Wednesday, October 1, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Bruin spikers let one slip away

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Failing to temper or match Whitney’s ratcheted-up play late in Tuesday’s Capital Valley Conference match, host Ponderosa lost in five sets to the bigger Wildcats 16-25, 25-19, 25-23, 19-25, 8-15, its second straight league loss at home. After holding a 2-1 games lead, the Lady Bruins lost the fourth and trailed the […]

Base camp a place of support and logistics

Fighting the King Fire that, as of Tuesday morning, was 11,570 acres, is a staggering task. But just as important as the actual fire suppression effort is the support behind the firefighters. A multitude of agencies, from the unified command of Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service to fire agencies from Los Angeles, Oregon […]

Mercy Hospital of Folsom conducts disaster drill

FOLSOM – Mercy Hospital of Folsom, in partnership with more than a dozen governmental and law-enforcement agencies, held a large-scale disaster training drill Aug. 20. “If a large-scale disaster strikes in Folsom, drills like this help ensure that our hospital will be well-prepared to handle them,” said Mercy Hospital of Folsom’s president, Michael Ricks. “Training […]

Foresthill PUD saves $580k with refinancing deal

FORESTHILL — On Aug. 8 the Foresthill Public Utility District (FPUD) closed a $2 million tax-exempt refinancing transaction. The contract, underwritten by Umpqua Bank at a fixed interest rate of 2.95 percent, will save FPUD ratepayers more than $580,000 in interest expense over the next 15 years. Proceeds will be used to refinance a current $2.1 […]

Tribute to Donnie Tilford

Tomorrow combines inflated winnings with heavy emotion at Placerville Speedway as the second-to-last championship event of the season pays homage to the late Donnie Tilford, one the most decorated and beloved in the history of Placerville Speedway, with the inaugural Tribute to Donnie Tilford Big Trophy Night. The first Tribute to Donnie Tilford offers inflated […]

Heinz-sight: It’s here …

… The start of high school football tonight. That realignment we’ve mentioned the past year in our sports pages? It’s here too but right around the corner. After the nonleague preseason is completed this fall, two of our local schools — Oak Ridge and Ponderosa — battle vastly different opponents once league rolls around. Exciting. The […]

Gridiron season kicks off tonight

All five El Dorado County high school football teams kick off the 2014 season tonight. Four will be on the road. Oak Ridge plays at Whitney; Ponderosa starts at Lincoln; El Dorado makes the trek to play at South Tahoe; Union Mine travels west to Sacramento to play at Foothill; and Golden Sierra, the lone […]

2014 Ponderosa football roster

2-Ken-Yon Daisley, Jr. 3-Nael Bseiso, Sr. 4-Brandon Reese, Jr. 5-Colby Chiverton, Sr. 6-Chace Lerch, Sr. 7-Jimmy Sanders, Jr. 8-Pre Deitchman, Jr. 9-Luc Deitchman, Sr. 10-Zach Lopes, Sr. 11-Sage Dahl, Jr. 12-David Dyas, Jr. 13-Josh Bist, Sr. 14-Sean Bennett, Jr. 15-Zack Steiner, Jr. 16-Quinton Bardwell, Sr. 17-Josh Israel, Sr. 19-Tommy Larner, Jr. 20-Cole Donovan, Jr. 22-Ryan […]

Bruins happy to be back in D-II

2014 Ponderosa Football Schedule Aug. 29: @ Lincoln-Lincoln, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5: Vista del Lago, 7:15 p.m. Sept. 12: Bye Sept 19: @ Woodcreek, 7:15 p.m. Sept. 26: @ Antelope, 7 p.m. Oct. 3: Bella Vista, 7 p.m. Oct. 10: Whitney, 7 p.m. Oct. 17: @ Del Campo 7 p.m. Oct. 24: @ Oakmont, 7 p.m Oct. 31: Roseville, […]

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, […]