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Avoid a Tragedy on the Lake: Why Swimming in Lake Tahoe is Unique

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 21, 2016 / comments

By Cate Neal, RN -- A plunge into Lake Tahoe can literally take your breath away. It may be hot outside, but the lake can be dangerously cold. Lake Tahoe’s average surface temperature in July is 63°F, and can drop to 53°F just 18 inches below the surface.

Placerville Speedway hosts "Big Trophy Night" this Saturday

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 21, 2016 / comments

Placerville, CA (July 21)...Placerville Speedway is proud to present it's annual "Big Trophy Night", an event that has been a tradition at the 1/4 mile clay oval for decades.

 

"We are proud to continue the long standing tradition of 'Big Trophy Night' at Placerville Speedway", first year co-promoter Kami Arnold said proudly. "Scott (Russell, co-promoter) and I have been attending races here for most of our lives, and we are very happy to continue the traditions we have come to expect here at the racetrack".

EL DORADO COUNTY ARREST and REPORT LOG 2016-07-20

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 21, 2016 / comments

Placerville Newswire | Arrested in El Dorado County on July 20, 2016. -- Notable Incidents: KIDNAPPING...|  PETTY THEFT, bail $30,000...|  UNLAWFUL MEDICAL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION...|  POSS MARIJUANA FOR SALE, POSS CNTL SUB WHILE ARMED, ILL POSS ASSAULT WPN+, Bail $127,500...|  DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 W/PRS...|  GET CREDIT/ETC OTHER'S ID, bail $260,000...|  INTIM WIT/VICT FR/RPRT...|  EL DORADO HILLS, FEMALE WAS FOUND UNDER BRIDGE INTOXICATED...|  DEATH INVESTIGATION \ PLACERVILLE, AGE = 46...|  EXHIBIT DEADWPN, EL DORADO HILLS...

Community Observatory’s FREE 10th Birthday Celebration – Saturday August 13

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 20, 2016 / comments

[Written by EDCOE Leadership and Communications Intern Tyler Marchini

The Community Observatory is turning 10 years old, and you’re invited to a FREE overnight party on Saturday, August 13, starting at 7 p.m. and ending on Sunday at 7 a.m.! Families and children will enjoy the Perseid meteor shower, partake in Milky Way Galaxy telescope viewing, have fun playing games, make birthday cards, crowns and more. Jamba Juice will sell refreshments between 7 and 9 p.m., with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Observatory. 

Woodlands and Wine Supports Students in Agriculture

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 20, 2016 / comments

By the El Dorado County Farm Bureau: The El Dorado County Farm Bureau will transform their private woodland area into a festive luau party, Woodlands and Wine, on June 28, in an effort to raise funds to keep Ag in the Classroom and Ponderosa FFA going strong.

This is the major fundraiser of the year with a portion of the silent auction proceeds going to these programs that build and strengthen youth interest in agriculture.

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