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Young volunteers get lessons in compassion

Local high school students are getting real life experience and helping the community at the same time through the Marshall Hospital junior volunteer program. Volunteers include Ammal Bashir, Anuj Patel, Kameron Rogers, Ella Schultz, Ashley Petrie, Alex Schwagerus, Hannah Isenberg and Kendra Short, left to right. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Fresh faced and full of promise, Marshall Medical Center’s junior volunteers may have signed up to earn community service hours but they leave having learned a lot more about themselves and the importance of compassion. A long-standing program, Marshall’s Junior Volunteer Program invites high school students, ages 14 to 18, to give back. Some 40 students strong, annually they donate more than 3,000 […]

Comments Off / November 01, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EID Division 5 candidate Alan Day has unfinished business

Alan Day

Running for a second term on the El Dorado Irrigation District board is businessman Alan Day who said there’s still unfinished business to be addressed. “Some good things have happened at EID but we still have a long way to go as far as getting our financial house in order,” he said. “That’s my primary motivation […]

Comments Off / October 11, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EID Division 5 candidate Charles Smith wants to protect our water

Charles Smith

Running for the first time to be a board member on the El Dorado Irrigation District, Division 5, is El Dorado Hills resident Charles (Chuck) Smith. A retired business executive, Smith said he is running because he loves living in this county and wants to give something back. “This is a wonderful place to live,” Smith […]

Comments Off / October 11, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

CSD, DOT working on weeds

Weeds were back on the agenda at the Sept. 21 meeting of the Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors. Following complaints from residents last year about the weedy condition of vacant parcels and county roads in Cameron Park, the board went to work updating its weed and rubbish ordinance, adding in penalties for those […]

Comments Off / October 04, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Folsom Dam’s new spillway almost done

Kylan Kegel, U.S. Army Corps lead engineer of design for the Folsom Auxiliary Spillway project, gives El Dorado Irrigation District officials a tour of the facility. Photo by Laurie Edwards

California may be in its fifth year of drought, but that hasn’t stopped construction of an auxiliary spillway for Folsom Dam should the weather suddenly turn. Designed to provide a minimum 200-year flood protection to the Sacramento region, the spillway is a joint federal project involving the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Central Valley […]

Comments Off / October 03, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

County students make the grade

Recently released test scores for California students showed El Dorado County students doing better overall than the statewide average. On a statewide basis 49 percent of students met or exceeded the English language arts/literacy standard, according to a California Department of Education information released Aug. 24. This was an increase of 4 percentage points over last year. In El Dorado […]

Comments Off / September 12, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Weeds are a prickly issue in Cameron Park

Yet another spat has broken out in Cameron Park. This time it’s over weeds and who’s responsible for keeping them in check. Not really a new problem, the community has had a weed and rubbish abatement ordinance on the books for many years although it only covers private property. Regularly updated, in March of this year the Cameron Park Community […]

Comments Off / September 06, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »