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Volunteers workin’ on the railroad

Volunteers unload each carload of rocks into the gully in about 15 minutes. They then laid a 10-foot line of rocks in the gully. The rocks will prevent rushing water from cutting into the rail bed during heavy rain storms. Crew members, from left to right, are Bill Wilde, 47, Shingle Springs; Alex Wilde, 22, Cameron Park; Hank Stiles, Fairmount speeder operator, 62, Rancho Cordova; Keith Berry, EDWRF president and project manager, 62, El Dorado; and Jacob Karoly, 19, Diamond Springs. Photo by Steven Karoly

PLACERVILLE — Fifteen volunteers from two railway organizations recently joined forces to clear several tons of rock and dirt from the Tunnel No. 1 cut on the historic Placerville Branch rail line. In an era of austere government budgets, crews from the El Dorado Western Railway Foundation (EDWRF) and the Folsom, El Dorado and Sacramento […]

No Comment / November 18, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Wet weather could wash out dirt road access

PLACERVILLE — Recent downpours of rain hint that the seasonal closure of Eldorado National Forest dirt roads could happen sooner than Jan. 1, 2011, if conditions are right. October and early November rains were intense at times and Forest Supervisor Ramiro Villalvazo said the roadbeds held up well enough to keep the routes open for […]

No Comment / November 17, 2010 | Posted in News | Read More »

Child porn suspect admits guilt

A Shingle Springs man suspected of possession of child pornography pleaded guilty last week and now faces up to a decade in prison. Jeffrey Rogers, 60, pleaded guilty Nov. 9 before United States District Court Judge John A. Mendez, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. The guilty plea came as part […]

No Comment / November 17, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Mormon Emigrant Trail closes Friday

PLACERVILLE — The Forest Service announced today that the Mormon Emigrant Trail that links Highway 88 and Highway 50 will be seasonally closed starting Friday, Nov. 19. The road will be gated closed near the Iron Mountain Snopark, which is at 7,000 ft. elevation. The route will reopen in the spring, when conditions typically improve. Signs will be posted on […]

No Comment / November 17, 2010 | Posted in News | Read More »

County chief to retire

Gayle Erbe-Hamlin

El Dorado County Chief Administrative Officer Gayle Erbe-Hamlin informed the Board of Supervisors late Monday night that she will retire Monday, Dec. 6. Having presided over perhaps the most difficult financial time in recent county history, Erbe-Hamlin told Mother Lode News Tuesday morning her decision was not related to the county’s fiscal trauma or any […]

No Comment / November 16, 2010 | Posted in News | Read More »

Sacramento Metro forum goes green

SACRAMENTO—Sacramento is one of the nation’s leaders in green technology innovation, clean technology application and sustainable community strategies. Where these sectors converge in our region will be explored at a new Sacramento Metro Chamber forum, Innovate 2010, set for Friday, Nov. 19, at the Hyatt Regency. Innovate is designed to “connect the dots” between previously separate […]

No Comment / November 16, 2010 | Posted in News | Read More »

El Dorado Transit announces Turkey Day schedule

The El Dorado County Transit Authority will not operate on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, or the Friday after, Nov. 26. El Dorado Transit’s business office and dispatch center will also be closed. Normal operation will resume on Saturday, Nov. 27. Starting Tuesday, Nov. 23, the dispatch center will accept Dial-A-Ride requests for Nov. 27-29. Dial-A-Ride requests […]

No Comment / November 16, 2010 | Posted in News | Read More »