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El Dorado County News for march 9 2012

TRAPPERS CARRY CUBBY THE BEAVER OUT ON PITCHFORK -- Cubby the beaver was carried out of an El Dorado Hills neighborhood on a pitchfork Wednesday morning.
Trappers caught the animal and removed it from the area

TRIAL OPENS ON CONFRONTATIONS AT HIGHWAY 50 RESTAURANT -- Highway 50 restaurateur Kevin Cairns was depicted in El Dorado Superior Court on Wednesday as a short-fused threat to travelers who were unlucky enough to wind up in the parking lot of his Dante's on the River, east of Pollock Pines

PIERCE DELIVERS TACTICAL WATER TENDER FIREFIGHTING TRUCK TO GARDEN VALLEY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT -- Pierce Manufacturing has placed a Pierce Tactical Water Tender wildland apparatus into service with the Garden Valley Fire Protection District. Engineered to meet National Wildfire Coordination Group (NWCG) approved specifications, the new apparatus will provide water support for wildland firefighting operations for the District, as well as powerful fire suppression capabilities when called upon. The vehicle was purchased through a Fire Act Grant

EL DORADO BEST RX SAVINGS PROGRAM FOR ALL EL DORADO COUNTY RESIDENTS CAN PARTICIPATE REGARDLESS OF AGE, INCOME STATUS -- Rx Savings Program available free to all county residents, as well as residents of the Sacramento region. By using the card, residents will be able to save up to 75% off generic medications, with overall average savings more than 40% across brand and generic medications combined.

BARBARA GERARD-MITCHELL IS FEATURED ARTIST AT AODC GALLERY -- The Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery is pleased to present Barbara as the featured artist for the month of March. A native of the state of Montana and a member of the Blackfeet Tribe

GOLD PANNING SPIKES IN AUBURN STATE RECREATION AREA RIVERS -- Rivers in the Auburn State Recreation Area have been getting a workout from pans and hands

ANDY BYRNE, MATERIAL MAN -- While some artists are inspired by natural scenes, memories of places they’ve traveled or the way light plays across a surface, sculptor Andy Byrne says he is inspired by his materials alone


SIERRA VISTA BANK ANNOUNCES PUBLIC OFFERING -- Sierra Vista Bank SVBA -25.00% , today announced the commencement of a public offering of 3,250,000 shares of common stock at $2.00 per share

UPDATE: FOUND: FAMILY OF DECEASED TWIN SISTERS -- 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 who were found dead in their Sounth Lake Tahoe home last month

UPDATE: PLACERVILLE STUDENT INJURED IN AUTO V. PEDESTRIAN CRASH -- About a dozen people were able to make it to the walking bridge above HWY 50 to welcome home
17 year old Carly Bray

RICHARD BARB ENDORSED BY CRA -- (Monday, March 5th) the California Republican Assembly of El Dorado County voted to endorse RICHARD BARB for District 3-Supervisor of El Dorado County

EL DORADO COUNTY CANDIDATES WILL SPEAK AT FORUM -- The Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills will host a forum at 7 p.m. March 21st, featuring candidates for judge and two supervisorial seats in El Dorado County

PLACERVILLE FUN RUN TO HONOR MEMORY OF CHILD -- The Spirit of Benny 5K Fun Run & Walk will be held March 17 in Placerville


RETIRED EL DORADO COUNTY DEPUTY SHERIFF DON ATKINSON, 50, ARRESTED -- The former head of the El Dorado County Deputy Sheriffs' Association was arrested Thursday in Nevada and charged with embezzling about $300,000 from the deputies'

JOE STANCIL JR TO FORFEIT APPROXIMATELY $428,000 AND TO PAY $500,000 IN CRIMINAL FINES -- Placerville airplane dealer sentenced for accepting drug proceeds A Placerville airplane dealer was ordered Wednesday to forfeit illegal profits and to pay a fine for accepting apparent drug proceeds. On Feb. 16, Stancil Enterprises Inc. pleaded guilty in federal court in Sacramento to charges against the firm, its owner and president, Joseph Stancil, and a salesman at the company, Daniel Mathis

GUN OWNERS OF CALIFORNIA PLACERVILLE BANQUET - RAFFLE - AUCTION -- Come join us as we celebrate and support our Second Amendment rights! We will enjoy a prime rib dinner along with live and silent auctions and a raffle

BOARD OF SUPS NIX AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECT -- On a split vote, the Board of Supervisors turned down an affordable housing development in Shingle Springs


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