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Hangtown Saber Lamers-Noble wins regional

DIAMOND SPRINGS — Camino’s Julian Lamers-Noble won the USA Fencing Regional Youth Circuit event for fencers 14 and under in Redwood City last month. “This is Julian’s first gold medal, and it’s probably more a testament to the development of his mental game than his physical one,” said his coach, Ted Smith, of Hangtown Saber […]

Jackie Lee “Jack” Noble

Jan. 29, 1944 — Oct. 24, 2013 Jack passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and daughters. He had been a resident of Camino, Calif., for the past 42 years. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1962 until his retirement in 1967. He was an auxiliary member of the Placerville VFW. He was […]

Wedding Allison Garcia-Taylor Noble

Allison Garcia of Folsom and Taylor Noble of El Dorado Hills were married on Tuesday, April 3. The bride is the daughter of Stacey Renee Jensen of Folsom. The groom is the son of James H. Noble Jr. and Jill Noble of El Dorado Hills. The wedding was held at the Sacramento County Courthouse in Sacramento. Judge Jacki […]

California rambling: A noble race against the weather

At the time on May 15, the cancellation of Stage 1 of the Amgen Tour of California, which had been planned to circle Lake Tahoe one and a half times, seemed like the punch line of a very bad joke… “and the good news is that Tahoe got 4 to 6 inches of new snow.” […]

South 1 completes final Giant Slalom of year

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — South 1 skiers and boarders were greeted by a bluebird day on the mountain Monday, as teams competed in their third and final Giant Slalom of the season. Ponderosa High’s Lady Bruin forces were stellar, seizing first in both team competitions while Oak Ridge High’s mens ski team denied the Bruins of taking three team […]

Arts bring spring to life at Sacramento State

Classic art portraits transformed into three-D masks, the return of a renowned music concert series, a festival of all things arts and the greatest scam ever to hit Broadway — all are part of California State University, Sacramento’s Arts Experience for Spring 2016.   Festival events Festival of the Arts tickets, where required, are available […]

South 1 season hits its midpoint

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Four repeat individual winners and 3-of-4 repeat team victories highlighted Monday’s first slalom race by the South 1 Division under great weather conditions at Sierra-at-Tahoe. Oak Ridge skiers Parker Doshier and Allena Thompson duplicated last week’s efforts, as did El Dorado snowboarder Colton Bliss and Ponderosa’s Cora Nuttall. Team-wise, the Trojan boys, with […]

South 1 proceeds with caution

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Oak Ridge’s Allena Thompson was the lone repeat winner as the South 1 Division managed to get in its second race of the season Monday on Lower Main at Sierra-at-Tahoe. Greeted by a foot of fresh powder, it was all-hands-on-deck for both skiers and snowboarders who spent most of the morning slipping the […]

South 1 winter season gets underway

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — On time, on schedule and on location, Monday’s South 1 Division opener went off without a hitch as local ski and snowboarders completed the season’s first Giant Slalom race at Sierra-at-Tahoe. Unlike last season when Mother Nature forced a delay and then shift to Northstar, conditions, under a mix of sunshine and clouds, […]

South 1 results

Girls ski 1-Allena Thompson, OR, 1:12.08; 2-Fiona Zeier, PHS, 1:14.49; 3-Ally Roemer, ED, 1:18.52; 4-Emily O’Donnell, ED, 1:18.98; 5-Stephanie Pinski, PHS, 1:21.51; 6-Julia Purviance, OR, 1:23.41; 7-Lilly Millard, ED, 1:24.12; 8-Jordan Hardt, PHS, 1:24.18; 9-Brooke Schuld, ED, 1:25.59; 10-Kat Porter, PHS, 1:25.75; 11-Michelle Dennin, OR, 1:26.06; 12-Alex Harrity, OR, 1:27.69; 13-Maia Haugaard, UM, 1:28.38; 14-Abbi […]

Where there’s a Willow, there’s a way … to find joy

With her platinum hair and shapely long legs, not to mention her incredibly long eyelashes, Willow Mae is the type of gal who can light up a room just by walking in. That’s what happened Monday when the 4-year-old poodle-golden retriever cross — called a “golden doodle” by her pal, Betsy Christ — walked into […]

