Public Meeting Scheduled to Present Alternatives for Highway 50 Camino Safety Project - Thursday, December 15

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 13, 2016 / comments

Project Proposes to Close Gaps in Center Median Barrier

CAMINO – Caltrans is hosting a community meeting on Thursday, December 15 to present design alternatives for a U.S. Highway 50 safety project in the Camino area of El Dorado County.

The meeting will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Camino Elementary School, 3060 Snows Road, Camino. A project presentation will take place at 5:45 p.m.

Hazardous Weather Conditions this Week

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 13, 2016 / comments

Issued by NWS for: 5 Miles SSE Diamond Springs CA:
Flood Watch in effect from December 15, 01:00 PM PST until December 16, 04:00 AM PST;
Wind Advisory in effect from December 15, 06:00 AM PST until December 15, 06:00 PM PST.

150 year old Newtown has New Destinations

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 13, 2016 / comments

The setting for this story could be a Hollywood movie fade-in on a thriving mining community southeast of Placerville, CA in the early 1850’s. It was called “Newtown”. You can vividly imagine the noisy rousting about of the miners in and about the saloons and boardwalks crowded with all manner of local folks trying to go about their business amid barking dogs, horses, carriages and stagecoaches coming and going. The Wells Fargo Concord Stage Coach was the grandest of all, carrying the gold to Sacramento banks.

Santa Claus will be visiting Crystal Basin Cellars AND Crystal Basin Bistro this Sunday, December 18th!

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 13, 2016 / comments

Santa is going to enjoy Brunch and a Mimosa at the Bistro from 9:30 to 1pm. Don't worry, he'll make the time to hear out the wishes of Kiddies and Grandkiddies from near and far.

Plus, we've got a Photographer to record the special moment.  We'll provide a link to a website so you can save or print your own photos.

Then, Santa's gonna to head up to Crystal Basin Cellars for some of the killer red juice. He'll be listening to the Christmas wishes of All Critters with 2 legs or furry 4-legged ones. Bring Yo' Selfie Sticks and Take Yo' Own Pics!

Outreach for 2017 Temporary Fire Hotshot Positions

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 12, 2016 / comments

US Forest Service: 2017 Hotshot Temporary Fire Positions. Duty Station: South Lake Tahoe CA. The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will be filling several.

The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will be filling several TEMPORARY SEASONAL FIREFIGHTER positions for the 2017 season.