'Best of Murieta' for a whole year

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Buck and fuzzy rack

Saving Our Lakes & Open Spaces, the neighbor group that's trying to influence development, has released a 2018 "Best of Murieta" calendar, designed to highlight some of the beauty of Rancho Murieta and to spread the SOLOS message about the need to preserve it. The calendar features the photography of Murietans Bill Gengler, Tim Leesley and Paul Anderson. Anderson took this remarkable shot. The calendar, available now, is $20 and can be ordered by sending a request to contact@solosrm.org. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about 'Best of Murieta' for a whole year

October work at South's 'Lost Lake'

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The Community Services District will be lowering the water level in the South's "Lost Lake," formally known as Basin 5, from Monday through Oct. 27. Work, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., will at times include heavy equipment. You're asked to stay out of areas that are barricaded. The basin is between the fifth green, Reynosa Drive and Celebrar Street. Read more » about October work at South's 'Lost Lake'

A sure sign of autumn – Blues & Brews

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Blues and Brews

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A golden autumn afternoon set the scene for the Kiwanis Club’s 14th annual Blues & Brews event at Lake Clementia Amphitheater Saturday. The celebration featured plenty of brews for the crowd to sample (and some wines, too), plus games, raffles, food trucks and live music from an award-winning blues band, Matt Rainey & The Dippin' Sauce. The event is one of the main fundraisers for the Kiwanis Club, which provides Kids Fishing Day, the Easter Egg Hunt, the Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast and other community activities. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about A sure sign of autumn – Blues & Brews

Hottman, Thue 'Do their part,' win Prospector

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Prospector winners

Prospector champions Bryan Hottman and Steve Thue. Photos by Carol Thames. (Click photos for larger images.)

By Don Thames
Rancho Murieta CC Golf Pro

To some, a daily horoscope can have meaning in their lives.  A forecast of a person’s future, typically including a delineation of character and circumstances based on the relative positions of the stars and planets at the time of a person’s birth can sometimes actually come to pass. Before the second round of the Prospector, Debbie Hottman read Bryan Hottman a short version of his horoscope: “Do your part.”  After a lackluster performance on Thursday, Hottman did his part for the rest of the event.  He teamed with guest Steve Thue to win the 2017 Prospector.  “From there on, Steve and I ham-and-egged it pretty well,” said Hottman. Read more » Read more » about Hottman, Thue 'Do their part,' win Prospector

2017 championship and Low Putt Tournament

Club wrestles with Chapter 11 question

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Country Club meeting

The Country Club's Murieta Room was full – more than full – for Thursday night's meeting. (Click photos for larger images.)

At a raucous, standing-room-only meeting Thursday night, the Country Club board argued why filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy is the best course available to the club. Members asked questions and offered challenges to the board, and the landlord called for investors to join her in saving the club.  Read more » Read more » about Club wrestles with Chapter 11 question

Cosumnes is topic at SOLOS annual meeting

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SOLOS meeting

Three dozen people gathered at the Rancho Murieta Association Building Wednesday night for the annual membership meeting of Saving Our Lakes & Open Spaces (SOLOS), which tries to influence development. They heard a presentation by Melinda Frost-Hurzel, physical engineer with the Cosumnes River Watershed Coalition. She spoke about the group’s work and the river, which faces a range of challenges. Frost-Wurzel said she visits Rancho Murieta often to participate in fish counts. Last year, she said, 1,247 salmon were counted on the fish ladders here. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about Cosumnes is topic at SOLOS annual meeting

'Tuscan Sun' inspires Women's Club's fashions

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Fashion Show

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Models took a bow Wednesday at the conclusion of the Rancho Murieta Women’s Club fashion show. The theme was "Under the Tuscan Sun." The annual show is a club favorite and played to a packed room at the Country Club,  with Women's Club members modeling fashions from nine shops. The co-chairs were Michelle Hubbell and Vickie Joyner. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about 'Tuscan Sun' inspires Women's Club's fashions

Bill Douros, Fishing Club founder, dies at 86

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Bill DourosBasil (Bill) Douros, born in Boston and retired in Rancho Murieta, never lost the connection to his Greek heritage, whether it was telling “an old Greek story” or writing about his family’s old-country roots. Mr. Douros died Sept. 20 at the age of 86. Services will be held Friday. Read more » Read more » about Bill Douros, Fishing Club founder, dies at 86

Video: CSD is solar-powered (and saving money)

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The Community Services District has thrown the switch on its solar power system. In its first first month of operation, the wastewater-plant solar array, which also powers the CSD offices and warehouse, provided 95 percent of the power being consumed. A second CSD solar array, which will power the water treatment plant, is awaiting final SMUD approval. Read more » about Video: CSD is solar-powered (and saving money)

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