SMUD cancels Iowa Hill project

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 05, 2016 / comments

Pumped-storage project exceeded cost estimates!

The SMUD Board of Directors has elected not to build the Iowa Hill pumped-storage project addition to its hydroelectric system due to cost and financial risks. The decision comes at a predetermined cost-based off ramp. The project was to be sited along the Upper American River Project (UARP) at Slab Creek Reservoir in El Dorado County, which is east of Sacramento County where SMUD serves more than 1.4 million people.

Barren a year ago, a snowpack station comes up deep and dense

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 05, 2016 / comments

[State snow surveyor Frank Gehrke crosses a meadow after conducting the second manual snow survey of the season at Phillips Station, Calif. The results were encouraging. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)]

Robin Abcarian
Robin Abcarian

Gold Trail Union School District 2016-17 Fall Registration Now OPEN

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 04, 2016 / comments

Register today for GTUSD 2016-17 school year!

Parents will have the opportunity to register their children for the 2016-17 school year at Gold Trail Union School District (GTUSD), beginning February 16. Current students do not need to be reregistered, and registration information and forms will be available in school offices.

Sutter’s Mill School (transitional kindergarten through 3rd grade) – 4801 Luneman Rd, Placerville; 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; 530-626-2591

El Dorado County and San Fran County at opposite end of Death Row Convictions

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 04, 2016 / comments

See which California counties still send criminals to death row, despite lack of executions

It's been exactly a decade since California last executed a murderer. But since then more than 180 California criminals have been sentenced to death.

The sentences have not been uniformly distributed. Some counties have stopped or almost stopped sending murderers to Death Row. Others continue to condemn prisoners with relatively high frequency.

The five love languages - Speaking the Right Love Language

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 04, 2016 / comments

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, please find Kim Kilgore’s column attached and below about Love Languages.  Kim is a licensed social worker at Barton Community Health Center and sees patients with mild to moderate mental health issues. Molly.

Find Your Love Languages
By, Kim Kilgore, LCSW
Medical Social Worker, Barton Community Health Center