Upcoming Crystal Basin Recreation Area Campground Renovations

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 17, 2018 / comments


PLACERVILLE, CA - Campgrounds and facilities associated with the Upper American River Project in El Dorado County will be undergoing renovations over the next few years. Many of these facilities will be upgraded and several new features added for your future enjoyment. The work will require some sites to be temporarily or completely closed during construction within the time frames below. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. 

Trails will be open during renovations.

Artist Reception, Creative Fusion, Art On the Divide Gallery, Georgetown

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 17, 2018 / comments

[El Dorado Arts Council]

Golden Sierra Junior Senior High School secondary school students are honored to show their art work at  Art On the Divide Cooperative gallery in Georgetown, CA. The show will be on display January 5, 2017 through February with an art reception taking place on Sunday, January 21, 2017 from 2-4 pm.

Snowline Hospice Receives a Grief Reach Grant from New York Life Foundation

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 17, 2018 / comments


Diamond Springs, CA -- Snowline Hospice announced today a $10,000 Grief Reach grant from the New York Life Foundation to support their Healing All Together (HAT) program, which provides peer to peer grief support for youth between the ages of 5 and 17.

Historic Frontier Village train ride T-bones van at Cameron Park mall

[JULIA PRODIS SULEK, The Mercury News]

The former Frontier Village train locomotive barreled into a minivan on Jan. 7 at Burke Junction shopping center in Cameron Park, Calif. The train was a popular feature of San Jose’s famed Frontier Village amusement park before it closed in 1980. (Courtesy Jennifer Solo)

The former Frontier Village train photographed taking passengers for a loop around Burke Junction, a shopping area in Cameron Park, Calif. (Courtesy Burke Junction). More than 13,000 people are members of the “Remembering Frontier Village” Facebook page, and diehards gather each summer for a ...

For decades after San Jose’s Frontier Village amusement park closed, the beloved little train had a second life with new owners who rescued it and sent it chugging around a Western-themed strip mall outside Sacramento.

But after the mini locomotive T-boned a minivan and jumped the tracks in the parking lot last week, damaging the front end and frying the electrical system, the future of the 1960s-era train was thrown into doubt.

“It’s the original train from Frontier Village — it’s the last working vestige of that amusement park,” said Bill Glasser, who inherited the train in 2008 when his family bought Burke Junction shopping mall on Highway 50 in Cameron Park. No one was injured, but the train is “kind of knocked out of operation.”

Whether he’ll get it running to carry passengers again is uncertain, he ...



Alfred Aruda 1941 - 2018


Alfred Anthony Aruda, California 
June 29, 1941 - January 15, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Chapel of the Pines, Placerville, CA.