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Another El Dorado County resident makes a match

It was thumbs up as stem cell donor Michael Duhain underwent a procedure to harvest his stem cells. They were to be given to a patient who has a type of acute myelogenous leukemia. Courtesy photo

Cross altruism with scientific curiosity and you get Michael Duhain, 19, stem cell donor. Born and raised in El Dorado County where his parents still live, he’s now a second-year student at Montana State University where he’s majoring in cell biology and neuroscience. Already planning to go to medical school and possibly into medical research, in February of […]

1 Comment / April 02, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Gov. orders mandatory water rationing

At a special press conference held April 1 at Echo Summit, Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Jr. announced the first-ever mandatory statewide water reductions. “Today we are standing on dry grass where there should be 5 feet of snow. This historic drought demands unprecedented action,” he said. “Therefore, I’m issuing an executive order mandating substantial water reductions […]

No Comment / April 02, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Tribe addresses gun range complaints

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians said it is addressing community members’ concerns about the tribe’s proposed gun range. “We are investigating and vetting all concerns,” said Tribal Chairman Nicholas Fonseca in a recently released statement. “We will not move forward with the project until all concerns are addressed.” Earlier this year, the tribe announced preliminary plans to […]

No Comment / April 01, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID keeps water rights discussions flowing

Residents urged the El Dorado Irrigation District board to “stay the course” in pursuing additional water rights at its March 23 meeting. At issue is an El Dorado County Water and Power Authority project that could gain the right to an additional 40,000 acre-feet of water currently stored in Sacramento Metropolitan Utility District reservoirs. Recently, some El Dorado County supervisors and […]

No Comment / March 30, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Drought relief hopes melting away

Frank Gehrke, Department of Water Resources chief of California Cooperative Snow Surveys, uses a hollow tube to collect a snow sample during the March 3 snow survey at Phillips Station near Sierra at Tahoe. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The results of Tuesday’s snow survey at Phillips Station were disappointing with an average of 6.7 inches of snow on the ground and slightly less than 1 inch of water content. At only 5 percent of the historical average for the site, the results were actually down from last month’s average of 12 percent. “It’s pretty grim,” said Frank Gehrke, chief […]

Comments Off / March 04, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Longtime editor of the Mountain Democrat retiring

After almost 37 years at the Mountain Democrat — virtually all of it as an editor — Mike Raffety is retiring as of Feb. 23. The Mountain Democrat is a sister publication of Village Life, Cameron Park Life and other McNaughton-owned newspapers. A fixture at the paper for more than a generation, Raffety has served in multiple capacities — reporter, […]

Comments Off / February 19, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mohr named to CPCSD

Margaret Mohr was selected to fill the vacancy on the board of the Cameron Park Community Services District las month. The opening was created after Vicky Neibauer resigned in December. Mohr is the chief marketing officer for e.Republic. Her current duties with the company include company branding, external marketing efforts, public relation campaigns, developing advertising campaigns […]

Comments Off / January 29, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »