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Hometown Hero: Daniel Poole

Daniel Poole

Air Force Reserve Airman Daniel L. Poole Jr. 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 […]

Comments Off / January 04, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Marble B-ballers CSL champs

Courtesy photo

THE MARBLE VALLEY MUSTANGS wrapped up an awesome season Dec. 11, beating Camino in the final round of the El Dorado County Sports League Championships. The 8th-graders defeated Markham Middle School and Gold Trail on their way to their meeting with Camino, which ended with a score of 53-29. Gavin Smith led the team in […]

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Alpine death highlights importance of ski safety

By Jeffrey Weidel Mother Lode News correspondent Each ski season tragedy occurs on the slopes nationwide and awakens people to the inherent dangers that can occur in this winter sport. The latest reminder that skiing and snowboarding can result in tragic consequences occurred last week when emergency search crews discovered the body of snowboarder Shawnte […]

Comments Off / January 03, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

California’s tax season now open; FTB website offers free filing services

SACRAMENTO — The Franchise Tax Board Jan. 3 announced it is now accepting 2010 state tax returns. Also, FTB provides the following updates on law changes and filing services. “FTB’s website offers free tax filing services, help with account matters, and information about the federal Earned Income Tax Credit that can put thousands of dollars in […]

Comments Off / January 03, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Little League puts hold on composite bats

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Little League International has placed a moratorium on the use of composite bats in the Little League Major division and all other baseball divisions of Little League, effective immediately. “Today’s decision of the Little League International Board of Directors Executive Committee is based on scientific research data from the University of […]

Comments Off / January 03, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Cameron Park man leads Cal Fire’s northern region

Chief Bill Holmes

Acting Cal Fire Director Chief Ken Pimlott recently announced the appointment of Cameron Park resident Bill Holmes as the agency’s Northern Region chief. “The decision to promote and leave AEU after seven and a half years was not an easy one. I still feel like I just got here and am full of ideas for the […]

Comments Off / December 30, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

SWR asks: ‘Are you ready to rehab?’

Sierra Wildlife Rescue will hold its first class of the new year, “Are You Ready to Rehab?,” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 13 at the SWR Wildlife Center, 3030 Newtown Road, Placerville. The class is designed to acquaint those who may be interested in rehabbing orphaned and injured wild animals with basic requirements […]

Comments Off / December 30, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »