Trailhead Fire Creates Hazards at Abandoned Mines

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 15, 2016 / comments

Across the Mother Lode are hundreds of mines -- some still undiscovered. About 12 mines in Eldorado National Forest may be compromised.

By Vicki Gonzalez -- The U.S. Forest Service is working on abandoned mines that have become safety hazards as a result of the Trailhead Fire.

"This is our time with the stuff burned away we can see things like these mine shafts, and typically we'll discover new ones after a fire," said Kristi Schroeder with the Forest Service in El Dorado County.

South Lake Tahoe “Drug Deal-Turned Robbery Murder” Suspect Caught in Fairfield

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 15, 2016 / comments

Image: A Fairfield police officer searches one of four suspects detained following a felony traffic stop Thursday on the Chadbourne Road overpass. 

By Joel Rosenbaum -- The Fairfield Police Department assisted detectives from South Lake Tahoe this morning in the arrest of four suspects, including one man wanted in connection to a robbery and homicide.

Andrew Adams, 25, of Suisun City is suspected of being involved in a “drug deal-turned robbery murder” on Jan. 30 where 40-year-old Dennis Wright was shot to death in the parking lot of the Beverly Lodge in South Lake Tahoe.

South Lake Tahoe Suspect in Rohnert Park Man's Death at Pot Farm Extradited

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 15, 2016 / comments

Santa Rosa Press Democrat -- Joshua Ruoff, 30, of South Lake Tahoe was booked into the Mendocino County Jail at 11:40 p.m. 

A man suspected of killing a fellow worker at a remote Mendocino County marijuana farm and then fleeing the state has been brought back to California after losing his four-month bid to fight extradition, Sheriff’s officials said.

Ruoff was booked on suspicion of murder and assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm, records show.

2016 World Gold Panning Championships Schedule of Events for Thursday: Golden Agers Day

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 15, 2016 / comments

2016 World Gold Panning Championships – Thursday, September 15 "Golden Agers Day
Location: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA 95667

Schedule of Events for Thursday via Dina Gentry, Competitor and Media Liaison.




Public Invited to Lennar's Heritage El Dorado Hills Concert On The Green this Saturday

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 15, 2016 / comments

Residents and the Public are invited to enjoy food, fun and live music from Garratt Wilkin and The Parrotheads, who will be playing Jimmy Buffet hits all afternoon long!  The Concert on the Green will take place this Saturday, September 17 from 12 to 4 p.m. Heritage El Dorado Hills is located at 9039 Heritage Parkway, off Latrobe Road and Golden Foothill Parkway in El Dorado Hills.