Active Winter Weather Returning

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 06, 2021 / comments

[NWS 5:00 PM, 3/62021]

Unsettled weather returns early next week to El Dorado County.

Multiple rounds of precipitation are possible with the heaviest currently expected on Tuesday.

Be prepared for mountain travel impacts including chain controls & travel delays.

Mash the Gas, Drop the Hammer, Get to Placerville Speedway

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 06, 2021 / comments

[Gary Thomas, Placerville, CA – 3/6/21]

The El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway will hear racing engines for the first time in 2021 by hosting a “Test and Tune” on Saturday March 13th, taking place from Noon to 4pm. 
Pit passes cost $25 for adults, $10 for minors ages four to 13 and $5 for infants/ toddlers up to age three. 

Advanced Early Travel Over Yuba River

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 05, 2021 / comments

[Kirk Callan Smith, 3/5/21] 

Looks like it was a challenge to go over Donner Summit 110 years ago.
This is one of two photos at a local repair shop and when asked if he had more information about them he said, 

"just what’s on the photo, 'Crossing the Yuba River on Donner Summit June 4, 1911'”, and added.  

"Thought they were nice pictures."   

Agreed, Kirk.


Trey Pitsenberger:

Business Doors Open Up

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 05, 2021 / comments

[Carla Hass, Communications Director for El Dorado County, ]

El Dorado County, in regard to moving to the less restrictive COVID-19 Red tier:

“We’re very happy about the news that El Dorado County will move from the most restrictive Purple tier where we’ve been since November, to the Red tier, which literally opens the door to more services and activities for our residents.

West End Patrol Nets More Speeders

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 04, 2021 / comments

CHP, 13:37 · Mar 4, 2021

I Can't Drive....65!!!

Just because your car can, doesn't mean you should.

This #McLaren was caught on US-50 near Shingle Springs.

This unsafe driving will not be tolerated and will be cited.

Keep it on the track.

Placerville CHP

3031 LoHi Way Placerville, CA