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Don’t Call 911 On Your Cell Phone In El Dorado County—Use This Number Instead

by admin / Jan 31, 2016 / 0 comments
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911 Cell Phone

2016-01-31, 04:46:51 PLACERVILLE CA

   EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) — In an emergency, your first instinct may be to dial 911, but the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents to dial something longer for faster results.

In an emergency, time is your enemy and every second counts, but calling 911 with your cellphone in El Dorado County may not be your fastest option.

EDH FD Says Not to be Alarmed by "Training Burn" of House by Town Center

by admin / Jan 28, 2016 / 0 comments
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House Burn Training

2016-01-28, 07:52:09 PLACERVILLE CA

   The El Dorado Hills Fire Department is conducting a training burn at a house located just above the Town Center (adjacent to Lakehills Church). 

The training will take place on January 28, 29, and 30. You will see smoke and fire, but this is not a cause for alarm, according to an advisory from the El Dorado Hills Fire Department. 

"You will see smoke and fire, but this is not a cause for alarm," according to an advisory from the El Dorado Hills Fire Department. 

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Revised - Linking Lake Tahoe: TRPA seeks feedback on revised transportation plan

by admin / Jan 21, 2016 / 0 comments
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Truckee River Bridge/SR89 realignment west of Tahoe City

2016-01-21, 06:32:45 PLACERVILLE CA

  EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated to add clarity to the captions in each image in an effort to better describe the locations of each feature in the Fanny Bridge project. The Sun regrets any confusion.

STATELINE, Nev. — With millions of visitors flocking annually to a Lake Tahoe Basin that’s rife with aging infrastructure, future demands on the region’s transportation network are a serious concern.

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El Dorado County men rescued near Ebbetts Pass after snowmobiles became stuck in snow

by admin / Dec 29, 2015 / 0 comments
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Ebbetts Pass Rescue image Courtesy California Highway Patrol Valley Division Air Operations

2015-12-29, 08:49:25 PLACERVILLE CA

 Joshua Seidel and Zachary Bradgon, both 24 and residents of Diamond Springs

Two El Dorado County men were rescued after being spotted stranded in the Alp[ine County snow by a California Highway Patrol helicopter crew that subsequently led ground crews to the men on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015.

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Tahoe Prepares for New Year's Revelers

by admin / Dec 29, 2015 / 0 comments
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busted tahoe

2015-12-29, 07:40:36 PLACERVILLE CA

 The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is preparing for the upcoming New Year’s Eve celebration at Lake Tahoe starting on Thursday, December 31st, 2015.

Due to the high volume of celebrants within the Stateline casino core area during this event, U.S. Highway 50 may be closed to vehicle traffic in the evening if necessary for public safety. If that should occur, vehicle traffic will be diverted around the Stateline casino core area using upper and lower Lake Parkway Drive.

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58-year-old Shingle Springs Male Dies in 3-car crash near Latrobe Road

by admin / Dec 22, 2015 / 0 comments
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2015-12-22 05:46:42 PLACERVILLE CA

 A 58-year-old man was killed Sunday morning after crashing his car into two other vehicles in El Dorado County, according to the California Highway Patrol.

He was later identified as James D. Kuehn from Shingle Springs.

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Pollock Pines Man, 28, Killed After Hitting Tree near 8 Mile Road

by admin / Dec 12, 2015 / 0 comments
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family of Logan Terpening

2015-12-12, 09:34:24 PLACERVILLE CA

 On Friday morning, a white Honda Civic was heading west on Highway 50 between Placerville and Pollock Pines when, a little after 5 a.m., the driver lost control, according to California Highway Patrol, 

The driver, 28-year-old Pollock Pines resident Logan Terpening, was killed in the crash.

CHP says the car then hit a tree that was off the right shoulder of the roadway near 8 Mile Road.

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Family of 6 rescued as truck nears cliff near Icehouse Road

by admin / Nov 30, 2015 / 0 comments
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CHP helicopter hovers above as family rescued from snowy slope

2015-11-30, 11:54:10 PLACERVILLE CA

  EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. (KCRA) —A father and his five children were rescued by the California Highway Patrol after becoming stranded in a wooded and snowy area of El Dorado County for hours, according to officers.

The man called the CHP about 2:30 p.m. and told them that his pickup truck had begun sliding toward a cliff, and that he had been holding the brake pedal with both feet for some time to prevent it from going over the edge, the CHP said.

Man dies in crash outside town of El Dorado on Highway 49

by admin / Nov 25, 2015 / 0 comments
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His car struck a boulder, a wall and a gate before overturning

2015-11-30, 06:03:49 PLACERVILLE CA

 BY BILL LINDELOF

An El Dorado County man died in a crash early Tuesday morning on Highway 49.

The California Highway Patrol reported that Forrest Garrison, 42, was driving northbound on Highway 49, just south of the town of El Dorado, when his 1997 Mercedes Benz E320 entered a left curve at 1:19 a.m.

His car continued straight and onto the right shoulder before striking a boulder, a wall and a gate. The car then overturned onto its roof.

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