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Barren a year ago, a snowpack station comes up deep and dense

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 05, 2016 / comments

[State snow surveyor Frank Gehrke crosses a meadow after conducting the second manual snow survey of the season at Phillips Station, Calif. The results were encouraging. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)]

Robin Abcarian
Robin Abcarian

Gold Trail Union School District 2016-17 Fall Registration Now OPEN

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 04, 2016 / comments

Register today for GTUSD 2016-17 school year!

Parents will have the opportunity to register their children for the 2016-17 school year at Gold Trail Union School District (GTUSD), beginning February 16. Current students do not need to be reregistered, and registration information and forms will be available in school offices.

Sutter’s Mill School (transitional kindergarten through 3rd grade) – 4801 Luneman Rd, Placerville; 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; 530-626-2591

El Dorado County and San Fran County at opposite end of Death Row Convictions

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 04, 2016 / comments

See which California counties still send criminals to death row, despite lack of executions

It's been exactly a decade since California last executed a murderer. But since then more than 180 California criminals have been sentenced to death.

The sentences have not been uniformly distributed. Some counties have stopped or almost stopped sending murderers to Death Row. Others continue to condemn prisoners with relatively high frequency.

The five love languages - Speaking the Right Love Language

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 04, 2016 / comments

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, please find Kim Kilgore’s column attached and below about Love Languages.  Kim is a licensed social worker at Barton Community Health Center and sees patients with mild to moderate mental health issues. Molly.

Find Your Love Languages
By, Kim Kilgore, LCSW
Medical Social Worker, Barton Community Health Center

Tahoe: Hottest new attractions on Tahoe's South Shore

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 04, 2016 / comments

[South Lake Tahoe is experiencing a renaissance of sorts, with a flurry of new amusements opening over the last year. Among them, the Chateau at Heavenly Village -- recently renamed the Zalanta Resort at the Village -- has added new shops and restaurants, including McP's Taproom, to downtown. (Photo: Vance Fox/Tahoe South) ( Jackie Burrell )]