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Sheriff D’Agostini names David McCracken as Search and Rescue Volunteer of the Year

Last month the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office recognized the outstanding achievements of Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteers who give of their time so that others may survive. Each year, volunteers are recognized for their outstanding contributions in Search and Rescue. In 2011 David McCracken, a Cameron Park resident, was honored as the Volunteer of the […]

Comments Off / December 08, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Burglary suspects arrested in armed incident

Two burglary suspects were arrested Tuesday evening in an incident that involved residents in the North Shingle Road area reporting a man armed with a rifle terrorizing the neighborhood. El Dorado County Sheriff’s Central Dispatch received a call of a robbery that just occurred shortly before 4 p.m. in the Sleepy Hollow residential area. A […]

Comments Off / December 07, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Holiday safety tips from the Sheriff’s Department

The holiday season is always a special time of year. It is also a time when thieves and con artist prey on innocent victims caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season.  We can never be too careful, too prepared or too aware.  So keep these tips in mind for a safe and […]

Comments Off / December 02, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Play uses ‘magic’ to promote giving


When the Master Toymaker sprinkles a touch of magic dust on the wonderful dolls he has made they come to life in a surprising way. They realize how unusual they are when they find they can walk, talk and breathe. The Master Toymaker realizes it too, and decides he does not want to sell them. […]

Comments Off / December 02, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Forest Service manages wind-driven fires

The Forest Service is currently managing five wildland fires that have burned from private land onto National Forest. The fires are a result of downed power lines and high winds spreading prescribed fires off of private lands onto adjacent National Forest land. High winds are expected in the morning, decreasing by evening. Fire personnel are working to suppress and contain […]

Comments Off / December 02, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Help is out there for problem gambling during the holidays

The holidays are a time of celebration and joy for many people. However, for individuals who are struggling with problem gambling, the holidays may be especially challenging. “People with gambling issues may use the season’s demands for extra cash as a reason to increase gambling,” said Christy White, supervising health education coordinator with the Public […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Hometown hero: Nicholas Madsen

Air Force Airman Nicholas D. Madsen graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »