Dead Tree Public Meeting CANCELLED

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 14, 2016 / comments

El Dorado County Announces the Cancellation of the Community Meeting in the Grizzly Flats Area for Tree Mortality on December 15, 2016.  The notice also announced that the same public meeting will be rescheduled in early 2017 but did not give a reason for the delay.  The National Weather Serviced announced a weather warning of extremely high winds at the same time as the meeting had been scheduled.  Such weather conditions often make mountain roads like the one leading to the small mountain community of Grizzly Flats temporally impassable due to fallen trees blocking the roadway.

2016 El Dorado Hills Santa Run Starts at Montano El Dorado

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 13, 2016 / comments

Please mark your calendar for MONDAY, DECEMBER 12TH, 2016 AT 6:00 PM for the El Dorado Hills 2016 Santa Run sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Fire Department. MONTANO DE EL DORADO WILL BE THE FIRST STOP of the 2016 Santa Run. Come see all the decorations and enjoy the first look at Santa Claus.

We will be giving out cookies and candy canes, Relish will be handing out sliders, and US Bank will be giving out candy boxes. There will be lots of fun things going on and definitely worth making a trip over.

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.