Improving Oral Health for Amador County Children

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 13, 2017 / comments

By Gregg Fishman.

The best county programs address an intractable problem with an innovative, sustainable, and collaborative solution that gets to the heart of the matter—or in the case of Amador County—to the “root” of the matter.  They take oral health care seriously in Amador County because the water isn’t fluoridated. Now, maybe that doesn’t sound like a huge problem, but tooth decay and cavities are nothing to smile about, and fluoride protects teeth—especially children’s teeth—from those preventable problems.

Mudslide Closes part of the El Dorado Trail

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 13, 2017 / comments

Parks and Trails, El Dorado County: The El Dorado Trail is CLOSED between Parkway Drive and Walkabout Way due to a mudslide.  Please do not use this section of the trail until clean-up can be completed.    

If you have any questions, contact the Parks and Trails Division at 530 621-5360.


Raising animals is beautiful (most days)...

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 13, 2017 / comments

Talia Cormack in the southern part of El Dorado county wrote: "I remember a post a year ago on here about how not enough people list the sorrows of homesteading.You see a lot of the rosy perspective and very little of the tragedies. Im posting to share a sad event on our farm. 

A couple of days after Christmas we did as we always do and fed some scraps to our hogs who were energetic, healthy, bright eyed. We came home six hours later to two stiff, dead, year old, 200 lb gifts. We were very confused as they were so healthy when we left. 

Volunteers Sought for Senior Nutrition Site in Cameron Park

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 13, 2017 / comments

Volunteer Training is January 18, 2017.

The El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program plans to soon re-open its Senior Nutrition meal site in Cameron Park and is now looking for volunteers.  Training for potential volunteers will be held on January 18, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at the Cameron Park Community Center, in the Social Room, located at 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park. Volunteers are needed in various roles, such as helping in the kitchen, serving meals in the dining room and signing in seniors.

Dave Atteberry 1966-2017

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 13, 2017 / comments

David Joe Atteberry, September 14, 1966 - January 5, 2017.  Arrangements under the direction of Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives, Medford, OR.