When a Loved One is Diagnosed with a Mental Health Condition: Tips for Family and Friends

by Placerville Newswire / May 31, 2017 / comments

[Jeanne Nelson]

As an active leader in the South Lake Tahoe chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, I work closely with family members who have loved ones with mental health issues. For many, one of the hardest times was learning about their child, partner, or friend’s diagnosis and not knowing what do next. Some were shamed for not addressing their loved one’s needs sooner and others were told they were too protective or doing too much.

Folsom Lake College Education Opportunities for High School Students

by Placerville Newswire / May 31, 2017 / comments


Is your high school student interested in taking a class or two at Folsom Lake College (FLC) this summer or in the fall? FLC and the El Dorado Union High School District (EDUHSD) are supportive of eligible students taking advantage of this opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. 

Wheel of Fortune Jackpot for $1,354,395 Paid Out at Red Hawk Casino

by Placerville Newswire / May 31, 2017 / comments

[Emily Cady]

PLACERVILLE, CA-- A lucky player went home a winner at Red Hawk Casino this Memorial Day weekend. The slots at Red Hawk continue to pay out more jackpots, to more winners, more often, with the latest winner taking home a $1,354,395 Wheel of Fortune® wide-area progressive jackpot.

Body recovered from American River could be missing area teen Raymond Cabalfin Jr

[ED FLETCHER, Sacramento Bee]

...A runner near the Robie Point hiking area called around 3 p.m. Monday to report something unusual floating in the river near a Placer County Water Agency pump station. A California Highway Patrol helicopter was able to confirm the object was a body. California State Parks rangers and El Dorado County deputies used an inflatable boat to reach the location and pull the body from the river...

Raymond Cabalfin Jr., 19, jumped into the water alongside a young woman on May 11 after hiking the Lake Clementine Trail near Auburn, according to video shot by friends that was briefly posted on Facebook. While the woman popped out of the water, Cabalfin was swept away, the video showed.

The body was recovered Monday three miles downstream from where Cabalfin was last seen...

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CHP Helicopter Rescues South Lake Tahoe Hiker who Fell 30 Feet

by Placerville Newswire / May 31, 2017 / comments

[Tom Miller, KCRA Sacramento]

EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. (KCRA) — A California Highway Patrol rescue team is being credited with helping save a South Lake Tahoe hiker who nearly fell to her death.

The 27-year-old from South Lake Tahoe was hiking near Luther Pass in El Dorado County with her boyfriend and dog when the dog slipped.

The hiker reached to save the dog. But she lost her footing in the process, causing her to fall down the steep mountainside.

She slid head over heel for roughly 15 feet before free-falling off a 30-foot tall cliff.