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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 …

Roundup: Oak Ridge baseball running away with SFL title

Baseball Union Mine 6, Cordova 1 — Colton Peters pitched a complete game four-hitter for the SVC win. Andrew Vaughn and Jonathan Lowder each had two hits for the D’backs. Oak Ridge 13, Del Oro 6 — The Trojans completed the sweep of the Eagles to move to 12-0 in the SFL as Logan Denholm […]

Roundup: Mar. 25, 2015

Baseball Ponderosa 8, El Camino 4 — The Bruins scored five runs in the top of the sixth inning to erase a 4-3 deficit Monday. Oak Ridge 9, Rocklin 0 — Kyle Lucke pitched a one-hitter Monday and struck out seven as the Trojans moved to 4-0 in the Sierra Foothill League. Oak Ridge scored […]

Spring seeds big doings

With the annual Spring California Native Plant Sale just around the corner on April 4, the El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Sale is gearing up for a busy year of public talks, workshops, field trips, Rare Plant Treasure Hunts and field surveys in the King Fire burn areas in the Eldorado National […]

Something to think about: Choose both

It’s the first day of spring — the season of new growth, for the birth of something new to burst forth from old branches. Is it time for spring in your life? As I grow older I notice more and more often that people my age and older have stopped — stopped their mental and […]

Junior Trojans put their studies first

Young student athletes received accolades off the field at a special Jan. 23 event. More than 140 students in first through eighth grade were recognized for their academic achievements at the seventh annual Oak Ridge Jr. Trojan Scholastic All-Stars awards ceremony. Event chair and Jr. Trojans parent Theresa Miller told the coaches to cover their ears at the […]

Roundup: Feb. 4, 2015

Girls basketball Oak Ridge 64, Rocklin 24 — The host Lady Trojans outscored the Thunder 35-10 in the middle quarters of Tuesday’s Sierra Foothill League victory. Oak Ridge, which improved to 9-0 in league and 20-3 overall, was led by Isamar Conde with 16 points. Shelby Peters scored 11 points; Hailey McCoy added 10; Grace […]

Toyota 4Runner matching the image

Now in its fifth year of the fifth generation (The 4Runner started production in 1984), the 4Runner continues to be a solid, consistent seller for Toyota averaging about 50,000 units a year, despite sales being stolen by its similarly sized CUV sibling, the Highlander. They are totally different vehicles with no relationship between them and […]

California Rambling: ‘Go All In’

Meghan Trainor’s hit song, “All About That Bass” has double meaning for the employees at Heavenly Mountain Resort who, while riding chair lifts, sing “bass” as a homophone for “base.” With 32 inches of packed powder (at deadline) Heavenly is all about that base. The ski area is also all about who Trainor’s song appeals […]

Supes reverse action that cut ‘elected’ salaries

Unintended consequences led to the reversal of a November 2013 vote by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors during its Dec. 9 meeting. In Tuesday’s action supervisors voted 3-2 to restore pay cuts for seven elected county officials that had been instituted last year and were due to take effect in January 2015. Referred […]

Esmeralda Tunnel repairs continue

An update on repairing the Esmeralda Tunnel was given at the Dec. 8 El Dorado Irrigation District meeting by Engineering Director Brian Mueller. A partial cave-in of the tunnel occurred on Sept. 21 that was about 47 feet downstream of the upstream portal. The cave-in completely choked off flow to the tunnel and set off an alarm for the […]

National Weather Service warns of possible flash floods

The National Weather Service issued a warning early Tuesday morning through Wednesday night for possible flash floods in areas affected by the King and Rim fires in El Dorado, Placer and Tuolumne counties. “Flash flood and debris flows will be a particular threat in and below the King and Rim fire burn areas,” the release […]

Eisenhower memorial

In May, architect Frank Gehry pared his 8-story high 447-foot-long metal tapestries down from facing screens to one background screen for the proposed President Eisenhower Memorial. He also changed stone relief images to several statues. The real problem with the transparent metal screens is they all concentrate on Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower’s youth in Kansas. […]

From weeds to garden

El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) presents “Rising from the Weeds: Transforming the Landscape for a Native Plant Demonstration Garden,” a talk and slide show by El Dorado Chapter CNPS board member and University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Master Gardener Alice Cantelow. The talk highlights the development and planning process […]

State lifts Clean-up and Abatement Order for Rubicon Trail

El Dorado County followed all the rules and then some over the past five years to clean up and abate a host of dirty issues on the Rubicon Trail. And it paid off Oct. 10 when the state rescinded the Clean-up and Abatement Order after a presentation by county Parks Manager Vickie Sanders at the […]

Come out for EDH summer finale

Say goodbye to summer at the annual Saturday Night in the Park from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 20. Hosted by the El Dorado Hills Community Services District in partnership with the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, the event coincides with the last concert at Community Park for the 2014 season. Cover Me Badd, an upbeat […]

DeCaires charges to his third win

It was exactly one year ago that Elk Grove driver Greg DeCaires experienced a win streak at Placerville Speedway shortly after teaming with Placerville car owner Dale Miller. It was déjà vu for the veteran driver Saturday as DeCaires drove to his second straight and third overall victory just one week before the highly anticipated […]

Full moon and fun at the fair

Two small girls are jumping up and down in the Typhoon line. “Typhoon!” they scream excitedly. This is the first year they are tall enough to ride the whirling, honking Typhoon. Hair flying, mouths open in shrieks of terror/joy, they fly around the platform in their silver car, trying to be brave enough to put […]

Belltower: A tale of two Monroes

Reading John Poimiroo’s column about Yosemite’s Wawona Hotel brought back memories. Having gone on some writers trips sponsored by the Nevada Tourism Department and written a three-part series about the first trip, I must have wound up on a list of writers invited to the Wawona. It was a winter trip — about 20 years […]

Speedway: Night of nail-biters at the race track

Saturday night close wheel-to-wheel racing that kept the fans on the edge of their seats for nearly every race seemed to be the theme at Placerville Speedway for the sixth Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship season presented by Hoosier Racing Tires, Coors Light, The Mountain Democrat and Riebes Auto Parts. Although car counts were slightly […]

Dream Machines land at Half Moon Bay

There are car shows, air shows, motorcycle shows, tractor shows, county fairs, music festivals, food festivals and living history festivals galore. Mix them all together in one venue on one day and you’ve got Half Moon Bay’s one and only, Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show — a massive celebration of mechanical ingenuity, power and style […]

Supes pick 1% growth forecast

Accepting the recommendation of its Long-Range Planning Division, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors on April 8 adopted a new set of projections for how and where future growth will occur. The board approved “Scenario 3,” which combines the “historical growth rate with growth distribution that is consistent with the county’s General Plan.” Such […]

Roundup: April 1, 2014

Golf Sierra Valley Conference tournament — 18 holes at Del Paso, par 71. Team scores: Vista del Lago 397, Cosumnes Oaks 452, Union Mine 488, Liberty Ranch 492, El Dorado 517, Galt 527. Union Mine: Alex Abel-Smith, 90; Johnny Cray, 96; Tyler Peterson, 98; Max Wiegel, 101; Paul Derochea, 103; Brian Lehner, 106. El Dorado: Derek Delfino 87, Gabe Fierro 98, Gary Shoffner […]

Outside with Charlie: Extended season

Up until last Saturday, the many mountain bike trails in Lake Tahoe were mostly open and rideable, according to the Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association. Recent storms have boiled up, and it seems now all the snow dances have paid off. The Tahoe ski resorts are all reporting around 2 feet or so of new snow. […]

