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Slide closes Rock Creek Road

A mudslide on Rock Creek Road in Mosquito — three miles away from Highway 193 at Chili Bar — was responsible for closing the roadway at about 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, according to the El Dorado County Department of Transportation. Tom Celio, deputy director of DOT Maintenance and Operations, said, “We’re bringing an excavator out […]

Landslide season is here

SACRAMENTO – Entering what could be a significant rainy season due to El Niño conditions, Californians need to be aware of the dangers of landslides and how to best prepare for them. “A day or two of steady rainfall clearly can do the trick,” said California’s State Geologist Dr. John Parrish. “And that’s particularly true […]

Rock doc: Giving warning of volcanic eruptions

I was living in eastern Washington state in 1980 when Mount St. Helens erupted after a massive landslide triggered by a magnitude 5.1 quake. Vast amounts of molten rock were violently released to the surface of the Earth, erupting as rocks and as fine-grained volcanic ash that floated on the breeze. Us “down-winders” were enveloped […]

Ricky keeps on rockin’

“I’d rather be dead than singing ‘Satisfaction’ when I’m 45.” — A young Mick Jagger, who now at age 70 is in the midst of touring again with the Rolling Stones “We just landed our biggest contract ever, in Las Vegas.” — Ricky John Jackman, frontman for Ricky and the Redstreaks who recently turned 63 […]

Crawford Perkes Band rocks at Powell’s

The Crawford Perkes Band is performing at Powell’s Steamer Company and Pub, 425 Main St. in Placerville, on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 9 p.m. Sacramento area’s premier classic rock band will play hits from the ’70s and ’80s including songs by the Eagles, Journey, Doobie Brothers, Lynard Skynard and Pat Benatar. The band features three […]

Dennis Johnson rocks in Sutter Creek

Dennis Johnson and the Mississippi Ramblers come to the Sutter Creek Theater, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek, on Saturday, July 13 at 8 p.m. Johnson is one of the elite slide guitar players performing today. Drawing comparisons to slide guitarists Robert Johnson and Roy Rogers, Johnson masterfully elevates the art of slide guitar across many […]

New fall classes at Crocker

The Crocker Art Museum presents new classes for children, teens and adults starting in October in the museum’s fall session of studio art classes. All classes are led by skilled teaching artists and are designed to encourage students to unleash their imaginations while receiving formal lessons in a variety of media. Highlights for children include […]

Bands to rock at River Ranch in Tahoe City

Legendary Hammond B-3 wizard of Grateful Dead fame and Melvin Seals will perform at the River Ranch Lodge on the outdoor patio on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. Seals has done it again. He is introducing his new band along with a new CD release entitled, “Melvin Seals’ Melting […]

Rock and Rhône in Pleasant Valley

Visit the Pleasant Valley area wineries for a great weekend of food and wine pairings, new releases, wine club specials and barrel tastings at the Rocks and Rhônes Festival on May 26 and 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local farms and artists will be highlighted at each winery showcasing the flavors, talent and diversity […]

Rock doc: Ancient poop yields clues

My favorite epoch in Earth history is the Ice Age, the time in which saber tooth tigers and giant mastodons roamed the world. The Ice Age ended 10,000 years ago when – quite abruptly – the bitter temperatures of the time gave way to our present, balmy epoch. Natural history museums often have the skeletal […]

Amador Fair Aid rocks the foothills this Saturday

The people will have their say Saturday, July 2, as 14 music acts compete in the Amador County Fair Foundation’s “Amador Fair Aid,” sponsored by KVGC AM 1340, the Amador Ledger Dispatch, TSPN TV and the Jackson Rancheria Resort and Casino. Following the Trucks, Tractors and Trikes Parade in downtown Plymouth at 11 a.m., 14 […]

Roy Rogers to rock in new year in Grass Valley

Virtuoso slide guitar player and Grammy-winning producer Roy Rogers, along with his band The Delta Rhythm Kings, will headline a dance concert at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 255 S. Auburn St. in Grass Valley on New Year’s Eve, FRiday, Dec. 31, at 9 p.m. Bob Woods Trio will be opening up the show. Tickets are $25 and are available […]

