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Cutting Edge, Outdoor Education in the Heart of El Dorado County

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 08, 2016 / comments

[Gold Rush History Program]
Coloma Outdoor Discovery School (CODS) is a nonprofit, outdoor education center that has offered engaging programs for 25 years and is located in the Historic Coloma Valley of El Dorado County. CODS offers one to four day experiences in the areas of Gold Rush History, Eco-Science, Ropes Course Challenge and team building courses. Students of all ages are led by a team of highly-trained naturalists through a wonderland of explorations at CODS’ campus and Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. 

EL DORADO COUNTY ARREST and REPORT LOG 2016-02-07

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 08, 2016 / comments

Arrested in El Dorado County on Feb 7, 2016. -- Notable Incidents: CCW IN VEH W/PR FEL CONV, CARRY LOAD F/ARM:PR FEL, POSS CNTL SUB WHILE ARMED, bail = $150,000+... |  CCW IN VEHICLE, CRRY LOAD F/ARM PUB PLACE... |  DUI:ALCOHOL/DRUGS bail = $20,000... |  TRANSP/ETC CNTL SUB... |  BOOKED INTO THE EL DORADO COUNTY FOR AN OUT OF STATE WARRANT... |  ADULT MALE AND FEMALE ARRESTED FOR DELAYING AN OFFICER IN THE COURSE OF HIS DUTIES...

Local 8-year-old boy with Cerebral Palsy has become Skatepark Sensation

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 08, 2016 / comments

[8-year-old internet sensation Atticus showing off his skills at this skate park. February 7, 2016  ABC10/ Carlos Saucedo]

An 8-year-old boy in El Dorado County has become an internet sensation. Videos of him having fun at a skate park with his dad have gone viral. The faster, the better, for Atticus Edmunds who thrives on speed, despite having limited mobility.

“I was nervous at first on our first drop in but he came up and he was just so happy and excited,” Jared Edmunds, Atticus’ father told ABC10.

Ponderosa High School Wins 2016 Academic Decathlon

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 08, 2016 / comments

On Saturday, February 6, Ponderosa High School took first place as a team during this year’s Academic Decathlon, held at Oak Ridge High School. The Academic Decathlon provides academic competitions that promote learning and academic excellence through teamwork. The program includes students of all academic abilities and achievement levels. Students are tested in the areas of art, economics, essay, interview, literature, math, music, science and speech, and it’s capped off with a Super Quiz — the highlight of the decathlon, where the public is invited to attend.

Then and now: Tahoe area rails 100+ years ago

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 08, 2016 / comments

[The lumber train operated in the 1800s in Lake Tahoe. Photo/Lake Tahoe Historical Society]

“The Carson and Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Company (aka Lake Tahoe narrow gauge RR) went from Glenbrook on the Tahoe East Shore and ended at Spooner Summit where a giant log flume sent the lumber down to a mill south of Carson City. You can’t hike it from Glenbrook due to the gated golfing community, but you can access the right-of-way by hiking down toward Skunk Harbor,” Browne said.

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