EDCOE Foster Youth Summer Employment Program Empowers At-Risk Youth

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 11, 2019 / comments

[Written by EDCOE Intern]

This summer, 12 high school foster youth gained professional skills and hands-on experience during an innovative internship program through the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE). Initiated in 2009, this annual program provides at-risk youth with meaningful guidance, training, and employment opportunities.  

Ski Patroller Missing 9-Days Near Georgetown

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 11, 2019 / comments


[Positively Kirkwood]

John's remains were recovered this morning (AUG 14th). This brings closure to his Family and Patrol Family. This is a HUGE loss to our community and team. Thank you all for getting information out... we will share the celebration of life information as we get it.. Take a moment today to remember John in your own way, he was "IS" a GREAT GUY! You will be missed Greever!

Dog Dumped on Hwy 50

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 11, 2019 / comments

[CHP Placerville]

About 6:30 pm Sunay, Placerville CHP was sent to a call of a dog on the freeway, westbound US-50 at Greenstone.

A witness reported that a vehicle had slowed down, kicked the dog out of the vehicle and then sped off.

Fortunately, Officer Merkel got there quickly and rescued this good boy before he was harmed. As you can see, they became fast friends.

Not sure what would bring someone to abandoning an innocent dog on a freeway. We will reserve further comment on that.

"Bicycle Bob" Closes Placerville Bike 4pm Today and Retires

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 10, 2019 / comments

[Placerville Bike Shop]

Well, after 42 years of great memories, we are announcing that the shop will be shutting it's doors and officially closing this Saturday 8-10-2019 at 4 p.m. 

"Bicycle Bob" has decided to officially retire and hit the road in his RV with his wife, dog, and maybe a bike or two. We appreciate all of the support over the years and we hope to see you out and about on the trails.

"Happy Trails," He says.

From Placerville Bike Shop from May 22 · 

Guns aren’t the issues with the mass shootings

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 08, 2019 / comments

[Misty Tienken]

Everyone is asking what is causing these Mass Shootings. Where there warning signs? If there were, then why didn’t anyone notice? I’m here to tell you there were MANY warning signs that these young people were displaying, before these horrific incidents occurred. No one paid attention or knew how to see them.