Kniesel’s Collision Center, 4031 Wild Chaparral Drive in Shingle Springs, is hosting the fourth annual El Dorado District Pinewood Derby on Saturday, April 26 from 1-4 p.m. The El Dorado District Pinewood Derby is a Boy Scouts of America event in which Cub Scout packs from the entire El Dorado District compete in a pinewood […]
The year was 1919 and the Atwood family went into the insurance business, opening their doors in El Dorado County. They called it Atwood Insurance and the farmers, homesteaders and early residents of Placerville came to know them as friends and trusted their insurance needs to them. Today, the children and the grandchildren of those […]
A collision between a car and a motorcycle in Greenwood resulted in the death of a man on April 11. Franklin Jensen, 39, of Greenwood, was turning left onto Ricci Road from Greenwood Road at about 7:05 p.m. in his 1982 Toyota pickup, said CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson. Meanwhile, Garry Renner, 29, of Garden Valley, […]
The Georgetown Divide Recreation District, Native Sons of the Golden West and Greenwood Civic Organization are teaming up to make urgently needed improvements to the Greenwood Schoolhouse on Greenwood Road, but they also are calling on the help of community members. The historical building is badly in need of repairs, and although the Native Sons of the Golden West, Georgetown Parlor No. 91 has taken the task to its Grand Parlor and the Historical Preservation Fund for help, grant money provided will only cover the first phase of a two-phase restoration project.
“The Native Sons are dedicated to the preservation of California’s history,” said …
On Monday, April 7, the Society of Woodheads Only (SOWHO), spearheaded by Jim Von Tellrop Jr., will gather once again at Powell’s Steamer Company and Pub in Placerville to raise funds for the woodworking classes at five local high schools. Celebrating its 10th year, this lively event features an array of generously donated auction items […]
The Blackwood Legacy Quartet, direct from Nashville, will be presenting a special concert on Sunday, March 2 at 6 p.m. at the El Dorado Community Church, 4701 Church St. in El Dorado. Admission is free and an offering will be accepted. Boasting an unbroken lineage to the Dove and Grammy-award winning Blackwood Brothers, the Mansion Records […]
Whether you believe in Chinese astrology or whether it’s just an interesting placemat at your favorite Chinese restaurant, the Chinese New Year and all that it promises arrives on Jan. 31. The New Year is always the new moon day in the first lunar month, but the Chinese astrological year, the first day of Spring […]
EDITOR: I wish to address just one item from Mr. Garon’s recent letter to the Mountain Democrat. He took issue with Mr. Weitzman’s inclusion of Professor Mike Lockwood as support for his position. Mr. Garon sarcastically stated that there is no Professor Lockwood and that Mr. Weitzman should do more research before making such statements. […]
June 19, 1954 — Jan. 1, 2014 Tamara “Tammie” (Comley) Arwood was welcomed home by the Lord on Jan. 1, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was absolutely loved by her many family and friends and will be sorely missed. Born June 19, 1954, to Robert and Lorene Comley in Los Angeles, Calif., Tammie moved […]
April 28, 1964 — Dec. 17, 2013 Loren “Dale” Woodworth passed away in San Francisco on Dec. 17, 2013. He leaves behind his wife, Melonie. He was the beloved father of Tori, Loren and Kyle; and loving brother of David, Sabara “Diane” Watson, Donald “Donnie” and the late Richard “Dick” Woodworth. A native of Sacramento, […]
During Third Saturday Art Walk, Dec. 21, the El Dorado Arts Council and the Folklore Lounge are excited to co-host a reading by Ramsay Wood, author, photojournalist and founding member of the College of Storytellers. Wood will be reading from his two volumes of fables: “Kalila and Dimna: Fables of Friendship and Betrayal”and “Kalila and […]
EDITOR: We live in Cold Springs subdivision. The past four years has left us gasping for a breath during winter months. The smoke pollution is so bad, we cannot breathe. We moved up here for the fresh air. Now we live in a constant state of smoke and haze. Even my indoor animals sneeze and […]
Let’s play a game. I’m thinking of a movie in which grown men act like little boys. Can you guess the movie? What? You’re overwhelmed by the possibilities? “Old School,” “Failure To Launch,” “Stepbrothers,” “Anchorman,” “The Hangover,” “Grown Ups,” “Grown Ups 2″ or just about any other Adam Sandler vehicle. If you’ve seen any one […]
A house fire in Greenwood on Wednesday, Dec. 4, resulted in more than 70 percent of the home consumed and some wild land fire behind it as well, according to Georgetown Fire Chief Greg Schwab. “The call came in at 7:01 a.m. without an exact address,” he said. “It first came over as a smoke […]
Oct. 5, 1911 — Nov. 30, 2013 Woodrow J. Ward Sr., known as “Woody” by family, friends and business associates, a longtime Christmas tree farmer who was active in the greater Placerville community, died Nov. 30, 2013, at 102. He was born in Westville, Ohio on Oct. 5, 1911. He was preceded in death by […]
ISU Insurance Services-Atwood Agency, with offices in Placerville and Georgetown, serves all of El Dorado County. The locally owned, independent agency, has relationships with over 350 insurance companies with the goal of helping customers get the right coverage for the right price. The full service agency offers homeowners, renters, automobile, business and commercial, liability, Worker’s […]
Sept. 9, 1943 – Oct. 19, 2013 Chester “Chuck” Underwood, of El Dorado, born Sept. 9, 1943, died Oct. 19, 2013. A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 1 p.m., at Green Valley Community Church in Placerville, Calif.
Oak Ridge 0, Woodcreek 0 EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High’s varsity boys soccer program wrapped up preseason action Tuesday at home, playing visiting Woodcreek to a 0-0 draw. Both teams enjoyed an even share of possession throughout the match, but stingy defenses on both ends kept any momentum in check. Woodcreek’s caliber of […]
May 30, 1950 — Aug. 24, 2013 Kenneth G. Woody Jr., born May 30, 1950, passed on Aug. 24, 2013, in Placerville after a prolonged illness. He was a friend to so many. He leaves his wife of 13 years, Andee; stepsons, Michael, Kevin and Aaron Ross; brothers, Wayne, Robert and David; sisters-in-law, Kathy and […]
Pacific Fine Arts Festivals, a producer of California’s highest quality art festivals since 1980, has announced the addition of two events in Lake Tahoe at Homewood Mountain Resort. The Homewood Fine Arts and Crafts Festivals will bring together an exciting group of more than 50 artists at each event showcasing their assortment of collectible arts […]
The annual 5K, 10K and Kid’s Run on Saturday, Aug. 31 has been taking place in Kirkwood each Labor Day weekend for 33 years. Presented by the Tahoe Mountain Milers and sponsored by Kirkwood Mountain Resort and the Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department, the 10K trail adventure run follows single track and dirt road three miles up […]
Taste chili from the region’s best chili makers and vote for a favorite at the 12th annual Thin Air Chili Cook-off. The event takes place at the Kirkwood Village Plaza on Saturday, Aug. 31 from noon to 5 p.m. The judging this year will feature cash prizes for winning home-made chili as well as a […]
Every year in mid-August, the finest historical wooden boats grace the docks of Carnelian Bay on the northwest end of one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, Lake Tahoe, for the annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance. Most of the boats are of pre-war vintage, but there are many classic post-war wooden boats that […]
LAKE TAHOE — Ski Lake Tahoe, the winter destination marketing cooperative for the Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada region, expands its regional dynamic and guest offerings with the addition of Sugar Bowl Resort and Homewood Mountain Resort as new associate member resorts. Ski Lake Tahoe will now consist of nine premier ski resorts and travel […]
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office responded to a suicidal male subject in the forest area behind Heavenly Ski Resort on July 12 after they determined he might have been a threat to the community. The man left a Facebook video of himself in the forested area, leaving a message to his family, a press […]
Aug. 21, 1938 — June 27, 2013 Born Aug. 21, 1938, in Sacramento, Calif., to Jim and Genevieve Woodward, Steve passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 27, 2013. He grew up in Sacramento, graduating from El Camino High School in 1956, where he played golf and ran track and field. Steve married his […]
May 23, 1929 — June 23, 2013 Marcella Ruth Woods went to rest after a short illness on June 23, 2013. She was the loving wife of 65 years to Ernest Woods; beloved mother of Steven A. (Linda) Woods and Paul M. (Zer) Woods; and devoted grandmother of Jaclyn, Amanda, Michelle and Paul W. Woods. […]
El Dorado Hills Giants’ manager PC Pallari was proud of hit team’s effort at the plate in the District 54 Little League Major Division’s Tournament of Champions’ semifinal game against the Woodcreek A’s Thursday at Rotary Park. After the A’s jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the top of the first inning, the Giants responded […]
A woman accused of assault connected with another case pleaded to to the charge Monday. Patsy Lea, the girlfriend of Tom Hazelwood, pleaded to a charge of assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury, deputy district attorney Trish Kelliher said. She was sentenced to 240 days in county jail with three years formal […]
A man who was found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon, the unlawful taking of a vehicle, vandalism exceeding $400 and battery was sentenced to five years of probation and one year in county jail on Friday.
Tom Hazelwood, found guilty of the three felonies and misdemeanors by a jury on May 9, sat quietly as he was first told that he faced up to four years and four months in state prison. Judge Daniel B. Proud noted that there were 15 letters that had been submitted in support of Hazelwood.
The court first heard from Jack Podsedly, the man who was run over by his own ATV trike, with Hazelwood at the wheel. After Podsedly had served a three-day eviction notice, Hazelwood became angry, lashing out.
“I can’t understand this kind of thinking,” Podsedly told the court, saying that he thought Hazelwood would feel better if, instead of just being hurt, he had been permanently crippled.
Podsedly expressed his wish that, once Hazelwood was released, he would “get a new life somewhere else.” He would not be welcomed back, as Podsedly said he “feels (Hazelwood) has no remorse even after all he did to us.”
It all started in a garage in Cupertino. “Woodworking was my dad’s hobby,” said Tom, owner of Birch Woodworks Co. Inc. “I grew up doing it. Both my dad and I loved it. And high-quality craftsmanship was the natural result.” It didn’t take long for local engineers and other professionals to notice. By showcasing their […]
The Society of Wood Heads Only in conjunction with The Hardwood Lumber Distributors of Greater Sacramento are pleased to announce their ninth annual fundraiser for school woodworking programs of El Dorado County. Participating schools include Union Mine, El Dorado, Ponderosa, Golden Sierra high schools, El Dorado Trade School and Camerado Springs Middle School. For the […]
BE FAIR AT WORK: Clara Neilsen provided the following “Share the Glory” statement: “Promote yourself but do not demote another.” – Israel Salanter. FUNDRAISER FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS: The Society of Wood Heads Only is sponsoring their 9th annual fundraiser for school woodworking programs in El Dorado County. The fundraiser is scheduled for Monday, April 22, […]