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Using Suppression Fire to fight Catastrophic Fire - Fire Paradox

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 06, 2016 / comments

By Cal Fire | Federal and state agency officials recently gathered with conservation and community fire protection groups to kick off the inaugural workshop for a memorandum of understanding that will promote the careful and expanded use of fire for natural resource and other social benefits in California.

EL DORADO COUNTY ARREST and REPORT LOG 2016-02-04 [updated]

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 05, 2016 / comments

Arrested in El Dorado County on Feb 4, 2016. -- Notable Incidents: CONTEMPT:VIOL PROTECT ORD, bail = $30,000... |  POS CONCENTRATED CANNABIS, BRING CNTL SUB/ETC JAIL, bail = $50,000+... |  POSS CONCENTRATE CANNABIS, FELON/ETC POSS/ETC F/ARM, bail = $50,000+... |  POS/ETC LOD F/ARM:UNV/ETC, PROHIB AMMO SCHOOL GRNDS... |  VICTIM ADVISED THAT HER AR-15 RIFLE...HAD BEEN STOLEN... |  POURED GAS ONTO THE VICTIM. THE GAS CAUGHT FIRE AND BURNED THE VICTIM.

SMUD cancels Iowa Hill project

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 05, 2016 / comments

Pumped-storage project exceeded cost estimates!

The SMUD Board of Directors has elected not to build the Iowa Hill pumped-storage project addition to its hydroelectric system due to cost and financial risks. The decision comes at a predetermined cost-based off ramp. The project was to be sited along the Upper American River Project (UARP) at Slab Creek Reservoir in El Dorado County, which is east of Sacramento County where SMUD serves more than 1.4 million people.

Barren a year ago, a snowpack station comes up deep and dense

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 05, 2016 / comments

[State snow surveyor Frank Gehrke crosses a meadow after conducting the second manual snow survey of the season at Phillips Station, Calif. The results were encouraging. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)]

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Gold Trail Union School District 2016-17 Fall Registration Now OPEN

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 04, 2016 / comments

Register today for GTUSD 2016-17 school year!

Parents will have the opportunity to register their children for the 2016-17 school year at Gold Trail Union School District (GTUSD), beginning February 16. Current students do not need to be reregistered, and registration information and forms will be available in school offices.

Sutter’s Mill School (transitional kindergarten through 3rd grade) – 4801 Luneman Rd, Placerville; 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; 530-626-2591

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