Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 2-19-18

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 20, 2018 / comments


The following people are on the arrest log of February 19, 2018, as reported by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department:

JN1800910    DAVID    LEE    BALLARD    M
PV    20180219    RELEASED    29    E
23247(E)    M    DRIVE W/O INTERLOCK DEV    $3,000.00
14601.2(A)    M    DRIV:SUSP/ETC LIC:DUI:VIO    $7,500.00

Arts Council announces 1960 Winter Olympic Author David Antonucci as Guest Speaker

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 17, 2018 / comments

[Andrew Vonderschmitt, Program Manager]

El Dorado Arts Council announces that David C. Antonucci, author of Snowball's Chance: The Story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games Squaw Valley & Lake Tahoe, will discuss the 1960 Winter Olympics, with a special focus on the games that took place in El Dorado County. The event will be held on February 22nd at the Fausel House Gallery which is located at 772 Pacific Street, Placerville, and begins at 6:00 pm. Attendance and parking are free.

The building of the Mormon Emigrant Trail

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 17, 2018 / comments

Clarksville Region Historic Society's monthly speaker to give a presentation on the building of the Mormon Emigrant Trail.  

Dick Williams will speak about the remarkable building of the Mormon Emigrant Trail in 1848. 

The feat was done without the kind of tools we imagine would be needed to build a road over granite and the Sierra mountains. 

Dick Williams represents California Living History from the California Pioneer Heritage Foundation.


 Start time: Wednesday 6:30pm (28 March) 
 End time: Wednesday 8:00pm (28 March)


El Dorado County Fair Open Wine Competition is open to all Commercial Wineries

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 17, 2018 / comments


El Dorado County Fair invites commercial wineries from all areas to compete in the El Dorado County Fair Open Wine Competition. Thirty prestigious experts within the media, trade, hospitality, winemaking and education industries from around the country come together to judge these wines each year. We look forward to announcing the competition results at our Awards Presentation with light appetizers and wine tasting at 6:00 pm following judging. (See Wine Tasting link for tickets.)

Wendy Thomas Welcomes AMGEN to county in May

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 17, 2018 / comments


Placerville City Councilwomen Wendy Thomas Writes: 

GET READY PLACERVILLE! AMGEN IS COMING THROUGH TOWN, MAY 18TH, 2018! We've got to put our thinking caps on to see what we can do to highlight our city and welcome the Men's Stage 6 Race in style! Very exciting opportunity...the race is broadcast in 192 countries and we can show the world what hometown charm is all about!