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Coach Tom Van Der Wende coaches last Senior Night match

EL DORADO HILLS — Thursday was Senior Night for the nine Oak Ridge seniors and it marked the final regular season match of coach Tom Van Der Wende’s career. After a rousing send-off for Jon Tuttle, Tim Spykerman, Connor Dunham, Nathan Lambert, Chris Gomm, Connor Blakeman, Luke Whitcomb, Jack Hoisington and Mike Whitcomb, the Trojans took […]

Best of 2011: Honorable mention

In reviewing past issues, many sports stories stood out other than the top 10 that recently ran in the Mountain Democrat. To recognize those individual/team achievements and milestones, below is our honorable mention list for the 2011 calendar year. Jeff McKenzie wins junior college state title Former Oak Ridge Trojan Jeff McKenzie, having pitched all […]

Trojan, D’back volleyball fall in semis

SACRAMENTO — Oak Ridge High’s bid to win a Sac-Joaquin Division I volleyball title in coach Tom Van Der Wende’s final year on the sideline fell short as Jesuit took its third match of the season from the Trojans, ousting the El Dorado Hills squad 22-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-21 in Tuesday’s section semifinals. Playing on the Marauders’ […]

Trojan boys rip Capital Christian

EL DORADO HILLS — It wasn’t “easy” playing for or coaching Oak Ridge High in its volleyball match Tuesday with visiting Capital Christian — it was too easy. No matter who occupied the court, the Trojans scored at will and with additional points via Cougar errors, the hosts rolled to the 25-7, 25-12, 25-13 non-conference […]

Trojan volleyball defeats Rocklin

Mother Lode News The Oak Ridge High boys volleyball squad has a date with Rocklin this week in the semifinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section championships. Overcoming a first-game loss to visiting Del Oro Thursday, the Trojans won three straight games to eliminate the Golden Eagles 21-25, 25-16, 25-17 and 24-22. Next up is the Thunder, […]

Drought workshop proposed for Georgetown Divide PUD

The drought was on everyone’s mind at the Feb. 10 board meeting of the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District. According to General Manager Wendell Wall, the current water storage in Stumpy Meadows Reservoir is at 10,790 acre-feet or 54 percent of capacity. He said that is the lowest storage level in the lake in the past 49 […]

New GM in G’town

After going through four interim general managers and interviewing multiple candidates, the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District has hired Wendell Wall as its new general manager. Wall started on Nov. 17, taking over for George Sanders. Sanders has been serving as interim general manager since May. With 22 years in the water business, Wall, 56, […]

It was a sizzling time

The 13th annual Chili Cook Off and Classic Car Show presented by Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises Inc. was the best ever, according to Susie Davies, executive director of MORE. “Thanks to all our friends in Pollock Pines and the wonderful showmanship of our new best friend, Dave Bender of CBS 13 News, Sacramento. With 24 […]

Winners, buyers listed for 2011 Junior Livestock Auction

2011 EL DORADO COUNTY JR. LIVESTOCK AUCTION TOTAL GROSS SALES: $235,931 19 Steers (Average Sale Price $2.73 / LB.) 120 Hogs (Average Sale Price $3.40 / LB.) 59 Lambs (Average Sale Price $4.57 / LB.) 10 Goats (Average Sale Price $6.07 / LB.) 13 Rabbit Meat Pens (Average Sale Price $363/ Pen) 9 Poultry Meat […]

Heard over the back fence: Watch out for ‘Dork in Disguise’

NO MODESTY HERE: John Chapman forwarded the following T-shirt statement: “Please take a moment to appreciate my vast knowledge and experience.” • • • NEW ORGAN: On Sunday, Feb. 27, a new church organ will be dedicated at the Church of Our Savior in Placerville. Larry Ramos will play for the regular 10:30 a.m. service […]

Stepping out: Limited quantities make for unlimited taste

“You Americans have the loveliest wines in the world, you know, but you don’t realize it. You call them ‘domestic’ and that’s enough to start trouble anywhere.” — H. G. Wells Cedar Creek Ranch and Vineyards Last Halloween I attended a wine pairing at Zachary Jacques featuring some delicious wines from a winery I had […]

Dave Barry’s Year in Review

McClatchy Newspapers (MCT) Let’s put things into perspective: 2010 was not the worst year ever. There have been much worse years. For example, toward the end of the Cretaceous Period, the Earth was struck by an asteroid that wiped out 75 percent of all the species on the planet. Can we honestly say that we had […]

Every 15 minutes: a sober look at drunk driving

Village Life staff writer Seeing may not be believing, but itÕs a good start. ThatÕs the theory behind the ÒEvery 15 MinutesÓ program which graphically demonstrates the results of drinking and driving for Oak Ridge High School students on April 3rd and 4th. Oak Ridge DriverÕs Education teacher Tom VanderWende described the program as Òvery […]

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Remembering Dennis

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Fatal collision near White Hall

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1

Four arrested in gang sweep

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1

The final days of Saigon

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Vet recalls operation that saved 37,000 Haitians

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A3

Heard over the back fence: Yell Bingo

By Bob Billingsley | From Page: B1

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Opinion »

Home country: Car computers mean confusion

By Slim Randles | From Page: A4

John Stossel: Dr. Capitalism

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A4

California rambling: Summer camps

By John Poimiroo | From Page: A4

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Letters »

Overcome or lose America

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Worm farming for kids

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Slow and stupid, Mr. Daley?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Amazed by Grady Worth’s letter

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

A very successful spring plant sale

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

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Sports »

No. 1 Oak Ridge exits playoffs

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6

Schedule: May 25-31, 2015

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

Mefford dual state champ

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A6

Troy shines at Divisionals

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6

Under the Scoreboard: May 24, 2015

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

Robert Holloway wins D-II/III championship

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A6

Bruin boys swept by Rio

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Cougar girls win section title

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

Roundup: May 24, 2015

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

Ponderosa team riders finish second in state

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A7

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Prospecting »

Maria Adams runs with a purpose

By Pat Lakey | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Scout Jacob Lacy helps spirits soar at Eskaton Lodge

By Pat Lakey | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Contestants invited to run for Miss Pollock Pines

By Pat Lakey | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Rare plant treasure hunting

By Debra Ayres | From Page: B3 | Gallery

As we were: Transportation needs more funding

By Ken Deibert | From Page: B4

Plant sale a big success

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: B4 | Gallery

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Essentials »

Crime Log: April 27-May 1

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

Weather Stats: May 21

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

April Divorces

By Charlotte Sanchez-Kosa | From Page: A2

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Obituaries »

Cassandra Elizabeth Marks

By Contributor | From Page: A2

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Comics »

Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Horoscope, Tuesday, May 26, 2015

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Horoscope, Monday, May 25, 2015

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Speed Bump

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TV Listings

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Sudoku

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Rubes

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New York Times Crossword

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Shoe

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