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South Lake Tahoe Fifth-Graders Learning on Snowshoes at Heavenly Mountain Resort

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 17, 2016 / comments

Lake Tahoe, Stateline, NV — Through a new educational program spearheaded by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and other basin partners, Lake Tahoe Unified School District students are taking full advantage of winter to learn about avalanche safety, winter animal survival and the science of snowmaking.

2009 graduate of Oak Ridge High competing for Prestigious Opera National Auditions

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 17, 2016 / comments

[Soprano Yelena Dyachek –a 2009 graduate of Oak Ridge High in El Dorado Hills- is headed to the national semifinals March 6 on the Metropolitan Opera Stage]

Two young Sacramento women have been competing for the past year in opera’s biggest competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

It’s a contest that’s launched the careers of some of the biggest opera singers in the world today. Peter Gelb, the Met’s general manager, has called it “Grand Opera’s answer to American Idol."

EDSO to benefit after tragic murder in Greenwood of young Gavin Buchanan

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 17, 2016 / comments

The Gavin Buchanan Memorial Foundation hopes to continue Gavin’s legacy after Saturday’s fundraiser by speaking at a convention in Las Vegas and is also preparing to make its first donation soon to police units in El Dorado County.

The Buchanan family was murdered in the fall of 2015 and their remains were burned inside the family’s cabin along Highway 193 in Greenwood.  Before he passed, Gavin was named 2015 Cover Your K9’s Ambassador of the Year.

Prison Parolee arrested after using gun to force women to drive him to Pleasant Valley - Oak Hill road

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 17, 2016 / comments

El Dorado County Sheriff's office Deputies arrest prison parolee who allegedly tried to get victim to drive him to a home near Pleasant Valley road.  

The suspect threatened a women with this gun to drive him to a home near Oak Hill road.  She escaped.

After using Helicopters and a team on the ground, the suspect was arrested and transported to jail.

EDSO is not releasing his name.

Tahoe Cave Rock tunnel construction planned for May will not effect AMGEN Tour - "hopefully"

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 17, 2016 / comments

[This rendering shows a planned 60-foot expansion of Cave Rock Tunnel along Highway 50. It includes a rock-fall shelter on the north side of the westbound tunnel. Courtesy / NDOT]

- Pave the median ditch south of Cave Rock from the tunnels to the boat launch entrance.

- Mill and overlay a portion of the westbound lanes for approximately 650 feet near the tunnel extension.

- Remove and replace existing road signs near Cave Rock.