Eldorado National Forest dirt roads closed early

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 12, 2016 / comments

Based on recent precipitation, the annual seasonal closure of native surface roads, also known as dirt roads, has gone into effect. Rainfall, soil moisture, road and trail conditions and weather forecasts are factors that trigger a seasonal closure earlier than Jan. 1. The roads will remain closed until at least April 1, 2017.

More Rain and Snow Tuesday through Thursday

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 11, 2016 / comments

Issued by NWS for: 5 Miles SSE Diamond Springs CA 


Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
139 PM PST Sat Dec 10 2016

...More Rain and Snow Tuesday through Thursday...

*Travel delays due to slick, messy roads with potential of poor visibility due to heavy rain
*Roadway and small stream flooding possible in areas of poor or clogged drainage
*Potential material flow from 2014 King Fire burn area

Walk-in Service at the El Dorado County Veterans Affairs

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 11, 2016 / comments

VETERANS! IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOU!!! Walk-in Service at the El Dorado County Veterans Affairs Office!

Walk-in Service Hours: 
9AM-4PM Monday-Thursday.
9AM-12PM on Friday!

This is the best way for you to get information or get a claim started.
Our Hours of Operation: 8AM-5PM!
We receive in excess of 30 phone calls a day! Please be patient when waiting for a “Callback”.
Appointments are still available for special circumstances only!
Please share this information with other veterans you know.
Thank You

What Trump's Cabinet picks reveal

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 09, 2016 / comments

“The guy knows how to make money, folks,”...

BY JONATHAN SWAN AND ALLIE BICE: As Donald Trump fills out his Cabinet, a few things are becoming clear: He loves generals, he prizes loyalty, and he especially values the loyalty of those who funded his presidential campaign. 

Trump has so far chosen four major donors or fundraisers to join his Cabinet. With just over half of the jobs filled, he already has more high-end campaign donors in his Cabinet than either President Obama or President George W. Bush did when taking office. 

Daily Local News Round-up 12-8-16

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 08, 2016 / comments

Food bank fills holiday tables with its annual Holiday Outreach
Every Christmas season in El Dorado County something special happens: Individuals, families, church groups, service clubs, local businesses, Scouts and many more come together to ease the burden on neighbors who struggle to make ends meet by providing all the fixings for a good Christmas dinner...