Crews blow up boulder

Two-way traffic control and delays caused vehicles to come to a stand still in both directions after a giant boulder rolled down the hillside and onto Highway 50 east of Wrights Lake near Kyburz Wednesday morning. The boulder was reported to have fell onto the highway around 10 a.m., according to California Highway Patrol officials. Highway 50 […]

Rain, snow and travel woes

Stormy weather stranded drivers for several hours at Meyers Grade and Echo Summit on Highway 50 and caused a host of other travel and nature-related problems Minor flooding and rock/ice/mudslides were reported, according to information provided by the California Highway Patrol. A Flash Flood Watch was in effect through Tuesday afternoon in the King Fire area. El Dorado County Sheriff’s […]

EID’s flume work continues

With repairing and replacing its flumes a top priority, at its Aug. 24 meeting the El Dorado Irrigation Board of Directors approved spending $406,568 for additional assessment work on Flume 44. Actual construction will take place later. Located above Highway 50 between Bridal Veil Falls and Ice House Road, the approved work on Flume 44 will include performing geotechnical […]

Storm causes minor flooding, fallen trees, power outages

The storm that hit California late last week dumped rain and snow in El Dorado County, causing power outages, floods and downed trees.

For the previous 48 hours at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 12, the storm rained between 1 and 4 inches of water, with Placerville having the highest at 4.22 inches, according to the National Weather Service’s …

County supervisors get tutorial in ‘budget basics’

“Spend conservatively, invest wisely and be flexible.” Thus, county Budget Officer Laura Schwartz introduced her annual “Budget Basics” presentation at Tuesday’s El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting. The three-part mantra was her way of explaining how the board should plan for the future. Calling the budget “one of the most important tools this board […]

Outside with Charlie: Ride on Iron Mountain

Sacramento, Davis, Folsom. El Dorado Hills, Placerville, Pollock Pines, Auburn, Nevada City, Baxter, Lake Tahoe, Truckee — great places to ride a road or mountain bike — but there’s a difference between the first three and the others. Sacramento, Davis and Folsom offer lengthy, pleasant routes that are flat for the most part. There are […]

From the ‘jaws of death,’ corgi’s harrowing escape from cougar recounted

By Jim Davies Special to the Democrat Bandit, the dog, belongs to my friend Linda Hopkins. He fairly dotes on his mistress and looks to her for guidance in every instance before he embarks on his doggie rounds or attempts any doggie adventure. He is extremely loyal and trusts Linda to be fair but firm […]

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Caltrans to close Hwy 50 for repairs

Local motorists traveling to South Lake Tahoe next month will have to go the long way around. The state Department of Transportation will close Highway 50 for approximately two weeks while construction crews work to replace the old stone barriers that have kept eastbound vehicles on the road for seven decades. Weather permitting, the project […]

Roundup: Feb 4, 2016

Girls basketball Ponderosa 69, Whitney 49 — The Lady Bruins held their opponent to just five points in the fourth quarter en route to victory on the road. Danielle Craft finished with a game-high 23 points while Saraya Smith and Juliana Blaine each had 15. Cassidy Pensa finished with nine points while Lauren Joy had six and […]

Esmeralda Tunnel repairs shaping up

Progress continues in repairing the Esmeralda Tunnel with an update on what’s been accomplished provided to the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors at its Jan. 25 meeting. The tunnel sustained a severe collapse in September 2014 when a section collapsed near the upstream portal due to the timber walls giving way. The collapse resulted in the tunnel being blocked with rock […]

Billingsley’s Bullets: Learning from the little ones

Recently my 2 1/2-year-old great-granddaughter Daisy came into the living room and saw my infected hand bandaged from fingertips to elbow. Without saying a word, she came over to me and patted my hand, which she described as my “owie.” After she patted my hand she went into the kitchen, returned to me and gave […]

Things to do: Jan. 29, 2016

ONGOING Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through Jan. 31 is featuring Boni Canning, whose fine art photography is characterized by romantic scenes from her travels in Southern Europe and also of local towns and gardens. Also featured is Craig Koski’s colorful dramatic photographs, the result of combining digital photography and post […]

