The Amador El Dorado Forest Forum recognized three of its members posthumously at the Spring Honors Dinner held at the Institute of Forest Genetics in Placerville on April 17. Robert E. “Bob” Flynn, 1919-2011, U.S. Forest Service 1936-1975 Bob Flynn, born in Georgetown, went to work for the Forest Service before he got out of [...]
State Route 89 (Placer County): Work has resumed on a $41 million project from Tahoe City to Tahoma on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore that will rehabilitate stormwater drainage and treatment systems, add curbs and gutters, resurface and realign the road and widen shoulders to allow for bicycles and places for vehicles to pull out of [...]
Restaurant: The Brick Oven Pub Address: 2875 Ray Lawyer Drive in Placerville Phone: 530-622-7420. They are open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week at 11am. Hours: Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week at 11 a.m. This move has been a tough one. No, I am not referring to the Mountain Democrat move; [...]
When is a thrift store not a thrift store? When it’s a labor of love on behalf of a grandchild. Called the Community Browser Thrift Store, Camino residents Candice and Steve Gibson opened their Placerville-based store in January of this year as a way to support certain charities and give back to the community. Now [...]
Tapping into the White Rock Penstock, where the Sacramento Municipal Utility District has reserved a connection for El Dorado County since a 1961 agreement, is viewed as the next major water source for the El Dorado Irrigation District. Monday, on a 5-0 vote, the EID board adopted the Integrated Water Resources Master Plan 2013. The 251-page [...]
March 31, 1939 — Feb. 3, 2013 Leon J. Chauvet — “Lee,” as everyone knew him by — was born March 31, 1939, in Alameda County and passed away quietly on Feb. 3, 2013, in Placerville, surrounded by family and friends. He served his country proudly in the Air Force for 34 years. He always [...]
The El Dorado County’s Board of Supervisors got a first look at its Department of Transportation’s proposed Capital Improvement Plan for 2013 during Tuesday’s afternoon board session. Under the county’s General Plan, the board is required to update the CIP at least every year and coordinate each update with the “five-year major review of the [...]
They are coming home, but what happens for members of the military once they are home? Last year there were 349 reported suicides in military personnel with suicides among veterans exceeding that of active-duty troops. It can be difficult to shut out the sounds of battle and reconnect with families not seen for many months.
For one group of military families, a well-known El …
Sierra Community Access Television (SCA-TV2) invites everyone in El Dorado County to view its new, improved Internet streaming resource of its great selection of local programming. The recent image and sound quality technology improvements make it possible for everyone in the world to watch Channel 2. People and businesses on the Western Slope of El [...]
Dec. 12, 1942 — Jan. 15, 2013 Judy, a long-time resident of Georgetown, succumbed to congestive heart failure early Tuesday morning at Marshall Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Richard for 51 years; devoted mom to Christian (Tammy) Prince and Jenni (Mike) Prince Mahoney; and grandma to Mathew and Tyler [...]
The Rubicon Trail Foundation announced the fifth annual Black Tie & Boots Dinner & Auction, happening March 9 at the American Legion Hall on Greenstone Road in Placerville. This year the event will be honoring the annual “ROCK” award to James “Jack” Sweeney for his contribution to the Rubicon Trail and the Rubicon Trail Foundation. [...]
Around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night, several 911 calls reported an incident involving a shooting in the area of Brockway Avenue near the intersection of Rubicon Trail in South Lake Tahoe. Once on scene, South Lake Tahoe Police officers had at least one report that a male adult shot at a second male adult during an [...]
The Rubicon Trail was in the news throughout 2012. Much of the news was good, including the Jeeper’s Jamboree celebrating its 60th run, and the county supervisors paving the way for work on the trail, but the trail was also struck by tragedy in 2012. Rachel Anne Gray, a 21-year-old from El Dorado Hills, was [...]
If the National Weather Service is forecasting accurately, El Dorado County will continue to get a significant amount of rain this week. The anticipated downpour is such that the US Forest Service has announced road closures throughout the Eldorado National Forest effective yesterday Nov. 29. Forest Supervisor Kathy Hardy noted in a prepared statement Monday [...]
El Dorado County should soon be richer by $590,000. While the check from the Sacramento Municipal Utility District has not yet been cut, the concept for the bill goes all the way back to 1957. El Dorado County Supervisor Jack Sweeney compiled background information on the agreement between SMUD and the county that was conceived [...]
With the changing weather the use of the Rubicon Trail will also change. The Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) season is winding down, but Sheriff John D’Agostini will continue to provide winter patrols on the trail as needs demand. “There will be limited and sporadic patrols through the winter,” said the Sheriff’s Office OHV Program supervisor, [...]
Within the space of a few hours on Wednesday, Sept. 26, the Mountain Democrat had received well over 100 e-mails — copies of letters sent to each of the five members of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. Most in a similar format, the writers pleaded, asked politely, urged, cajoled and begged supervisors not to move ahead with planned maintenance on the Rubicon Trail scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28.
Many of the letters came from off-roading clubs and residents of Northern California, but a significant number were sent by folks from Utah, Georgia and parts in between.
El Dorado County Supervisor Jack Sweeney wrote the following in response to e-mails pouring in to county government offices last week. Mostly from groups and individuals who do “extreme off-roading” on certain parts of the Rubicon Trail, the form-letter like messages asked supervisors to stop work scheduled for Friday Sept. 28 on the section of [...]