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Scary wildland fire on Salmon Falls Road

Old school wildland fire fight - El Dorado Hills Firefighters Mike Levenger, left, and Kyle Mattson, right, take shovels to the western border of the 70-acre Salmon Fire on Salmon Falls Road, 8 miles north of Green Valley Road, under the direction of Captain Matt Beckett, center.

The Delta Breeze returned Wednesday, breaking a string of six consecutive 100-plus degree days that created ideal conditions for the first big El Dorado Hills wildland fire in three years. “We dodged a bullet,” said a sweat-soaked El Dorado Hills Deputy Chief Jim O’Camb, shortly after an estimated 100 firefighters gained the upper hand on […]

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Stracener changes candidate statement

Local bail bondsman and political activist Chuck Holland was prepared to enter into litigation against El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Warren “Curt” Stracener, who Holland said  misrepresented himself to voters on a candidate statement. As of Aug. 13 the statement in question had been changed. “Holland has had repeated contact through his lawyers with Stracener’s legal […]

No Comment / August 15, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

ALA reports on tobacco use in El Dorado County

New Report is part of the Lung Association’s Disparities in Lung Health Series The American Lung Association’s latest health disparity report, Cutting Tobacco’s Rural Roots: Tobacco Use in Rural Communities, examines tobacco addiction and exposure to secondhand smoke in rural communities nationwide, particularly among rural youth. Tobacco use is higher in rural communities than in suburban […]

No Comment / August 15, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Mercy Folsom gets Tele-ICU services

Wireless remote robot helps physicians make the rounds in hospital’s intensive care unit  FOLSOM — The Mercy Telehealth Network, which connects physicians to patients through state-of-the-art wireless, remote telehealth robots, is providing tele-ICU services at Mercy Hospital of Folsom. The Intensive Care Unit, or ICU, is a designated area of a hospital dedicated to the […]

No Comment / August 14, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Local board races set for November

The filing period for the November general election closed on Friday, August 10. Several spots on local school, fire and recreation boards are in play. When incumbents run unchallenged, the race will not appear on the ballot. The El Dorado County Elections website lists all open seats and the candidates who have already filed. El […]

1 Comment / August 13, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sand, surf and a silver finish for the Sparks

Sparks players Abby Morgado, Kendel Gisin, Juliet Dias, Laci Smith, Julin Kennison, Grace Stiveson, Kendall Hoffman, Nate Gulbransen (team mascot) Luci Gulbransen, Ainsley Smith and Ashley Abel showed admirable spirit at the Breakers Cup competition. Courtesy photo

By Kim Gisin The Prospector Soccer Club U11 girls’ competitive team Sparks played at Santa Cruz’ Breakers Cup, narrowly missing a championship victory. Starting off at an early morning game and a heavy marine layer, the Sparks came out ready to play against Walnut Creek’s Tsunami. Combining goals by Julin Kennison and Kendel Gisin, and […]

No Comment / August 13, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Storm falls to Chinese Taipei

Sierra Valley Storm Manager Ryan Rodriguez, along with coaches Jim Gasser and Mark Denholm, pose with their players Phil Apodaca, Trenton Denholm, Robert Gasser, Evan Gibbons, Connor Harrison, Bryce Kirk, Jake Martin, Jacob O'Donnell, Brady Rodriguez, Patrick Smith, Nate Thimjon and Johnny Welch. Courtesy photo

 By Geoff Smith The Sierra Valley Storm 12’s incredible run this summer reached its peak last Thursday night in the Bronco World Series Championship game against perennial power Chinese Taipei. The Storm was a perfect 5-0 going into this game, and after outscoring opponents 64-12 in 5 games, they knew they had the firepower to […]

No Comment / August 13, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »