Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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DA receives letter from FPPC on campaign violations

The District Attorney of El Dorado County received a letter from the Fair Political Practices Commission regarding violations of the Political Reform Act’s campaign disclosure provisions. “Specifically, the FPPC found that you violated the Act’s campaign disclosure provisions with regard to loans made to your committee and that you also violated the Act’s ‘one bank […]

DA candidate to remain on ballot

Contrary to the editorial on April 16, District Attorney candidate Judson Henry’s name will be on the June primary ballot. According to the El Dorado Elections Department, once a candidate has provided the necessary signatures and paid their filing fees, their name is on the ballot unless it is withdrawn by a certain date. That […]

Roundup: April 15, 2014

Baseball El Dorado 5, Boulder City 0 — The Cougars (12-5) opened action in the San Diego Lions Tournament, and play through Thursday.  Union Mine 11, Monterey Trail 0 — Competing in the Woodland Spring Break Easter Tournament Saturday, the Diamondbacks (9-10) had nine hits and took advantage of four Mustang errors to win the game […]

Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinics May 3-4

The Hangtown Kennel Club of Placerville is sponsoring its first of two Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinics for this year on May 3-4. The registration deadline for this session is April 24. The clinic will take place in the Placerville area. Rattlesnakes are common in El Dorado County, and reports of sightings and bites have already started. […]

Roundup: April 8, 2014

Softball Ponderosa 0, Pleasant Grove 1 — The host Eagles pushed across a fourth-inning run Monday to spoil Terra Jerpbak’s five-hit pitching. Jerpbak doubled twice for half of the Bruins’ hit total. Oak Ridge 4, Sheldon 20 — The visiting Huskies jumped out to a 5-0 first inning lead, scored four in the fourth and […]

Oak Ridge athletes compete at Stanford Invite

PALO ALTO — Eighteen Oak Ridge athletes competed in the prestigious Stanford Track and Field Invitational last weekend. Senior Rachel Peterson placed 10th in her heat with a time of 10:20.74 in the 3000 meter run — the equivalent to her best 3200 meter time of 11:04 which she set in May 2013. Peterson also […]

Cougar Relays a big success

Track and field competitors endured Friday’s chilly Cougar Twilight Invitational at El Dorado High where several personal bests were set. The Cougars hosted teams from Ponderosa, Union Mine, Oak Ridge, 12 other schools from the Sacramento region and one from Reno, Nevada. El Dorado established itself as the team to beat and took the varsity […]

Roundup: April 4, 2014

Baseball  Oak Ridge 4, Pleasant Grove 1 — The Trojans broke a 1-all tie in the top of the 10th inning  Thursday. Tyson Solis (2-for-5, double) joined Erik McNeill (double) and Brogan Cooper (2-for-4) in the Trojans’ nine-hit attack. Austin Root went 7 innings and Cooper the last 3. Oak Ridge 0, Pleasant Grove 10 […]

Swimming: Trojans dominate Bruins in dual meet

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High’s varsity swim program hosted Oak Ridge Wednesday for a Delta River League and intra-county showdown. The visiting Trojans led the way in most categories, as the boys beat the Bruins 139-50, while the Lady Trojans downed their counterparts 119.5-69.5. Oak Ridge’s boys and girls seized victory in all relay events, dominating […]

Speedway: 2014 race season fires up tomorrow

The 2014 racing season begins Saturday at Placerville Speedway. The opening of the new Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort-Hoosier Racing Tires Championship season presented by the Mountain Democrat and Coors Light at the quarter-mile clay oval kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with qualifying followed by racing. Front gates open at 5 p.m. Tomorrow’s opener will include […]

Soccer: One goal helps Union Mine beat El Dorado

EL DORADO — Union Mine High’s varsity girls soccer program hosted Sierra Valley Conference and intra-county rival El Dorado Tuesday night, posting a 1-0 win at the Diamondbacks’ field. Both squads fought for dominance in a game that was kept in limbo through two halves, with only a handful of shots on goal coming at […]

Heinz-sight: Know now

The recent revelation by Stanford’s Sara James of her battle with Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome begs the question … was she afflicted with the early stages of the condition while leading Oak Ridge to the 2010 CIF State Girls Division I title? The timeline given is vague — “sometime” between James’ senior season at Oak […]

Soccer: Oak Ridge edges Ponderosa

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Anna Lippuner’s penalty kick late in the second half capped a comeback that gave Oak Ridge the 2-1 Delta River League victory over host Ponderosa Tuesday. Mother Nature’s wrath — varying degrees of rain, chill and wind gusts  — threatened to undermine play on the pitch. Not until the Bruins broke the […]

Community meetings look to improve Internet service

Come listen and learn about joint efforts by the California Public Utilities Commission, Sierra Economic Development Corporation and the County of El Dorado to help bring broadband service to densely populated rural communities. Be prepared to discuss options, interest and your willingness to participate in helping to better serve your community. The next El Dorado […]

Roundup: April 1, 2014

Golf Sierra Valley Conference tournament — 18 holes at Del Paso, par 71. Team scores: Vista del Lago 397, Cosumnes Oaks 452, Union Mine 488, Liberty Ranch 492, El Dorado 517, Galt 527. Union Mine: Alex Abel-Smith, 90; Johnny Cray, 96; Tyler Peterson, 98; Max Wiegel, 101; Paul Derochea, 103; Brian Lehner, 106. El Dorado: Derek Delfino 87, Gabe Fierro 98, Gary Shoffner […]

Uncle Matty doing Saturday radio show on KFBK

SACRAMENTO — Matthew “Uncle Matty” Margolis announced Friday he will be hosting a new radio talk show every Saturday from 1-2 p.m. on KFBK. “Pet Talk with Uncle Matty” debuts this Saturday, March 22. “Pet Talk with Uncle Matty” is a forum devoted to the frank and lively discussion of pets, wildlife and the environment. […]

El Dorado teams sweep D’backs

Boone Bates and Makana Kauhaahaa strive for excellence against each other. Bates, a senior on the El Dorado High boys track team, and Kauhaahaa, also a senior on the Union Mine boys squad, competed against each other in the 800 meters in Wednesday’s Sierra Valley Conference and intra-county meet at Harvey E. West Stadium. Competing neck-to-neck […]

Sports scene

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Cougars fall to River City

El Dorado High’s varsity girls soccer program hosted River City Tuesday night, fighting hard but coming up short in a 2-1 Sierra Valley Conference loss. Caught off guard by an early Raiders push, El Dorado gave up two quick goals in the opening 15 minutes of play before renegotiating the pace and holding its guests […]

Lady Bruins too much for Cordova

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Back-to-back doubles paved the way toward the end of Tuesday’s nonleague softball game between Ponderosa against Cordova. The Lady Bruins plated five more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for a 10-0 win. The game was called because of the mercy rule. Bailey Nordquist and Shawna Boley clubbed back-to-back doubles to start […]

Roundup: Mar 17, 2014

Golf DRL Tourney No. 2 Ancil Hoffman GC Team scores: 1-Jesuit, 376; 2-Oak Ridge, 388; 3-Folsom, 389; 4-Ponderosa, 431; 5-Pleasant Grove, 431; 6-Sheldon, 522. PHS scores: Howie Gould, 80; Logan Sivers, 83; Jarred Levine, 88; Jay Hageman, 89; Renz Bacol, 91; Joe Fowler, 95. OR scores: Charlie Cameron, 75; Tyler Gunderson, 76; Quinn Carlsen, 79; […]

Tennis: D’backs edge Cougars

Union Mine won 3-of-5 doubles to squeak out the narrow Sierra Valley Conference win Tuesday. The teams split singles in both boys and girls. The D’backs won both boys/girls No. 2 doubles and mixed to prevail. Thursday, March 27, the Cougars will play the Hangtown Women’s Tennis team. Union Mine 5, El Dorado 4 Singles […]

Swimming: Cougars, Bruins split scrimmage

Wednesday’s tri-meet featuring host El Dorado and Ponderosa turned into a scrimmage after Casa Roble dropped out the day before. Below are submitted results. Ponderosa times were unavailable. Girls El Dorado 84, Ponderosa 66 200MR: 1-Samantha Woo, PHS, 200 freestyle: 1-Kaela Marcus, ED, 2:05.74. 200IM: 1-Taylor Lehr, PHS. 50 free: 1-Kyle Covington, ED, 27.29. 100 […]

Roundup: March 12, 2014

Baseball El Dorado 6, Cosumnes Oaks 8 — In a Sierra Valley Conference game in Elk Grove Wednesday, the Cougars scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning but it wasn’t enough. Michael Green had a triple, Zach Culp had a double and Ryan Rodriguez went 2-for-3 for El Dorado (1-1, 4-1), which had five hits […]

On tap

Oak Ridge hosts Monte Vista Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Trojans’ NorCal playoff opener.

Recount lifts Cougars

A recalculation of last week’s state championship snowboard results by the California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation has determined that errors were made effecting the previously reported numbers. The uncovered mistakes benefits the El Dorado snowboard team of Ellie Spelhaug, Taylor Caldwell, Madison Orr, Marisa McGrew and Sofia Costa. Instead of a third place […]

Union Mine wins conference opener

El DORADO — In its Sierra Valley Conference opener Tuesday, the Union Mine High softball team had nine hits in its 4-1 win over Liberty Ranch. In the bottom of the second inning, the Diamondbacks’ Larissa Garcia singled and moved to second base on Carley Stevens’ bunt single. Calista Almer drove in Garcia on an error to […]

D’back boys push past Liberty Ranch

EL DORADO — Three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning broke open a close Sierra Valley Conference baseball game for Union Mine, which posted a 5-2 win over Liberty Ranch. Leading 2-1 entering the fifth, the Diamondbacks (1-1, 2-2) scored when Lucas Fuller walked, moved to second base on Austin Helmholz’s single and […]

Oak Ridge plays to draw

EL DORADO HILLS — The Oak Ridge girls’ soccer team led visiting Franklin for much of Tuesday’s game, but it mattered not, as the showdown ended in a 1-1 draw. Franklin scored the equalizer with 15 minutes remaining and Oak Ridge was unable to regain the advantage. “We knew it was going to be a […]

County accepting applications for Indian Gaming Special Distribution Grant Program

El Dorado County is accepting applications for the Indian Gaming Special Distribution Grant Program. The El Dorado County Indian Gaming Local Benefit Committee has been allocated a County Tribal Casino Account of $49,847.04 for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 from the State Controller to distribute in the form of grants for programs and activities designed to mitigate […]

Fire Prevention Fee billing begins third year

SACRAMENTO — As the State’s Fire Prevention Fee continues to be implemented, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is providing property owners multiple resources to answer their questions about the fee. This outreach effort is being implemented as a result of Assembly Bill X1 29, which was signed into law July 7, 2011, […]

Sewer commodity rate options set

At its Feb. 24 meeting, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors voted unanimously to direct staff to use the lower of the last two years — either 2013 or 2014 — of winter water usage billing cycles to establish a customer’s 2014 sewer commodity rate. This is the second time the district has […]