When a Loved One is Diagnosed with a Mental Health Condition: Tips for Family and Friends

by Placerville Newswire / May 31, 2017 / comments

[Jeanne Nelson]

As an active leader in the South Lake Tahoe chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, I work closely with family members who have loved ones with mental health issues. For many, one of the hardest times was learning about their child, partner, or friend’s diagnosis and not knowing what do next. Some were shamed for not addressing their loved one’s needs sooner and others were told they were too protective or doing too much.

Folsom Lake College Education Opportunities for High School Students

by Placerville Newswire / May 31, 2017 / comments


Is your high school student interested in taking a class or two at Folsom Lake College (FLC) this summer or in the fall? FLC and the El Dorado Union High School District (EDUHSD) are supportive of eligible students taking advantage of this opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. 

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.