Women’s Fund Scholarship applications Now Available

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 09, 2017 / comments

Since 2009 the Women’s Fund El Dorado Wickline Scholarship has assisted women who have had to postpone their educational goals for a variety of reasons, such as having children, illness or caring for a loved one. To date a total of $17,100 has been awarded to 14 deserving women.

Sen Gaines Introduces Law to help Veterans in "Repayment Fiasco"

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 09, 2017 / comments

Senator Ted Gaines -- Last month, I introduced legislation that will help California National Guard veterans caught in the bonus repayment fiasco get financial justice from the government.

California Senate Fellows and Assembly Fellowship Programs are Accepting Applications

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 09, 2017 / comments

Applications for the 2017-18 California Senate Fellows Program and Assembly Fellowship Program are now available for interested college graduates. The programs provide college graduates an opportunity to become full-time Senate or Assembly staff members at the State Capitol in Sacramento for 11 months beginning in the fall of 2017. 

Hwy 50 Closed -- Local Flooding in Tahoe causing Emergency Services Trouble

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 09, 2017 / comments

Sunday, January 8, 2017

8:37pm update: Do you need assistance with your pets during this storm? Contact the Humane Society at 530-577-4521 for assistance. According to Caltrans, Highway 50 at Ice House Road may close due to flooding. 

8:00 pm update: Liberty Utilities reports a power outage from Heavenly to Al Tahoe Blvd. affecting 2,700 customers. CHP reports that Highway 50 at Kyburz is now reopen.

7:19pm update: Highway 50 closed at Kyburz due to rock slide. Highway 89 closed at Meeks Bay due to flooding.

Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 1-7-17

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 08, 2017 / comments

The following people are on the arrest log of January 7, 2017, as reported by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department: