Wheel of Fortune Jackpot for $1,354,395 Paid Out at Red Hawk Casino

by Placerville Newswire / May 31, 2017 / comments

[Emily Cady]

PLACERVILLE, CA-- A lucky player went home a winner at Red Hawk Casino this Memorial Day weekend. The slots at Red Hawk continue to pay out more jackpots, to more winners, more often, with the latest winner taking home a $1,354,395 Wheel of Fortune® wide-area progressive jackpot.

CHP Helicopter Rescues South Lake Tahoe Hiker who Fell 30 Feet

by Placerville Newswire / May 31, 2017 / comments

[Tom Miller, KCRA Sacramento]

EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. (KCRA) — A California Highway Patrol rescue team is being credited with helping save a South Lake Tahoe hiker who nearly fell to her death.

The 27-year-old from South Lake Tahoe was hiking near Luther Pass in El Dorado County with her boyfriend and dog when the dog slipped.

The hiker reached to save the dog. But she lost her footing in the process, causing her to fall down the steep mountainside.

She slid head over heel for roughly 15 feet before free-falling off a 30-foot tall cliff.

Request for Proposals – Grizzly Flat Tree Mortality Project

by Placerville Newswire / May 31, 2017 / comments

[El Dorado County Fire Safe Council]

The Grizzly Flats Fire Safe Council (GFFSC) has received grant funding from the 2016-17 State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund (SRAFPF) and the Tree Mortality (TM) Grant Program for the GFFSC GF-32  Tree Mortality Project.  The funding will be administered through the El Dorado County Fire Safe Council (EDCFSC) and CAL FIRE. 

The Cost of Water Includes Forest Management

by Placerville Newswire / May 31, 2017 / comments

[Ray Nutting]

Commentary: Those Who Think I’m Anti-Police Don’t Get It

by Placerville Newswire / May 31, 2017 / comments

[David Greenwald]

It was Friday, early evening.  I was home resting after a long week and not feeling particularly well.  My family was out waiting for my daughter to finish gymnastics.  Suddenly there is a loud knock on the door followed by the door bell.

I thought it was either my kids or the neighbor kids wanting to play with my kids.  But when I opened the the door, I almost jumped when I saw it was a police officer and behind him, I saw a car and a female officer.