Age-worthiness wines poured at dkcellars

After years of developing vintner muscles and steel nerves, Dave and Kim Pratt stepped up in 1997 and purchased a 10-acre vineyard nestled in the foothills at the end of a labyrinth of stringy roads bearing names like Slug Gulch, Rocky Bar and Boondock Trail — all part of a gold mining township known as Fair Play. […]

‘Journey’ tells a real saga

Book: “Journey from Bondage to Freedom” Author: Marcia Rose Publisher: Page Publishing, July 2015, 172 pages, paperback and eBook versions “Journey from Bondage to Freedom,” is a story most people will identify with — a trek out of pain and lack of acceptance toward self-acceptance and belief in your own worth. It’s a journey many […]

Horoscope, Tuesday, November 10, 2015

New Moon Pre-Show Tomorrow’s new moon in Scorpio has the added significance of falling on Veteran’s Day. Change is in the air, the kind that’s born of spiritual evolution. So if you knew you’d be a different person tomorrow, who would you want to be? This is the ideal time to imagine the possibilities.  ARIES […]

Horoscope, Monday, October 26, 2015

Swelling Moon Do you feel your hunger growing more urgent? Hunger has a way of making people grumpy, and so it’s important to try harder to be patient and kind as the moon swells toward tomorrow’s full status in Taurus, the sign of appetites. Allowing yourself a little of what you want may be the […]

Divorces: August

Tanya Tatyana Randle and Matthew Mark Randle, Aug. 27, 2015 Wendy S. Ackerly and Kerry K. King, Aug. 27, 2015 Richard Rayser and Kellie Rayser, Aug. 27, 2015 Tanis S. Williams-Rice and Samuel B. Rice, Aug. 27, 2015 Scott E. Borello and Trena M. Borello, Aug. 27, 2015 Michael Keever and Cathy Keever, Aug. 27, […]

John Stossel: Escaping tyranny

North Korea is called the “worst place on earth” for good reason. Thousands of people are tortured. Some North Koreans eat rodents to try to survive, and many starve anyway. In winter, they freeze. No one but the dictator has any true freedom, and no one is allowed to leave. One person who understands that […]

Lotus provides setting for an intriguing novella

Between the covers Book: “The Hermit Bookstore, a California Gold Country Story” Author: Linda Westphal Publisher: Linda Westphal, January 2015, 98 pages. Paperback and e-book versions It’s a common truth that the right book at the right time can change a life. In “The Hermit Bookstore,” a mysterious bookstore appears in the small community of Lotus […]

Celebrating the Constitution on its 228th birthday

Thursday, Sept. 17, was Constitution Day, celebrated nationally as Citizenship Day from 1952-2004, and by many states before then. It marks the 228th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. In honor of Constitution Day, and to remind Americans of the importance of our system of government, the American Council of Trustees and […]

Explaining my position

EDITOR: On Monday, Aug. 3, my family and I attended the protest at StemExpress. A nice woman photographer took the picture of me and my sister’s sign on the front page of the Wednesday, Aug. 5, paper and asked us how we felt about StemExpress using aborted baby parts for research. I told her that […]

‘Mean Mom’s Guide’ is full of helpful tips

Book: “The Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids” Author: Joanne Kraft Publisher: Leafwood Publishers, March 2015, paperback and e-book versions, 256 pages   Tiger Moms, beware! Mean Moms are speaking up, some 75 of them. Instilling boundaries in the lives of children. The Mean Mom “keeps her word when it’s hard; gives, models and […]

Horoscopes, Monday, July 27, 2015

Narcissism in the Fire-Sign Sky As for the people who seem to be in love with themselves, there’s something oddly attractive about them at first. If you accidentally become enamored, you’re not to be blamed as long as the fiery Sagittarius moon and the Leo sun rule the sky. Just know that it’s hard to […]

California Rambling: Americans, ugly or not?

