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Lindsay’s got spirit

Former Oak Ridge cheerleader Lindsay Lee took her spirit to Colorado. The Pack 12 cheerleader now roots for the Buffaloes. Courtesy photo

Twice a week Lindsay Lee wakes up at 6 a.m. for her “dreaded” lifting and endurance workouts — part of the 18-year-old University of Colorado cheerleader’s practices. Some may see this, plus three more days of three-hour practices, as deal-breaking sacrifice; Lee considers cheerleading a confidence booster that has helped smooth her transition from an […]

3 Comments / January 20, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 10-16

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Vandalism Jan. 10: A Gresham Drive resident reported vandalism in his neighborhood. Good find Jan. 10: A wallet was found on Serrano Parkway. Too much Jan. 11: Deputies responding to a disturbance call on Planeta Way reportedly found a 35-year-old man too intoxicated to […]

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It’s go time

Shyam Das, 8, of El Dorado Hills, shouts for joy as his car, clocked at 195 mile per hour, wins the Bears Division race at Pack 645's Pinewood Derby at Lake Forest Elementary School on Saturday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Pack 645 Cub Scouts revved their engines at the pack’s Pinewood Derby Saturday. OK, no engines allowed but more than 40 Scouts in first through fifth grade competed, cheering on their handmade cars as they zipped down the track during “Muscle Car Madness” at Lake Forest Elementary School. The event was especially exciting for Austin […]

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Cameron Park Crime Watch: January 2013

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Theft on Knollwood Jan. 2: A petty theft was reported on Knollwood Court. Smash-n-grab Jan. 3:  A thief smashed the side window of a vehicle parked on Estepa Drive and stole several items. The victim estimated a $740 financial loss. Taken Jan. 3: A […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 2-9, 2013

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Just grand Jan. 2: A grand theft was reported on Monte Verde Drive. Mail grab Jan. 2: A Lakehills Drive resident spotted an unidentified person stealing mail from a neighbor’s mailbox. Party downer Jan. 3: Three teen boys, ages 17 and 16, received citations […]

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Student of the Month: Justin Heckman

It takes a village — Rotary Student of the Month Justin Heckman is surrounded by supporters and admirers. Left to right: Teacher Cori Alameda, Silva Valley Principal Kathy Holliman, special education teacher Karen Schott, teacher/tutor Michelle Presnall, Rotary Club President Wayne Lowery, Dad John Heckman, Mom Kelly Heckman, Sister Katie Heckman, 13, and Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Just call him “The Little Engine That Could.” That’s how Silva Valley Elementary teachers describe fifth-grader Justin Heckman, the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ Student of the Month. “He has the attitude of ‘I think I can, I think I can’,” said special education teacher Karen Schott. “Justin is one of those students who […]

3 Comments / January 09, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Mik’ takes the oath

District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco is sworn in by Judge Suzanne Kingsbury Monday morning. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Ron Mikulaco became District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco Monday morning, taking the oath of office in the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting room at the county government center in Placerville. El Dorado County Superior Court Presiding Judge Suzanne N. Kingsbury administered the oath to Mikulaco, as well as new District 3 Supervisor (and […]

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