Friday, December 19, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Union Mine depth does in Grizzlies

GARDEN VALLEY — Balanced scoring by the Union Mine girls Wednesday and great production off the bench allowed the Lady Diamondbacks to crush host Golden Sierra 60-20 in nonleague action at the Rod Hedlund gym. The victory improved Union Mine to 8-3. Ten D’backs scored but jus one in double figures as Isabel Rojas tallied 10 points. […]

First and goal: Home for the holidays

For the first time in three years, El Dorado County San Francisco 49er fans will watch the upcoming NFL playoffs without their Bay Area team battling for a Super Bowl appearance. Sitting with a 7-7 record entering Saturday’s game against the San Diego Chargers, the 49ers are out of the playoff picture for the first […]

Upper weights tilt match for Bruins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — In its first Capital Valley Conference home wrestling match of the season Wednesday, host Ponderosa knocked off Cosumnes Oaks 56-20. At one point during the match, the Bruins (2-0) led 27-20 after the 160-pound match in which Bruin grappler Garrett Estes was pinned. But Ponderosa won the final five matches from the 170s to […]

School boundary complaints voiced at board meeting

Parents and students attended last Tuesday’s El Dorado Union High School District board meeting to express their continued concerns with school boundaries. Since the boundaries were redrawn in 2005, a small number of El Dorado Hills students change schools at every level instead of going to recognized feeder schools in their neighborhoods. Some of the […]

Prescribed fire operations continue around Lake Tahoe

IINCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The North Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Douglas fire protection districts and the U.S. Forest Service will continue prescribed fire operations in the Round Hill, Zephyr Heights, Incline Village, Slaughterhouse Canyon, Christmas Valley, Ward Canyon, McKinney Rubicon areas and on various urban lots near Heavenly. Operations will last through the next several […]

Signal Service Inc. to start annual fire code seminar

Signal Service Inc., an Amador-county based alarm and security company, hosted a seminar on Oct. 10 with the El Dorado Hills Fire Department on fire codes. The workshop was so well-received, the company has committed to holding the event annually. “Fire code is constantly changing,” said Signal’s Erin Wilson, who coordinated the event. The one-day […]

Man sentenced for Workers’ Comp fraud

A South Lake Tahoe man was sentenced on Nov. 4 for making a false statement to obtain Workers’ Compensation benefits. Mark E. Lueng, 60, was sentenced to one year in prison and a $160,000 restitution fine, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Court documents show that Lueng worked for the U.S. Postal Service until 1987, […]

Conservancy gains Cosumnes land

The American River Conservancy completed the purchase of a second phase acquisition of 1,080 acres of land fronting the Cosumnes River from Angelo Tsakopoulos for $4.995 million. This recently purchased land, combined with an earlier acquisition in August 2013, protects 2.5 miles of river canyon immediately west of Highway 49 and will provide a combined […]

Commission on Aging seeks new member

The El Dorado County Commission on Aging is seeking to fill one vacancy. The commission plays an advisory role to both the Area Agency on Aging and the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors on matters concerning senior residents. The deadline to submit an application is Dec. 19. Contact Janice Haney, El Dorado County Area […]