the 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment, mental health and substance abuse remain top health concerns in the area. Barton Health conducted its second Community Health Needs Assessment to identify unmet needs within the community. After identifying these needs, […]

Taz torpedo Loomis, stay undefeated

EL DORADO HILLS — The Loomis Basin Dolphins were no match for the Tasmanian Devils swim team Saturday at the El Dorado Hills Community District Swimming Pool. After their 614-175 victory, the Taz are 4-0 on the regular season, positioned on top of the Suburban Swim League standings. Throughout the week, Taz coaches instructed athletes […]

Things to do: June 26, 2015

ONGOING Art Studio 360, 360 Main St. in Placerville, is featuring photographer and potter Agi Gillespie. She also makes 100 percent hand-sewn quilts in many sizes. The photographs at the gallery show her interest in desert and canyon shots plus close-ups of animals and flowers. For more information call (530) 295-0360. Gold Country Artists Gallery, […]

Aiming for a safer community

It was a sunny, clear day but my vision was marred by gun smoke. A dozen people lined up, shooting revolvers before moving on to semi-automatics. I was the only one at the range who had never fired a gun.

Geof Peabody was ecstatic to get me to the gun range not far from Placerville. After a morning filled with gun safety lessons and dry firing practice (using inert bullets that don’t actually shoot), it was time for four hours at the private gun range at Big Cut Mine.

This class was an introduction to handguns, one of six of Peabody’s NRA-certified classes, which have become very popular. In March he had 55 ministers sign up for a special minister-only class, requiring a split into two classes, he said.

Hangtown Cranker Classic: Take a ride, wheelers’ style

“Get up! Get out! Get better!” It’s the motto and game plan for Placerville Mobility Support Group, an organization founded in 2007 by Lynn Murray to improve the physical, mental and emotional well-being of people with ambulatory impairment. Murray, 69, was a coach for 32 years, a teacher and mountain climber. He also worked in construction. In […]

Robert “Bob” Nichols

Oct. 9, 1930 — June 13, 2015 Robert “Bob” Nichols, a third-generation El Dorado County native, passed away peacefully following a long illness on June 13, 2015. He was 84. Bob was born at the Larkin Place in east Diamond Springs, Calif., in 1930. The son of Elinor and Clarence “Bud” Nichols, he was the […]

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Anti-terrorism authority renewed

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4th of July closures set

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EDH murder: Offer discussed; new hearing set

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Delegation checks out county businesses

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End of the Moore legacy

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Tips to beat the heat

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City residents asked to fill out survey

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Gun-owner advocate vows to keep fighting

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Water leak spouts up in Placerville

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Pet owners face citation if animals endangered in hot weather

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Dementia workshop next week

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Heard over the back fence: Fix your bike

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Publisher’s Ink: To the back of the bill Mr. Hamilton!

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The Democratic-Chronicles: Moral myopia

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Charles Krauthammer: On lowering the flag

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Side-stepping the Electoral College

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Thanks to a firefighter

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Ponderosa lead slips away is district play

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Dolphins dominate Arden Manor

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Taz wins friendly league meet

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El Dorado Hills Major win big

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Outside with Charlie: Perfect place

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Bruins squad capture Silver crown

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Riches of the river include more than gold

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Fun in the mud at Markham

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At a glance: Plenty to do

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Kaitlyn Dias basks in ‘Inside Out’ success

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Grow For It! Summer Tree Care

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Mobile Food Pantry to distribute food in Placerville

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Placerville Arts Association celebrated 50th anniversary

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Building permits issued June 22-26

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Statewide fire summary

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Marco Antonio Ramos

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Felicia “Babe” Baer Moseley

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