Advisory: City of Placerville's drinking water continues to be Safe

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 12, 2017 / comments

The City of Placerville’s drinking water has not been compromised in any way and is safe to drink.

Cleve Morris, City Manager writes:

Placerville, CA – Recent media reports have stated that due to the storm, there have been sewage releases that have contaminated the City’s drinking water system. This is not true. 

Happy Anniversary to the Lake Tahoe Humane Society

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 12, 2017 / comments

By Niki Congero, executive director of Lake Tahoe Humane Society & S.P.C.A. -- All of us at the Lake Tahoe Humane Society are very proud to have been servicing this community since 1967 and we really hope to be around another 50 years. Many people don’t understand what we do and often get us confused with El Dorado County Animal Services, which is our local animal shelter/animal control. We would like to take this opportunity to clarify what services we offer for the community versus El Dorado County Animal Services.

Foreign News Details Sen McCain's involvement with Passing Trump-Russian Report to FBI

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 12, 2017 / comments

Senator John McCain passed documents to the FBI director, James Comey, last month alleging secret contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow and that Russian intelligence had personally compromising material on the president-elect himself. 

The material, which has been seen by the Guardian, is a series of reports on Trump’s relationship with Moscow. They were drawn up by a former western counter-intelligence official, now working as a private consultant. BuzzFeed on Tuesday published the documents, which it said were “unverified and potentially unverifiable”...

Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 1-11-17

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 12, 2017 / comments

The following people are on the arrest log of January 11, 2017, as reported by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department:    

Age: 39, Sex: F
BN: JN1700147
Facility: PV, Agency: PPD
Charge 1: MISDEMEANOR 11377(A) POSSESS CNTL SUB Bail: $2,500.00

Pot’s legal in California. So why are people still getting busted in Yosemite?

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 12, 2017 / comments

Recreational marijuana is now legal in California but not on federal land, including national parks.

Results from the 2016 election brought about new rules on the use of recreational and medicinal marijuana in several states, with more than half now allowing for the latter. Federal government leaders including president-elect Donald Trump have voiced their opinion on the changing state of mind around marijuana. Is this the beginning of the end of marijuana prohibition?