Lucky Baldwin: Tahoe Visionary, Part I

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 04, 2016 / comments

[Baldwin and his Tahoe Tallac Casino]

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Nearby Sheriff Unveils New Training System

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 04, 2016 / comments

The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office has a new $67,000 VirTra training simulator. It contains more than 400 scenarios, drawn from real life, in which deputies must make split-second decisions as to how to respond and with how much force. 

By Wes Bowers, Record Staff Writer. FRENCH CAMP — The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office now has a state-of–the-art virtual force option training system to help deputies better prepare for split-second decisions in the field.

Truck Found but Cameron Park's 53-year-old Scott Kerfoot is Missing

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 03, 2016 / comments

On 7/25/16 in the early afternoon Scott Kerfoot left a friend's house in Modesto, Ca in route to his home in Cameron Park. Kerfoot was driving his white 1999 Isuzu box truck and never arrived home. A missing person's report was generated and both Kerfoot and his vehicle were listed in the system. 

Opinion: El Dorado County WATER according to Former County Supervisor Ron Briggs

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 03, 2016 / comments

Preface – I believe obtaining new water in our county is a priority and duty of our board of supervisors!

By Ron Briggs: I am pretty certain my numbers below are accurate, so too dates. That said I may be off a year or so and a dollar or two… in other words the following should give the reader clarity and knowledge.

In the beginning circa 1917 El Dorado County retained its “county of origin” designation in a time where other counties and water users relinquished theirs to the state.

Opinion: Will you, should you, vote in November?

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 03, 2016 / comments

"Voting is our responsibility as citizens of this nation. It is the responsibility of our political parties to give us choices of the best our nations has to offer – and they have tragically failed us"

By Frank Stephens -- This is an election that is shaping up to be a loser for citizens no matter which candidate wins. If Republicans lose, however, it may be the end of the Republican Party. If the Democrats lose this election, with Trump beating Hillary, it may not be anything more than losing this election with Democrats just regrouping for the next election.