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Undersheriff talks budget, culture shift

El Dorado County Undersheriff Randy Peshon fielded questions from the county Taxpayer’s Association on March 23, mostly related to the budget and the shifts in the training and culture of the department. In the two months since being promoted — following former Undersheriff Rich Williams retiring in the wake of his wife retiring — Peshon […]

Reservoirs shift

One has to follow reservoir reports weekly to have noticed it. The lake levels report printed in the Friday, Dec. 5, edition of this paper on page A2 reported the first rise in reservoir levels since Feb. 13. Last rain season Folsom Lake hit its lowest level of the year Feb. 6 when it sank […]

Lady Cougars take 6th; shift focus to Vitell

EL DORADO HILLS — Defensively, the El Dorado Lady Cougars did enough to win Monday’s fifth-place game at the Trojan Toss-Up against Inderkum — offensively they didn’t. The bigger, taller Tigers eventually wore El Dorado down to earn the 37-23 victory in a game the shots just didn’t fall for the Placerville squad. The Cougars, nearing […]

El Dorado pulls extra shifts after team backs out

The El Dorado girls basketball team worked overtime this past weekend: catching a reprieve with an opening day forfeit Thursday before playing twice on each of the next two days. The Cougars stepped into Johnson’s shoes after the Sacramento team pulled out on Christmas Eve — forcing El Dorado to play both sides of the […]

EID rate shift, hikes OK’d 4-1

After two and three-quarters hours of being chewed out by 27 of 31 speakers Monday night the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors voted 4-1 to switch from billing 30 percent for the base rate and 70 percent for actual water use to a 50-50 formula. Following that change, Single-Family base rates for water […]

Nine state parolees shift to county

On April 4, Gov. Jerry Brown signed two bills referred to as the Public Safety Realignment to help reduce the number of non-serious and non-violent offenders incarcerated in California prisons. The bills realign those offenders into the county jail or paroled into the county they were originally sentenced. Instead of reporting to a state parole officer, parolees will […]

Fun zoo nights

Explore the Zoo in a whole new light Ñmoonlight. Discover which animals take over the night shift, and see what happens when the zoo comes alive at night. Experience this new side of the zoo with your family without the rush of the daytime crowds. Meet some of the animals up close and personal. Then, […]

Raucous good times promised at ‘Hotel Paradiso’

What: “Hotel Paradiso” Who: El Dorado High School Drama Department Where: Black Box Theater, 561 Canal St. in Placerville When: Nov. 14, 15 and 16 and Nov. 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $12 for adults and $10 for students Information: Studio81.org or The Bookery, Main Street in Placerville   A married man and a married woman — not […]

As we were: Home run for El Dorado County

25 Years ago March 11, 1988 Huge softball tournament coming to Placerville area El Dorado County’s Western Slope has been chosen as one of 12 sites for the first leg of a national slow-pitch softball tournament that will conclude with the championship in Steamboat Springs, CO. Tournaments will be held here and in nine other states […]

County calls ‘snow day’ for all but essential services

Tuesday at 2 p.m. El Dorado County government declared a “snow day.” All non-essential employees were sent home and only emergency services personnel remained on duty. The sudden and unexpected dump caught motorists and residents unaware, and workers who had gone to lunch called in to say they wouldn’t be back at their posts. County […]

Nomadic shelter open for winter

“The shelter becomes home for the night for guests,” said Janis Carney, volunteer for the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter that serves the homelesss population of El Dorado County. While some of the homeless are wintering over at Hangtown Haven, Placerville’s legal encampment, families with children and those not meeting the camp’s criterion need a warm, […]

Winter nomadic homeless shelter opens

EDITOR: On Friday, Nov. 2, the nomadic homeless shelter opened once again. It is open seven nights a week and rotates between different churches or faith-based groups. The first few weeks saw only eight guests using the shelter, however this past week, with the weather deteriorating, the numbers have increased to 28. The guests are […]

EID cuts out CalSPA early

Two and out. The El Dorado Irrigation District completed in two years what it had negotiated to complete in five years in a legal settlement with lawyers for the California Sport Protection Fishing Alliance. In a deal that cost EID $240,000, the district agreed to reduce the number of sanitary sewer overflows to 5 per […]

CalSPA still angling to spend EID’s money

A year ago the El Dorado Irrigation District settled a federal lawsuit with the California Sport Fishing Alliance at a cost of $240,000. Cal SPA had claimed EID was violating the federal Water Pollution Control Act by having too many sanitary sewer overflows, usually abbreviated as SSOs. Though EID denied the lawsuit’s allegations and even […]

Informative report

Customarily Grand Jury reports in El Dorado County are long on chest thumping and short on verifiable facts. This year’s Grand Jury report is the opposite. It is chock full of information and cites its sources and people interviewed. The bulk of the report deals with law enforcement issues and appears to give a thorough […]

Pirate lawyers still crossing swords

The California Sport Fishing Alliance, or CalSPA, is a high-falutin’ name for a group of pirate lawyers. The El Dorado Irrigation District paid a $240,000 tribute last August to CalSPA after it self-reported too many small sewer overflows, mostly on the homeowner’s portion of the sewer line. Half of that payout went to lawyers’ fees […]

Jupiter’s spots

By Cameron Park Rotary Club Community Observatory Anyone working a night shift in Northern California this time of year might notice a bright star rising in the East just after sunset, crossing the sky through the night and setting in the West just before the sun rises. This ÒstarÓ is in fact only about 500 […]

Cal SPA, EID ink deal on sewer line overflows

The El Dorado Irrigation District recently released the out-of-court settlement it reached with the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance. The price of protection against a federal lawsuit is $240,000 plus $2,000 a year. The breakdown on those figures is $120,000 for Cal SPAÕs lawyers and $120,000 for Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Òto be […]

Belltower: Notable local historical women

WomenÕs History Month was last month, so IÕm a little behind the curve on this column, but it is never too late to highlight my favorite women in El Dorado County history. My top favorites worked at the Mountain Democrat. Bine V. Ingham and Mollie Carpenter broke the mold for editors and publishers. They were […]

One for the ratepayers

Perhaps it helped that representatives from the districtÕs employees association attended the rate workshops that the El Dorado Irrigation District held in various communities. We are certainly impressed with the bow to the recession that EID employees took when they negotiated a new Memorandum of Understanding. The four-year contract includes a two-year wage freeze. Even […]

Belltower: Long gone newspaper technology

Before then editor Ursula Smith hired me in 1978 I worked for a small newspaper in Amador County that no longer exists. Published in Ione, the Amador Progress-News has long since been merged and subsumed by the Ledger Dispatch. When I first started working there I still lived in Davis with roommates who worked with […]

Loya clutch for Lady Grizzlies

GARDEN VALLEY — A packed house, a budding rivalry, and a high-octane barnburner that gripped an entire student body cheering section. That’s what Lady Grizzly basketball fans got Friday night on home court as Golden Sierra High’s varsity girls basketball program knocked off Vacaville Christian 53-52 in Sierra Delta League action. Freshman sensation Rachel Loya […]

Belltower: Some news items

In the Dec. 30, 2015, Mountain Democrat Publisher Richard Esposito wrote a long dissertation about technological change as part of his first message as newly installed county Chamber of Commerce president. What caught my eye was an item about the first computer housed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1965. I worked my way through college in the […]

Publisher’s Ink: Debates expose the talking and walking dead

Fans of “The Walking Dead,” a popular AMC series, are being treated to an exciting sixth season. The non-stop action in this zombie apocalypse mini-series keeps viewers riveted to their seats. On the opposite side of the television spectrum we have the presidential debates where viewers last Saturday night were treated to a scene of the […]

Cougars advance to 2nd round

Brushing aside the long delay to the start of their Division III playoff opener Tuesday night, the El Dorado girls easily swept visiting Central Valley 25-12, 25-18, 25-11 to advance. A broke-down bus soon became the least of the Hawks’ troubles — replaced by Makayla Hoyt and Kylie Haverson who peppered the court to split […]

Horoscope, Saturday, November 7, 2015

Venus Waves Goodbye to Virgo Goodbye, Venus in Virgo. Tomorrow the love goddess planet moves into the sign of partnership and beauty. While Venus in Libra will be romantic, you might look back with dewy eyes on some of the practicalities that went down in the last few weeks. As much as we fantasize about […]

Prescribed burns start in Eldorado National Forest

Smoky air Tuesday was the result of the Eldorado National Forest’s controlled burns. Each fall, winter and spring the U.S Forest Service officials start their “prescribed burn” program to reduce fuel that could potentially feed future wildfires. “The Forest Service was doing controlled burns yesterday (Monday) and the winds were pointing toward the Placerville area, hence […]

Horoscope, Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Appetite Moon The full moon is in Taurus, the sign of appetites. This isn’t just about food. It’s about whatever is missing in your life. Whether you hunger for love, a sense of security, a greater understanding of yourself, or even for some material item gleaming in your psyche — whatever it is you’re hungry […]

Horoscope, Sunday, October 18, 2015

Split-Moon Mood The moon splits the day into two distinct moods. The dreams of the night motivate an energetic morning and an early day of high hopes and intriguing possibilities. This lasts until the lunar shift into Capricorn changes the frame. The high hopes will turn into solid ambitions and the beginnings of a reasonable […]

Oak Ridge continues its winning ways

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge met one of its season goals with Monday night’s shutout of Sierra Foothill League rival Granite Bay. After 80 minutes under the lights, the Trojans’ 2-0 victory checked that item off their list to remain undefeated in league. Last fall, Oak Ridge lost 2-1 and 3-2 contests to Granite Bay, which won […]

Gala raises funds to fight domestic violence

“In the early years the original founders were housing women in their homes and garages,” stated Mary Korkeila, CFO and unofficial historian for the Center for Violence-free Relationships. Formerly the El Dorado Women’s Center, the Center for Violence-free Relationships was incorporated in 1979 to meet the needs of displaced homemakers. In the 18-month period that […]

DUI checkpoint saves lives

EDITOR: Thank you, local enforcement agencies for conducting the recent DUI checkpoint on Highway 50 in Placerville. Commuting home from my swing shift job in the flatland five nights a week, your periodic inspections increase the odds of my safe arrival home. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. MIA JACOBS Placerville

Smoked in: Butte Fire leaves El Dorado County in a haze

Though the Butte Fire has not burned one inch of land in El Dorado County, its effecting everyone who lives here. Thick smoke has replaced blue sky, forcing sporting event cancellation and limiting visibility.

And while many opted out of outdoor activities these last few days, smoke didn’t completely ruin everyone’s weekend.

Saturday, more than 200 people participated in Marshall Medical Center’s Women’s Health Expo in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Ladies, gents, wenches and thieves took over Cameron Park Lake for the Renaissance Tudor Fayre both Saturday and Sunday. Those touched by cancer participated in the Relay for Life at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville this weekend as well.

Diamondback girls win home opener

EL DORADO — Union Mine had a successful start to its season Wednesday, defeating visiting Placer 25-21, 26-24, 25-18. The Lady Diamondbacks pulled out the second set, scoring the final seven points with their backs to the wall. Union Mine relied on its captain Kylie Russell and the senior came through with key hits and on serve. […]

Wine barrel art sure to please the pallet

What: Craft Faire Who: Placerville Downtown Association Where: Main Street in Placerville When: Sunday, Aug. 23, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: No admission or parking fee Information: (530) 672-3436 or visit placervilledowntown.com His tan face could be carved from the very oak he lovingly crafts into beauty, with life’s worries and cares set deeply in the lines […]

Charles Krauthammer: The price of fetal parts

“Thank you Planned Parenthood. God bless you.” — Barack Obama, address to Planned Parenthood, April 26, 2013 WASHINGTON — Planned Parenthood’s reaction to the release of a clandestinely recorded conversation about the sale of fetal body parts was highly revealing. After protesting that it did nothing illegal, it apologized for the “tone” of one of […]

Charles Krauthammer: Worse than we could have imagined

When you write a column, as did I two weeks ago, headlined “The worst agreement in U.S. diplomatic history,” you don’t expect to revisit the issue. We had hit bottom. Or so I thought. Then last Tuesday the final terms of the Iranian nuclear deal were published. I was wrong. Who would have imagined we […]

EDH Taz celebrates 50 years

For 50 years El Dorado Hills youth have competed on the Taz swim team. What began as an immigrant’s dream with only 20 swimmers on its roster is a powerhouse today, boasting nearly 500 swimmers strong. Any local kid from any generation will say the same thing: The friendships and memories made kept them coming […]

2015 Hyundai Azera: Getting it right

Never being a fan of the Azera, mainly because it was not attractive, has changed by about 180 degrees, with a new, fifth generation model. The prior generation which was a follow on to the third generation known as the XG 300-350 (a car of real value) must have been designed by a competitor because […]

Heard over the back fence: Give Dad a Hug

TAKE A HIKE:
 An Emigrant Lake hike is scheduled for July 18. The following information was provided. This hike, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., goes along Caples Lake for the first 2.5 miles, then continues on switchbacks up to Emigrant Creek with views of Round Top along the way. When Emigrant Creek is crossed, hikers reach the […]

Horoscope, Friday, June 26, 2015

Two Kinds of Lunar Love Mother Teresa of Calcutta said it’s easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness of someone unloved in their own home. The Libra moon of partnership and love rules the first part of the day, favoring dedication to the needs of those close. […]

Hwy. 49 paving project under way

COOL – An 11-mile stretch of State Highway 49 between Cool and Coloma is being repaved this season as part of the California Department of Transportation’s commitment to a “fix it first” strategy of preserving and maintaining California’s 50,000 lane miles of highways. Work has begun on the project and is expected to extend through […]

HHSA director talks budget, services

Don Ashton, director of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, spoke before the Taxpayers Association on April 20, answering questions about his agency’s budget and services. Employed by the county since 2011, Ashton said HHSA utilizes a “super agency model” in which several departments are combined under one umbrella. In his case, he oversees […]

Inmate hand crews invaluable

Cal Fire Capt. Paul Gaines waved his hand in a zig-zag pattern, following a dirt trail up the side of a hill on Bacchi Ranch in Garden Valley. He was disappointed. The trail, actually a fire break, was supposed to be straight.

Gaines, the division supervisor of the Growlersburg inmate camp in Georgetown, spoke over the sound of chainsaws as Crew 2 continued the line on May 6 as part of a multi-day, statewide training and certification exercise. All 4,300 inmates in 196 crews must pass the tests and be certified to work for Cal Fire.

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News »

CAO contract details questioned

By Chris Daley | From Page: A1

EDH property serves as fiery training ground

By Amanda Williams | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Have a game plan for Super Bowl 50

By Placerville Police | From Page: A1

El Niño delivers but state says keep conserving

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Police release sketches of suspects in South Lake Tahoe shooting

By Tahoe Daily Tribune | From Page: A3 | Gallery

Take the county biz survey

By News Release | From Page: A3

Free state tax assistance online

By Franchise Tax Board | From Page: A3

Sailing returns to Folsom Lake

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Chairlift malfunction addressed by Forest Service

By Tahoe Daily Tribune | From Page: A8

Heard over the back fence: Take a swing

By Ken Deibert | From Page: B1

Oak Ridge theft inspires giving spirit

By Julie Samrick | Gallery

Legal services available for seniors

By El Dorado County Health And Human Services Agency

One dead after Tahoe shooting

By Tahoe Daily Tribune

Tribes fight over name, land

By Amanda Williams

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Letters »

Hands up, don’t shoot?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Denial

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Teacher shortage

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Are you hornswoggled?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Disdain and disgrace

By Letters to the Editor

Opinions and facts

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Altshuler’s insults

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Respect other drivers

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Helping the homeless

By Letters to the Editor

Herd immunity doesn’t work either

By Letters to the Editor

Alternative treatments

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Clay Street problems?

