Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Water Agency gets preview of water rights project

The El Dorado Water & Power Authority and the County Water Agency heard an update on the El Dorado Water Reliability Project at their May 14 meeting while also reviewing budgets for the upcoming fiscal year. Leslie Moulton, ESA project director, presented a summary of work done to date on the water rights project, saying they are […]

Annual crash-fest back in grand fashion

Both stock, open classes On Sunday, Placerville Speedway hosts the sounds of smashing sheet metal, the roar of smoking engines and cheering spectators as one of El Dorado County’s oldest charitable events, the Placerville Police Officers Association’s annual Hangtown Destruction Derby, celebrates its 41st consecutive year with an afternoon of car crushing mayhem that’s fun for the entire […]

First and goal: ‘Time flying by’

Less than three months ago, the Class of 2014 graduated from Oak Ridge, Ponderosa, El Dorado, Union Mine and Golden Sierra high schools. Here’s a rhetorical question for the recent graduates, in particular those who were involved in athletics and/or extra-curricular activities: Do you think time has flown by too fast? If your answer is yes, then […]

Bruin teammates go their separate ways

The number three (3) seems to be significant for Taylor Doane and Rachel Timberman. The former Ponderosa High softball players ended their three-year varsity careers three months ago at the Sacramento Softball Complex in a first-round loss to Roseville in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs. Next week, Doane and Timberman, both of whom graduated … […]

Kid’s Night kicks off big weekend

Kids are free this Saturday night at Placerville Speedway Grab the bikes and bring the tikes for tomorrow’s “Mountain Democrat Kids’ Night” at Speedway, benefitting the Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado County. This big night for the littlest of race fans marks the first of two days of family fun at the racetrack, […]

GDPUD inching closer to ALT water plant

The Auburn Lake Trails Water Treatment Plant was back as the main topic last month as the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District inched closer to retrofitting the plant. Interim General Manager George Sanders reported the plans for the plant are 100 percent complete and are being reviewed by the California Department of Public Health. By the […]

Apple Hill gets video money for 50th anniversary

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors gave a promotional boost to the Apple Hill Growers Association June 17 as it recognized the Association’s 50th anniversary with a proclamation along with funds to produce a promotional video highlighting the history of Apple Hill. Lynn Larsen, president of the Apple Hill Growers Association, said the growers […]

On tap

Track and Field The 96th CIF Track and Field Championships are today and tomorrow at the Veterans Memorial Stadium at Buchanan High in Clovis. Today’s field events trials begin at 3 p.m. with track at 5. Tomorrow’s field finals start at 4:30 with track at 6. Baseball The 43rd Optimist baseball games are tomorrow at […]