Road Work - Cold Springs Road Realignment Project

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 16, 2016 / comments

July 18, 2016 – July 22, 2016 & August 1, 2016 – August 5, 2016

Wilton Rancheria presents Elk Grove Casino Plan to community

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 16, 2016 / comments

"Hitchcock also responded to a comment that the Elk Grove casino could put Red Hawk casino out of business."

The $400 million, proposed casino project would feature a gaming floor with 2,000 slot machines, 84 gaming tables, a 12-story, 302-room hotel, a fitness area and spa, an outdoor pool, a 30,000-square-foot convention space/banquet area and fine dining restaurants.

Missouri Flat Road Bike-Pedestrian Overcrossing Public Meeting

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 16, 2016 / comments

El Dorado Trail Extension — Missouri Flat Road to the Town of El Dorado & Missouri Flat Road Bike/Pedestrian Overcrossing

Public Meeting  
Thursday, July 21, 2016 
Begins at 6:30 p.m. 
El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Meeting Room 
330 Fair Lane (Building A), Placerville, CA 95667 


Zoo Releases Endangered Frogs into Wild Habitat in El Dorado County Lakes 

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 16, 2016 / comments

By Daniel Montes, July 15, 2016 7:56 pm -- Dozens of rare frogs raised by staff at the San Francisco Zoo were released into their wild habitat Tuesday as part of an ongoing effort by the zoo to help restore the endangered species.

Led by a team of biologists, scientists and conservationists from the zoo, the group released 62 mountain yellow legged frogs into the Desolation Wilderness, a federally protected wilderness area in El Dorado County, according to the zoo.

Hiking the Western States Trail After the Trailhead Fire

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 16, 2016 / comments

A historic path: Easy day hike on piece of the Western States Trail
Hiking the WST after the Trailhead fire
According to state park officials 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile of the historic trail is within the fire boundary from Ford’s Bar to Peachstone. It is unclear how the damage may affect the upcoming Tevis Cup Ride.

Reports are coming in daily now that roads are slowly reopening and Tevis trail crews can get a look.