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:    

Winter Trails Day is January 14th

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 08, 2017 / comments

Celebrate Winter Trails by participating in a FREE guided snowshoe hike in Van Sickle Bi State Park on Saturday, January 14th, 10am-1pm. Participants will learn about Lake Tahoe’s pristine environment while experiencing the enjoyment of snowshoeing.

Register in advance by calling 530-542-6059 or email:

Bring your own snowshoes, dress in layers, wear hat and gloves, and bring plenty of water. Enjoy hot cocoa and snacks following the hike at the visitor center.

El Dorado County Announces a Community Meeting in the Grizzly Flats Area for Tree Mortality on January 18th

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 08, 2017 / comments

Placerville, CA – El Dorado County announces a community meeting in Grizzly Flats to discuss planned tree mortality operations in the area. The meeting is January 18 th at 6:30 pm at the Grizzly Flats Community Church, located at 5061 Sciaroni Road, Grizzly Flats. At the meeting, County staff will be discussing the steps for the County to remove dead and dying trees on private property that threaten County roads.