Roundup: Feb. 24, 2014

Youth wrestling El Dorado Hills Club El Dorado County Wrestling Championships, Ponderosa HS First place: Mikey Mello, Jackson Redhair, Jared Horstman, Riley Lewallen Second place: Jack Santina Third place: Connor King, Jake Lewallen Fourth place: Max McCarver Meat Grinder Tournament, Roseville Second place: Christian Pebley Fourth place: Payton Gunter NOR-CAL 12 & Under Wrestling Championships, […]

Caltrans highlights key infrastructure projects of 2013

SACRAMENTO — Caltrans highlighted a few transportation infrastructure projects completed in 2013 to help improve mobility, safety and sustainability throughout California’s transportation system. “From opening new tunnels and bridges to repairing structures damaged by catastrophic fire, Caltrans helped strengthen and preserve California’s great transportation infrastructure,” said California State Transportation Agency Secretary Brian Kelly. “With this […]

Low water reveals history

Like some long-deserted city, the shoreline of the American River near Salmon Falls is littered here and there with the scattered remains of an old diversion dam and ditches.

And though neglected, the dam hasn’t been forgotten. For visiting it recently were docents from the Folsom Powerhouse along with Jenifer Padgett, an associate state archaeologist with the state Department of Parks and Recreation.

Picking their way through the rocks and cockleburs, they walked up the South Fork of the American River to what was left of the old Natoma Water and Mining Co. Diversion Dam.

Water Agency takes Delta scientists on watershed tour

As the Delta Stewardship Council wraps up completion of the Delta Plan and transitions to putting it into action, the El Dorado County Water Agency invited council scientists to view the geography of El Dorado County waters that flow into the Delta. A tour was held on Aug. 29, starting at the County Water Agency […]

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Harn talks budget to Taxpayers group

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EDSO deputy arrested in Nev.

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Info released on found body

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Retired colonel helps vets get benefits

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Woman dies in crash

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Supervisors adopt new ‘budget policy’

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Written guidelines direct future budget

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Suspected drug-related explosion in SLT

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CSUS commencement to feature NBC anchor

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Memorial Day closures announced

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Memorial Day at Freedom’s Field

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Heard over the back fence: Kindness is important

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Billlingsley’s Bullets: Call me Mr. President

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Memorial Day for memorializing

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Jefferson will give improved representation

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Memorial Day River Ceremony

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What is happening to our beautiful city?

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Bruin spikers reach section final

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Oak Ridge suffers first postseason loss

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Roundup: May 21, 2015

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Cougar Award Winners

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Laut captures D-1 pole vault title

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Eight punch Master’s Meet tickets

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CSUS commencement to feature NBC anchor

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A pleasant place to Rhône

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Things to do: May 22, 2015

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Wagon Train 2015 offers a challenge

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Splash Day Club opens at Hard Rock

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Curt Yagi to play at Wine Smith

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Heavenly Mountain gets ready for summer

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A night of exotic of food and wine

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Wild West railroad goes full steam ahead

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Cockrell showing at Studio 360

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Railroad Museum gets in the jazzy spirit

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Foothill Foodie: Treats and travels

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Party shows off new releases

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Duty: Army Pvt. Scott D. Seither

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Duty: Army Pvt. Nathan M. Fairchild

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Duty: Army Pvt. Jesse E. Speck

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Duty: Air Force Reserve Airman Jared L. Green

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Oasis alum Gallagher plays Warfield

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Duty: Army Pvt. Henry L. Robinson

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Southern Drawl brings unique presence

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McAvoy Lane spins ‘Tales of Tahoe’

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Lake Levels: May 21, 2015

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Crime Log: April 23-25

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Crime Log: April 26-28

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James Dunleavy

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Real Estate »

Rural life not for everyone

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Experts: Balance needed between regulation and opportunity in housing market

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Area luxury home sales surge

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Eldon makes room for a large family

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Speed Bump

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New York Times Crossword

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Home Source

Experts: Balance needed between regulation and opportunity in housing market

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Area luxury home sales surge

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