Search Results for: union valley

1 2 3 36

Drowning at Union Valley

The body of a man who was pulled from the Union Valley Reservoir Tuesday afternoon has been identified as 20-year-old Oakland man Stafone Deshun Jackson, authorities announced. Jackson had traveled to the Union Valley Reservoir to camp with several friends Tuesday morning, said El Dorado County sheriff’s Sgt. Jim Byers. Shortly after arriving, the group […]

The Outdoorsman: Ice House and Union Valley ready

Ice House and Union Valley lakes are producing. Julie Siebert at the Ice House store told me, “Ice House is producing well on rainbows and some browns. The lake is up to 70 percent full and the campgrounds and launch ramp are open.” Although unconfirmed, Julie added, “I heard there was a big brown in […]

Bear attacks camper at Union Valley

A bear attacked a camper at Union Valley ReservoirÕs Yellowjacket Campground about 2:30 a.m. Friday, confirmed sheriffÕs Lt. Bryan Golmitz Sunday. A state Department Fish & Game spokeswoman said a husband and wife heard a noise outside their tent and saw a bear going through their cooler. The man went out with a .45 caliber […]

UM, ED Sierra Valley Conference champs

EL DORADO — For the second consecutive year, the Sierra Valley Conference will have co-champion banners created for varsity wrestling. This year, however, it will only be two teams instead of three — Union Mine and El Dorado High. The D’Backs defeated their intra-county conference rivals Wednesday night at home, winning 37-33 on Senior Night. […]

Union Mine rallies past El Dorado

EL DORADO — Sonny Garcia’s emotions were the best indicator of his Union Mine basketball team’s fortunes Wednesday night. The Diamondbacks’ junior guard wore a look of frustration during the second quarter of his club’s entertaining 69-56 home win over El Dorado. He buried a free throw before glaring toward the Cougar students, busy savoring […]

Union Mine takes Hawks to buzzer

EL DORADO — Union Mine High’s varsity basketball program came within one shot of delivering the first loss of the year to Liberty Ranch Tuesday night at home, falling 57-54 to the Hawks in Sierra Valley Conference action. Tied 28-28 at halftime, the Diamondbacks met their opponent blow-for-blow through all four quarters of regulation, suffering […]

Union Mine girls double up Grizzlies

GARDEN VALLEY — Early turnovers disappeared for the most part for Union Mine, which posted a 44-22 win over Golden Sierra in an intra-county nonleague girls basketball game at Ron Hedlund Gym Tuesday. The Lady Diamondbacks and Lady Grizzlies were guilty of committing a combined nine turnovers in the first quarter. Golden Sierra (4-3) led 13-9 […]

Gold Nugget rush for Union Mine

D’backs defeat El Dorado 34-14 EL DORADO — A convincing outcome had Austin Rigsby quickly concluding what went right for his Union Mine side against El Dorado in Friday’s Sierra Valley Conference and Gold Nugget matchup. “We beat them physically, and they couldn’t respond,” Rigby said  after the Diamondbacks’ 34-14 Senior Night/Homecoming triumph. The answers […]

Union Mine rally sinks Cordova

RANCHO CORDOVA — Both Union Mine and host Cordova gave the fans a Halloween eve-thriller Friday. The Lancers’ 22-7 the second quarter lead threatened to turn the Dbacks’ evening into a nightmare before an interception helped lead Union Mine to the come-from-behind 35-28 Sierra Valley Conference win. Afte the pickoff, quarterback Brody Pearman found the […]

Union Mine defeats El Dorado

With nothing at stake except intra-county pride, Union Mine and host El Dorado squared off in spirited fashion Wednesday to end the Sierra Valley Conference boys soccer season. Leading the whole way, the Diamondbacks spoiled the Cougars’ Senior Night and came away with the 3-1 victory. El Dorado’s push for the equalizer ended with three […]

Golf: Union Mine wins another banner

WOODLAND — Make space on the gymnasium wall. Union Mine capped a near flawless fall season with Monday’s Sierra Valley Conference-winning tournament victory at the Yolo Fliers Club. Their league run that included two league tournaments meant the Lady Diamondbacks, the SVC defending champions, were awarded 19.5 of a possible 20 points. The title is […]