Flume replacement increases system’s reliability, resilience

The El Dorado Hydroelectric Project is owned and operated under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission License 184. The El Dorado Irrigation District acquired Project 184 in 1999. It consists of four alpine reservoirs located in three different counties, a diversion dam on the South Fork American River near Kyburz and 22 miles of canals, flumes and […]

Esmeralda tunnel repairs update

On Sept. 21, 2014, a portion of the Esmeralda tunnel collapsed due to a failure of its timber support structures, completely blocking the tunnel with earth and debris. On Oct. 14, 2014, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors declared an emergency for repair of the tunnel and awarded a contract for crews to begin […]

Nine Tahoe area resorts open for Thanksgiving

Lake Tahoe opening dates: Alpine Meadows – Open Boreal Mtn.– Open Diamond Peak – Dec. 3 Donnor Ski Ranch – TBA Granlibakken – Dec. 11 Heavenly Mtn. – Open Homewood – Dec. 11 Kirkwood Mtn. – Open Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe – Open Northstar – Open Squaw Valley – Open Sierra-at-Tahoe – Open Soda Springs […]

Sierra opening offers options

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Sierra-at-Tahoe will open for the 2015-16 winter season today with early season conditions and limited terrain. Sierra will run three lifts and two surface lifts. Season passes and additional products from 2014-15 will be valid through Dec. 20. “The last time we opened this early was 11 years ago,” said general […]

Belltower: The wildlife around us

Mondays I buy a San Francisco Chronicle so I can see what the paper’s outdoor columnist, Tom Stienstra, has to say. Particularly, I’m waiting for him to announce that someone has caught a bonita in San Francisco Bay, which is what confirmed El Nino in 1997. That was the year El Dorado County experienced a […]

The Weekly Daley: Good-bye

Mike Daley (aka “my brother the conservative”) died last week in a Redding hospital. Stage 4 liver cancer, failed kidneys and a perforated colon did him in. He was 72. If you’ve been around this space for any length of time, you’ll know him as the foil for many of my columns over the years. […]

Roundup: Trojans advance to Masters

Golf Division 1 North Tournament @ Silverado (18 holes, par 72) 1-Granite Bay, 415; 2-Oak Ridge, 423; 3-Rocklin, 449; 4-St. Francis, 468; 5-Pleasant Grove, 491; 6-Vacaville, 514; 6-Davis, 527; 7-Wood, 588. OR scores: Lexi Perry, 83; Courtney Clark, 84; Emma Sand 84; Natalie Kinney, 85; Caleigh Clark 87; Meha Sodhi, 90. Division II Tournament @ […]

Roundup: Sept. 30, 2015

Tennis Oak Ridge 6, Del Oro 3 Singles (OR first): Madeline Almeida def. Isaac, 6-0, 6-0; Lily Wainwright won 6-1, 6-0; Kassidy Lyons def. Jorgensen, 6-2, 6-1; Margaret Asperheim def. by Watson 5-7, 6-7; Kapri Lyons def. by Roser, 7-5, 4-6, 4-6; Grace Hsueh def. Tooker, 6-3, 0-6, 6-4. Doubles (OR first): Chejea Jang-Lan Zhao […]

Experience Big Crush in Amador County

The 2015 Big Crush Harvest Festival in Amador County brings together more than 40 family-owned wineries, winemakers and winery members for a weekend of harvest celebration Amador style on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3 and 4 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy an amazing selection of Amador wines, the harvest in action, food and wine pairings, […]

American River Music Fest formula: Sun+water+people+music=WOW

What: American River Music Festival Who: American River Music Inc. Where: Henningsen-Lotus Park, 950 Lotus Road, Lotus When: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19 and 20, gates open 10 a.m., music 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost: Walk-up tickets $50 per day Information: americanrivermusic.org.   The American River Music Festival returns to the Coloma-Lotus Valley this weekend, Sept. 19 and 20 at Henningsen-Lotus […]

Traversing the Trans-America trail

Editor’s note: Thru-hiker, race-walker and now distance-biker Norm Stoldt, aka Stormin Normin, tackled the Eugene, Oregon, to Missoula, Montana stage of Trans-America Bicycle Trail last spring. Below in part II, Stoldt offers up descriptive details of life on the trail. I found Oregon and both Idaho and Montana to be very cyclist friendly. The larger […]

