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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 […]

The wood talks to these crafters

Gathering every second Tuesday of the month for eight years now, members of Gold County Woodcrafters love to swap stories, trade tips, offer advice and even engage in the occasional spirited argument, letting the chips fall where they may. These guys enjoy nothing more than looking at a piece of wood and seeing what most […]

BOS tackles mitigation of oak woodlands and future wildlife tunnels

In a special meeting Jan 26, El Dorado County Supervisors moved forward on the General Plan’s Biological Resources element by adopting a methodology for measuring development impacts on the county’s oak tree resources. As recommended by its consulting firm, Dudek & Associates, the board chose the “oak woodland” option over the “oak canopy” method for […]

Kirkwood advances

Kirkwood ski resort, now part of Vail’s collection of ski facilities along with Heavenly, is getting a major upgrade. The resort and its meadow that straddles three counties, has replaced its diesel generators. Originally serving the lodge and a few homeowners, the generators became part of a public utility district as more vacation homes were […]

Grow For It!: The Sherwood Demonstration Garden

The UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County, in partnership with the El Dorado County Office of Education and Folsom Lake College, El Dorado Center are forging ahead to ready The Sherwood Demonstration Garden for a public grand opening later this year. The garden will showcase plants and sustainable gardening techniques appropriate to the area, […]

Kirkwood Meadows PUD strengthens infrastructure for reliability and environmental benefits

Kirkwood — On Nov. 1, 2014 the Kirkwood Meadows Public Utility District, which serves the Kirkwood community and Vail’s Kirkwood Mountain Resort, commissioned and energized a 10-megawatt, 28-mile electrical transmission line connecting the area to the Western electric grid at Pacific Gas & Electric’s Salt Springs substation. This substantially completes a 9-year capital project that […]

El Dorado Santa Wood Shop

EDITOR: On behalf of my Pinewood School kindergarten students and their parents, I would like to thank Mr. Gunnerson, and the El Dorado High School Wood Shop Students, Jazz Band and ASB students for the amazing effort and generosity that went into the Santa’s Wood Shop evening. The entire evening was magical. The decorations set […]

Anniversary: Earl and Brenda Woods

Earl and Brenda Woods were married on Dec. 1, 1964 in Camino at her parent’s home. The couple went to Illinois for their honeymoon. To celebrate their 5oth anniversary, the couple went to Nashville, Tenn. in October. They also had a party at Pollock Pines Community Church on Nov. 30. Family and friends came to […]

Wood shop becomes toy shop

Thirty children from Pinewood Elementary School entered the “Toy Shop” at El Dorado High School on Monday, Dec. 15 for a special evening. The wood shop classroom had been transformed into a toy wonderland, where they played with many amazing handmade wooden toys built by “student elves.” The toys in the shop ranged from a giant marble […]

Hollywood comes to the hills

If you think you saw Mike Tyson and David Chappelle running around Red Hawk Casino or thought you recognized two gorgeous women at the Placerville Wal-Mart during the past three or four weeks … you probably did. Tyson, Chappelle, Zulay Henao, Bresha Webb, George Lopez, Paul Mooney and Mike Epps, among others, converged on Placerville […]

Best Insurance Agency: Atwood Insurance

Did you know ISU Insurance Services-Atwood Agency, 2014’s best Insurance Agency according to readers, is locally owned (has been for years) and has relationships with more than 350 insurance companies? With offices in Placerville and Georgetown, Atwood serves the whole county. Its full range of products and services includes homeowners, renters, automobiles, business and commercial […]

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Heartwood laid out for easy family living

Togetherness comes naturally in the Heartwood’s bright, airy and spacious kitchen and family room. A friendly wrap-around front porch welcomes visitors, and just inside the door is a large room that could be an office, living room or just about anything else you can think of. Entry and family room in this contemporary country home […]

Dog talk with Uncle Matty: Happy Halloween versus Hollywood horror

The countdown to Halloween is on, and Halloween means horror movies — a genre driven by the concept of people making bad choices. They make sure that creepy guy with the blank eyes and the bad teeth knows they’re heading for that old cabin in the woods. They move into that foreboding house nobody else […]

Lady Trojans tame Woodcreek netters

Bruins edged by Del Campo FOLSOM — In a Sierra Foothill League girls tennis match Thursday at Broadstone Racquet Club, Oak Ridge remained undefeated with an 8-1 win over Woodcreek. The Lady Trojans (4-0 in the SFL, 6-0) were led by the doubles squads which won all three matches. Two of the three were settled […]

Robert “Bob” Sherwood

Dec. 21, 1942 – Sept. 14, 2014 It is with great sadness that family and friends mourn the sudden passing of Robert “Bob” Sherwood of Placerville, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Jan; brother, Thomas M. (Janet) Sherwood; children, Barbara (Jake) Yelvington, Robert Sherwood II, Brandon Thornton (Tammy Mascadri), Sarah (Matthew) Carstensen and Danica […]

Old Greenwood a classic Jack Nicklaus design

TRUCKEE — The illustrious name alone – Jack Nicklaus – draws golfers to this scenic course in Lake Tahoe. And for most golfers, after they play a round at the Nicklaus-designed track, they vow a return trip to Old Greenwood. That was the case for Larry Ballew and his son Marcus, who played Old Greenwood for the first time […]

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