A Briggs is the first baby born in South Lake Tahoe this year

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 05, 2017 / comments

South Lake Tahoe, CA – Barton Health welcomed the first baby born in the New Year, Bodie James Briggs on Wednesday, January 4 at 5:08pm at Barton Memorial Hospital’s Family Birthing Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 19 inches long and was born to Jessica and Steve Briggs of Meyers, CA. The Lake Tahoe couple named Bodie after California’s famous gold-mining ghost town where they had enjoyed one of their most memorable days in 2015.

Rubicon Trail Closed due to Storm

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 05, 2017 / comments

Based on the NOAA weather forecast for the region, the Rubicon Trail will be closed Saturday, January 7, 2017 through Tuesday, January 10, 2017.  Due to the increased potential for flooding with this event, the closure is being issued to protect the resources and for public safety.  

For more information contact the County Parks Division at (530) 621-5360

The Rubicon Trail is a 22-mile-long route, part road and part 4x4 trail, located in the Sierra Nevada of the western United States, due west of Lake Tahoe and about 80 miles east of Sacramento.

The best big wall free climber in the world is coming to Tahoe

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 05, 2017 / comments

by Chris McNamara -- Yes folks, the rumors are true: The best big wall free climber in the world is coming to Ski Run Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe, Sunday night to support Tahoe climbing. 

What could be better than an intimate venue with Tommy Caldwell telling the story of the hardest big wall climb of all time? Well, 100% of the proceeds for the night go to the American Safe Climbing Association for bolt replacement around The Lake.

Hiring Event In El Dorado Hills On January 24

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 05, 2017 / comments

El Dorado County Connections - One Stop is hosting a free hiring event on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Library in the meeting room located at 7455 Silva Valley Parkway, El Dorado Hills, CA. During the event, representatives from Wollborg Michelson Recruiting will share information about their organization, job opportunities and how to apply for current job openings. They will also be available to answer questions. Participants of the event should plan to bring their resumes and dress professionally.

Western Entrance to Fort Jim Road Closed at Newtown Road (Placerville)

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 05, 2017 / comments

(Placerville, CA) – The Transportation Division of El Dorado County’s Community Development Agency will implement a full closure of the western entrance to Fort Jim Road at Newtown Road (Placerville side) beginning Thursday, January 5, 2017.