Christmas Parade airs on TV
This year’s parade had special appearances of the Wells Fargo Stage Coach and the Ponderosa Ranch wagon. There were also classic appearances of Davey “Doc” Wiser in his carriage, the Pony Express Riders, pioneers and wagons from the Highway 50 Wagon Train and members of El Dorado County’s Gold Panning Championship team.
The combined bands of El Dorado, Ponderosa, Oak Ridge and Union Mine high schools and bands from Edwin Markham School and Mountain Creek Middle School provided holiday music.
The parade was led by military entries featuring decorated personnel and vintage equipment and followed by classic CHP vehicles, along with entries of the El Dorado County Sheriff, El Dorado County Search and Rescue and the Placerville Police Department and the Grand Marshall Susie Davies riding on the Vicini fire truck.
From upper Broadway down to Main Street the parade route was lined with spectators being entertained by a two-hour stream of participants ranging from the Imagination Theater troupe performing scenes from “Mary Poppins,” Smoky Bear riding a U.S. Forest Service truck, floats with the Miss El Dorado County court and the El Dorado Roses, vintage fire trucks and military vehicles, race cars from Hangtown Speedway, entries from local church groups, nonprofits and scout troupes. There was also an array of classic automobiles, vintage tractors as well as numerous equestrian entries and Santa Claus.
For those who do not have Comcast, SCATV2 programming may be viewed simultaneously on SCATV2 live streaming at sierratv2.blogspot.com
In addition to the Christmas Parade, Sierra Community Access Television will be featuring several other programs related to holiday events in El Dorado County including: Christmas in Coloma, Davey “Doc” Wiser Stage Coach Rides, The Blessings of Food and Shelter: The El Dorado County Nomadic Shelter Project, and Christmas in El Dorado.
Many of these features may be viewed at SCATV2 On Demand Page, as well at the SCATV2 YouTube and Google Plus Channels from links at sierratv2.blogspot.com or found by Google searching scatv2. The SCATV2 program schedule may also be found in this same fashion. SCATV2 is the community’s nonprofit public access television station serving the Western Slope of El Dorado County.
Sierra Community Access Television, Ch 2, can be tracked with YouTube
Channel 2 “On the Air” Three Years Already!
Sierra Community Access Television has now been on Comcast Channel 2 in its new incarnation for over three years. SCATV2 brings great local programming by, for, and about the people, places, and events of El Dorado County. In the last year we saw the birth of two new series, the Where and Wears of El Dorado County featuring Rachel Gonzales and Kirsten Vernon, and Nuggets of El Dorado with local historian Guy Nixon. Kathleen Newell produced the Diamond Springs/El Dorado Vision feature. Other new programs included; paragliding in Chile with El Dorado County's Dr. David Hellerstein, Gold Rush Days in Coloma by Marilyn Gillham, Dee Own's production of Johnny Wheelbarrow, a special on Hangtown Haven, Camp Sunburst, A Winner's Ride with Julie Clark, Memorial Day at the Veteran's Monument, as well as a special on the Wagon Train by Joy Todd "End of the Trail". There were also the features on the Marshall Hospital New Wing Dedication, historian George Peabody speaking about the mining of "Big Blue" at Spanish Hill, El Doradan Kayaking in Brazil and Nepal, EDAC Applause for the Arts, Congressional Arts Reception, Jeanie Redmond Reports on the New New Morning, Kniesel Car Show, Show N' Shine, Vision Coalition Star Awards, Cold Springs Community Church Mission in Ethiopia, ARC Wakamatsu Festival, Finance with Iain Marshall, A Chocolate Affair 2013, Huell Howser tours Rancho Del Cielo and Finnon Dam Start to Finish.
This summer Byrant Burkhardt of Paddle California shares his whitewater kayaking adventures in El Dorado County taking viewers down the “Slab Creek Run” on the South Fork of the American River, and along the “Lover’s Leap” run on the South Fork just above Kyburz, Viewers also explore whitewater kayaking on South Fork’s tributaries Silver Creek above Kyburz, the Rubicon River below Hell Hole, and the South Silver which flows into Ice House Lake. Watching these videos is the next best thing to actually running these waters.
New viewers of SCATV2 will be able to watch encore presentations of George McKee Remembers Placerville, 150th Anniversary of the Church of Our Savior, Todd Stanley’s Rubicon Trail—It’s In Your Hands and Experience El Dorado, Dee Owen’s Passport In Time episode on the Johnson Passes, Huell Howser’s Road Trip to Placerville, and many more viewer favorites.
Channel 2 is now streaming live world-wide. We have had over 25,000 web page views to date, both local and international. Our web page now carries a link to live streaming of Placerville City Council and Planning Commission meetings. Our live streaming now can be viewed from the local online newspaper INEDC.com, and the El Dorado Guide. We have an active Facebook page.
Channel 2 has paid for all its equipment in full, and retired all debt. Income from our underwriters, grants and donations from individuals have made that possible. Our financial statement is available on our About page.
Gary Campbell is our current Program Manager and been working closely with local videographers to develop unique and professional quality programs. He is responsible for uploading and scheduling our weekly programs. In addition, he has been the producer of A Chocolate Affair, Iain Marshall Finacial Advice, Show N' Shine and Memorial Day and Veterans Day at the El Dorado County Memorial and more. If you have an idea for a show, Gary is the man with whom you want to connect.
The passing of Roger Ruby was a great loss to our community and SCATV2. Roger set up our Leightronix digital server and established live streaming for both SCATV2 and the City of Placerville. Roger was the first to have his video camera on scene for Channel 2. He was Station Manager for the first years of SCATV2. Roger is missed by all of Team Sierra Community Access Television.
SCATV2 Board President
Huell Howser Videos Premier on Channel 2
Sierra Community Access Television 2nd Anniversary Celebration
Sierra Community Access Television celebrated its 2nd anniversary of being back on “the air” at the Iron Willow Gallery from at the 3rd during the Saturday Art Walk, 5 to 9PM. There were refreshments and the release of Channel 2’s Prime Time Wine: Placerville Zinfandel, Coloma Cabernet, and El Dorado Hills Divinity. Proceeds from the wine sale will help fund the station. http://bargainsonwine.com/scatv2/
The Western Slope of El Dorado County is now enjoying its second year of Sierra Community Access Television on Comcast Channel 2, and is now streaming plus On Demand at sierratv2.blogspot.com.
The SCATV Board and then City Manager John Driscoll and presented a business plan. The City of Placerville granted Channel 2 its cable access rights on April 2, 2010.
Channel 2 was reborn with no government funding, no broadcasting equipment, and the burden of the cost of rent and utilities of the station studio. Thanks to community donations, grants, and the dedicated efforts of citizens, funds have been raised and modern broadcasting equipment acquired. Modern technology has made the necessity of a physical studio unnecessary. The technological skills of Roger Ruby of RJ Ruby Productions made the acquisition of a cutting edge Leightronix Video Server which is housed at Town Hall. Roger also installed a computer that works in tandem with the server to stream Channel 2 live via their website. Both devices are now accessed remotely by Roger from El Dorado Hills! SCATV2 received both ready to broadcast and raw footage from producers. It is the responsibility of Program Director Gary Campbell to upload programs and schedule them on the server from his office in Cameron Park. Gary is known for his skillful editing of the footage provided by the team of volunteers.
In the first year of Channel 2 the first contributors of video were Bill Thorpe, Michelle Vien, Stan Okumura of Cinema Caldera, Roger Ruby and Leroy Goodenough. Bill had great downtown Placerville videos, Michelle had filmed a short feature on CASA, Stan had filmed a wonderful feature on New Morning. Roger shot some new videos on the County Fair, Burke’s Junction, and the 4th of July at Cameron Park. Leroy was out filming music at the Fusion Gallery and Farmer’s Market. The team of volunteers armed with cameras and editing software has since grown. George Sabato and Michelle Vien teamed up to produce a video on James Marshall’s 100th Birtday Celebration at Coloma. Bertie Bern and Leroy did a video of Nancy Siegler’s Sunflower Fundraiser for Bread Cancer. The Community Calendar was given a complete make-over thanks to the Leightronix video server.
SCATV2 has gone from having nothing on the video server to filling up the entire 250 gig memory! Old shows are now being archived as new shows are scheduled. The new Channel 2’s recent schedules are so dynamic. The seven camera shoot of Veteran’s Day at the El Dorado County Memorial produced by Gary Campbell has captivated viewers as viewers watch our community honor our heros. Jason Bross (and his remote controlled helicopter ) now have earned a half hour slot in the weekly Prime Time Schedule in which he presents unique fly-over views of Placerville, Georgetown and Hope Valley in full Autumn color, Clarksville Days…). The station how has several series including Flower Diva Angie Zimmerman and Simply Delicious Greek Cooking with Angie Zimmerman. Dee Owen’s Passport in time shares the US Forest Service’s archaeological discoveries on the Carson and Johnson Passes. Viewers learn from local author Debbie Preston of great hikes to take their dogs, ski the Sierra slopes with local high school teacher Alison Genai, and fly aerobatics with world reknown local pilot Julie Clark. Viewers learn the history of Main Street Placerville from George McKee, “experience” the training of the El Dorado County Fire Volunteers, learn how to care for jeep trails watching Todd Stanley’s Rubicon:It’s In Your Hands. The Soroptomists and SCATV2 produced a special about “How to Stop Human Trafficing” in El Dorado County. Watch many of these shows On Demand at http://sierratv2.blogspot.com/p/sca-tv-video.html
Upcoming programs include a special on the Memorial Day Celebration at the El Dorado County Veterans Memorial, the American River Conservancy’s Wakamatsu Festival, and a series on the Highway 50 Association Wagon Train. SCATV2 had an embedded videographer in the wagon train capturing the experience on video to share with our viewers.
Sierra Community Access Television has been granted special rights by Huell Howser Productions to present Heull’s specials on Placerville and the El Dorado County Fair. The videos premiered this June.