Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Outside with Charlie: Shoulder season

Skiing is getting less likely as each warm day goes by. Currently, Heavenly, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Boreal, Kirkwood, and Mt. Rose remain open. Alpine Meadows will close April 5. Generally, the season between shutdown of the resorts and full-on late spring/summer activities is much later, referred to as the shoulder season. This year, […]

Local anglers win FPTC

NICE — Overcoming a sub-par first-day weight of just 12.34 pounds, Northern region anglers Danny Cross and Dugan Wilson, both Ponderosa High graduates, recovered from that disappointment to produce respective 37.95 and 29.36 pound five-fish bass limits over the next two days to take the Coors Light Future Pro Tour Classic crown. “We don’t know what […]

Free passes haunt Golden Sierra girls

GARDEN VALLEY — A base-clearing three-run double highlighted Valley Christian’s seven-run third-inning Monday as the Lions posted a 14-3 nonleague victory over host Golden Sierra. The Grizzlies showed some late life in the fifth inning with a pair of runs — not enough to extend the mercy rule-shortened game further. “It was good to play […]

D’back arms quiet Grizzly bats

EL DORADO — In a nonconference/intra county baseball game Monday, Union Mine posted a 3-2 win over Golden Sierra. In the bottom of the first inning, the Diamondbacks (4-8) scored two of their runs without a hit. Leadoff hitter Austin Rigsby reached first base on a Grizzly error and after stealing second base and moving to […]

Horoscope, Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Mars Moves to Taurus Today through May 12, Mars will spend aggressive energy in Taurus helping us earn to meet financial goals, obtain quality resources and gain a comfortable advantage wherever possible. In this part of the sky, Mars is tenacious — and also stubborn. Interests can become obsessions if one isn’t careful, so place […]

Horoscope, Monday, March 30, 2015

Mercury Gets in the Fight While Mercury is in Aries, fighting words fly. Counter through kindness, even when the others aren’t. Giving considerate thought to inconsiderate people may seem like a waste of time, but you’d be surprised what an impact it can make. Those who don’t register the kindness in a moment may come […]

Programs aim to protect county’s (dirty) water supply

El Dorado County has a Storm Water Quality Ordinance. That isn’t news to builders and developers, road maintenance and snow removal crews. The average citizen, however, probably is not familiar with the science and technical requirements that ensure and protect the county’s supply of high-quality water. Under a myriad of local, state and federal laws, […]

Small fires sparked off Highway 50

Fifteen small brush fires were sparked on the south side of Highway 50 Wednesday evening. Called in at 5:51 p.m., crews from El Dorado County Fire and Cal Fire put out the fires by 6:22 p.m. No other damage was reported. The fires caused traffic to back up between Placerville Drive and Forni Road as the far right […]

Horoscope, Thursday, March 26, 2015

Venus in Taurus Check-In Venus exploring the early part of Taurus tunes us in to the many ways we can fill our experience with beautiful sights, sounds, tastes, smells and physical feelings. This sensual passage also has a way of making us think that these pleasures are worth whatever amount money is being asked for […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sun-Saturn Trine Rituals don’t have to be elaborate to be effective. Something as simple as drinking coffee and reading the paper may be enough to create a state of mind conducive to feeling your best. The sun-Saturn trine suggests performing a ritual that takes slightly more effort (such as singing, dancing, lighting a candle) to […]

Horoscope, Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Talk-Show Moon The Gemini moon is like a talk show. New people to chat up and learn from arrive on the scene in succession, with each visit lasting just long enough for us to get a taste of what they are about. The overall feeling is one of friendliness, levity and breezy information. Share, move […]

Horoscope, Monday, March 23, 2015

Taurus Moon Declaration There’s a French proverb that advises waiting until it’s night before saying it’s been a fine day. The ancient superstition suggests that if you do claim good luck, do so while knocking on wood. The Taurus moon declares that you should take in all of the goodness of life that’s available without […]

EDH road work at Francisco Drive

The Transportation Division of El Dorado County’s Community Development Agency will be performing road work around the intersection of El Dorado Hills Blvd. north of Brittany Place at Francisco Drive in El Dorado Hills, from now through May 8. Motorists and especially large trucks are advised to avoid Francisco Drive when possible and use Green […]

White assigned new date

A man accused of murder appeared in court Monday for a brief hearing to assign a new court date. Jeffrey White, accused of killing Rick Kriewitz, appeared with his attorney, Susan Gellman. Gellman told the court that she had trouble obtaining medical information on Kriewitz due to privacy laws and contacting next-of-kin. She requested new […]

Free Military Mental Health First Aid classes

The Military Family Support Group is offering free Military Mental Health First Aid classes for veterans, service members, family members & related personnel at the Veterans Memorial Building at 130 Placerville Drive in Placerville from 6-9 p.m. on Monday, March 23, Tuesday, March 24 and Thursday, March 26 (no class on Wednesday, March 25). While […]

OHV grant application

The Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation is developing an application for Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Cooperative Funds for the upcoming 2014/2015 grant cycle. We are developing a preliminary application to the Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division for a restoration grant for restoring “pioneered” routes; restoration and protection of Lava Caps and associated sensitive […]