Most Viewed Stories In El Dorado County in 2012.
#1 Posted Feb. 28th, 2012
Mother of South Lake Tahoe Olympic snowboard pro arrested in N.Y. for Drug Trafficking
An active top-rank Olympic contender from Lake Tahoe brings notoriety to the area more because of her mother then her own world rank snowboarding. Police say there's no evidence Elena knew of, or was involved with, the drug operation. The 22-year-old has twice competed for the U.S. snowboarding team at the Winter Olympics and is again expected to do so in Sochi, Russia, in 2014. This year she posted bail to get her mother out of jail. After being fingered by a confidential source, Elane's mother Myra, admitted to having a small amount of marijuana with her, as well as a stun gun. Once a search warrant was obtained for her vehicle, police found tens of thousands of dollars in cash, as well as a ledger detailing money already paid and still owed for marijuana deliveries. The ledger amounts added up to more than $500,000. Senior Detective Alan Rozansky of the Erie County Sheriff's Department said the drug trafficking ring is believed to have generated several millions of dollars and stretched along a number of states.
#2 Posted April 25th, 2012
Meteorite exploding over Coloma-Lotus creates giant fireball and ground shaking boom followed by a gold-rush-like invasion of fortune seekers
A rare meteor making landing over Coloma wakes up region and brings International attention. The exploding meteor left Bits of the meteor strewn over an area as long as 10 miles, most likely stretching west from Coloma. Tiny meteorites found in the Sierra foothills of northern California were part of a giant fireball that exploded over the weekend with about one-third the explosive force of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in World War II, scientists said. Meteorite hunters descend on Lotus-Coloma when it was discovered that the meteor was very rare and bits of it were more valuable then gold.
#3 Posted Feb 27th 2012
Election 2012, El Dorado County
The most popular subject for locals in the county was the elections. Over 40 stories revolved around who was running, who was winning, and who was supporting who. Election coverage included video of most candidates running for local offices.
#4 Posted March 30th, 2012
Pot Ring Bust in Wisconsin lead to Growing Facility in Georgetown - 11 more arrested
Dylan Hudson, 26, of Placerville was charged with conspiracy to grow and distribute marijuana and possessing marijuana with intent to distribute after being arrested in Wisconsin. After the arrest, authorities served a warrant on Hudson's ranch in Placerville, where they say they found 946 pounds of processed marijuana, two pounds of hash, eight firearms, $100,000 in cash, $35,000 in silver bars and gold coins. During the raid, 11 other suspects, believed to have been hired to trim and process the marijuana, were arrested.
#5 Posted March 6th, 2012
Found, Family Of Deceased Twin Sisters starred in 50’s TV show
El Dorado County had difficulty locating anyone having family ties with two recently deceased twins who were regularly featured on a 1950s TV show. Patricia and Joan Miller, 73, were found dead inside their South Lake Tahoe. While the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office does not routinely release the names of deceased individuals without first contacting the next of kin, this case is unique. They went public to find any relations. It took 11 days and the help of dozens of strangers, but police have finally been able to locate the family of a pair of reclusive twin sisters.
#6 Posted Feb. 21, 2012
Does the state need to regulate every activity? Bill to oversee groomers is worthy of the doghouse
Over regulation of pet bathing drove this story: To bathe a dog or clip his shaggy coat, every licensee would have to attend a licensed pet grooming school, pass a test, pay a fee and maintain insurance. They would be required to keep a record for every pet they serviced for two years, the name of the pet, the name and address of the owner and the pet's veterinarian, any special needs the pet may have or allergies and a list of all chemicals used on the pet. The requirements go on and on, adding to the costs that will be passed on to consumers. (On 08/16/12: the hearing postponed by committee and SB 969 will die at year end)
#7 Posted April 4th, 2012
Beyonce, the Tiny Puppy, Won't be Adopted, New Poster Pup (Grace Foundation)
Tiny Grace Foundation ward "Beyonce" becomes a star and stays at the facility as a permanent resident.
#8 Posted Feb' 27th, 2012
El Dorado County custody battle rages on after mom's death
Rachel Winkler, the Cameron Park Airpark manager, was found dead in her home. Her husband, Todd, was arrested and charged with her murder, leaving three young children without parenting. Should the three young children stay with their maternal grandfather, Napa artist Don Hatfield, with whom they have lived since their father was accused of stabbed their mother to death in late February in their Cameron Park home? Or should Eva, 5, Ariel, 4, and Alex, 10 months, be sent to live with their father's parents, Janeth and George Winkler, a social worker and a retired farmer who live in a small town in Iowa?
#9 Posted March 20th, 2012
GDPUD Board Members’ Lack of Civility
Little Georgetown Divide Public Utility District generated at lot of interest this year as a taxpayer revolt shook the agency and lead to new leadership on the Board of Directors. The shake up began last election cycle when two new board members were elected running a campaign based on controlling the Agency's cost and bringing accountability to the rate payers. With a 2 to 3 split on the board things got hot leading to a failed attempt to recall one of the directors. The recall may have backfired as not only did it fail, but a new board member was elected this fall reversing the split to a 3:2 majority seeking to contain rate payer's cost. This little mountain utility company generated more then 30 stories and reached the ninth most read subject in 2012.
#10 Posted July 5th, 2012
Search Party Finds Body Confirmed as Linnea Lomax
The search for Linnea Lomax ends on a tradic note. A search team thrashing through a dense wooded area along the American River near Glenn Hall Park discovered the remains of a woman later identified as Linnea Lomax. This was the unhappy climax of a community-wide search for the young and vivacious Coloma girl that was reported missing and at-risk from a mental health facility in Sacramento.
#11 Posted Sept. 28th, 2012
EDH Fire Department Needs New Board Members
Popular political El Dorado Hills figure Bob Luca said El Dorado Hills needs to “rein in a fire agency run amok.” Sherry and Craig are excellent candidates who have stepped up to be our voice for responsible budgeting.
#12 Posted July 29, 2012
An accident on the Rubicon Trail, unrelated to the nearby Jeepers Jamboree event, kills Rachel Anne Gray of El Dorado Hills
Accident Burns Rachel Gray, 21, of El Dorado Hills & Delays Jeepers Jamboree. Rachel Anne Gray, a real estate agent at Re/Max Gold in Fair Oaks. died from her injuries a month later on Sunday Sept 2, 2012.
#13 Posted June 19th, 2012
Woman’s body found Hanging at El Dorado Hills Town Center
A distraught 40 year old women with two children hung herself at the El Dorado Hills Town Center with a dog leash.
#14 Posted March 13th, 2012
Retired El Dorado County deputy sheriff Don Atkinson, 50, Arrested
The former head of the El Dorado County Deputy Sheriffs' Association was arrested in Nevada and charged with embezzling about $300,000 from the deputies' organization. In a plea bargan, Retired Sheriff's Deputy Donald Atkinson Sentenced to Five Years in State Prison for Embezzlement.
#15 Posted Aug 15th, 2012
Thousands Turn Out to Honor a Fallen Soldier Sky Mote with a Hero's Welcome
Thousands turned out on Thursday, August 16th begining at 4:15PM at 3208 Peacekeeper Way, McClellan Air Park in N.Highlands. They lined the way to honor Mote as his hearse passed by on the way to Green Valley Mortuary in Rescue, CA. Hundreds of people marched behind a horse-drawn wagon carrying the body of fallen Marine Sgt. Sky Mote in Cameron Park Sunday evening.
#16 Posted July 7th, 2012
Fire Burns Down Oakstone Winery, Vintner Smith Vows to Rebuild
Winery owner John Smith, who looked visibly shaken while closing the gates after the fire was put out, is well know for his indomitable spirit. Before the fire was extinguished he had updated the winery website saying, "The winery has burned down, but the oakstone still stands. We will rebuild!"
#17 Posted June 15th 2012
John Luebbers Sentenced 50 to Life for Principal Sam LaCara's Murder
Even a year after the tragic murder of Principal Sam LaCara the trial and sentencing of confessed killer John Luebbers remained a top story.
#18 Posted June 19th, 2012
Rob Charny Interviews
Rob Charny Interviews are popular and amoung the most popular interviews are with Sheriff John D'Agostini.
#19 Posted June 20th, 2012
Celebrate Social Media Day with Local Wines at the Town Center
News10 My Neighborhood is celebrating Social Media with LOTS OF FUN, STYLE and ALL AMERICAN COMPETITION at the El Dorado Hills Town Center.
#20 Posted July 10, 2012
Interstate Kyle takes you on a Virtual Road Trip up Highway 50
Part one starts in the flat-lands of Folsom and goes to Placerville. Part two starts back up in Plaerville and continues to Pollock Pines. Part three, goes from Pollock Pines to Kyburz. Part four, Kybutz to the South Tahoe Y. This video features Echo Summit, the highest point on US-50 in the Sierras and California. This video also features Lake Tahoe, North America's largest alpine lake.
#21 Posted April 5th 2012
William Hill Combellack's House (Combellack-Blair House)
The Combellack-Blair House, designed in the Queen Anne Style of the Late Victorian architecture era, was built by William Hill Combellack in 1895. One of the residence's early owners operated Combellack's, a store on Main Street in Placerville. The Arthur Blair family purchased it in 1924. It served as a bed and breakfast for several years, but is now a Wedding & Banquet facility.
#22 Posted Feb. 24th, 2012
El Dorado County Streaming BOS Meetings Online
As of Feb. 14, 2012 residents of El Dorado County can now watch the Board of Supervisors meetings live or at any time they want to by visiting the County Website.
#23 Posted April 5th 2012
Candidate Videos & Primary Election Results
Index page for Candidate Profiles & Videos. Updated with Primary and General Election Results.
#24 Posted April 5th 2012
Justin Woodcock of South Lake Tahoe Busted with Plane Full of Pot in Nebraska.
A California man accused of landing a plane loaded with 175 pounds of pot in Nebraska has been indicted on federal drug charges. The U.S. attorney's office in Omaha says 29-year-old Justin Woodcock, of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., is charged with intent to distribute more than 50 kilograms of marijuana.
#25 Posted March 26th 2012
Local Events Calendar
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#26 Posted June 6th 2012
Local Election Results - El Dorado Hills Shocker - John Knight Loses
Election Day Shocker: District 1 Incumbent Supervisor John Knight Loses to charismatic neophyte Ron (Mik) Mikulaco in El Dorado Hills. Ron takes El Dorado Hills District 1 seat by 502 votes.
#27 Posted Jun 16th, 2012
Robert Borthwick of Placerville arrested for Conspiring to Sell Marijuana in North Carolina
A news release from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office of North Carolina, said Borthwick had been charged with conspiring to sell and deliver marijuana, possession with intent to sell marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, possession with intent to manufacture and sell Schedule IV substances, simple possession of Schedule IV substances, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia.