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Sloughhouse Inn closes its doors – again

Sloughhouse Inn

There are still a couple of events booked, but Saturday night was the last night of public operation for the Sloughhouse Inn under Mark and Betsy Hite, who’ve run the business for 14 months. The 160-year-old inn, once a stagecoach stop, has had a tough 21st century, dark most of that time. Betsy Hite, who was also the chef for this incarnation, circulated among the tables Saturday night, stopping here and there to exchange hugs. In a brief interview, she said the business hadn’t returned a profit since opening and they had to spend a substantial amount for building maintenance. She said there's not another restaurant operator in line to run the Sloughhouse Inn. Hite's catering business, based in Wilton, continues. (Click photo for larger image.)

Young eagle: They're so cute at that age


Bill (Birdman) Gengler shares one of his nature photos and this note: "Took this picture today of what seems to be a juvenile bald eagle sitting on a power pole on the backside of Lake Calero.  It had a dinner in its claws and flew away into the trees to eat it.  Yes, the hawks and eagles are still around our lakes even though it is hot out there after Summer Solstice. Have a good day."

Radio operations demo at Davis Ranch

The Elk Grove-Florin Amateur Radio Club will demonstrate emergency radio operations at the Davis Ranch produce stand in Sloughouse from 11 a.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday (during the stand's business hours). The club, working with the Sheriff's Department, will demonstrate how amateur radio is used in times of disaster.

Pickleball fans ask RMA for reservation system

Red square Video of the RMA meeting with links to meeting topics

A dozen people told Tuesday night’s Rancho Murieta Association meeting about the growth of pickleball – a variant of tennis – and the need for a reservation system for the tennis courts at Riverview Park. Read more »

Swan causes small Calero grass fire

Grass fire

A firefighter walks past the body of a swan that clipped overhead power lines Wednesday about 9 a.m. and dropped to the ground in flames, sparking a grass fire on the south side of Lake Calero. Sacramento Metro Fire responded and quickly contained the blaze.

Pushback over CSD plant cost, developer fees

The Community Services District board of directors had a potentially costly meeting last week as a developer contested payment of fees, the manager of construction for the water treatment plant requested additional funds, and a contingent of residents asked for midge fly control measures. Read more »

A sunset worthy of the new season


Summer arrived Monday afternoon, and the season marked its arrival with a fiery sunset. The weather this week will be positively summerlike, with highs in the 90s and 100s. (Click photo for larger image.)

Security logs, June 2-13

Here are Rancho Murieta's complete Security logs for June 2-13, as released to the public. CSD Security edits the logs to remove names and specific addresses before releasing the information. Read more »

Garden Club hosts 'Farm to Fork Dinner'

October might seem like a long time away, but organizers say only 100 tickets will be sold for the River Valley Garden Club’s “From Farm to Fork Dinner” 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Cecchettini Ranch in Sloughhouse. Read more »

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