COVID-19 Stops WAGON TRAIN-20 but Wagons Roll in 2021

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 07, 2020 / comments

[Cris Alarcon]

"Truly the hardest decision that any of us have had to make. we are very heart broken about it, but first and foremost is everyone's safety" - Highway 50 Wagon

[Highway 50 Wagon Train:] Unfortunately due to the Covid 19 virus, the board of directors has made the hard decision to cancel the 2020 Highway 50 Wagon Train. This was not an easy decision by any means, we will keep you updated on upcoming events this year as much as possible. We WILL be back in 2021, please come join us next year and help us make history!

In Tough Times Lake Tahoe Locals Work Together

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 07, 2020 / comments

[Ken Skibum Curtzwiler]

To date my company "Skibumfamily" and "Lake Tahoe Skibum" have given over $1,900 to the community through Bread and Broth and the Lake Valley Fire Department

Let's keep this going. 

Get your sticker now. 100% of the proceeds goes right back to the community. 

Out of towners, I will mail you them, (min order 5) with a self addressed stamped envelope back to us. 

Buy them at Napa Automotive store at the Y. 


Coronavirus 10 Times More Deadly Than The Flu

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 06, 2020 / comments


The U.S. death toll is expected to get much worse. The White House on Tuesday projected that even in the best-case scenario, with full mitigation efforts, America would see between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths. 

Without any efforts to stop the virus, the death toll could be as high as 2.2 million, the estimates said... 

Anthony Fauci, the government’s leading infectious disease expert, has said the mortality rate from the coronavirus is at least 1 percent, which would make it about 10 times more deadly than the flu.

Barton Launches Medical Corps Anticipating Surge In Tahoe Patients

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 06, 2020 / comments

[Jenna Palacio]

Barton Launches Medical Corps Anticipating Surge In Tahoe Patients

[Jenna Palacio]

Barton Health is establishing a Medical Corps consisting of clinical and non-clinical support to meet surge needs in response to COVID-19. Retired or available physicians, nurses, EMTs, and other medical professionals with clinical expertise are being called upon to work with the hospital as it prepares to treat an influx of patients expected during the coronavirus crisis. 

Rural America Braces for Coronavirus

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 05, 2020 / comments


Rural health systems are bracing for a surge in patients suffering from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, that could overwhelm small and underfunded hospitals in areas where populations are particularly vulnerable to serious symptoms.