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Mormon Island Dam stabilization in final phase

The bulldozers smoothing out the downstream slope of the Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam mark the final, “permanent fix” in a 25-year effort to reinforce it. Visible from Green Valley Road, the 900-foot-long, 480-foot-high Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam is one of four dams and eight dikes that make up the larger system of Folsom Dam. “Most […]

Comments Off / February 03, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mormon Island Dam foundation stabilized

The top of the Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam is currently a narrow, 900-foot long gravel strip. Dam foundation reinforcements under way include a 1.3 million cubic yard €œdownstream overlay€ that will widen the dam top an estimated 400 feet to a steep bank 100 feet above Green Valley Road. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

An important step in the 20-plus-year effort to reinforce the Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam’s foundation nears completion. Located just east of the county line, the Mormon Island Dam is a weedy and unnaturally uniform ridge that dominates the horizon north and west of Green Valley Road — a squat, anonymous fraternal twin to Folsom Dam, […]

1 Comment / July 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Knight offers Mormon Island cemetery solution

John Knight

District 1 county Supervisor John Knight is offering a plan that may allow the Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery’s resident souls to rest in peace, in the wake of newly born publicity over an offensive, racial slur. In a May 13 letter to his colleagues on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, Knight outlines a […]

1 Comment / May 19, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,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 […]

Comments Off / November 17, 2010 | Posted in News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: March 5-11

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Lost wallet March 5: A wallet was reported lost on Latrobe Road. Trouble at school March 6: Two teens reportedly got into a fight on Harvard Way. No one was arrested. Break-in March 6: A vehicle burglary was reported on Harvard Way. Found wallet March […]

No Comment / March 12, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 8-14

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Bad influence Jan. 8: Deputies arrested a 19-year-old man who allegedly gave marijuana to minors and smoked with them at a Valley View Parkway residence. Burgled Jan. 8: Someone broke into a vehicle parked on Rimini Way. Fight Jan. 9: Deputies responded to a […]

Comments Off / January 15, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

New mill ready to inspire new memories

Trusses for the roof and other framing on the brand-new replica sawmill were completed in September, and it is now ready for visitors. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The new replica of the sawmill where James Marshall discovered gold in 1848 is ready for its close-up. So get up close and check it out, maybe even pretend you are the one who stuck a hand in the water of the tailrace at Capt. John Sutter’s lumber mill and pulled out a shiny pebble […]

Comments Off / December 15, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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