By Letters to the Editor

Phony claim

By Letters to the Editor

Lincoln’s railroad ties

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EID general manager responds

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Empty Bowls left our hearts full

By Letters to the Editor

New sheriff’s complex

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Save the turtles

By Letters to the Editor

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Sports »

Troy downs Woodcreek

By Mark Devaughn | From Page: A9 | Gallery

Roundup: Feb 4, 2016

By Brandon Anicich | From Page: A9

UM, ED Sierra Valley Conference champs

By Brandon Anicich | From Page: A9 | Gallery

Bruins clinch CVC

By Brandon Anicich | From Page: A9 | Gallery

D’backs fall to Cordova

By Mark Devaughn | From Page: A10 | Gallery

Roundup: Feb. 8, 2016

By Brandon Anicich

Schedule: Feb. 8-13, 2016

By Democrat Staff

Bruins breeze by Bella Vista

By Brandon Anicich | Gallery

Trojan War Wrestling Tournament

By Brandon Anicich | Gallery

Roundup: Jan 30, 2016

By Democrat Staff

Lady Bruins suffer worst loss

By Brandon Anicich | Gallery

Schedule: Feb, 1-6, 2016

By Democrat Staff

Roundup: Jan. 27, 2016

By Democrat Staff | Gallery

Cougars upend Lady D’backs

By Brandon Anicich | Gallery

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Prospecting »

Reds, Whites and Jewels is the perfect place to shop

By Sherri Bergmann | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Love inspires Gold Country artists

By Gold Country Artists Gallery | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Things to do: Feb. 5, 2016

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B2

‘Citizenfour’ shows at Cozmic Café

By Coalition For Change | From Page: B3

Guitar masters play at Sutter Creek

By Sutter Creek | From Page: B3

Arts Council presents author reading

By El Dorado Arts Council | From Page: B4

Alice Wallace combines country and Americana

By Sutter Creek | From Page: B4

My Time group to meet in Placerville

By Senior Day | From Page: B4

From hammock hijinks to happiness, couple celebrates 70 years

By Pat Lakey | From Page: B5 | Gallery

Duty: U.S. Air Force Airman Talon R. Green

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B5

Cabaret skewers and laments commercialized romance

By Capital Stage | From Page: B6

St. Elias Orthodox Church presents special programs

By St. Elias Orthodox Church | From Page: B6

Exhibit brings a new dimension to familiar portraits

By California State Unversity, Sacramento | From Page: B6

Gold Rush for preschoolers

By Angels Camp | From Page: B8

Send a singing Valentine

By Sierra Gold Chorus | From Page: B8

History museum debuts new exhibit

By The Sacramento History Museum | From Page: B9

Acoustic guitar luminaries return to Harris Center

By Harris Center for the Arts | From Page: B9

Poets to speak out

By El Dorado Arts Council | From Page: B13

Learn how to use social media

By Marshall Foundation For Community Health

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Essentials »

DUI Log

By Amanda Williams | From Page: A2

On the agenda: EID

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A2

Lake levels

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Building permits issued Jan. 25-29

By El Dorado County Community Development

News Bites 2/3

By Democrat Staff

Building permits issued from Jan. 18-22

By El Dorado County Community Development

Rainfall totals: January 2016

By Democrat Staff

Lake levels

By Contributor

News Bites: 1/27

By Democrat Staff

EDSO Crime Log

By Amanda Williams

Placerville Police Crime Log

By Amanda Williams

DUI Log

By Amanda Williams

Lake levels

By Contributor

News Bites: 1/20

By Democrat Staff

Building permits issued Jan. 11-15

By El Dorado County Community Development

DUI Log

By Amanda Williams

Lake levels

By Contributor

Building permits issued Jan. 4-9

By El Dorado County Community Development

DUI Log

By Amanda Williams

News bites: 1/6

By Democrat Staff

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Obituaries »

Barbara Endersby

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Cristin Claire Hesse-Gill

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Lloyd Frank Romberger

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Sandra Anne Wallace shorter obit

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Michael Corner funeral notice

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Dennis “Spike” Wright

By Contributor

Joseph Richard Erickson

By Contributor

Philip John Garthe Jr.

By Contributor

Bell Weaver

By Contributor

Charlotte Emily Dryden

By Contributor

Donna Louise Ranger

By Contributor

June Birtwell

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James Carroll Coleman

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F. John Adams

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Donna Wunschel

By Contributor

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Home Source

Home sales rebound in December after November setback

By California Association Of Realtors | From Page: HM8

Sellers checked out of current market

By Ken Calhoon | From Page: HM4

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