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Horoscope, Sunday, August 2, 2015

Saturn Direct For nearly six months, some of the more major dreams and goals have been sitting on the back burner of life, thanks to Saturn’s retrograde in Scorpio. Now it’s time to move those simmering pots of life stew to the front, turn up the heat and smell the aroma of sweet success in […]

Horoscope, Saturday, August 1, 2015

Saturn Goes Direct The second hand spins on its own. The minute hand ticks alone. Time waits for no man and thinks nothing of leaving the women and children in the dust, either. However, if you’d like to join time, just link your arm and try to keep up with its steady march on. This […]

Horoscope, Friday, July 31, 2015

Carpe Blue Moon! Carpe blue moon! It’s just the excuse you needed to do the scary thing you’ve long wanted to do. You know, the thing that puts butterflies in your belly and ties your thoughts in knots. Just because you now want to run in the opposite direction doesn’t mean you should. In fact, […]

Jr. Cougars huddle

Members of the El Dorado Jr. Cougars football teams huddle in Tuesday’s session of the annual Jr. Cougar Youth Football Camp. A story on the camp is scheduled to run next week. Photo by Jackie Penn

Horoscopes, Sunday, July 26, 2015

Uranus Turns Retrograde The human tendency is to believe the thing that resonates with one’s instincts and disbelieve what doesn’t, truth be damned. It takes an open mind to fight this tendency and erase bias. As Uranus joins four other planets in their retrograde dance, there will be plenty of opportunity to detach, consider, reconsider […]

Horoscopes, Saturday, July 25, 2015

Mercury in a Fire Sign Not only is it bad manners to interrupt people, but it represents a generally narcissistic worldview. The interrupter is suggesting through action that his or her expression is more important than the one currently taking the stand. Mercury newly in Leo warns against such rudeness and promises that hot tempers […]

Horoscopes, Friday, July 24, 2015

Editing Moon The bouquets at the grocery store always look better in vases that accommodate their scale. Often the stems need to be cut down. The Scorpio moon favors making alterations to better accommodate the size of things. What do you need to put on the chopping block in order to release the natural beauty […]

Horoscope, Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sun and Uranus Square When a movie gets scary, there’s comfort in the fact that it’s not real. There’s comfort in remembering that it’s just a film performed by actors who dress up to entertain. The Cancer sun squares Uranus in Aries to bring focus to something in our lives that’s only scary because we […]

Horoscope, Saturday, July 11, 2015

Teen Moon The reason that teenagers are among the most despised age group is that they typically, arrogantly believe they know everything when in fact they have zero life experience to back up the attitude. The moon goes void of course in the afternoon, lending a teenage dream kind of feeling. Be cool; don’t talk […]

Horoscope, Friday, July 10, 2015

Practical Moon There’s a time for dreaming of “if” and “when.” Without those dreams our most cherished versions of the future wouldn’t have a chance. But just for today, push the “if” and “when” off to the side. When the thought comes up, ignore it. The Taurus moon favors the mindset of dealing strictly with […]

SMUD, CDFW stock trout in El Dorado County reservoirs

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District, in conjunction with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, is stocking three Sierra reservoirs with rainbow trout. The effort began in June and will proceed through August. At least 25,000 pounds of fish will be stocked into Union Valley, Ice House and Loon Lake reservoirs in El Dorado County. […]

Horoscope, Sunday, July 5, 2015

Spirit Moon The river of thought flows so deep and wide under the Pisces moon that it might be questioned whether it’s really thought at all; there is something stronger than intellect pulling at us from the inside while pushing us magnetically forward. It’s no coincidence when we wind up in a group of kindred […]

Horoscope, Saturday, July 4, 2015

Cosmos Echo History On July 4, 1776, as the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the United States, the moon and the sun were in the same position as today. The Cancer sun represents patriotism, and the Aquarius moon represents the higher ideals of mankind. On a personal note, what independence would you have to […]

Horoscope, Friday, July 3, 2015

Angel’s Moon The Aquarius moon represents the better angels of human nature, those who tend to show up when there is need of them. It’s not difficult to think of people who need help, though thinking of others and actually finding and helping them are two separate things. Make the leap. Personal acts of kindness […]

Rattlesnake warning: Watch where you step

California Poison Control System reminds residents that warm weather brings out rattlesnakes and they are more likely to be found on hiking trails and sunning in rural areas. Even baby rattlesnakes possess dangerous venom as soon as they hatch. A rattlesnake bite can produce painful swelling, bruising, tissue destruction, bleeding problems and, in rare cases, can […]

Horoscope, Sunday, June 28, 2015

Moon on the Move The moon moves from private Scorpio into adventurous Sagittarius, lending two distinct tones to the day. The emotions of the day will change us. Don’t rush the decision-making process, because you’ll likely be a different person at the end of the day than you were at the beginning, rendering early decisions […]

Horoscope, Saturday, June 27, 2015

Soul-Searching Scorpio Moon The soul-searching Scorpio moon suggests that you can heal yourself with a journey of the spirit. Your body may be bound by the laws of physics, but your mind has the ability to time travel. Take advantage of this by projecting yourself into a beautiful future event instead of revisiting an unpleasant […]

Horoscope, Friday, June 26, 2015

Two Kinds of Lunar Love Mother Teresa of Calcutta said it’s easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness of someone unloved in their own home. The Libra moon of partnership and love rules the first part of the day, favoring dedication to the needs of those close. […]

Tahoe evaluates health concerns

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The community has undergone a complete physical and the results are in. Based on the 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment, mental health and substance abuse remain top health concerns in the area. Barton Health conducted its second Community Health Needs Assessment to identify unmet needs within the community. After identifying these needs, […]

Horoscope, Sunday, June 21, 2015

Solstice Father’s Day Many countries celebrate Father’s Day on the third Sunday of June, which occasionally falls on the same day as the summer solstice. Honoring the sun king, patriarch of the solar system, fits perfectly with the Father’s Day theme. The moon slips into Virgo to ground the emotions of this celebratory day. ARIES […]

Horoscope, Saturday, June 20, 2015

Pre-Solstice Are there words that need to be spoken in order for you to move forward in a relationship? Or maybe it’s a matter of getting something off your chest. Take advantage of the final blushes of the Gemini sun. This is the last day of the season. Tomorrow’s passage of the sun into Cancer […]

Horoscope, Friday, June 19, 2015

Drama Moon Tuesday’s new moon turned a fresh page in the cosmic diary. What to write? As it happens in diaries, even when there’s much to look forward to, the opportunity to use up a clean page rehashing past disappointments is all too tempting. Hopefully the Leo moon will bring enough dramatic fun to overshadow […]

Foothill Gold 14U softball team playing well

CAMERON PARK — The Foothill Gold 14U fast-pitch softball team out of Cameron Park won an earlier tournament and were also, more recently, the runner-up in the Gold Bracket of a USSSA Tournament. The team is coached by Danny Vaqueiro and Steve Lee. The players, from both Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills are: Brooke […]

Horoscope, Sunday, June 7, 2015

Air-Sign Trines The easy-breezy Gemini sun and the Aquarius moon form an auspicious omen from the beginning — a lucky trine, followed by another harmonious arrangement involving Mars a few hours later. Even though the Mercury retrograde is still going strong, today brings some of the best hours of the week to connect and share […]

Horoscope, Saturday, June 6, 2015

Mercury and the Wax Heads In one of his more baffling quotes, Benjamin Franklin declared, “If your head is made of wax, don’t walk in the sun.” One might wonder exactly who is the wax person this quote pertains to. The point is that even reasonable, brilliant people can be obtuse, but don’t let that […]

Horoscope, Friday, June 5, 2015

Venus Goes Kittenish The entrance of Venus into the feline realm of Leo brings a kittenish quality to the love goddess’s interactions. Love is playful and likely to pounce and swat at us, but it’s also careful to retract the claws, because however animalistic love may be, while Venus is in Leo, it’s still just […]

Reverse 9-1-1 system available

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has the capability to utilize “Reverse 9-1-1.”  This means that the Sheriff’s Office can geographically choose a specific area to send out an emergency message to all businesses and residents within the area. This tool is only used for emergency purposes such as wild land fires or other hazards. […]

Horoscope, Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Sun and Neptune Square Perception and reality are the theme while the sun squares Neptune. In this social media-driven world, it’s wise to be careful about how one might be perceived, but don’t be too careful. No one likes the one who does everything right. It’s not relatable. What’s really attractive is a person […]

Horoscope, Saturday, May 30, 2015

Sun and Mercury Mutual Respect Respect is big in the animal world, where crossing territorial lines or exhibiting threatening behavior can cause creatures to ostracize or eat one another. Humans are hardly more civilized when disrespected. An alignment of the sun and Mercury will ease yesterday’s tension and remind us that self-respect draws the respect […]

Horoscope, Friday, May 29, 2015

War and Peace Sky The second difficult square of the week features Mercury in Gemini and Neptune in Pisces. People have a way of saying the exact thing that could most trigger deep unrest in another. They don’t even have to try. Countering this aspect is the peaceful Libra moon. When you feel your fist […]

Horoscope, Sunday, May 24, 2015

Saturn Sun Assessment The reverberations of Saturn’s recent opposition to the sun may be making life more complex in our heads as we sort out what we’ve learned from our mistakes. Assess and then make new rules for going forward, because “forward” happens tomorrow with a square of Mars and Neptune that brings challenge No. […]

Horoscope, Saturday, May 23, 2015

Skies of Moral Dilemma The sun and Saturn tug at each other from across the sky, promising to bring moral dilemmas and other kinds of intellectual strife. Chances are, you know the right way; it just doesn’t happen to also be the convenient way. The choices we make, even if no one sees us make […]

Horoscope, Friday, May 22, 2015

Split Moon The moon in Cancer for the first part of the day and then in Leo for the second makes for a fun split in the mood of the day. If they were television channels, the Cancer moon would be HGTV and the Leo moon would be Bravo or HBO. The day will hold […]

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