by Placerville Newswire / Aug 12, 2016 / comments

Placerville Newswire | Arrested in El Dorado County on Aug 11, 2016. -- Notable Incidents: SODOMY:VICTIM UNDER 10YRS...|  RAPE, SHINGLE SPRINGS, VICTIM AGE = 46...|  EMBEZZLEMENT BY EMPLOYEE...|  INFLICT CRPL INJ SP/COHAB, VEHICLE THEFT+,  bail $245,000...|  VEHICLE THEFT+ bail $260,000+...|  DUI:ALCOHOL/DRUGS bail $25,000...|  F    ACCESSORY, bail $5,000.00...|  GARDEN VALLEY, SUBJECT ENTERED ONTO THE VICTIMS PROPERTY AND CUT DOWN BAMBOO TRESS...

Final Posse Challenge Tomorrow Night at Placerville Speedway

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 12, 2016 / comments

The fourth and final date of the 2016 “Placerville Posse” Challenge takes place this Saturday night in conjunction with the 15th point race of the Red Hawk Casino Championship Series. The three division program consists of the Thompson’s Auto Group 360 Sprint Cars, the Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models, and the Jay’s Mobile Welding and Fabricating Pure Stocks.

'Gunmageddon' restrictions face referenda drive & vaccines fight continues

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 12, 2016 / comments

If the signing of seven new firearms restrictions last month was the "gunmageddon," as California gun rights activists put it, then this is the scene where they suit up in preparation for a dangero

Local "Generation Green" Works to Protect over 100 Archeological Sites Exposed by Trailhead and King Fires

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 11, 2016 / comments

[Tricia Caspers of the Auburn Journal] "After the King Fire devoured close to 75,000 acres near Pollock Pines, at least 100 archeological sites were uncovered"


While the U.S. Forest Service is gathering information from the archaeological site at the Trailhead fire, they are also taking measures to protect it. To that end, Generation Green, a team of 27 high school students from the El Dorado County area were put to work covering the site with brush to hide it from passersby and create shade to encourage new growth.

President Obama in Tahoe to address Lake Tahoe Summit, Highlighting Environmental Record

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 11, 2016 / comments

[By Louisa Loveluck]  President Obama will address the annual Lake Tahoe Summit at the end of this month, the White House confirmed Monday, in a move intended to help cement his legacy as a reformer on environmental issues.

The Aug. 31 event will take place on the Nevada lake's South Shore, a backdrop the president's remarks will focus on as he underscores a commitment to addressing climate change and preserving the country's natural treasures for future generations.