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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 […]

Horoscope, Sunday, May 17, 2015

New Taurus Moon This is a time to try something you’ve never tried. It could be your new favorite thing. As adults, it is easy to grow stale in our interests. Instead, align with child-like energies going forward. The new moon in Taurus centers on giving a fresh start to Venus-related interests, including art, culture […]

Horoscope, Saturday, May 16, 2015

Venus and Neptune Neptune is sometimes referred to as the higher octave of Venus. These loving forces combine in a harmonious water-sign trine to amplify their soulful qualities. Love is a muse, singing songs through our hearts, stirring up emotions and making us uncomfortable until we’re inspired to reach out, connect and share in hopes […]

Horoscope, Friday, May 15, 2015

Mars and Saturn Games Aggressive energy doesn’t have to be negative energy. Mars and Saturn are playing tug-of-war to remind us that there are times when it’s appropriate to stand up and defend your territory. In the majority of cases, drawing the boundary and pointing out where it is will be all that’s necessary.  ARIES […]

Cougar spikers sweep D’backs

EL DORADO — El Dorado and Union Mine’s intra-county Sierra Valley Conference matchup Wednesday ended the regular reason with the Cougars sweeping 25-22, 25-20, 25-20 – the scores made close by the D’backs’ late push in each set. The Cougars rode the talents of senior Elijah Magat whose dominate hitting keyed El Dorado’s offense. Aside […]

Century routes info box

The Motherlode Century Bike Ride Saturday, May 9, 2015 Estimated travel times Hwy. 49, Lotus to Cool, 6:30-9:30 a.m. Hwy. 193, Cool to Greenwood Rd., 7-10 a.m. Greenwood Rd., from Hwy. 193 to Marshall Rd., 7:45-10:30 a.m. Garden Valley Rd. and Hwy. 193, Garden Valley to Rock Creek Rd., 8:15-11 a.m. Rock Creek Rd. from […]

Roundup: Matt Smith’s home run cements SVC title

Golf Division I North Tournament 18 holes at Catta Verdara, par 71 Team: 1-Granite Bay, 361; 2-Oak Ridge 371; 3-Folsom, 374; 4-Jesuit, 378; 5-Davis, 381; 6-Vacaville, 388; 7-Pleasant Grove, 424; 8-Napa. 439 OR scores: Quinn Carlsen, 69; Dylan VanderVeer, 73; Tyler Gunderson, 74; Connor Gaymon, 75; Adam Agustin 80; Austin Long, 81. Oak Ridge advances […]

Athletic Physical Nights next week

El Dorado, Union Mine and Ponderosa hold their Sports Physical Night, valid for the 2015-16 school year, next Tuesday at Marshal Primary Care Center, 1095 Marshall Way in Placerville. Cost is $10. Students with last names G-P are at 5:30 p.m.; Q-Z at 6 and A-F at 6:30. Arrivals after 6:30 cannot be accommodated. Make […]

Lady Grizzlies roar into playoffs

CITRUS HEIGHTS — Within 24 hours, the Golden Sierra and San Juan softball teams combined to score 48 runs in their two Sierra Delta League contests — one third by the Grizzlies Wednesday in their 16-7 win over the host Spartans to determine third place and the league’s last playoff slot. That formula has worked for […]

Lady Trojans drop league finale

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge had eight hits but Del Oro posted a 10-3 Sierra Foothill League softball win Tuesday on the Trojans’ Senior Day. The Lady Trojans (6-6 in the SFL, 13-14) came into the game already clinched one of the league’s five playoff berths. The Golden Eagles (9-3 in the SFL, 16-9) scored their first run […]

Horoscope, Sunday, May 3, 2015

Full Scorpio Moon Have you ever seen a film in which the entire world gets blown to bits, and yet you leave the theater unable to remember any major plot points? The Scorpio full moon isn’t that. It’s more like the art film about nothing much that you can’t stop thinking about for years to […]

Horoscope, Saturday, May 2, 2015

Full Moon Pre-Show While the Libra full moon of April 4 was exciting (eclipse and all) and relationship fortifying (the full moon of partnership), the Scorpio full moon of tomorrow will be a phenomenon best summed up in one word: HOT. Physical preparation is called for along the lines of primping for prom night, the […]

Horoscope, Friday, May 1, 2015

Happy Beltane Happy Beltane! Traditional holiday activities include dancing around a maypole decorated with ribbons and flowers, or doing a “ding-dong-dash” and leaving a bouquet at the door of your beloved, a neighbor or a stranger. Gathering around a nighttime fire pit with friends is sure to build a sense of kinship and connectedness under […]

Rabid skunk identified in Pleasant Valley area

El Dorado County Animal Services is reporting that a rabid skunk was found in the Pleasant Valley area on Pleasant Valley Road, near Grindstone Road and White Rose Lane. An Animal Services officer was called to the scene around noon on April 24 after a member of the public observed the skunk showing signs of […]

Horoscope, Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mercury Enters Gemini We experience millions upon millions of words in our lifetimes, and most of them, though right for the moment, are soon forgotten. Mercury’s entrance into the loquacious sign of Gemini today begins many weeks of steady, fluent, abundant communication. Those who want to be memorable would be wise to do more than […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Final Day of Mercury in Taurus Determination is the cosmic gift of Mercury in Taurus. So much can be accomplished when we stop over-thinking and start working. Tomorrow, Mercury will leave tenacious Taurus, which is also the sign that rules money. Today is an auspicious time to finalize a deal, make a significant purchase or […]

Man injured after baseball bat attack

A man suffered severe injuries after a suspect attacked him with a baseball bat Wednesday evening. Deputies responded to the 5800 block of Mother Lode Drive west of Placerville near the intersection with Pleasant Valley Road at about 5:50 p.m., a press release stated. An uninvolved caller reported an adult male had just hit another […]

Roundup: April 22, 2015

Golf El Dorado 223, Galt 312 — 9 holes at Cold Springs, par 36.ED scores: Co-Medalist Auston Wells, 4; Co-Medalist Christian Grier, 41; Gabe Fierro, 43; Anthony Smylie, 46; Cody Pugh, 52; Aaron Morris, 55. Union Mine 229, Rosemont 329 — 9 holes at Cameron Park CC, par 36 — UM scores: Medalist Tyler Peterson, […]

Bruins’ defense blows lead

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The first rule on defense in softball is to catch the ball. The second rule is don’t screw up the first. By all accounts, Ponderosa pulled the latter in the field Tuesday and dropped its key Capital Valley Conference matchup with visiting Del Campo 7-5. Defensively, the Bruins had trouble in back-to-back […]

Ponderosa boys destroy Cougars

SHINGLE SPRINGS — In Tuesday’s Capital Valley Conference boys volleyball match, Ponderosa swept Del Campo; the final scores were 25-4, 25-9, 25-13. The Bruins, who remain in second place in the CVC at 9-1 and 11-2 overall, jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first game in which half of their points came from Cougar side […]

Horoscope, Sunday, April 19, 2015

Last Day of the Aries Sun This is the last day of the Aries sun, 2015. This time of initiative, courage and fresh, impulsive, zesty energy will be over tomorrow, so seize the moment. If you make a mistake, you can always blame it on the final breath of warrior energy in the atmosphere. ARIES […]

Horoscope, Saturday, April 18, 2015

Spring-Cleaning Moon This new moon is a spring-cleaning heyday. It isn’t just about the expiration date of pantry items, the dust on floorboards or the mystery grime inside of the microwave. It’s also about your soul. Your internal environment will be renewed by refreshing your external environment, and vice versa. So start anywhere — the […]

Horoscope, Friday, April 17, 2015

Mars and Jupiter Square Passionate Mars and lucky Jupiter square off to form a rocky patch of reality. The bubble of romance that has been floating and bobbing above the surface of life eventually has to come down and burst. That can be a happy event. Real love begins after the fantasy of love pops. […]

Cougar teams control Hawks

Starting Sierra Valley Conference track and field action late in the season has its advantages for the El Dorado program. With Cougar athletes in good shape and healthy, El Dorado dominated all levels at Wednesday’s conference home meet against Liberty Ranch at Harvey E. West Stadium. In the boys division, El Dorado grounded the Hawks 128-12. […]

Community input sought regarding Belltower area

The city of Placerville is seeking input from residents, merchants, and other interested parties on several ideas and alternatives for modifying the Belltower area on Main Street, as part of the Main Street Rehabilitation project. Interested parties can access the online survey until 8 a.m., Monday, April 13 at surveymonkey.com/s/Main_Street_Bell_Tower. “Community input has been so […]

County Sports League

Wrestling Tournament  Sixth-eighth grade 70s — 1-Zach Ratcliff, GTR; 2-Aiden Joyce, MAR; 3-Zach Cox, MAR 76s — 1-Riley Jones, GTR; 2-Cameron Douglas. 89s — 1-Bradley Morris, GTR; 2-Matt Chapman, GEO; 3-Brayden Brunius, CAM; 4-Nate Amann, MAR. 95s — 1-Miles Tresser, CMP, 2-Daniel Bunantello, GEO; 3-Rory Hidgon, MAR; 4-Jeremiah Holton, SR. 103s — 1-Luis Ramirez, MAR; […]

Roundup: Mar. 18, 2015

Baseball Oak Ridge 10, Woodcreek 7 — The visiting Trojans put on their rally caps again in Wednesday’s league road game. Oak Ridge (2-0 in the SFL, 7-0) trailed 6-5 in the top of the fifth inning when it scored four runs for a 9-6 lead. The Trojans added their final run in the sixth. Jake Hathaway, plus Troy teammates […]

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