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C. J. Box Jr. spins an interesting tale

Larry Weitzman Special to Village Life Joe Pickett may be the most famous Fish and Game Warden in Wyoming. The devoted husband, doting father of three and dedicated state employee is yet as frail and sensitive as anyone and certainly not a superman. But his stories are known worldwide as his creator, author Charles James […]

No Comment / February 15, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Academic Decathlon winning speech by Jenna Breedlove, Oak Ridge High School

Optimism Winston Churchill once said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” But what is optimism? First and foremost, optimism is defined as having a hopeful attitude towards the future. According to Harvard Health Publications there are two types of optimism: dispositional and explanatory. Dispositional is […]

No Comment / February 15, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

My Turn: Drought, flood and flow — time for changes

In California drought and flood cycles seem to go hand in hand. It is part of nature. Residents are forced to ration water one year and watch it go out the Golden Gate the next. For decades state officials rally around a water crisis, yet grapple with making hard decisions to reduce risk of the next […]

No Comment / February 14, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Garden Guru: Native California buckeye

We have been blessed with an abundance of much needed rainfall so far this season. I’m grateful for the rain but must confess that these short, dark, rainy days have me longing for spring.  We have a local native tree that seems to share my sentiments. It never bothers waiting for spring. I’m talking about Aesculus californica, […]

No Comment / February 08, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Financial Focus: What’s smarter — paying off debts or investing?

If you’re just starting out in your career, you will need to be prepared to face some financial challenges along the way — but here’s one that’s not unpleasant: choosing what to do with some extra disposable income. When this happens, what should you do with the money? Your decisions could make a real difference in […]

No Comment / February 07, 2017 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Tyson Adams

U.S. Air Force Airman Tyson L. Adams graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, 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 also earn four credits toward […]

2 Comments / February 06, 2017 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Trojan wrestling rallies

Despite battling through injuries and an early deficit, the Oak Ridge Trojans rallied to a 47-27 win Tuesday night in a meet with the Woodcreek Timberwolves. The match began at 170 pounds with Woodcreek scoring the first points; jumping out to a very quick 15-0 lead over Oak Ridge. After two forfeits by the Timberwolves, […]

No Comment / January 30, 2017 | Posted in Sports | Read More »