Color is not only pretty but important

“Is a leaf green if we aren’t there to see it?” The surprising answer is no. The fact is humans would live in a very drab world without the brain and nerve processes that have evolved over hundreds of thousands of years that allow them to perceive light waves as color. Flowers are perhaps the […]

Things to do: July 3, 2015

ONGOING Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, July 7 through Aug. 2, is featuring a special show called Shared Inspirations. Each artist is taking inspiration from another artist’s work to carry an idea to another dimension. One example is the watercolor painting “Torch Princess Planet” by Carlotta Tormey based upon the beautiful […]

Entertaining time at Family Blast

What: The Fourth of July Family Blast Who: El Dorado County Fair Where: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville When: Saturday, July 4, gates open at 4 p.m. Information: 530-621-5860. Alincia and the Bandavelas will be thrilling those who choose to celebrate America’s birthday this year by attending the Family Blast at […]

It’s summer — it’s Spectacular

Rockin’ time at Summer Spectacular   What: 16th annual Summer Spectacular Who: Cameron Park Community Services District Where: Cameron Park Lake, 2989 Cambridge Road, Cameron Park When: Saturday, June 27, 2 p.m. Cost: Tickets are $3 in advance, $5 at the gate where cash only will be accepted Information: cameronpark.org or call (530) 677-2231   It’s gonna be rockin’ […]

Lil’ Ed and The Blues Imperials to appear in Winters

Alligator recording artists Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, touring in support of its latest Alligator CD, “Jump Start,” will perform at the Palms Playhouse in Winters on Wednesday, June 24. Mixing smoking slide guitar boogies and raw-boned Chicago shuffles with the deepest slow-burners, Lil’ Ed Williams and his rip-roaring Blues Imperials — bassist James […]

Joyce and Vern Odlin celebrate 65 years of marriage

They are of a generation when divorce was the last resort in a marriage, not something entered into lightly. Maybe that’s why Joyce and Vern Odlin celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary June 18. “Sixty-five years …” mulled Vern as the couple looked through a photo album with their wedding pictures and other priceless memorabilia. “I […]

Bike pointers for a smooth and comfortable ride

Biking season is in full swing for mountain and road riders alike. Here are a few pointers to keep riding smoother, safer and more comfortable throughout the season. Don’t wear underwear under bike shorts — I’ve had this conversation with several patients and it’s worth mentioning, loudly and boldly. Bike shorts are supposed to be worn […]

Echo Summit bridge to be fixed: Caltrans targets 2019 construction

Motorists may not realize they are traversing a bridge when they wind down the east side of Echo Summit toward South Lake Tahoe. Caltrans, the state transportation department, alternately refers to it as a viaduct on its Website. A viaduct is a type of bridge that typically has several spans, usually of equal length. The Echo Summit Sidehill Viaduct was constructed with three spans in 1939, and while it’s not falling apart, there is significant wear and tear after nearly 80 years of service.

Clark Peri, Caltrans project manager, gave a slide presentation to the Board of Supervisors April 7 outlining the agency’s plan to rehabilitate or replace the old bridge. Following public outreach and extensive environmental …

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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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Hands up, don’t shoot?

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Denial

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Teacher shortage

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Are you hornswoggled?

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Disdain and disgrace

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Altshuler’s insults

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Herd immunity doesn’t work either

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Alternative treatments

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Clay Street problems?

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Phony claim

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Lincoln’s railroad ties

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EID general manager responds

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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

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

D’back give-and-take leads to win

By Jerry Heinzer | Gallery

Sports scene: Jan. 28, 2016

By Democrat Staff

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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

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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

Joseph Richard Erickson

By Contributor

Philip John Garthe Jr.

By Contributor

Bell Weaver

By Contributor

Charlotte Emily Dryden

By Contributor

Donna Louise Ranger

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June Birtwell

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James Carroll Coleman

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F. John Adams

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Donna Wunschel

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Frances Rosa King

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Cynthia Elaine Dowse

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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