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Get a living history lesson at Wylder Hotel in Hope Valley, California

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Wylder Hotel Hope Valley offers guests and the rest of the public special history lessons on the Eastern Sierra. For 25 years, David Woodruff, eventually to be joined by his wife, Gayle, have researched, published and presented history via their books, college lectures, radio stations and podcasts.
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Tahoe Daily Tribune

Free history program to feature Death Valley

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — How did a company, whose business was mining, processing and selling laundry soap, come to build a luxury hotel rivaling the finest of Europe and bring tourism to a location with perhaps the least marketable of names imaginable (Death Valley)?. Using dozens of rare...
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Calaveras Enterprise

Les Kaiser

Les Kaiser, our brother, uncle, and friend, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in Wilseyville, California. Welcomed by his older brothers Mike and George, Les was the first baby boy born in the new hospital in Loyalton, California on July 31, 1951. In 1957, the family moved to the Lily Gap Logging camp located outside of West Point, California. Les attended West Point Elementary School where he met his lifelong friend Don Maben. At Calaveras High School, he excelled at football and wrestling, where, as a junior, he achieved the rank of ninth in the nation. After graduating in 1969, Les went on to study and to continue athletics at Sacramento City College. Sports and competition remained an important part of his life. He was a boxing champion, rugby player, stock car racer, Bull of the Woods champion at the Plumas County Fair, and slo-pitch softball player. He was a great left handed pitcher and played on many teams with his good friend and co-worker Mike Padilla. He also enjoyed coaching his sisters’ softball teams. He rarely missed his nephews’ sporting events where he was known as “Uncle Les” to many teams. Additionally, he was active in organizing many Lumberjack Days Celebrations in West Point. He enjoyed all of these activities while building a wonderful career with the Sacramento Bee where he worked for over 30 years, winning numerous achievement and service excellence awards and mentoring many. Returning to the family home in Wilseyville after retirement meant Les could relax and spend time golfing, keeping horses and mini-horses, and watching turkeys, deer, and other wildlife from his deck. He enjoyed golf trips to Plumas County and Hawaii with his friends as well as gold prospecting in the desert with his dear friend BJ. Les is survived by his sisters Debbie and Becky Deini of Portola, his sister Stephanie Deini Carr and her husband John of Beckwourth, and nephews and nieces Brian, Barbara, Mercy, Michael, Wendy, Nicholas, Liane, Vinny, and Les. He also has eleven great nieces and nephews and eight great-great nieces and nephews with two more on the way. He was preceded in death by his loving parents Tilio and Tonie Deini, his brothers Mike and George, and his nephews Michael Kaiser and Caleb Texler. A celebration of life will be held at the VFW hall in West Point, California on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 1:00 pm. In remembrance, a memorial contribution may be made to the West Point Scholarship fund or the Calaveras High School wrestling program.
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Calaveras Enterprise

25th annual Blue Mountain Theatre talent show returns to West Point

West Point’s Blue Mountain Theatre held its 25th annual fundraiser event talent show on June 4 at the Community Hall in West Point, after a two-year hiatus due to Covid. Performers of all types from musical to magical entertained the theatre’s supporters. An estimated 60 people were in attendance, and approximately $2,400 was raised for the theatre between ticket sales, raffles and a dessert auction.
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Les Kaiser

Les Kaiser, our brother, uncle, and friend, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in Wilseyville, California. Welcomed by his older brothers Mike and George, Les was the first baby boy born in the new hospital in Loyalton, California on July 31, 1951. In 1957, the family moved to the Lily Gap logging camp located outside of West Point, California. Les attended West Point Elementary School, where he met his lifelong friend Don Maben. At Calaveras High School, he excelled at football and wrestling, where, as a junior, he achieved the rank of ninth in the nation. After graduating in 1969, Les went on to study and to continue athletics at Sacramento City College.
WEST POINT, CA
Calaveras Enterprise

West Point couple celebrates 70 years of marriage and ‘serving the community’

It began with a sneer from one local kid to another about the new girl in town. “I feel bad for whoever marries that thing,” said the third-grader to his friend. Years later, while attending Calaveras High School, Gerald “Jerry” Meyers took “that thing”—aka his future wife, Venita Andrews—out for a date. And the rest is history.
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California finishes Turtle Rock Park clean-up

Less than a year after the Tamarack Fire burned through Turtle Rock Park Campground, debris removal operations managed by the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services have reached completion. Turtle Rock Park has been turned back over to Alpine County marking the end of the state’s debris removal. In...
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PUSD awarded $10,000 grant from Women’s Fund El Dorado

It is critical for schools to provide spaces dedicated to student wellbeing and mindfulness, as well as dedicated times during the day for students to utilize them. Pioneer Union School District understands the need for wellness spaces at all of its campuses of Pioneer Elementary, Walt Tyler Elementary and Mountain Creek Middle School.
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