Union Mine staves off upset bid

Union Mine in 5 sets EL DORADO — Union Mine flirted with disaster Monday night — coming close to dropping its second straight Sierra Valley Conference match — before fending off a Liberty Ranch challenge to win in five, 25-16, 25-23, 21-25, 24-26, 15-12. After falling to El Dorado last week in a battle for […]

It’s El Dorado versus Union Mine tonight

What: Volleyball Who: Cougars-D’backs Where: El Dorado High When: 6 p.m. Tonight’s huge intra-county volleyball match pits intra-county rivals Union Mine and El Dorado on the Cougars’ court with first place in the Sierra Valley Conference at stake. Both teams come in undefeated in league and both are defending SVC champions led by senior captains […]

Union Mine overcomes Rosemont 31-14

EL DORADO — With balanced offense and solid defense, host Union Mine controlled Friday’s 31-14 Sierra Valley Conference victory in its league opener with Rosemont. “We got off to a slow start and made some mistakes but were able to overcome those and now we need to get ready to face an improved Galt team,” […]

Timing is now for Union Mine varsity

Team: Union Mine Mascot: Diamondbacks Head Coach: Davy Johnson Assistant Coaches: Matt Cathey, Mike Springer, Bryan Middleton, Andrew Middleton, Michael Scott. League: Sierra Valley Conference (El Dorado, Cordova, Galt, Liberty Ranch, Rosemont) Division: IV 2014 record: 5-5, 3-2 SVC, third place Key losses: Nate Brown Key returners: Austin Rigsby, Brody Pearman, Key games: Home and season […]

Heard over the back fence: Ponderosa Class Reunion

Logan Bruttig is a very successful student and will continue to be busy for a long time. We received the following information: “Logan Bruttig of El Dorado and alumni of Union Mine High School, has accepted Pacific Northwest University Medical School’s invitation in Washington to pursue a medical degree and specialize […]

Nick Bonniksen no-hits Union Mine

EL DORADO — See ball, hit ball is one of the ways to keep it simple in baseball, another is to avoid a well-rested Nick Bonniksen. Toeing the rubber for the first time in nine days, Bonniksen, El Dorado’s ace, sparkled with seven, no-hit innings to pitch the Cougars past host Union Mine 4-0 in […]

Union Mine track and field routs Galt

EL DORADO — Both Union Mine varsity teams won big over visiting Galt Wednesday in the Diamondbacks’ second-to-last Sierra Valley Conference home meet of the regular season. The Union Mine girls won by a score of 116-1 while the boys prevailed 108-14. In the boys Frosh/Soph competition, Galt pulled out a 64-41 win. At press […]

Union Mine plays Cordova to a draw

EL DORADO — A late stoppage of play favored host Union Mine in Thursday’s Sierra Valley Conference girls soccer game, which led to a 1-1 tie against Cordova. The visiting Lancers were pressing on offense when a player went down to injury — the delay allowed the Lady Diamondbacks time to regroup and hold Cordova off the […]

Union Mine girls best El Dorado

Union Mine’s 1-2 top of the order Calista Almer and Madelynn Heape combined for six hits and five RBIs as the visiting Diamondbacks won their second straight Sierra Valley Conference game with Wednesday’s 12-3 victory over host El Dorado. Almer’s solo home run off Cougar starter Joshlyn Wright (six strikeouts) came on the game’s fourth pitch. […]

Union Mine girls blank Warriors

EL DORADO — Beth Hammer allowed four hits and struck out nine Monday as host Union Mine opened Sierra Valley Conference play with a 3-0 shutout of Galt. Hammer fanned four in a row, including the side in the third inning. She whiffed the final Warrior on three pitches after Galt sent the tying run […]

Valley View Elementary in EDH closer to opening

For two years Valley View Elementary has been ready to accommodate students, but hasn’t had the bodies to fill its classrooms. Finally, the school in the Blackstone community is closer to opening. “We are accepting registrations next year for Valley View,” said Buckeye Union superintendent David Roth by phone. “However the numbers remain fairly low […]

