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Veerkamp retirement ceremony: Colleagues share their memories

FAREWELL CHIEF — Captain Mike Wilson, left,  presents the flag to Brian Veerkamp Wednesday at the retirement ceremony at station 85 in El Dorado Hills.  Standing next to Brian is his wife Lori. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

“I was working in Cameron Park and we had a potential merger with El Dorado Hills Fire coming up that wasn’t going well. I remember Brian and Larry (former chief Fry) walking into the fire house – I’ll never forget their confident, competent stature. Brian asked me how things were going and for some reason […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Waterford HOA shakeup: New roof spurs recall

ROUGHED UP OVER A ROOF? Tony Marchionna stands in fron of his Waterford home, where he recently installed a composition roof with HOA board approval. The board's approval angered some in the upscale community and now those serving face a recall election. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Waterford Village Homeowners Association board members face a recall following their approval of composition roof in the otherwise tile and shake shingled El Dorado Hills neighborhood. Ballots will be counted during a Waterford residents only meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 31 at Fire Station 85 on El Dorado Hills Boulevard. Ballots can be carried […]

2 Comments / January 17, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

CVS inches closer to new home

ON THE MOVE? The CVS/Pharmacy in Marketplace at Town Center could move down the road to the corner of White Roack and Latrobe roads. The El Dorado County Planning Commission recently reaffirmed the company's proposal to build at the new site. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Although company officials haven’t yet told their Marketplace at Town Center landlord, CVS/Pharmacy could move to a new location. Thursday, the El Dorado County Planning Commission reaffirmed CVS’ plans to opening another store less than a thousand feet away from its current location over the objections of Marketplace owner Dr. Charles Syers, a San Mateo […]

Comments Off / January 13, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: What are your fitness goals for 2011?

Elizabeth Rosendahl, 7, El Dorado Hills “I’m getting strong for basketball. I’m on the Monarchs at the CSD. We'€™re the only all girls team in a boys' league.”

Asked at the El Dorado Hills Sports Club Elizabeth Rosendahl, 7, El Dorado Hills “€œI’m getting strong for basketball. I’€™m on the Monarchs at the CSD. We’€™re the only all girls team in a boys’ league.”€ Gina Parker, Camino “We’re a running family. My husband and I are training for a half marathon in April, […]

Comments Off / January 10, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

O’Camb named interim EDH fire chief

Interim El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Jim O'Camb

El Dorado Hills Fire District Deputy Chief Jim O’Camb will become interim chief when outgoing Chief Brian Veerkamp steps down Jan. 19. The decision was announced before a packed house at a special Jan. 5 board meeting, and allays concerns of firefighters and administrators — many of whom were present — that the board would […]

1 Comment / January 07, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

New CSD general manager on the job

NEW ON THE JOB —€” El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager John P. Skeel stepped into his position this week. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Three jet-lagged Colorado imports started school in El Dorado Hills Jan. 4. Their father, John P. Skeel, began a different educational process last week when he assumed the El Dorado Hills Community Services District general manager position. Skeel and his family arrived in Sacramento late Monday from a vacation in the Florida Keys. The family is […]

Comments Off / January 05, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

A mooving experience: EDH firefighters make special New Year’s Eve delivery

SPECIAL DELIVERY —€” El Dorado Hills Fire Department Battalion Chief John Niehues, left, and cattle owner Stephen Marsh spend some time with little "Chief," the calf firefighters delivered on New Year's Eve. Marsh and his wife own the cow and calf, who they say just might become a family pet. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Most of the Angus beef El Dorado Hills firefighters encounter is on a plate. But on New Year’s Eve Battalion Chief John Niehues’ crew encountered some on the hoof, delivering a healthy bull-calf in a pasture off Bass Lake Road. The crew was headed to Station 86 for a training drill when an EID employee […]

Comments Off / January 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »