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Volleyball: Trojans oust Davis

Oak Ridge’s varsity girls volleyball squad advanced through the opening round of CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs Tuesday evening, dropping visiting Davis three games to one at Ponderosa High. The Lady Trojans put the Blue Devils down 25-19, 16-25, 25-23 and 25-17 en route to victory. “We hadn’t seen Davis this year,” co-head coach Christy Bergin […]

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Family golfs with a pro

Dale and Nick Hulsing, along with their good friend Steve Middlejauff, took advantage of the great weather this Wednesday to play a winning round of golf at Serrano with The Golf Channel’s “Big Break Greenbrier” star Isaac Sanchez. The Hulsing’s won the opportunity at Oak Ridge High School’s Blue & Gold Banquet last April. The ORHS girls […]

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From farmboy to firefighter to homebuilder … Jim O’Camb serves others

El Dorado Hills Deputy Fire Chief Jim O'Camb retires next month after nearly 35 years in the fire service.

“You don’t know how many people you touch,” El Dorado Hills Deputy Chief Jim O’Camb said recently as he sat back in his office chair and reflected on his nearly 35-year fire service career. He recalled a man stopping him in the grocery store once to thank O’Camb for saving the man’s daughter. He smiled as […]

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Sheriff’s grant to support Crisis Intervention Team

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Grant.  The award from the U.S. Department of Justice will be used to assist the sheriff’s Crisis Intervention Team. The CIT is a group of deputies assigned to the Patrol Division who are specially trained in the […]

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Folsom powerhouse docents tour the past

HISTORY ENTHUSIASTS and state park docents explore the riverbed of the South Fork of the American River and a diversion dam that has been exposed by low water levels at Folsom Lake. The dam, located just downstream from the Salmon Falls Bridge was built in 1868 and diverted water into two channels that flowed along each side of the river. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Like some long-deserted city, the shoreline of the American River near Salmon Falls is littered here and there with the scattered remains of an old diversion dam and ditches. And though neglected, the dam hasn’t been forgotten. Visiting recently were docents from the Folsom Powerhouse along with Jenifer Padgett, a state Department of Parks and […]

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Seniors sign

Signing at Oak Ridge High School are, left to right: Josh Wellman, Austin Root, Mickey Meinhofer, Jesse Goldstein, Ashley Patterson, Karly Dougherty, Kelly Hulsing, Ali Bettencourt, Caitlyn Olan and Lindsey Zito.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Ten Oak Ridge High School seniors singes their Letters of Intent Wednesday afternoon, pledging to continue their sports careers in college. Athletes ready for the next level are: Ali Bettencourt, Basketball at San Jose State; Lindsey Zito, softball at Humboldt; Austin Root baseball at Sacramento State; Caitlyn Olan, softball at CSU San Bernadino; Mickey Meinhofer baseball at Regis University; Josh Wellman, […]

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Mik gets community input

El Dorado County District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco launched his first town hall with a confession: “I’m an information junkie.” He received plenty of information and feedback as the 20-plus participants discussed everything from the sign ordinance to affordable housing to Bass Lake Regional Park plans. Here’s your sign El Dorado County officials are in […]

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