In Eugene Burdick’s 1958 novel, “The Ugly American,” a fictitious Burmese journalist says, “For some reason, the (American) people I meet in my country are not the same as the ones I knew in the United States. A mysterious change seems to come over Americans when they go to a foreign land. They isolate themselves […]

‘Rusty: A Journey of Hope’ offers helpful tips on life

Book: “Rusty: A Journey of Hope” Author: Terry Sheppard Publisher: Xulon Press, 2015, paperback, hardback and e-book versions, 59 pages “Rusty: A Journey of Hope” is a children’s book, but not really. The brightly colored illustrations by Placerville artist Warren Dayton and the story of a dog and his owner, written in small chunks of […]

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

It’s nice to see our federal government hard at work tackling worrisome financial issues. Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew is soliciting public feedback to determine which woman to place on the $10 bill. An election year is just around the corner. From 1886-1891 Martha Washington’s portrait appeared on the $1 silver certificate. A picture […]

Horoscope, Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Void-of-Course Moon Pisces lunar activity loves to turn our boundaries and definitions into fuzzy lines. The void-of-course Pisces moon that lasts until tomorrow, when the moon breaks into Aries, will intensify the blurring and smudging of boundaries like a turpentine-soaked cosmic sponge. Some of those lines were dividing us unnecessarily anyway. ARIES (March 21-April 19). […]

Once upon a dance

What: “Once Upon a Time” Who: Union Mine High School dance department Where: Theater at the Mine, 6530 Koki Lane in El Dorado When: May 14, 15 and 16, doors open at 7 p.m. Cost: Adults $6, students $5, students with ASB card and children 7 and under $4, all available at the door Information: 530-621-4003 […]

Characters, dreams and story come together

Book: “In the Pockets of Dreams” Author: Wendy Schultz Publisher: Wendy Schultz, 2014 Available: Paperback at Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills, in print at and in ebook format on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Smashwords and iBooks. A young man, an “ordinary Joe,” according to author Wendy Schultz, finds he can “read objects.” Through […]

Judge Ashworth focused on family

Vicki Ashworth decided to be a lawyer at a young age, after a conversation with her grandfather, Frank Noble. While he often asked her what she wanted to do when she grew up, it wasn’t until middle school that she had a solidified answer. “He was supportive of me in school, I was doing well. […]

Yet another mailer

EDITOR: I recently received a political flyer in my mailbox. I thought this a little odd considering there are currently no elections taking place in El Dorado County. I soon realized this mailer came from the same group of developers and builders that had bombarded my mailbox nearly every day in an effort to defeat […]

Snowboarders improve; Costa 8th All State

MAMMOTH — Tuesday held better results for area snowboarders at the  California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Slalom races on Mammoth Mountain despite the tough competition. El Dorado’s Sofia Costa was again the 0nly local girl’s rider to finish top 10 while on the boy’s side, two snowboarders — Golden Sierra’s Will Cann and Cougar […]

‘Haunted’ is a modern ghost story with twists

Book: “Haunted: the Arnaud Legacy” Author: Lynn Carthage Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp., Feb.24, 2015, 288 pages, paperback and e-book versions “Haunted” is the perfect title for this new novel, the first in the Arnaud trilogy by El Dorado Hills author Lynn Carthage. A decrepit mansion, a hidden cemetery, a teenager haunted by her own actions […]

Audience will sing along in ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

What: “Singin’ in the Rain” Who: El Dorado Musical Theatre Where: Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom When: Friday, Feb. 20 to March 1 Cost: $14.75 to $36 Information: or the Harris Center ticket office at 916-608-6888   A rain storm will dampen the actors on stage but the audience will do nothing but smile (and likely […]

El Dorado boarders hoard banners

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Three division snowboard banners — the most obtainable — went to El Dorado after Monday’s final Giant Slalom race at the Aspen West course at Sierra-at-Tahoe. The Cougar boys capped a strong season with wins in each of the six South 1 Division races to compile 1372 points. Union Mine was second with […]

Author relates a personal experience

Book: “The Red Road” Author: Jenni Wiltz Publisher: Decanter Press, 2015, 357 pages, e-book and paperback versions Emma has a loving family, two good friends and a lot of homework. As an honor student grooming herself to go to college, her focus is on her classes, her homework and studying — until something terrible happens […]

The rainbow activist returns

A little over two years after completing his walk across America in support of equal civil rights for all Americans regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, activist Richard Noble was back in Placerville — this time arriving by car. He started his long trek across the nation at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco […]

Personal novel ‘Done in One’ is an intense read

Book: “Done in One” Author: Grant Jerkins and Jan Thomas Publisher: St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books, published January 2015, 288 pages, hardcover, Kindle versions   Intense. Frightening. Real. These are just a few words that could be used to describe “Done in One,” a first novel by Pleasant Valley author Jan Thomas. Jake Denton is […]

Things to do: Jan. 2, 2015

ONGOING Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, Jan. 5 through Feb. 1, is featuring Soroush Mostafanejad, photographer. Mostafanejad’s very sophisticated, detailed work “utilizes High Dynamic Range images that capture all the available light, tone and color through multiple exposures.” Also featured is Deena Reyes, who creates extraordinary works of design and color […]

Tibetan Monks’ January schedule

Jan. 2-15 — Cozmic Café, 594 Main St., Placerville, Mandala Room is open for viewing 9 a.m.-6 p.m. most days, except Mondays (café closed) and where noted differently in schedule. Friday, Jan. 2, 10 a.m. — Opening ceremony for Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala Friday, Jan. 2, 7 p.m. — Vajravadaran Healing Ritual, according to Tibetan Buddhism the colorful ritual of Vajravidarana is […]

Tibetan Monks return to county

El Dorado County has a very special tradition to begin the new year with, a tradition now in its 12th year and perhaps unique in the nation. Here in the foothills, backed by snow-covered Sierra Nevada peaks, residents begin each year with a two-week visit by the Tibetan monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery. With its […]

Success through greatness of heart: Folsom Symphony

Call it the “Little Symphony that Could.” A little over 11 years ago, four individuals sat around a table, about to embark upon a noble quest: to bring high quality symphonic performances to the Folsom region. Founders Bruce Woodbury, Dick Merz, Marsha Williams and then-musical director Maestro Michael Neumann knew this artistic venture might be […]

Dance brings calm from ‘Chaos’

Union Mine Dance Production presents its winter show “Chaos” Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 11 through 13 at the Theater at the Mine, 6530 Koki Lane in El Dorado. The show features a mix of music and dance that includes swing, modern and jazz with choreography created and performed by the talented Union Mine dance students. This […]

My turn: In memory of Deputy Danny Oliver and Det. Michael Davis

On Oct. 24, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Detective Michael David Davis were wantonly gunned down in one of the most cold-blooded rampages in the history of either county. By all accounts, these were exemplary law enforcement officers, fathers, husbands, sons and neighbors. Deputy Oliver spoke his last words as he […]

My turn: Let’s have a party!

Why don’t all of you come to my party? It will be efficient, fair and one that everyone can join. This party will be different than the parties you are used to. Our party goers don’t harbor special interests; base most of their beliefs on their political party ideology, religious beliefs, feel entitled or join […]

After Thanksgiving: Christmas tree farms busy

Geri Hyder, armed with a walking stick, radioed down to her son-in-law, Rich Rumbaugh, to tell him that more cars were coming in to Indian Rock Tree Farm. Helpers in red shirts and hats scurry around, providing a full service of cutting, hauling, netting and putting trees on top of cars.

The Hyder family is everywhere — Larry, the patriarch, greeting customers and chatting. Granddaughter Aubrie Wallin and her cousins wrapped trees in nets a few feet away.

Meanwhile, the Hitchcock family of Sacramento was there to get their Christmas tree.

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Schedule: Feb. 8-13, 2016

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Cougars win rematch, eye title

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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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Making truffles: Damn the calories, warp speed ahead

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As we were: Crusin’ in Sac

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Foothill gourmet: Pleasing piccata

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Mobile food pantry to distribute food in Placerville

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Students learn about California farming at State Fair

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Love inspires Gold Country artists

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Register today for GTUSD 2016-17 school year

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Lake levels

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