Friday, September 19, 2014

Volunteers sheltering animal evacuees

Animal evacuees need the same things that human evacuees need: food, shelter and someone to make sure they are all right. It’s just that some of them take up a lot more space. There are more than 2,000 human evacuees from the King Fire, ranging from Pollock Pines to Swansboro, to Volcano and Quintette. Shelters […]

Fast starts catalyst for Cougar wins

EL DORADO — The El Dorado varsity girls and boys water polo teams each won their matchup with Laguna Creek Monday at the Aquatic Center on the campus of Union Mine High. The Lady Cougars opened play and overwhelmed the Lady Cardinals 15-2 while the boys followed with a 14-8 victory. Both were playing their […]

Old Greenwood a classic Jack Nicklaus design

TRUCKEE — The illustrious name alone – Jack Nicklaus – draws golfers to this scenic course in Lake Tahoe. And for most golfers, after they play a round at the Nicklaus-designed track, they vow a return trip to Old Greenwood. That was the case for Larry Ballew and his son Marcus, who played Old Greenwood for the first time […]

First and goal: Go-to guy

On his Twitter profile dated Aug. 17, Austin Collie wrote, “Just waiting for my number to be called.” The 2004 Oak Ridge High graduate who was a part of several Trojans football teams that won Sierra Valley Conference and Sac-Joaquin Section titles continues to play the waiting game with the NFL. Drafted by the Indianapolis […]

Ponderosa picks up first conference victory

SHINGLE SPRINGS — After his Ponderosa High boys soccer team posted an 0-4 preseason record, head coach Greg Spangler felt strongly his team would turn its fortunes around when Capital Valley Conference action started toward the end of last week. On Monday, the Bruins, who tied Antelope, 2-2, in the conference opener Sept. 10, scored […]

Horoscope, Thursday, September 11, 2014

Oppositional Residue Yesterday’s opposition of Venus and Neptune could still have you reeling, fantasizing and, yes, worrying. Some of these worries don’t even make sense. Strangely, that doesn’t make you fear them any less. Instead of trying to bully yourself into thinking differently, accept the reality your mind presents. Try to compassionately work through it.  […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Venus Opposes Neptune  Neptune is the higher octave of Venus, taking all of her love and assets from the personal to the universal. These two planets tug at each other from across the sky now, emphasizing the themes of Monday’s Pisces full moon and blowing them into bigger proportions. Emotions matter. Feelings are delicate and […]

County releases community health status assessment

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division has released “Healthy El Dorado County, 2014: A Community Health Status Assessment.” The report contains data on a variety of health-related indicators and, where possible, El Dorado County data were compared to the State and to Healthy People 2020 benchmarks. The report can […]

Lady Trojans 1st at Oakmont run

ROSEVILLE — Both the Oak Ridge and Union Mine cross country squads competed at last weekend’s Oakmont Invitational at Maidu Park, the field consisting mainly of larger schools for the 4,000 meter races. The Trojan varsity girls placed first with 38 points, toppling last year state qualifiers Woodcreek and Jesuit. Six Oak Ridge girls placed […]

Section football playoffs expands its divisions

Will El Dorado be D-III or IV? LODI — One more division in the football playoffs, money made/lost in post-season and a new commissioner were the main topics discussed by Sac-Joaquin Section officials at last Thursday’s annual media day meeting at its office. When the section playoffs begin Nov. 14, Division VII will be part of […]

2014 Union Mine roster

1-Kevin Casio, Sr. 2-Max Fitzpatrick, Jr. 3-Parker Cronk, Sr. 4-Austin Rigsby, Jr. 5-Zach Cherrinton, Jr. 6-Bradley Brittain, Jr. 7-Christian Beck, Jr. 9-Brody Pearman, Jr. 11-Cruz Rodriguez, Jr. 12-Mason McLaury, Jr. 15-Nate Brown, Sr. 20-Bill Morning, Sr. 27-Kyle McDonald, Sr. 30-Colton Lamson, Sr. 34-Trevor Reed, Jr. 52-Jared Ebbe, Jr. 54-Cole Bennett, Jr. 63-Justin Tracy, Jr. 66-Daniel […]

Union Mine looks to improve

2014 Union Mine Football Schedule Aug. 29: @ Foothill — won 49-0 Sept. 5: @ Bear River, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12: Bye Sept 19: Calaveras, 7:15 p.m. Sept. 26: Lincoln-Lincoln, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3: Mira Loma, 7:15 p.m. Oct. 10: @ Rosemont, 7:15 p.m. Oct. 17: Galt, 7:15 p.m. Oct. 24: Liberty Ranch, 7:15 p.m. Oct. 31: Cordova, 7:15 p.m. Nov. 7: @ […]

Outside with Charlie: Quieter times

Labor Day has come and gone. All of the schools in the area are back in session. This is a time of year when things in the great outdoors really do slow down. While the bike rides in the Apple Hill area are coming to a halt, everything else is opening up. There’s plenty to […]

Horoscope, Thursday, August 28, 2014

Healing Libra Moon  Considering all of the action involving Venus, Jupiter and Mars, it’s been an exciting and, for many, a very stressful few days. The Virgo sun and the Libra moon now collaborate to bring peace and goodwill to the situation. This is the time to kiss and make up, hug and make up, […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Venus and Mars Argue  Yesterday Venus antagonized Jupiter. Now she’s using her feminine wiles to pull Mars into the conflict. Venus/Mars strife usually hits close to home, as the male/female dynamic is at the root of our essence. We would not exist without it! Hopefully this disharmony will precede a greater appreciation and understanding of […]

NRA grants awarded, application process begins

The 2015 NRA Foundation grant process opened online on Aug. 1. Foundation grants provide essential program funding, ensuring the availability of quality training and educational opportunities nationwide. These grants benefit programs such as youth education, law enforcement training, hunter education, conservation, firearms and marksmanship training and safety and many more programs. Folsom Boy Scout Troop […]