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Tevis Cup ride dealing with dangers from Fire-scorched canyon near Foresthill Trailhead Fire

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 23, 2016 / comments

By: Gus Thomson - A wildland blaze roars through canyon lands, leaving fire-blackened trees precariously looming over a route that about 200 horses and riders will be traveling over this weekend during the Tevis Cup 100-mile endurance ride from Squaw Valley to Auburn.

Trailmaster Steve Hallmark remained guardedly optimistic as the Trailhead Fire moved over a key section of trail near Foresthill  in late June.

Jaycee Dugard’s Kidnapper & Rapist Was Handed 431 Years in Jail- But a Loophole May Let Him Out in 25

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 23, 2016 / comments

BY KAYLA BRANDON, Image Credit: Handout/Mark Ralston/Getty Images.  In 1991, Phillip Garrido kidnapped Jaycee Lee Dugard at a California bus stop, forever changing her life.

Throughout the course of the next 18 years, Garrido forced Dugard to live in a makeshift compound in his and his wife’s yard while he consistently raped her — even fathering two children with Dugard during that time.

After Garrido’s eventual arrest in 2009, he admitted to his crimes against the California woman and was sentenced to 431 years behind bars.

Approval of California Air Plan Revisions, El Dorado County Air Quality Management District

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 23, 2016 / comments

A Rule by the Environmental Protection Agency on 07/21/2016
This document has a comment period that ends in 30 days (08/22/2016)


Direct Final Rule.

A New Wrinkle in the Gig Economy: Workers Get Most of the Money

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 23, 2016 / comments

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Evacuations prompted by El Dorado Co grass fire lifted

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 23, 2016 / comments

IMAGE: (July 22, 2016) Cal Fire.  Evacuations for people living near a 60-acre grass fire burning in El Dorado County were lifted Friday evening, Cal Fire said.

The blaze broke out sometime before 1:15 p.m. near Storksbill and Hound Hollow roads, south of Pilot Hill.

Forward progress of the grass fire has been stopped. The fire was 60 percent contained as of 6 p.m., Cal Fire said.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

No additional details have been released.