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Forest Service offers online vehicle auction

The U.S. Forest Service is offering the public an opportunity to purchase used government vehicles from several national forests at the annual Used Vehicle and Equipment Auction scheduled online Feb. 1-8. A total of 23 items including pickup trucks, SUVs, crew carriers and miscellaneous ATV parts/tires will be sold to the highest bidder through an […]

Horoscope, Sunday, December 27, 2015

Leo Moon Surprises Are you ready for drama and fascination? Uranus, that rascally planetary pop-up toy, recently changed direction, and the surprises keep coming. If we promise to bring the “oohs,” “aahs” and applause, the fiery Leo moon will add pyrotechnics and color filters for theatrical effect. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Never end a conversation […]

Horoscope, Saturday, December 26, 2015

Uranus Direct Message Your best critic is the one who loves you and wants you to succeed in every way. Then there’s the critic who is jealous. That opinion is still valid. Jealousy is a horrible form of adoration, but that doesn’t make its assertions any less accurate. These insights come to you courtesy of […]

Horoscope, Friday, December 25, 2015

Full-Moon Christmas  A full moon on Christmas day — beautiful! This spectacular lunar event will happen in the sign of home and hearth: Cancer. If you’re home for Christmas, this will be the warmest, most exceptionally drama-free holiday you could ever hope for!  Here’s what to expect: love, love and more love. Merry Christmas! ARIES […]

Horoscope, Sunday, December 20, 2015

Happy Winter Solstice This week the winter solstice will be celebrated worldwide, notably in some of the ancient monuments built to celebrate this powerful annual event. The Altar Stone of Stonehenge will alight, as will the main chamber of Newgrange and the gates of Germany’s Goseck circle. How will you celebrate this sign of hope? […]

Horoscope, Saturday, December 19, 2015

Venus Realism One song title suggests that love is a many-splendored thing, though surely it has just as many, if not more, rather ordinary qualities as it does magnificent ones. Accepting the grand with the mundane — that’s love. This message was brought to you by Venus in honest Scorpio. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Repetition […]

Horoscope, Friday, December 18, 2015

Pisces-to-Aries Moon It’s said that a circle has no beginning and no end, and yet if you had made that circle by joining two ends of a line of string, there might be a knot to signify that at one time there was indeed a beginning and an end. This afternoon will bring such a […]

Traveler warning: Protect against mosquito-borne diseases

SACRAMENTO — California Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith is urging Californians to protect themselves against mosquito bites if traveling to Mexico or Latin America, where there have been increased reports of the mosquito-borne diseases chikungunya and dengue. Travelers should also be aware that there is currently transmission of […]

Horoscope, Sunday, December 13, 2015

Cool Capricorn Moon The Capricorn moon hosts the final stretch of Hanukkah. This is an excellent moment for making a plan for the coming week, which promises to be hectic. The cool, calculating influence of this moon could be utilized in the spirit of prevention, preparation and projecting a positive outcome. ARIES (March 21-April 19). […]

Horoscope, Saturday, December 12, 2015

Cosmic Eudaimonia The Greek word “eudaimonia” describes a state of profound contentment, well-being, health and general human flourishing. In the wake of yesterday’s refreshing new moon in lucky Sagittarius, there will be little to stand in the way of your eudaimonia, so claim it, wear it and, most importantly, enjoy it! ARIES (March 21-April 19). […]

Horoscope, Friday, December 11, 2015

New-Moon Daring The new moon in Sagittarius is ripe for adventure and for entering new arenas. While you’re at it you may just decide to be someone completely different than the person you’re used to being. Why not try on a different personality? No one knows you in this new place, and even if they […]

Horoscope, Sunday, December 6, 2015

Lovely Libra Moon The Libra moon loves company and is excellent at keeping the social vibration at a nice, mellow buzz. Appropriateness is the hallmark of this congenial lunar aspect. If you’ve ever been accused of being socially awkward, this is the moon for you, inspiring copacetic situations and easy-peasy arrangements. ARIES (March 21-April 19). […]

Horoscope, Saturday, December 5, 2015

Lithe Libra Moon and Memory If memories were art forms, they wouldn’t be static like paintings or sculptures; rather, they would be as alive and ever-changing as spontaneous poetry or dance. When a memory is activated it is inhabited and animated like a puppet or a costume. The lithe Libra moon wants to remind us […]

Horoscope, Friday, December 4, 2015

Venus in Scorpio Yesterday your heart beat well over 115,000 times and not once did you have to ask it, will it or think anything about it at all. Similarly, some of today’s problems will handle themselves with remarkable consistency, so worry is needless. The Venus passage into mysterious Scorpio urges us to trust in […]

Horoscope, Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sun and Saturn Conjunct One reason the human species has changed much more than other animals who have shared the Earth with us for the last few hundred thousand years is that humans are perpetually dissatisfied. It’s a survival instinct that has kept us striving, solving problems, trying to improve. Sun conjunct Saturn suggests you […]

Horoscopes, Saturcay, November 28, 2015

Sun/Moon Quandary The Sagittarius sun has one idea about how to spend the hours — investigating foreign territory, taking in the world, expanding our minds — while the Cancer moon’s urgings are to stay home with all the creature comforts. Somewhere in the middle of those two prerogatives will be a lovely, balanced day. ARIES […]

Horoscopes, Friday, November 27, 2105

Comfort Moon The conflict between Saturn and Neptune still lingers somewhere “out there,” or at least our imaginations would have us believe it. The Cancer moon, which is the cosmic equivalent of comfort food, will entice many to spend the evening at home with things known to bring a cozy feeling. ARIES (March 21-April 19). […]

CDFW completes wildlife plan update

After a multi-year effort involving conservation groups, agencies, tribes, private landowners and other stakeholders, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has completed the 2015 State Wildlife Action Plan update. The action plan is now under review by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and should receive final approval in February 2016. “The State Wildlife […]

Joseph Hinds’ trial date set

An anticipated five- to six-day day long trial is set for assault suspect Joseph Hinds on May 3, 2016, in Department 1 in front of El Dorado County Superior Court Judge James Wagoner. Hinds’ counsel Todd Jones requested a readiness and settlement hearing be put off until closer to the trial as, he said, “discovery is still […]

Horoscope, Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sagittarius Sunshine The sun transits out of the deep emotional watery straits of Scorpio and into the adventurous fiery realm of Sagittarius. The moon in Aries adds fuel to the fire. What is it that you want to do? Focus. It would be a shame to waste this intensely powerful energy. Hone in on one […]

Horoscope, Saturday, November 21, 2015

Scorpio Sun’s Last Day Things are always changing. Most of the time, things change slowly. When they change quickly, it makes headlines — in the world, in your story. If you feel unchanged by the last few weeks, you’re due for a shake-up. It’s possible. It’s probable. In this last day of the 2016 Scorpio […]

Horoscope, Friday, November 20, 2015

Mercury Enters Sagittarius Mercury (aka “the minister of communication”) slips into worldly, expansive Sagittarius, suggesting that the treasures of the world will go to smooth operators. A silver tongue is the tool to net gold and platinum results. It’s a time to stretch the boundaries of your own language and learn how others get their […]

Sierra opening offers options

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Sierra-at-Tahoe will open for the 2015-16 winter season today with early season conditions and limited terrain. Sierra will run three lifts and two surface lifts. Season passes and additional products from 2014-15 will be valid through Dec. 20. “The last time we opened this early was 11 years ago,” said general […]

Scoreboard: Nov. 11, 2015

Volleyball Section playoffs No. 9 Ponderosa def. No. 8 Benicia 20-25, 25-18, 25-17, 25-22 No. 12 Golden Sierra def. No. 5 Ripon Christian 25-17, 25-17, 25-16 No. 10 Union Mine def. by No. 7 Calaveras 21-25, 20-25, 15-25 — The D’backs finish the season with a 15-13 record.

Perry, Clark make state finals

SALINAS — Oak Ridge’s seventh place finish at Monday’s CIF NorCal Girls Championship Tournament at The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch ended the team season for the Lady Trojans with two exceptions. Based on their individual scores to finish in the top 12, Lexi Perry and Courtney Clark advanced to next week’s state finals. Perry […]

County sets ‘bully-free’ week

El Dorado County’s Board of Supervisors established the week of Oct. 18-24 as Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week. Michelle Smith of Placerville and Carrie Clark are co-founders of California Healthy Workplace Advocates, and Smith was on hand to receive the signed proclamation. Active since 2004, the group now has more than 1,000 members statewide and its […]

Horoscope, Sunday, October 18, 2015

Split-Moon Mood The moon splits the day into two distinct moods. The dreams of the night motivate an energetic morning and an early day of high hopes and intriguing possibilities. This lasts until the lunar shift into Capricorn changes the frame. The high hopes will turn into solid ambitions and the beginnings of a reasonable […]

Horoscope, Saturday, October 17, 2015

Sagittarius Moon Celebration Do you think change is hard? The Sagittarius moon urges you to think again. You may find that this is truer: Your growth as a human has often been automatic. As you’ve progressed from infant to toddler and beyond, you’ve already experienced many incarnations. The Sagittarius moon urges you to celebrate all […]

Horoscope, Friday, October 16, 2015

Worldly Moon The Sagittarius moon relishes diversity. Life is a market bursting with color, new tastes to try, experiences to be had — an open invitation to dive right in. Follow your curiosity, make new friends, and let them give to and get from you. Relating to those outside of what you know best will […]

Motor Voter Act gets Brown’s OK

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed landmark legislation that will register to vote every eligible California resident who goes to a Department of Motor Vehicles office to get a driver’s license or renew one, potentially adding millions to California’s voter rolls. The California New Motor Voter Act, AB 1461, was sponsored by Secretary of State Alex Padilla […]

County surveying residents this month

El Dorado County is developing its three-year strategic plan. As part of this process, the county is conducting a citizen engagement survey, local town hall meetings and focus groups. The county’s engagement process gives citizens an opportunity to provide the county with their thoughts about why they live in El Dorado County and what would improve their […]

Horoscope, Sunday, October 11, 2015

Jupiter and Pluto Harmonize Most of the planets discovered in other solar systems are bigger than Earth, because big planets are easier to find. However, it’s the smaller planets that are more likely to host life. Life trumps largeness during this trine of Jupiter and Pluto. It’s the small things filled with meaning and vitality […]

Help keep the ski slopes pristine

ECHO SUMMIT — Sierra-at-Tahoe is hosting the ninth annual Keep Sierra Clean Day on Sunday, Oct. 11. All members of the community are invited to ride up the Nob Hill chairlift, sweep the mountain of trash and enjoy live music and free lunch on the Solstice Plaza. In past years, thousands of pounds of trash […]

Horoscope, Saturday, October 10, 2015

Venus and Saturn Square Venus and Saturn aren’t making the recent transitions in our personal lives any easier. It’s like these planets are intent on shining a spotlight on all the answers to the question, “What could go wrong?” This square brings much more precaution into the situation than is necessary. On the bright side, […]

Horoscope, Friday, October 9, 2015

Mercury Direct Something to think of as Venus transits Virgo, the sign of perfectionists: If you’re being honest, aren’t the people who are usually right just a little bit annoying, too? It’s not necessary to be right all the time or even often. General, widespread success often comes from being right but once. Mercury ends […]

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