Cougars edge Union Mine

Ian Spencer and Matt Smith each scored a game-high 23 points Tuesday as host El Dorado held off Union Mine 72-68 in a Sierra Valley Conference intra-county battle. The Cougars’ win, before a big crowd, spoiled the return of Diamondback head coach Brad Visman who prepped at El Dorado and then coached five years there. […]

Union Mine accelerates to win

EL DORADO — Three Union Mine High boys basketball players scored in double digits in Thursday’s 81-46 Sierra Valley Conference win over Rosemont. The Diamondbacks (2-2 in the SVC, 11-9) led from tip-off to the final buzzer. Union Mine was led by Andrew Vaughn’s game-high 25 points that included 12 points in the first quarter for […]

Union Mine scores Senior Night win

EL DORADO — Wednesday night was a big night for Sierra Valley Conference wrestling, as the last two undefeated teams squared off for undisputed rights to the top of the standings as host Union Mine faced off against a formidable Cordova lineup. When the mats were rolled up it was the Diamondbacks who seized the […]

Former Cougar takes over at Union Mine

Team off to good start EL DORADO — Union Mine High boys basketball head coach Brad Visman has his Diamondback players spreading the wealth on the court and off to a winning start. Last night, the D’backs entered their Sierra Valley Conference opener at Liberty Ranch with a 9-7 record after a 6-1 mark to […]

Union Mine depth does in Grizzlies

GARDEN VALLEY — Balanced scoring by the Union Mine girls Wednesday and great production off the bench allowed the Lady Diamondbacks to crush host Golden Sierra 60-20 in nonleague action at the Rod Hedlund gym. The victory improved Union Mine to 8-3. Ten D’backs scored but jus one in double figures as Isabel Rojas tallied 10 points. […]

Union Mine shuts down Lancers

EL DORADO — With a driving cold rain pounding the gridiron Halloween night, Union Mine treated itself to a 35-0 victory over visiting Cordova in Sierra Valley Conference action. On the opening kickoff, Austin Rigsby raced 90 yards for the first of his three touchdowns to give the Diamondbacks (3-1 in the SVC, 5-4) a quick 7-0 lead […]

Union Mine girls sweep Wolverines

EL DORADO — Union Mine took another step forward toward next week’s league-ending match with El Dorado by defeating visiting Rosemont 25-16, 25-9, 25-12 on Senior Night at the Snake Pit Wednesday. On an evening honoring seniors Kara Campbell, Jordyn Trulli, Gabrielle Fredericks and Savannah Scott, the win puts the D’backs a game behind the […]

Union Mine jumps back in the saddle

EL DORADO — Shaking off the bitter taste of two of its wins wiped away due to a CIF rule infraction, Union Mine looked impressive Friday in its 46-14 Sierra Valley Conference win over visiting Galt. Diamondbacks’ running back Austin Rigsby bursted through for a 7-yard touchdown run and a 6-0 lead in the first quarter. […]

Lady Cougars overcome Union Mine

EL DORADO — Shaking off a slow start and then putting down Union Mine’s bid to force a fifth set, visiting El Dorado defeated the Diamondbacks 12-25, 25-17, 25-19, 26-24 Wednesday night at the Snake Pit. Union Mine (3-2) did take the first set the Cougars have dropped in Sierra Valley Conference play — convincingly — […]

Life as I know it: From Sun Valley to Indianapolis

In my last column, I told of going to Detroit, Mich., and being discharged from the Coast Guard. I immediately, with my few possessions, hitchhiked to Indianapolis to see Peggy. She was still in nursing school. I stayed near, or at, the hospital for several days and we spent as much time together as possible. […]

Cougars blank Union Mine 2-0

El Dorado and Union Mines squared off at the Cougars’ home pitch Friday, each in search of their first Sierra Valley Conference victory. For the Diamondbacks and Cougars, their respective soccer campaigns have been a struggle to find the back of the net. The Cougars scored early in the match as Alex Jimenez took a penalty kick and buried the […]

Union Mine girls drop five-setter

EL DORADO — Host Union Mine picked the wrong time — the fifth set — to commit a series of mistakes Wednesday night, costing the Lady D’backs in a 22-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-15, 12-15 loss to Liberty Ranch at the Snake Pit. Union Mine had momentum after its fourth set victory but three, double-hit infractions […]

Letter to Union of Concerned Scientists

EDITOR: Dear President Kenneth Kimmell and Executive Director Kathleen Rest: In the 1960s I was totally against installing California’s state and federal aqueducts to Southern California cities. Many electrical pumping stations elevate the water along our Central Valley (400-plus miles). The Edmondson pumping plant is the largest with 14 Westinghouse electrical pumps; each pump is […]

Union Mine to host Regional College Fair

The El Dorado Union High School District will hold its annual Regional College Fair on Monday, Oct. 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Union Mine High School in the large gym and cafeteria, with break-out sessions in the Theatre at the Mine at 5:30, 7, and 7:45 p.m. Representatives from the University of California system, California […]

Union Mine beats Golden Sierra in five

GARDEN VALLEY — Sparked by the late-match heroics of Kara Campbell and Kylie Russell, Union Mine rallied for the five-set 23-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-22, 15-11 non-league volleyball victory at Golden Sierra Thursday night. The Diamondbacks trailed after three sets and were behind in the fourth at 14-17 when Kaitlin Lishman tapped down an errant Grizzly […]

Lady D’backs shine at Lagoon Valley

Oak Ridge girls place runners in top 20 VACAVILLE — Union Mine and Oak Ridge girls cross-country teams had strong showings at the Lagoon Valley Classic Cross Country Invitational last Saturday. In the Small Schools division, the Lady Diamondbacks took second place as a team with 98 points, behind Placer which was first with 58 points. […]

Union Mine falls 29-6

GRASS VALLEY — Nate Brown was all over the field for the Union Mine High football team, which fell to Bear River 29-6 in a nonconference game Friday. Returning kickoffs and punt returns, the Diamonbacks’ senior tallied 133 yards on special teams play, 68 on the opening kickoff to the Bruins’ 14 yard line. “He did the […]

Union Mine looks to improve

2014 Union Mine Football Schedule Aug. 29: @ Foothill — won 49-0 Sept. 5: @ Bear River, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12: Bye Sept 19: Calaveras, 7:15 p.m. Sept. 26: Lincoln-Lincoln, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3: Mira Loma, 7:15 p.m. Oct. 10: @ Rosemont, 7:15 p.m. Oct. 17: Galt, 7:15 p.m. Oct. 24: Liberty Ranch, 7:15 p.m. Oct. 31: Cordova, 7:15 p.m. Nov. 7: @ […]

Heard over the back fence: High school reunion time

CHEERFUL IS BETTER: John Bruno sent the following “Life’s Little Instruction Calendar” quote: “Try always to be the cheerful guest. Remember, curiosity and generosity are two antidotes to aging.” EFFECTIVE AUG. 1: Residents of the Outingdale service area are once again subject to a Stage 4 Water Emergency.  Due to state restrictions, outdoor water use is […]

Valley View Sports Park

Construction to begin on joint project Officials held a recent groundbreaking ceremony for the first El Dorado Hills sports field and park south of Highway 50. Construction should be complete in early November. The Valley View Sports Park project is a joint use partnership between the El Dorado Hills Community Services District and the Buckeye Union […]

Heard over the back fence: EDHS 55th reunion planned

ANOTHER TEN COMMANDMENTS: Thanks to Jewel Blair-Smith, we have the following “Layman’s 10 Commandments” quote: “So why is a car’s windshield so large and the rear view mirror so small? Because our past is not as important as our future. So, look ahead and move on.” EDHS CLASS REUNION: The El Dorado High School Class of 1959 […]

D’backs host Sierra Valley Conference swim finals

EL DORADO — The Sierra Valley Conference converged at the Union Mine pool last weekend to determine its varsity league champions and crown its league champ. Titles went to the Vista del Lago girls and the Cosumnes Oaks boys. The Lady Cougars took second with the D’backs, fourth, while in the boys competition, host Union […]

Union Mine blanked by Wolfpack pitching

EL DORADO — Despite a promising start to the game, host Union Mine fell to Cosumnes Oaks 3-0 Friday in a Sierra Valley Conference baseball game. Brendan Hunter, Joel Pedretti and Colton Merrill had hits with two outs for Union Mine in the bottom of the first inning but the trio was left stranded. Union […]

1 2 3 36

Letters »

Tahoe seniors delighted

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

EID disaster

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Who’s the real phony?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Hit in the head

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Are you hornswoggled?

By Letters to the Editor

Teacher shortage

By Letters to the Editor


By Letters to the Editor

Hands up, don’t shoot?

By Letters to the Editor

Disdain and disgrace

By Letters to the Editor

Opinions and facts

By Letters to the Editor

Altshuler’s insults

By Letters to the Editor

Respect other drivers

By Letters to the Editor

Helping the homeless

By Letters to the Editor

Herd immunity doesn’t work either

By Letters to the Editor

Alternative treatments

By Letters to the Editor

Clay Street problems?

By Letters to the Editor

Phony claim

By Letters to the Editor

Lincoln’s railroad ties

By Letters to the Editor

EID general manager responds

By Letters to the Editor


Sports »

Schedule: Feb. 8-13, 2016

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

Roundup: Feb. 8, 2016

By Brandon Anicich | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Cougars win rematch, eye title

By Mark Devaughn | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Troy tests Woodcreek

By Brandon Anicich | From Page: A6

Oak Ridge girls cruise by Timberwolves

By Brandon Anicich | From Page: A6

Roundup: Feb 4, 2016

By Brandon Anicich

Bruins clinch CVC

By Brandon Anicich | Gallery

UM, ED Sierra Valley Conference champs

By Brandon Anicich | Gallery

D’backs fall to Cordova

By Mark Devaughn | Gallery

Troy downs Woodcreek

By Mark Devaughn | 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


Prospecting »

Making truffles: Damn the calories, warp speed ahead

By Pat Lakey | From Page: B1 | Gallery

‘American Pickers’ is looking for unique stuff

By El Dorado Lake Tahoe Film And Media Office | From Page: B2

As we were: Crusin’ in Sac

By Ken Deibert | From Page: B2

Foothill gourmet: Pleasing piccata

By Donna Brown | From Page: B2

Mobile food pantry to distribute food in Placerville

By Food Bank Of El Dorado County | From Page: B2

Students learn about California farming at State Fair

By California Exposition And State Fair

Free After 5 Club meets

By Senior Day

Love inspires Gold Country artists

By Gold Country Artists Gallery | Gallery

Learn how to use social media

By Marshall Foundation For Community Health

Roxanne DeLillo to speak at luncheon

By Divide Women's Club

Register today for GTUSD 2016-17 school year

By Gold Trail Union School District

Things to do: Feb. 5, 2016

By Democrat Staff


Essentials »

EDSO crime log

By Amanda Williams | From Page: A2

Placerville Police crime log

By Amanda Williams | From Page: A2

Lake levels

By Contributor

On the agenda: EID

By Dawn Hodson


By Amanda Williams

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


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


By Amanda Williams

Lake levels

By Contributor

Building permits issued Jan. 4-9

By El Dorado County Community Development


Obituaries »

Grant Tueller funeral notice

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Dennis “Spike” Wright

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Lloyd Frank Romberger

By Contributor

Cristin Claire Hesse-Gill

By Contributor

Joseph Richard Erickson

By Contributor

Philip John Garthe Jr.

By Contributor

Bell Weaver

By Contributor

Charlotte Emily Dryden

By Contributor

Donna Louise Ranger

By Contributor

June Birtwell

By Contributor

Barbara Endersby

By Contributor

James Carroll Coleman

By Contributor

F. John Adams

By Contributor

Donna Wunschel

By Contributor

Special Publications »

Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service (updated 4/30/2015) and Privacy Policy (updated 4/7/2015).
Copyright (c) 2016 McNaughton Newspapers, Inc., a family-owned local media company that proudly publishes the Daily Republic, Mountain Democrat, Davis Enterprise, Village Life and other community-driven publications.