Georgetown

Georgetown needs new blood

We are having a very important vote this November for the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District board of directors. The two incumbents running have just rubber-stamped the gene ...

Penny wise and pound foolish

As president of the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District, I have pondered the arguments consuming the board recently. I have thought of a metaphor for the problem. Since mos ...

Dirt bike riders catch air at Mammoth Bar OHV Park

Fun outdoor pastime or complete obsession? For Jeff Barbarick, owner of Auburn Extreme Power Sports, it’s the latter. “I spend as much of my free time as possible ridin ...

Take care behind the wheel of a car

This will be a first for me. I usually keep my thoughts to myself, but on my way to work the other morning there was a doe that had been hit in the middle of the road. She wasn?t ...

Wolverine seized from Georgetown bar

A mounted wolverine was taken from a Georgetown bar this week, leaving its owner upset and a local watering hole without its main ice breaker. The California Department of Fish a ...

Utility not run in our interest

The last Georgetown Divide Public Utility District meeting would have been a good comedy skit if it was not our water district. First, the board did not consider waiting for the n ...

Georgetown board spends too much

At the special meeting on Jan. 31, the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District board was asked permission to hire two new employees. I was shocked that the new employees would be ...

Local educator outlines how to teach dogs English

Some people have a natural ability to communicate with canines. But for those who don’t, a local author is making it easy. Garden Valley resident Teresa Gary has recently publis ...

Mad as hell at hospital

With regard to the closing of the Auburn Faith Family Birthing Center, I have to agree with most of what that person wrote in last Friday’s Reader Input (Peter Newman, “Let us ...

Mobile veterinarian brings clinic to clients

Every work day Ariel Menninger climbs into her truck and starts out on a day that will take her 150 or 175 miles round-trip from her home in Auburn. Menninger is a large animal ve ...

Fowler’s TV to sign off by month’s end

A fixture in Auburn since the days of black and white programming, Fowler’s TV is closing at the end of the month. Ken Harper, who purchased the Downtown store nearly 30 years a ...

Effort begun to offer safe rides

I would like to thank all those who supported us after my daughter Sandra’s death in a car accident in March (Journal, March 12). Thanks to the staff at Skyridge School, Larry G ...

Missing family found safe in Contra Costa County

UPDATE -- A missing Georgetown family was found safe in Antioch Wednesday evening. El Dorado County Sheriff’s officials said Sarah Smith called the office at about 5:30 p.m. let ...

Deputies searching for missing Georgetown family

Officials are searching for an “at-risk” Georgetown family that has been missing since last week. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the community’s help ...

Motorcyclist hits bear on rural road

Man overcame nature when a motorcyclist collided with a bear Monday morning. At about 5:50 a.m. 47-year-old Carl Strain was driving his red and silver Kawasaki motorcycle on Highw ...