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Friendship is key to this perfect match

For more than three years Big Brother Greg Durio and his Little Kamrynhave bonded over squirt-gun fights and family dinners. Durio was recently named Big Brother of the Year. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Greg Durio of El Dorado Hills has been chosen Big Brother of the Year by the Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County. Durio, 49, and Kamryn, 10, have been matched for three-and-a-half years, since Kamryn was 7. They’ve remained friends through several moves that have left them in different cities an hour away […]

No Comment / March 04, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Blanket making event benefits the elderly

Hands4Hope volunteers make blankets in Oak Ridge's cafeteria. The warm and cozy fleece throws will be donated to local seniors. Photo by Samita Dutta

Sleeping in on a Sunday morning? Not for Hands4Hope youth volunteers. Students, kindergarteners to high school seniors, spent Sunday morning tying blankets and setting up care packages for seniors at the Twin Lakes Food Bank. “I’ve always wanted to do an event that benefits the elderly .. .and I decided to put on this blanket […]

No Comment / March 04, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Providence and Claiborne have next year

BAKERSFIELD — Ecactly half the El Dorado Country wrestlers competing at last weekend’s CIF State Wrestling Championships placed — an excellent number considering 100 percent is near impossible to obtain. The ones that did — Ponderosa’s Nick Troquato and Jeff Camilli — did so in their senior seasons while the two that didn’t — Bruin […]

No Comment / March 03, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans don’t bring it

STOCKTON — No first overtime, no second, no thrilling battle, no section title, no Sleep Train Arena … at least for now. Oak Ridge’s quest to avenge last year’s double OT loss in the section finals to Kennedy fell well short Thursday at Stockton’s Spanos Center as the Cougars established early control to eliminate the Lady Trojans 65-42 in girls […]

No Comment / March 03, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

High school mountain bike racers kick off season

Mountain Bike racers participate in the first Northern California High School Mountain Bike Race this season. Photo by Vince Tarry

By Mark Crofoot  The Northern California High School Mountain Bike Race season started off with the recent home opener at Granite Beach for 38 local racers from four teams.  The four teams, led by head coach Mark Ferry and an army of other coaches, are positioned for their best year yet. More than 340 racers […]

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Fire board, SRA fee and veterans

EDITOR: Feb. 21, the 692nd meeting of the El Dorado Hills Fire Board was different. While there were 35 chairs for the public this night only four or five were filled by citizens not employed or otherwise linked to the department. While the quantity of citizens was lacking the quality was not. Bill Sturge appeared […]

1 Comment / March 03, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

El Dorado Irrigation District ratepayers wake up!

EDITOR: Once again, the EID board voted 4-1 (board member Alan Day voting no) to approve 7 percent pay raises for staff each year for the next three years. Look at the increase in your water and sewer bill to see what these pay raises are costing you. Yes, rates are up and so employees […]

4 Comments / March 03, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »