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Local Cal Fire division launched website

CAMINO — The Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire has launched its own website which contains pertinent information for everyone living within the boundaries of Amador County, El Dorado County and portions of Alpine, Sacramento and San Joaquin Counties. “This is a really exciting time for us. We worked very hard over the last year […]

No Comment / March 27, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Women’s Fund offers new scholarship

The Women’s Fund El Dorado is proud to announce the first year of an annual scholarship, the Wickline Scholar award. The creation of this award began in 2009 when Marian Wickline left a legacy gift to the El Dorado Community Foundation. When the foundation learned of Marian’s pride of graduating from Mills College in 1934 […]

No Comment / March 27, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Sacramento museums go earthy

SACRAMENTO — In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long. In April many of the 28 members of Sacramento Association of Museums […]

No Comment / March 27, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Help care for orphaned baby birds

Sierra Wildlife Rescue is gearing up to open its Baby Bird Nursery, held during spring and summer at SWR’s Wildlife Center in Placerville. Caring for orphaned or injured nestlings or fledglings is a wonderful way to help SWR and to learn about the fascinating lives of foothill songbirds, game birds (including baby quail and turkeys) […]

No Comment / March 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Watch out for wildlife when sprucing up

Spring last month, and Sierra Wildlife Rescue has already received several baby squirrels and several baby birds who were the “victims” of spring clean-up. The squirrels’ nests fell due to tree-trimming, while the terrified mother squirrels ran off and did not return. Fortunately, most of the babies survived and are in the care of  SWR […]

No Comment / March 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom Arts Association hosts watercolorist

"Times Square, New York" by Alvaro Castagnet won first place at the Signature Watercolor Exhibition in New York.

Internationally acclaimed watercolor artist and instructor Alvaro Castagnet from Uruguay, South America, will be presenting a workshop sponsored by the Folsom Arts Association. The workshop will be at the Folsom Hampton Inn, 155 Placerville Road in Folsom, March 26 to 30. The public is invited to a reception for Castagnet on Thursday, March 29, from […]

No Comment / March 23, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Spring wild turkey season quickly approaches

California’s 2012 general spring wild turkey hunting season opens statewide on March 31 and extends through May 6, with the archery season extending through May 20. Hunters who have a current junior hunting license may also hunt the weekend before the opener, on March 24 and 25, and the two weeks after the general season […]

No Comment / March 23, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »