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Troy tests Woodcreek

EL DORADO HILLS — The last time Oak Ridge’s varsity boys squared up with Woodcreek in Sierra Foothill League action, Troy fell 82-65 on the road. Friday night at home, head coach Bobby Edwards and his team proved they would not go quietly the second time around, losing 71-68 in an overtime thriller. “I’m incredibly […]

Troy downs Woodcreek

EL DORADO HILLS — Already accepted to Chico State and the University of Nevada, Oak Ridge senior wrestler Nick Diaz-Kokaisl still waits to hear from his his top college choice. “If I got in to Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo), that would be nice,” the Trojans’ 180-pounder said after his team’s 55-8 home victory over Woodcreek […]

Free Aging and Caregiver educational series in Greenwood

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Family Caregiver Support Program is presenting a free Aging and Caregiver educational series in Greenwood. The educational series will be held Jan. 19 and 26, and Feb. 2 from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Greenwood Community Center, 4401 Highway 193 in Greenwood. The series will provide instruction and support […]

5. Teen accused of murdering family in Greenwood

Nolan Buchanan, 16, of Benicia was arrested on Oct. 1 in his hometown and charged with murder for allegedly killing his family — his father Adam Buchanan, 38; Adam’s fiancée Molly McAfee, 37; and their son Gavin Buchanan, 8. The arrest came after a Sept. 13 10-acre wildland fire burned the Buchanan family cabin in Greenwood. Three burned bodies […]

Grow For It! Perennial garden — Sherwood Demonstration Garden

The Sherwood Demonstration Garden is composed of 16 individual gardens and is located at 6699 Campus Drive in Placerville. The garden is currently closed for the winter but will reopen April 1, 2016. The mission of the garden is to provide a place where the latest University of California research is illustrated in the individual […]

Enjoy the smell of wood smoke

EDITOR: In response to Lili Joy’s letter whining about the lovely aroma of wood smoke currently wafting through the countryside. If you don’t treasure, after a long hot summer, the glorious fragrances being emitted from woodpiles and wood burning stoves you should be living in Los Angeles or San Francisco. I, for one, find the […]

Thanks for your support of the Sherwood Demonstration Garden

EDITOR: Special thanks go to the Mountain Democrat for your continual support of the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of El Dorado County through your coverage of our plant sales and the Sherwood Demonstration Garden. We especially appreciate your article that ran on Friday, Oct. 2, and the lovely pictures of the grand […]

Bollywood Masala brings the spirit of India to Harris Center

With a musical recipe of dynamic rhythm, dance and spirituality, Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India create a veritable feast of Indian sounds, featuring a fusion of Indian and Western instruments and bold interpretations of traditional Indian dance at the Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom. This innovative group of […]

Juvenile arrested in Greenwood Fire

Nolan Buchanan, 16, of Benicia was arrested Oct. 1 on charges of the alleged murder in connection with the missing Buchanan family. On Sept 13, Cal Fire requested the assistance of Sheriff’s officials after they located possible remains of two human bodies located at a residence that burned to the ground in Greenwood, later confirmed […]

Wood Technology Program wins big

This year the Wood Technology Program at El Dorado High School entered several pieces into the California Industrial Technology Education Competition at the California State Fair in Sacramento. This is the first time the students competed in the State Fair. The six entries brought home a first place, two second places, a special Green Features […]

Trojan football outlasts Woodcreek

ROSEVILLE — How much edge-of-your-seat suspense can one football program endure? If you’re Oak Ridge, the answer is a lot. Hours after their JV team won on a thrilling last-second play, the Trojan varsity outlasted host Woodcreek 35-28 in overtime to open the Sierra Foothill League schedule. What 48 regulation minutes couldn’t decide, the back end of […]

Greenwood fire: More remains discovered

GREENWOOD — A possible third set of remains has been found in the burned cabin belonging to a missing Benicia family, El Dorado County sheriff’s officials have confirmed. Adam Buchanan, 37, his son Gavin Buchanan, 7, and Gavin’s mother Molly McAfee, 36, have been missing for more than a week. On Sept. 13, the cabin where […]

Bodies found after Greenwood fire

GREENWOOD — Human remains were found inside a burned cabin last week, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed. “The El Dorado County Coroner’s section has confirmed that the remains of at least two persons were inside,” sheriff’s Lt. Tom Murdoch said. “The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is working in conjunction with the El […]

Bruins fall to Woodcreek

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High football coach Jason Tenner took stock of the Bruins’ locker room at halftime of Friday’s KCRA Game of the Week against undefeated Woodcreek and didn’t like what he saw. Though the local faithful filled Simon-Bruin Stadium to capacity, the Bruins did little but deflate the festive atmosphere. “I saw defeat looking at […]

Free fuelwood cutting begins tomorrow

The Eldorado National Forest is asking the local community to help continue to clean up a popular recreation area on the Pacific Ranger District by cutting firewood. The Wrights Lake Recreation Area of the Eldorado National Forest was severely damaged in the winter of 2013 when numerous large green trees were pushed over in extremely […]

Beware the woodland creatures who carry a dangerous disease

El Dorado County health officials remind residents and visitors that chipmunks, squirrels and other wild rodents can carry plague, and that a few simple precautions can prevent the spread of the disease. “While human cases of plague are fairly rare, there are many areas in California, including higher elevation areas of El Dorado County, where […]

Kyburz Fire whips through the woods

WHITEHALL — The Kyburz Fire threatened residents, campers and drivers as flames tore through the wooded landscape on both sides of Highway 50.

The wildfire broke out at about 2 p.m. Thursday with fire crews on the ground and in the air, including the recently featured Super Scooper based out of Lake Tahoe, quickly taking action.

Seventy-five residences/vacation homes were evacuated along with 15 camp sites from the Sand Flat Campground, according to an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department press release. The Pollock Pines Community Center served as an evacuation center for those displaced. By Friday all mandatory evacuations had been lifted but some voluntary evacuations were still in place. The Sand Flat campground remained closed as of Sunday.

Wooden Boat Classic celebrates ’50s

The South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic returns for the eighth year with a celebration of the ’50s, big fins and Elvis on Friday through Sunday, July 24, 25 and 26 at the Tahoe Keys Marina in South Lake Tahoe. Boats manufactured in the 1950s and any boats with fins, which are not exclusive to the […]

El Dorado Hills 10/11s eliminated by Woodcreek

ROSEVILLE — Three hits in its first at-bat in Thursday’s District 54 tournament title game seemed to give the El Dorado Hills 10/11 All Stars baseball team momentum the rest of the way. But Woodcreek hung onto a 3-1 lead that led to a 4-1 win over El Dorado Hills, which suffered its first loss […]

Linda Lockwood, how does your garden grow?

One of the cats that freely roam the gorgeous 5 acres that Linda and Paul Lockwood call home in Pleasant Valley is called Pinky because the feline has a pink nose. Another coal-colored cat goes by Blackie because it is … black. “I didn’t name the cats,” laughed Linda, “they were left by some neighbors […]

Homewood festival features arts and crafts

Homewood Mountain Resort celebrates Independence Day weekend with the Homewood Fine Arts and Crafts Festival taking place Friday through Sunday, July 3-5 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. This free event brings together an exciting group of more than 50 artists showcasing an assortment of collectable arts and crafts in a variety of media including […]

Star-studded lineup back at Edgewood

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (Calif./Nev.) – Multi-talented actor and musical artist Justin Timberlake is the latest superstar athlete/entertainer slated to participate in next month’s American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Lake Tahoe. The 26th annual American Century Championship is set for July 17-19. The 54-hole event, televised nationally by […]

Kirkwood to open on weekends on July 3

Kirkwood Mountain Resort will be open on weekends from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. from July 3 through Sept. 6, with lift-accessed mountain biking and hiking trails, as well as DiscWood, Kirkwood’s own disc golf course. In the Village Plaza, Kirkwood will host the Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department Barbecue on July 4 from 3:30-6:30 p.m., as well […]

Old wood given new life with El Dorado High School class

On May 15, students in Lance Gunnersen’s woodshop class at El Dorado High School had an opportunity to see the culmination of one of their projects and learn a little bit of history about Diamond Springs. When Linda Wells, Mother Lode Lion and good friend of Clara Scheiber, saw the knotty pine ceiling boards being […]

At a glance: Dogwood blooms

Well there has been snow on the dogwoods. This has come to signal that winter is over and it is now OK to place pants in the ground. Not a big help with overcoming the drought. Then there is another saying, “When dogwood blooms are plentiful, expect a cold winter.” This really is not that […]

Spring Art Show at Woodridge

Lodi Community Art Center’s 55th annual Spring Art Show comes to Woodridge by Robert Mondavi, 5959 East Woodbridge Road in Acampo, on Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12 from 11 a.m-5 p.m. Admission is free and this year the theme is “Fabulous Fifties.” By producing one of the largest juried art shows in California, […]

Woodhead works wonders with wood

In the decades he has sold beautiful hardwoods, Jim Von Tellrop Jr. has been gratified to know that the gorgeous grains are going into aesthetically pleasing existences, becoming a picture frame or the interior walls of a five-star luxury hotel. But another, more esoteric structure he has helped build from the ground up is more […]

Oak Ridge takes Woodcreek 3-1

EL DORADO HILLS — In its first two Sierra Foothill League baseball games last week against Woodcreek, Oak Ridge scored a combined 23 runs. In last Friday’s third contest, the Trojans pulled out a 3-1 win over the visiting Timberwolves to remain perfect in league (3-0) and on the season (8-0). Oak Ridge broke a […]

Pinewood opens enrollment

Pinewood Elementary School is currently enrolling kindergarten and transitional kindergarten students for the 2015-16 school year. Pinewood is a school that provides unrivaled individualized student attention and an educational program that provides a challenging curriculum to students with all types of learning styles and levels. Pinewood received the 2014 California Distinguished School award based on […]

Fleetwood Mac tribute at Sutter Creek

Sutter Creek Theatre presents Fleetwood Mask on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. The Bay Area tribute band Fleetwood Mask is the ultimate tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Band members include Claudette Rodrigues (Stevie Nicks), Barbara Martin (Christine McVie), Mark Blasquez (Lindsey Buckingham), Paul Jones (John McVie) and Don Oberempt (Mick Fleetwood). The band formed out […]

Oak woodlands overrated

On Jan. 26, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to essentially switch from measuring “oak canopy” to measuring “oak woodlands.” The real distinction is looking out for what is beneath the oak trees. As explained by the county’s biological resources consultant Cathy Spence-Wells, a principal with Dudek & Associates, in a Jan. 20 […]

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