Dear eeaders: My father died last week. Though heart-breaking, this wasn’t unexpected. Dad was 90. In his memory, I’m re-running a column I wrote about him, which ran in 2005. It’s a tribute to great dads and to the American garage. My dad was a garage kind of guy. As a girl, I remember him [...]
ONGOING put gold 405 here Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through May 5, is featuring Carlotta Tormey, watercolor painter and illustrator and winner of many awards and acclaim. Also featured is photographer, Craig Koski’s colorful and dynamic style produces emotion by digitally manipulating the photo and colors. The cooperative gallery of [...]
Baseball Oak Ridge 1, Rocklin 3 — In Wednesday’s non-league road game, Tanner Ales had two of the Trojans’ three hits. John Rico had an RBI for Oak Ridge (6-4). The Thunder broke a 1-all tie in the bottom of the sixth inning with two runs. Tommy Hummer and Brogan Cooper split time on the mound [...]
Fairytale Town has unveiled a new play structure in the Sherwood Forest area of the children’s storybook park. With earth-tone colors and forest-themed elements, the structure was custom-designed to echo the entire Sherwood Forest play set. The structure features slides, crawl tubes, a talk tube, telescope and multiple climbing apparatuses, including steps shaped as tree [...]
Local geotechnical consultant Carlton Engineering now has 2013 work sewn up with the El Dorado Irrigation District, following unanimous approval of its engineering contract Monday by the EID board. Last year during the fall Carlton had a $77,000 contract for design services for the $1.5 million Rock Crusher Road construction project. The 6,230-foot long road [...]
“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 [...]
This time of year I always feel a little sick to my stomach, and not just because of those midnight romps at the dessert buffet with the bottomless glass of Prosecco. (Do they make a combo antacid headache tablet?) I suffer from that other brand of post-holiday consumption bloat. Even though I— like most consumers, [...]
Roots blues traveler Markus James joins forces with four West African music masters to cook up what NPR Music calls “Rock with a West African twist” for a Full Moon dance party at The Miner’s Foundry on Friday, Dec. 28. Thundering West African percussion meets voodoo-trance North Mississippi-style guitar riffs, with vocals in English and Mali’s [...]
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team responded to South Lake Tahoe at 12:05 p.m. on Dec. 8 on a report of an injured hiker on Mt. Tallac. At the time, Mt. Tallac, a 9,375-foot mountain just south of Emerald Bay, was covered in ice and snow, a press release stated. The injured [...]
One of the shorter flume sections is being rebuilt by the construction staff of the El Dorado Irrigation District.
Flume 3 is 109 feet long. It was relined by EID in 2000 and last rebuilt in 1946 by PG&E.
The flume is part of the 22-mile system of flumes, canals and tunnels that brings water collected from four alpine reservoirs and is eventually diverted from the American at Kyburz into this system that supplies one-third of EID’s water.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort will open for the 2012-13 season on Thursday, November 22, offering Easy Rider Express lift, Rock Garden lift, and three surface lifts, giving guests access to four trails including, Broadway, Easy Street, Echo, and Lower Sleighride. Building on the reputation as one of the nation’s top terrain park [...]
As long as I live I will have more questions than answers. In fact, I’ve built this column on my endless design and home improvement quandaries. I run my problems by experts, and report my findings to you. Occasionally, however, the tables turn. Guilty by association, I become the sought-out expert. Two weekends ago, for [...]
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 [...]
Syblon Reid, which has done most of the El Dorado Irrigation District’s big construction projects recently, was outbid by Excavating Engineers Inc.to do a major reconstruction of Rock Crusher Road. The company is based in Bonsall near Oceanside. The winning of bid of $1.187 million was approved on a 4-0 vote of the EID board [...]
Bridgett Hartshorn, owner of Affordable Furniture and Blinds in Placerville, prides herself on selling unique, rustic furniture featuring new technology that makes a spring mattress look like a Model T. “Everything is bear print, everything is horse,” said Hartshorn, who owns the store with her husband, Paul, said. “It’s niche. We have a log bed,” [...]
Remember Roy Rogers, the singing cowboy with the trusty horse, Trigger, and the cute wife, Dale Evans, who conveniently sang harmony? Well, this is not that guy. This Roy Rogers is a master slide guitarist who plays an infectious blend of delta blues and rock and roll that has been filling road house dance floors [...]
Generations of children have screamed some variation of “Olly Oxen Free,” to signal freedom during games of hide-and-seek. The catch phrase is also the title of an expansive new album by Dangermuffin, a dichotomously named “post-roots” trio that headlines the American River Music Festival on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Henningsen-Lotus Park, 950 Lotus Road in [...]
What: American River Music Festival Who: A mixed bag of genres that fall under the “Americana music” Where: Henningsen-Lotus Park, 950 Lotus Road in Coloma; campgrounds; and various locations When: Friday to Sunday, Sept. 14 to 16. Times vary at the venues Cost: Five ticket choices from camping and music to just music, walk up tickets are [...]
K.W. Emerson Inc. outbid one of EID’s usual contract winners, Syblon Reid, to upgrade a spillway and tunnel entrance near the short section of canal that empties into Forebay Reservoir in Pollock Pines. The winning bid was $1,322,261, which was a mere $76,739 lower than the second highest bid from ProVen Management Inc., but more [...]