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Celebrate spring aboard Railtown 1897’s Wildflower Train

Wildflower Trains take guests on a six mile, one hour round-trip ride through the scenic landscapes of California’s Gold Country starting from the Railtown depot in Jamestown. Photo by George Sapp

 With spring in full bloom, California State Parks and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park are proud to provide guests with a unique opportunity to experience spring wildflowers from aboard a train pulled by Movie Star Locomotive Sierra No. 3. While the park is open daily, special Wildflower Train rides are available on two Saturday afternoons […]

Comments Off / March 27, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

April exhibitions, events and programs at Crocker Art Museum

Spring is a happening time down at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento with a lineup of ongoing exhibitions and complimentary tours and programs for the art lover of any age. Special events in April not to be missed include a Warhol-inspired concert with the Gold Coast Trio, a talk with Capital Public Radio’s Beth Ruyak on […]

Comments Off / March 24, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Snow much happening in Tahoe South

A winter storm hammered Tahoe South in early March with 2-3 feet of snow at Heavenly Mountain Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood, giving powder hounds hope for an extended spring ski season. “Substantial snowfall in conjunction with major renovations has helped to deliver record-breaking business and we anticipate the momentum to continue through spring and beyond,” […]

Comments Off / March 20, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

El Dorado Western Railroad in Shingle Springs Easter Sunday


The El Dorado Western Railroad, a program of the County Museum, offers rides on vintage eight-seat track inspection cars every Sunday, weather permitting. On Sunday, March 27 the rides will board at the Shingle Springs Depot, 4241 Mother Lode Drive in Shingle Springs. Tickets are sold first come, first served, starting at 10:30 a.m. with […]

Comments Off / March 20, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Auburn man runs for Assembly

Kevin Hanley

Kevin Hanley, chief executive officer of the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce, turned in the nomination paperwork to the county election offices in Placer, El Dorado and Sacramento to become a Republican candidate for Assembly District 6. “The California Legislature is waging war on hardworking families and retirees,” Hanley said. “As a former Surface Warfare […]

7 Comments / March 16, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Grand Jury applications now being accepted

The annual opportunity for citizens to take part in the El Dorado County Grand Jury by submitting their names for possible nomination has arrived. The grand jury is an excellent vehicle for committed men and women to keep government accountable to all of the county’s residents. Applicants must be Untied States citizens, at least 18 years […]

Comments Off / March 14, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Nationally Acclaimed jazz students to perform

Folsom’s premiere wine and cuisine event will feature entertainment by the award-winning Folsom High School jazz bands and jazz choir, and Sutter and Folsom Middle School jazz bands on Saturday, March 12 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St. in Folsom. Taste wines from the local region, sample food from […]

Comments Off / March 10, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »