Friday, January 30, 2015

Fine-tuning for max glide

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a behind the scenes look at those who make the ski and snowboard experience at Sierra-at-Tahoe much more enjoyable. Paul Sokolov has been working as a tech at the ski tuning shop at Sierra-at-Tahoe for the last 15 years. He is one of many people working behind […]

Ryan was willing, just not able

PORTLAND, Ore. — Buried in archives within the University of Portland women’s basketball Website are news releases of Ali Ryan’s pending arrival as a freshman recruit. Not too much later the trail stops. Ryan’s college highlights should blanket the site but they don’t and never will. Beset by the same injury since her junior year […]

Outside with Charlie: The condition of conditions

Spring skiing conditions generally happen in late March after the winter storms taper off. Classic spring conditions can be challenging as skiers and riders have to adapt to the icy stuff because there isn’t any soft snow. Around noon, there’s generally a couple of hours of really sweet skiing and riding on perfect conditions. After lunch, things can […]

Horoscope, Thursday, January 22, 2015

Spirit Moon The Pisces moon enhances our experience with spiritual awareness. It’s not something that has to be talked about to be known. A feeling of connectivity is more profound than what any person on earth could point out. You know who your people are. They are all the people, yet some more than others. […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Mercury Retrograde French leader Charles de Gaulle summed up this astrological moment when he said, “We may go to the moon, but that’s not very far. The greatest distance we have to cover still lies within us.” When the journey outside gets inconvenient, convoluted or just plain confusing, Mercury’s retrograde urges us to go the […]

CSD pavilion needs new roof; options weighed

Heavy rains in December were the last straw for the El Dorado Hills Community Services District pavilion’s roof. Despite a recent interior makeover, the 25-year-old roof needs to be replaced before more heavy rains, according to Parks Facilities Supervisor Kent Malonson. At last Thursday’s monthly Board of Directors meeting, Malonson requested a funding transfer of […]

Horoscope, Thursday, January 15, 2015

Notes from Mars and Saturn Mars and Saturn will highlight the difference between people who are good for you and people who aren’t. The people who are good for you bring out your best and highest. You feel better and lighter around them. They won’t put you in an agitated mood with complaints and bad […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mars Squares Saturn The Mars-square-Saturn situation rocks people to the core. Ambitions that felt like a natural extension of who we are suddenly get thwarted. Not only that, but foundational thinking will feel all wrong. Why did we want it in the first place? Don’t let yourself get too disheartened. Be inwardly gentle and reasonable […]

USCIS to host naturalization information session

FOLSOM — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will host a free 90-minute information session at the Folsom Public Library on Feb. 24. The session is part of a larger USCIS initiative to help immigrants better understand the naturalization process. USCIS officers will be on hand to provide information about eligibility and residency requirements, application forms, […]

Hands4Hope helps to keep the less fortunate warm this winter

During the months of October and November, Hands4Hope planned outreaches and events geared to help keep those in our community who are less fortunate warm this winter. In October, El Dorado County elementary schools including Silva Valley, William Brooks, Lakeview, Oak Meadow, Green Valley and Phoenix Private School in Folsom participated in the Hands4Hope Warm […]

Horoscope, Thursday, January 8, 2015

Detail Moon Most of the work will get done in a sudden wave of late afternoon productivity after the moon leaves ostentatious Leo for reasonable Virgo. The small details will matter disproportionately. One way to show you care is to tend to the minor details of a personal interaction as though they were extremely important. […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Flirty Leo Moon Everyone enjoys a good story under the Leo moon, and this lunar aspect adds dramatic flair and a stellar sense of pacing. Even the most mundane information can be transformed to add suspense and interest. A playful flirtation may be part of the fun this evening and is in no way to […]

No. 5: Sand Fire devastates Sand Ridge

The Sand Fire burned through the Sand Ridge Area after a vehicle in dry vegetation sparked the blaze in July. Starting on July 25, the conflagration scorched 4,240 acres before being contained on Aug. 2, according to Cal Fire. Though only two injuries were recorded, the fire, which started east of Highway 49 and about […]

No. 6: Nutting out, Frentzen in as supervisor

El Dorado County was the scene of political turmoil in 2014 as a county supervisor went on trial, was removed from office on misdemeanor convictions and a new person elected to fill his unexpired term, with the deciding factor being where candidates stood on several big residential developments being proposed for the county. The drama began when Supervisor Ray Nutting, a four-term member of […]

No. 7: Ballot box planning nixed by voters

Developers and grassroots volunteers went head to head in 2014, floating competing initiatives and investing big bucks in an effort to influence El Dorado County’s future. Sparked by updates to the General Plan and proposals to build several large residential developments in the county, four different growth control initiatives were circulated by local community groups dealing with community region lines, […]

Heavenly Resort opens Stagecoach Express, DMZ Carpet

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. — Cooler temps have allowed Heavenly Mountain Resort to utilize the West Coast’s largest snowmaking system in order to expand terrain and open Stagecoach Express last Saturday, offering a second access point to the mountain, as well as top-to-bottom skiing and riding on the Nevada side. “These cooler temps have come […]