Friday, January 30, 2015
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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DUI patrols set for Super Bowl Sunday

The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. That’s why the California Office of Traffic Safety and police, Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol are urging football fans to choose sides now: drinking or […]

Roundup: Jan. 14, 2015

Girls basketball El Dorado 42, Rosemont 31 — The Lady Cougars jumped out to a 26-8 halftime lead to cruise past the host Wolverines to open Sierra Valley Conference action Monday night. Faith Wilson led El Dorado with 13 points; Kylie Haverson bucketed seven; Kayla Cotten added six points; and Sabrina Tate scored five. Ponderosa […]

Speedway announces 2015 sponsors

As Placerville Speedway embarks on a landmark 50th aniversary season, it is proud to welcome Red Hawk Casino and the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians as the official title sponsor of the quarter-mile clay oval that has been home to auto racing at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville since 1965. The upcoming season […]

Roundup: Jan. 7, 2015

Boys basketball El Dorado 46, Casa Roble 61 — The host Rams outscored the Cougars 40-25 in the second and fourth quarters Tuesday. Cam Battersby led El Dorado (8-6) with 15 points; Matt Smith scored 11; Ian Spencer added seven; Brian Lane had six; and Christian Robson scored five points. Ponderosa 53, Antelope 61 — […]

Northstar’s halfpipe opens today

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Northstar California Resort will open this winter’s first halfpipe to skiers and riders today. Located on Pipeline trail and accessible via Vista Express, the halfpipe is a popular and highly-anticipated feature among Northstar’s terrain park users. Its addition allows for a contiguous, uninterrupted terrain park descent from the top of Pinball Park, which […]

Chilly glow

Sunrise Jan. 4. Democrat photo by Michael Raffety

Roundup: Dec. 31, 2014

Boys basketball Kendell Arnett Tournament — Placer High  El Dorado 71, Colfax 53 — The Cougars outscored the Eagles 41-24 in the second half. Matt Smith scored 23 points to lead El Dorado; Ian Spencer added 14; Cam Battersby had 10; Dylan Heibel, nine; Isaac Bugbee, six; Christian Robson, five; and Ryan Campbell and Brian […]

Horoscope, Thursday, January 1, 2015

Welcome to 2015 An opposition of Mars and Jupiter creates a fascinating tension. There’s a fair amount of personal doubt that comes with Jupiter’s retrograde, and Mars in Aquarius will push those buttons from a philosophical standpoint, asking, “What do you really deserve out of life?” A better question may be, “What would you wish […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Cosmic Countdown The Taurus moon has a healthy appetite for life and all that sustains it. This one isn’t known for powers of self-discipline, so definitely make plans for the most indulgent scenario — i.e., buy extra food if you’re hosting and bring cab fare if you’re out. Late evening features a lucky lunar angle […]

Horoscope, Sunday, December 28, 2014

Aries Moon Wrap-Up The energetic Aries moon insists that we spend the last few days of the year in high-productivity mode. Also, this is the warrior moon, so if there’s anyone or anything you’d like to confront before the end of the year, you’ll have the courage of your convictions. The sun, Mercury, Venus and […]

Horoscope, Saturday, December 27, 2014

Leo Moon Inquiry The Leo moon is playful and fun, a center of attention, a dramatic interaction, a needed diversion. Anyone can state the facts, but the Leo moon asks more. What’s the story? Who is responsible? How does it all work out? The Leo moon wants to know the major players and will not […]

Horoscope, Friday, December 26, 2014

Changing Moon The universe cannot say no to you. It can only limit how much it says yes. The question is: How far do you really want to go? Soon after the Capricorn sun settles in, the moon moves along. The mood is calm, introspective and in line with the creative forces. Getting what you […]

BOE hears tax exemption for hydroponic farmers

SACRAMENTO  — The California State Board of Equalization conducted a public hearing and moved forward with regulation amendments clarifying that hydroponic farmers qualify for the sales and use tax exemptions for fertilizer. The simple regulatory changes add carbon dioxide (CO2) to the definition of fertilizer and emphasize that fertilizer does not need to be applied to […]

Horoscope, Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas The excitement of the season is upon us. Astrologically, we are coming off of a new moon in Capricorn and a reversal of Uranus. The Aquarius moon leads us into the spirit of giving. For all who find themselves in a fortunate position, there are so many others who don’t. Look around. It […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Capricorn Power Mercury and Pluto meet up in Capricorn, adding strength to the many planets in that zone. Currently, the sun, the moon, Mercury, Venus and Pluto are all visiting the realm of the ambitious sea goat, so Capricorn power is strong. Capricorn is the keeper of tradition. What traditions will you be passing forward […]

SLT Fire launching new STAT program

The South Lake Tahoe Fire Department is launching a new program called STAT: South Tahoe Action Teams. This program is for community members to be trained by the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department as responders during times of crisis. Living in the Sierras brings the potential for large scale emergencies from winds, heavy snow, flooding, […]