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Youth backcountry camp for teens

Summit mountains, build leadership, challenge yourself STATELINE, Nev. — The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA), the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS), and the City of South Lake Tahoe (CSLT) are partnering for a three-day program that introduces teens (ages 12-14) to a wildlife survivor’s state of mind. All eligible teens are invited to come unplug […]

Fond memories for Williams

LODI — For the last 14 years, John Williams served as the Sac-Joaquin Section assistant commissioner — a position he actively sought in 1999. “I was in the newspaper business and I wanted out,” said Williams, who worked as a sports writer, sports editor, managing editor and production manager for different newspapers for a combined […]

Area players on Rugby All Stars

Five El Dorado County boys were selected to the All Star Rugby JV team representing Northern California. Picked were Garrett Kay, Clayton Macauley, Skyler Mitchell, Jacob Ward and Garrett Shepherd. Their team participated in the Regional Cup Tournament in Bakersfield June 20-21 where they were undefeated against teams from Washington, Southern Cal., and San Diego. […]

Roundup: July 8, 2015

Cold Springs Ladies Golf Pro points & putts July 7 Ace of the month: Ann Morris, net 69 1st flight low gross: Heidi Caldwell, 82 Low net: Gerri O’Donnell, 68; Jerri Arens, 77 2nd flight low gross: Roberta Galvez, 94 Low net: Cathie Attabit, 74; Marge Dodrill, 73 3rd flight low gross: Ann Morris, 98 […]

Roundup: July 3, 2015

Baseball District 54 All-Star Tournaments 9/10 — McFarland Park, Folsom  El Dorado Hills def. Snowline El Dorado Hills def. by Woodcreek Ponderosa 14, Cosumnes River 3 Hangtown 0, Folsom American 16 Hangtown 3, Maidu 12 Snowline 4, Lakeside 31 10/11 — Mahany Park  Hangtown/Snowline 0, Lakeside 12 Ponderosa def. Hangtown/Snowline Ponderosa def. by Woodcreek El Dorado […]

Divide eliminated by Folsom National

ROSEVILLE — After losing 9-0 to El Dorado Hills in District 54 Tournament game on Tuesday, the Divide 10/11 All-Stars baseball team were looking forward to generating some runs across home plate looked forward to its Wednesday’s contest against Folsom National at Mahany Park. But Divide saw its season come to an end fast, as Folsom […]

Horoscope, Thursday, July 2, 2015

Full-Moon Aftermath There are things that cross your mind that you wish wouldn’t have. It’s not all in your control. Just because you think it doesn’t mean it’s right or that you should believe it. In the aftermath of the full moon, test your thoughts. Take them to inquiry. Intellectual exploration may just lead you […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, July 1, 2015

First Full Moon This Capricorn moon is the first of two full moons that will fall in July. Full moons have a reputation for calling out the wild spirits, though the Capricorn full moon is more restrained than other full moons, favoring the taking on of responsibility. Being more fully ourselves has more to do […]

Softball: KG Hitters advance

KG Hitters 14U Orchard travel softball team earned a berth in the Premiere Girls Fastpitch National tournament in Stockton last weekend. The squad played hard in the three-day tournament to came out ahead and earned themselves a berth to the PGF Nationals in Huntington Beach next month. KG played cohesively defensively and offensively to beat […]

Naturals take U18 tourney title

TURLOCK — Behind flawless defense and big bats last weekend, the El Dorado Hills Naturals won the USSSA U18 June Jamboree Baseball Tournament in Turlock. The tournament featured elite 18U teams from San Jose , Roseville/Rocklin and the Central Valley. The Naturals outscored their opponents 22-2 with pitchers R.J. Routon, C.J. Pallari and John Cross […]

Sheer determination carried Miki Sparks to finish

Miki Sparks competed in the Women’s Division of the 71st running of the John M. Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races last Sunday at the El Dorado County Fair. From the start, the 28 year-old Placerville resident and other contestants competed with their bags of sand (ore) and wheelbarrows — navigating through hills, fallen trees trestle, railroad ties, log […]

Horoscope, Thursday, June 4, 2015

Greedy Moon There are a lot of greedy people in the world, and the ambitious Capricorn moon has us struggling to keep ourselves out of the category. This is the moon of more and better, but it’s also the moon of responsibility. Where do you draw the line between need and want? How do you […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Moon of Reassembling The day after the Sagittarius full moon may feel like picking up the pieces after a card-shuffle gone wrong or some other kind of explosive experiment. Don’t be surprised if things don’t fit back together exactly the same way, though under this lucky lunar influence, they will likely work better in their […]

Bruins sign for college

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High had its signing ceremony for athletes last week who will play sports at the college level. Signing their Letter Of Intent forms were: Angelica Huettl (Soccer, Dominican University), Haward Gomes (Volleyball, Bristol College), Elle Estes (Soccer, Cal State Bakersfield), Alyssa Herrman, Soccer, CSU Stanislaus), Terra Jerpbak (Softball, Yale), Jake Hilliker (Baseball, […]

Quartet enjoyed final game

SACRAMENTO — Five El Dorado County high school softball players ended their diamond prep careers at the 38th annual Optimist High School Softball All-Star games on the Capital Christian High diamonds Wednesday night. Oak Ridge utility player Sky Divinagracia and outfielder Kelsey Sather joined Ponderosa pitcher Terra Jerpbak and catcher Erin Anderson on the South squad for the large […]

Bruin boys make history; win NorCal thriller

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Playing on the home court the final time in his prep career, Haward Gomes’ impressive hitting display carried host Ponderosa to a comeback 20-25, 25-20, 25-23, 21-25, 15-13 victory over Saratoga Tuesday night. The win made area history. The Bruins, the Sac-Joaquin Section runner-up, became the first-ever county boys team to make […]

Delays will affect Ice House Road

Work on Ice House Road between the junction of Wentworth Springs Road and the end of the pavement near Loon Lake in the Eldorado National Forest will begin June 1 and continue through October, according to a prepared statement from the El Dorado County Division of Transportation received last Thursday. Motorists will be subject to […]

Green Valley Rd. to close for six weeks

Green Valley Road will be closed from June 1 to July 13 between Lode Road and El Dorado Road, El Dorado County’s Department of Transportation advised in a prepared statement on May 21. County staff and the contractor for the project to replace the old Weber Creek Bridge, determined recently that geological conditions particularly on […]

Enroll now for Child Development Programs

The El Dorado County Office of Education Child Development Programs are now accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year. These programs provide an enriching preschool experience for children ages 3 to 5 years. Both full-cost and income-eligible subsidized families may apply for children turning 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1. State […]

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