Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Horoscope, Thursday, October 2, 2014

Mercury Retrograde Countdown Mercury goes retrograde on Saturday, so this is the time to take advantage of his straight-shooting status. The practical Capricorn moon is rooting for you to say the piece of truth that will put your situation in a productive mode. Venus in Libra helps you do so with social grace and diplomacy.  […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ambitious Capricorn Moon If you have lofty aims and unreasonable goals, this is the sky for you. The Capricorn moon that rules early October favors the ambitious. Whether we make it or not isn’t the point. The attainment of the prize won’t be what matters in the end, but we need the goal anyway. Without […]

Burke’s Corner: September 26, 2014

By Burke Bruttig Burke’s Corner is a once-a-week photo corner of answers to questions of  seriousness, controversy or lightness in El Dorado County. Look for me in the community each week to ask you the question of the week and get your answer! For future question suggestions, comments or contact, Burke can be reached at […]

School closure update

Black Oak Mine Unified School District was open for classes Wednesday, as air quality was reassessed early this morning and deemed safe for students and staff. However, Otter Creek Elementary School will remain closed until evacuations of the immediate areas are lifted – those students continue to attend classes at Georgetown School. Air quality will […]

Horoscope, Thursday, September 25, 2014

Jupiter and Uranus Do Standup Jupiter and Uranus form a lucky alignment for humor lovers everywhere. It’s like a cosmic standup comedy show, and we can all benefit from visiting the lighter side of life. It will be easier to see how most of our problems are not unique to us. In fact, so much […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New Moon Resolution For those in the Pacific time zone, the new moon happened yesterday, and for the Eastern time zone, it happens today. The energy of this new moon focuses on partnerships, group unity and harmonious relationships of all kinds. If there’s someone you need to forgive, do it now, especially if the someone […]

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 […]