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Union Mine rolls out red carpet

Union Mine senior Sean Tow talks about life at the rural school with Lucy Carluccio and her mom Elizabeth at a recent presentation for prospective transfers from Oak Ridge or Ponderosa. The Carluccios live in the Oak ridge boundaries but Lucy has decided to attend Union Mine. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Union Mine High School Principal Tony Deville invited west El Dorado County families to the annual back-to-school night on Jan. 24, playing master of ceremonies for a special presentation beforehand that extolled the virtues of the district’s newest and smallest school to incoming freshmen and their parents and hoping to convince them to take advantage […]

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Standoff at Grace saves horses from snowy fate

The 43 horses taken from the Whispering Pines Ranch in Susanville will stay at the Grace Foundation in El Dorado Hills. Legal wrangling over the months has left the ultimate fate of the horses up in the air. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

“This thing would make a great movie,” said Grace Foundation Executive Director Beth DeCaprio. She’s played a leading role in the drama currently unfolding at the El Dorado Hills nonprofit which garnered national attention by rescuing 56 horses from a squalid Susanville ranch in 2011. Grace Foundation has since spent $1.13 million rehabilitating 43 of the […]

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Avoid becoming a Groundhog Day investor

John Zezini

Groundhog Day is almost here. For most of its history — which, according to some reports, dates back to the first celebration in 1886 or 1887 in Punxsutawney, Pa. — Groundhog Day held little significance for most Americans. But that changed in 1993 with the release of the movie “Groundhog Day,” in which a semi-embittered meteorologist, […]

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EDH woman appointed to EDD

Sharon Hilliard

El Dorado Hills resident Sharon Hilliard, 48, was recently appointed as chief deputy at the California Employment Development Department by Gov. Jerry Brown. Hilliard, who has worked for EDD her entire career, will earn $128,064 in the new position. The El Dorado Hills woman said she started with EDD at the age of 17 when […]

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EDH wrestlers do well in weekend tourneys

EDH wrestlers Kaci Pebley, 2nd place; Keeton West, 3rd place; Kaylin Pebley, 1st place; Bailey Hofacre, 4th place (back row, left to right) along with Emily Gonzalez, 3rd place; Kali Stewart, 4th place; and Riley Brozek, 2nd place (front row, left to right) smile at the Harris Middle School Girls Tournament. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club grapplers participated in some great tournaments this weekend. Results are as follows: Natomas TOC Qualifier Jake Williams — 1st Kaden West — 1st Ryan Claiborne — 2nd Jack Santina — 5th Taylor Chapman — 2nd Ricky Eyemann — 5th Bobby Mello — 5th Mikey Mello — 5th Brody Deatherage — […]

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Tahoe updates watercraft inspection program

LAKE TAHOE — The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s Governing Board approved  an annual update to the Aquatic Invasive Species Watercraft Inspection Program during their January meeting on Wednesday.  The approval  keeps nearly all boater fees the same and improves efficiency of service at watercraft inspection stations around the Basin in an effort to keep the $1.4 […]

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Officials, law enforcement discuss school safety

On Jan. 16 Dr. Vicki Barber, El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools, and El Dorado County school district superintendents met with local law enforcement agencies to continue collaborative efforts regarding school safety.  Sheriff John D’Agostini, Placerville Chief of Police George Nielson, South Lake Tahoe Chief of Police Brian Uhler and El Dorado County District Attorney […]

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