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Ray E. Whitney

Nov. 4, 1944 – April 11, 2012 Ray was born and raised in Placerville and attended El Dorado High School. He passed away April 11, 2012, following a long illness. He is the beloved husband of 46 years to Sue; much loved father of Scott and Shawn (Dina); and Papa to Shawn Michael. He is […]

Ray E. Whitney

November 4, 1944 – April 11, 2012 A lifelong resident of Placerville, Calif. Services will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be posted at

Jamie Kae Whitney Baxley

July 24, 1943 — March 3, 2013 Jamie Kae Whitney Baxley was a fourth-generation resident of El Dorado County born on July 24, 1943. She was raised in Kelsey and graduated from El Dorado High School in 1961. She was the wife of Bill Baxley and mother of Richard, Deron and Christie Christensen. She was […]

As we were: Big race at the Speedway

25 Years ago Aug. 28, 1987 Camino’s Whitney has largest Speedway lead Drivers in four classes will enter the homestretch at Placerville Speedway this Saturday night as sprint cars, modifieds, super stocks and street stocks tackle the quarter-mile oval. A series of heat races, trophy dashes, and main events will be held for each class. Warmups begin […]

Roundup: April 17, 2014

Baseball El Dorado 2, Orange Glen 1 — Owen MacKendrick pitched a complete game two hitter and struck out nine batters Tuesday at the San Diego Lions Tournament. Matt Smith doubled twice — his second one-hopped the center field fence to drive in Zach Culp with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh […]

Roundup: March 27-29

Baseball El Dorado 9, Liberty Ranch 0 — In the first game of a doubleheader in Galt on Friday, Nick Bonniksen pitched six innings, and Owen MacKendrick tossed the final inning of the Sierra Valley Conference contest for the Cougars (7-2, 10-2). El Dorado 0, Liberty Ranch 2 — In a  tough loss, the Cougars’ Zach Terry pitched seven […]

Roundup: Mar. 26, 2014

Baseball Oak Ridge 1, Del Oro 0 — Austin Root pitched another gem Tuesday, a six-hitter, and Erik McNeill drove in the game’s only run in the fourth inning with a sacrifice fly. Tanner Ales went 2-for-3 and Logan Denholm doubled. Root fanned three and didn’t walk a batter for the Trojans (2-2). Golden Sierra […]

Roundup: March 12, 2014

Baseball El Dorado 6, Cosumnes Oaks 8 — In a Sierra Valley Conference game in Elk Grove Wednesday, the Cougars scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning but it wasn’t enough. Michael Green had a triple, Zach Culp had a double and Ryan Rodriguez went 2-for-3 for El Dorado (1-1, 4-1), which had five hits […]

Frank O. Burnette Jr.

May 4, 1954 — Oct. 17, 2013 Frank O. Burnette Jr. passed away at home from a prolonged illness on Oct. 17, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Wendy, and his daughter, Whitney, both from Shingle Springs; two sons, Adrian and Joszef from Keystone, S.D.; two brothers, Alan from Columbus, Ohio, and Steve from […]

Summer sizzling events are happening at Tahoe

The days are getting shorter, but the spirit of summer is still going strong at “America’s Best Lake” as designated by USA Today readers. From Lake Tahoe’s inaugural crawfish Boil ‘n’ Fry festival to the Labor Day fireworks, Tahoe South has the calendar packed with food festivals, blockbuster outdoor and casino showroom concerts, and athletic […]

‘Bye Bye Birdie’ is a classic

What: “Bye Bye Birdie” Who: El Dorado Musical Theatre Where: Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom When: July 12 to 21. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Cost: Ticket prices range from $13.50 to $28. Information: 916-608-6888 or visit A lot has […]

Lights on the Lake fill the sky

The extended holiday weekend brims with concerts, comedy, theater and eye-popping sky candy. Bigger is better. At least when it comes to fireworks. Tahoe South’s ( “Lights on the Lake,” the largest Fourth of July fireworks display in the West, continues the tradition at the “Best Lake in America” (USA Today, August 2012) over the […]

“CATS” pounces onstage at EDHS

What: “Cats” Who: El Dorado High School drama students Where: Carl Borelli Community Amphitheater, 561 Canal St., Placerville When: May 2 to 4, 9 to 11 and 16 to 18 at 8 p.m. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Cost: Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for students and seniors. Purchase them at the door, at The […]

Roundup: Payback for El Dorado girls

Softball El Dorado 5, Vista del Lago 4 — The Cougars broke a 4-4 deadlock Thursday with a run in the seventh inning to avenge an earlier home loss to the Eagles. Trinity Jackson led a 12-hit afternoon with a 3-for-4 effort and scored twice while Maria Gadow and Kailey Olcott each added two hits. […]

Cougar boys, girls sweep Cosumnes Oaks

ELK GROVE — The El Dorado Track and Field program began its 2013 season right where it left off last year as the Cougars took 3-of-4 Divisions at the 24-team 80th Martinez Relays and won their Sierra Valley Conference showdown with Cosumnes Oaks by sweeping all divisions in that meet as well. With numbers swelling […]

Roundup: Mar. 20, 2013

Baseball Golden Sierra 13, San Juan 12 — The host Grizzlies outlasted the Spartans to win a wild Sierra Delta League matchup Tuesday. Nick White (three RBIs) and Joshua Salmonson (double) each went 3-for-4; Bryson Casmpbell doubled twice and drove in two; Kyle Moe (2 RBIs) and Cameron Stephens  both had two hits and a […]

Schedule: Mar. 11-16, 2013

  Monday, Mar. 11 Baseball UM @ PHS, 4 p.m. ED @ River City, 4:15 p.m. Golf OR @ Rocklin, Whitney Oaks, 4 p.m. Soccer Oakmont @ OR, 3:30 p.m. Marysville @ GS, 3:30 p.m. Softball Forest Lake Christian @ GS, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 12 Girls basketball CIF NorCal playoffs D-I: OR @ Heritage, […]

Holiday music program brightens State Capitol Museum

Get ready for some holiday fun on your next visit to the California State Capitol Museum, 10th Street between L and N streets, Sacramento, in the First Floor Rotunda. To set a festive stage and spread holiday cheer, beautiful vintage decorations create a lovely backdrop for a variety of diverse and amazing live holiday musical performances […]

July divorces and dissoutions of marriage

Janice A. Vanderschuur and James A. Vanderschuur, July 21, 2012 Darren Coil and Deborah Coil, July 31, 2012 Charles Dandy and Virginia Dandy, July 27, 2012 Trinh Ngo and Larry Cao, July 18, 2012 Brent D. Lockwood and Renee M. Lockwood, July 18, 2012 Carmen Wilson and Ashley Wilson, July 17, 2012 Kenneth E. Jackson […]

Info on Agenda 21

EDITOR: Recently I had a long conversation with Carlos Acala of the Bee and he used what he wanted but this letter explains more what I tried to tell him about Agenda 21 and the facts that Dawn knows are not just Agenda 21 but more like the knowledge that Congressman Tom McClintock understands or […]

Ponderosa High School 2012 graduates

Morgan Aasen, Judi Adams, Christina Kiley Michele Adams-D’Onofrio, Anna Elizabeth Adamski, Taylor Renee Agricola, Matt Aguiar, Nicole Alberghini, Ryan Jet Albertazzi, Tyler Alberts, Duncan Alexander, Meagan Allstead, Lauren Almeida, Katia Alvaro, Dalton Amolsch, Elizabeth Marie Anderson, Jami Anderson, Kelsey Anderson, Wade Anderson, Brooke Lorraine Andrew, Kasandra Andrews, Ryan Ansell, Arvind Rajan, Gabrielle Attisani, Forrest Taylor Bacchi, […]

Golden Sierra High School 2012 graduates

Kyle Thomas Cerniglia, MaryAnn Elizabeth Haynie, Caitlin Sierra Hess, Rachel Christine Parkhurst , James Darryl Hansen, Leah Christine Parkhurst, Kiara Luise Anderson, Christopher Meyers, Jana Lynn Johnston, Kailee Ruth Delongchamp, Clayton Oules, Jennifer Lauren Ring, Ellen Mary Appleby, Christina Joell Adamick, Shawn Alexander, Kelsey Marie Allen, Kalani Anderson, Kayla Rene Anderson, Rebecca Joy Anderson, Michael James Aplanalp, […]

Reno High varsity teams sweep Cougar Twilight Invitational

El Dorado senior distance runner, Joe Soik, waited until nearly the end of Friday’s eighth annual Twilight Invitational to compete. Cheering his teammates and helping where needed, Soik had hours to fill before the 3,200 meter race. All that pent energy paid off as Soik nearly lapped the field enroute to breaking the meet record […]

Heard over the back fence: Volunteer to be a Gold Bug

 Editor Mike Raffety provided the “Springs of Greek Wisdom” book, which offered the following observation: “Men are not worried by things, but by their ideas about things. When we meet with difficulties, become anxious or troubled, let us not blame others, but rather ourselves, that is: our ideas about things.” — Epictetus […]

Roundup: Justin Dillon one-hits Vista for key victory

Baseball Oak Ridge 6, Granite Bay 4 — Thursday’s battle between two highly ranked teams went the Trojans’ way as Alex Fitchett threw five solid innings and Jason Ross picks up the save. Oak Ridge scored two runs in the first and third and single runs in the sixth and seventh. In the seventh, Bobby […]

Roundup: March 10, 2011

Softball Golden Sierra 26, Encina Prep 1 — Savannah Stephens went 4-for-4 with three triples, three RBIs and scored five runs in Thursday’s blowout. Maci Ruiz. Hollis Johnson and Samantha Bastien each doubled and drove in two, Jordan Perry tripled and Allie Widman scored three runs. Ponderosa 4, Whitney 1 — Paris Hallums pitched a […]

Injuries to key players failed to derail Cougars’ title run

One of the underlying stories to the El Dorado girls history-making fourth consecutive league basketball title this past season was the health of two key players: point guard Samantha Reeder and forward Emily Boyd. With them, the Lady Cougars had the talent to contend. Without, El Dorado’s season wouldn’t have been the same. Those worries […]

Charter member of Apple Hill Growers 95 and still mowing lawn

“You have to take care of your eyes and your legs,” said 95-year-old Elmer “Mike” Miguelgorry of Camino. That’s advice coming from a man who still mows his yard and prunes the trees on his 1-acre property. Miguelgorry is a piece of Camino history — a charter member of the Apple Hill Growers Association who […]

February 06, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged | 4 Replies

Jeffrey Winchester conquers the Pacific Crest Trail

While celebrating the end of one year and the beginning of a new one, Jeffrey Winchester, 46, of Pollock Pines, will likely look back on the trip of a lifetime. He spent four months thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and he beat the odds, completing his trek at the northern terminus Sept. 30. A record […]

December 28, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged | 3 Replies

Winter fun at Mont Bleu

The 2012 line-up of entertainment is guaranteed to blue ‘em away at Tahoe South’s MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa. The New Year’s festivities and beyond continue the trend of popular contemporary artists including: Porter Robinson and Nasty Ways, Dec. 29; The Cataracts, Dec. 30; New Year’s Eve Pool Party at Onsen, Dec. 31; New Year’s Eve […]

Roundup: Bronco Invitational

Cross country Willow Hills, Oct. 15 Large school results: 5k Varsity boys: 7-Ponderosa, 186 Individual: 4-Riley Ruppenthal, 16:51.53; 37-Josh Bolier, 17:56.67; 51-TJ Holloway, 18:19.65; 52-Marcus Nunley, 18:20.26; 53-Nick Prete, 18:21.21; 78-Lee Skinner, 18:52.89; 95-Charles Hedin, 19:22.52. Varsity girls: 4-Ponderosa, 183 Individual: 15-Christine Redor, 20:18.63; 33-Hannah O’Donnell, 21:07.38; 35-Brittany Anselmo, 21:11.49; 41-Brooke Ruppenthal, 21:30.29; 108-Kayla Rush, […]

Heard over the back fence: Find your inner poet

 Many people in Pacific Grove were wearing the following T-shirt statement: “Life Is a Beach.” • • • POETRY AND FRIENDSHIP COMBINATION:
 The “Poetry Off the Shelves” group meets on the second Wednesday of each month, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Main Library, 345 Fair Lane, Placerville. You can read your original […]

Roundup: Sept. 19, 2011

Cross country North Tahoe Kiwanis Invite Varsity boys: Ponderosa, 1st Individual: Riley Ruppenthal, 21:13; Spencer Jones, 21:32; Nick Hunt, 22:50; Nicholas Prete, 22:59; Josh Bolier, 23:03; Charles Hedin, 23:05; T.J. Holloway, 23:19; Alex Johnson, 23:28; Marcus Nunley, 23:55; Jacob Legge, 23:57; Lee Skinner, 23:58; Blake Tinney, 24:30; Ethan Dodd, 24:50; Salmaan Noorani, 25:27; David Timm, 25:38; Sergio […]

Sierra Valley Conference: 2011 All League Teams

Boys Volleyball Most Valuable Player: Kyle Tucker, Union Mine Coach of the Year: Mike Yates, Union Mine First team: Union Mine: Corey Verner, Haydn Hadl, Macklin McSorley; Golden Sierra: Jim Hanson; El Dorado: Cory McGill; Vista del Lago: Griffin Galvin, Tristan Lamy, Dustin Lamy, Sam Mills, Connor Tevenan; West Campus: Collin Cohen, Jeremy Gray; Capital […]

Roundup: March 30, 2011

Coed tennis Union Mine 6, El Dorado 3 Singles (UM first): Machaela Melrose def. by Savannah Barnhill 6-4, 1-6, 3-6; Taylor McClain def. Ian Gollihar 6-0, 6-0; Dylan Jocoy def. by B. Allen 1-6, 1-6; Jake Schecter def. Chris Bodle 6-2, 6-0. Doubles (UM first): Ellie Klumb-Ali Learner def. Daria Vanderlinden-Kadra Rademacher 6-2, 6-2; Darby […]

Roundup: March 18, 2011

Volleyball Ponderosa def. Franklin 25-01, 25-15, 28-26 — Bruin stat leaders: Griffin O’Camb, 11 kills, 11 serve receives, two aces; Duncan Alexander, eight kills, eight serve receives, three aces; Nick Jokerst, seven serve receives, seven digs, four kills; Brock Dyer, four kills, two blocks, Joel Engelmann, 25 assists; Riley Moore, eight serve receives. Oak Ridge […]

EDMT announces auditions for ‘Anything Goes’

El Dorado Musical Theater will audition for ”Anything Goes” on Monday, Feb. 28, at 3:30 p.m. Auditions will be held at EDMT’s rehearsal facility located in the El Dorado Hills Business Park at 5011 Golden Foothill Parkway, Suite 4. “Anything Goes” has captured audiences by bringing them aboard The S.S. American, sailing from New York to […]

Bruin hoops split Foundation games

Democrat staff writer SHINGLE SPRINGS Ñ Brad Waldow scored 19 of his game-high 36 points in the fourth quarter as host Ponderosa held off Granite Bay 61-54 to win MondayÕs eighth annual Sac-Joaquin Section Foundation Game. The yearly exhibition between the two schools is always close. The Bruins led 33-32 after three quarters and nearly […]

Belltower: The mansions that Vanderbilt built

Editor IÕve always associated the name Vanderbilt with railroads, but Cornelius Vanderbilt got his start as a boy ferrying passengers and freight from Staten Island, N.Y., to Manhattan. Of course, he went on to control most of the ferry lines into New York City. Then he expanded into regular shipping lines along the Atlantic Coast, […]

Stormin’ retackles the Pacific Crest Trail

Editor’s note: After an injury cut short Stormin’ Norman’s early summer hike in 2004, he resumed his trek on the Pacific Crest Trail after his knee healed. My plan was to hike over the central high Sierra southward 540 miles from Donner to Walker Pass, located some 30 miles east of Bakersfield. But before beginning […]

Stormin’ tackles the Tahoe Rim Trail

Editor’s note: After hiking a segment of the Appalachian Trail in 2001, Somerset’s Norm Stoldt, trail name Stormin’ Norman, decided to stay closer to home in 2002. He shares his 2002 adventures on the Tahoe Rim Trail. After backpacking the first half of the Appalachian Trail last year, covering 1,095 miles in 75 days, I […]

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