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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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