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Sparks fly at tourney

Sparks celebrate — Proudly holding their tournament trophies are, back row left to right: Kendel Gisin, Abby Morgado, Coach Jason Gulbransen, Laci Smith, Kendel Hoffman, Sarah Cox, Julin Kenison, Coach Ryan Smith and Juliet Dias; front row left to right: Grace Stiveson, Ainsley Smith, Ashley Abel and Luci Gulbransen. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO —  The Prospector Soccer Club U11 girls’ soccer team, Sparks, placed first at their first tournament of the season, American River Futbol Club’s Independence Cup at Cherry Island, June 29 through July 1. Sparks ignited quickly in their first game to win 4-0 against River City United FC Freedom. Goalkeeper Juliet Dias and her […]

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Serrano residents question Oak Ridge boundaries

One of the ways that long-shot candidate Ron Mikulaco won the District 1 supervisor seat last month was his tireless canvassing of neighborhoods. Between dog bites, bee stings, sun burns and blisters he heard some recurring complaints, including several over school boundaries. The easterly Oak Ridge High School boundary has drawn the ire of some […]

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Doggone good idea: Scout donates kennel to sheriff

Eagles Scout Tommy Horn of Folsom, center, stands with El Dorado County sheriff's deputies Stephen Coburn, Mike Roberts with Backus, a 6-year-old Belgian malanois, Sean Gillespie and Jeff tucker with Carly, a 20-month-old German shepherd. VIllage Life photo by Pat Dollins

Tommy Horn, a 15-year-old Eagle Scout with Troop 1855 of Folsom, began planning his Eagle Scout project in January. By mid-May, construction was under way. It didn’t take long. “It took about a week for the concrete to dry,” he said. From there, “it took a day to build the wash station. It took a […]

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Embezzler gets prison time

An embezzler formerly of El Dorado Hills was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Edward J. Garcia on Friday afternoon. Thomas Tanke, 68, will also face five years supervised release and will pay $243,403 in restitution, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced in a press release. Tanke was […]

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School boards, special districts looking for qualified candidates

More than 90 positions will be available on various local city councils, school and community college boards, parks, fire, conservation, recreation and utility districts in El Dorado County this November. Candidate filing for these positions will open July 16 and close Aug. 10. Citizens interested in serving and who are registered voters are qualified to […]

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Magic casts a scientific spell at the State Fair

SACRAMENTO — Did you know magic is coming to the State Fair? A special feature in the impressive line-up of new exhibits this year, Wizard’s Challenge (powered by SMUD) brings to life the magic of science in a fun and interactive way. Wizard’s Challenge located in front of Building A/B in an air-conditioned tent. Magic […]

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Wildlife Art Festival will feature unique American art form

The bodies of these bird figures were carved from solid blocks of wood into amazingly lifelike representations. Beaks were carved from separate pieces of wood and glued in. The bodies were then decorated. The Wildlife Art Festival will feature this unique American art form in Sacramento on July 14 and July 15. Photo by Susan Laird

America is famously known as a “melting pot” — where all peoples bring the richness of their culture to the table and the nation embraces those gifts as its own. However, there is an art form that is unique to the North American continent. And the world has embraced it. What is this mysterious craft […]

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