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Two Trojan champions

ON A ROLE: Trojan senior Jack Root, pictured against Nevada Union, won the discus and shot put events last weekend at the Bella Vista Invitational. Photo by Jerry Heinzer

FAIR OAKS — Oak Ridge track and field athletes at the Bella Vista Bronco Invitational Saturday with many Trojan athletes obtaining seasonal or personal best. Conditions were ideal early: ferfect weather in the morning with mild temperatures and no wind, but quite warm in the afternoon. Twenty teams participated in the invitational. The top six […]

Comments Off / April 18, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

My Turn: Restore local control for drought management

During its March 28 meeting the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors voted to rescind the drought emergency that has been in continuous effect since Feb. 4, 2014. In fact, the board would have unanimously rescinded its drought declaration entirely were it not for the state’s mandate to continue to implement the district’s drought […]

Comments Off / April 17, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: Communication and Alzheimer’s disease

Communication is an important part of our life; it allows us to relate to one another. Communication is more than just talking and listening; it involves understanding and interpreting. In people with dementia, nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls memory, thinking and judgment are damaged, interrupting the passage of messages between […]

Comments Off / April 13, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Folsom sailor wins Folsom Lake race

Keim Geil and Will Deutsch made all the right choices to come from behind and win the Trans-Folsom Regatta on Folsom Lake April 2. Photo by John Poimiroo

Will Deutsch, 38, of Folsom, sailed his Santana 20, Four Sirens, the fastest of 14 sailboats to win the 35th Trans-Folsom Regatta on Folsom Lake April 2. The Trans-Folsom Regatta is a long-distance pursuit race in which heavier or slower-rated boats start first. “You always know where your boat stands in this sort of regatta,” said […]

Comments Off / April 11, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Root takes 1st in discus throw

Jack Root

ROCKLIN — The Oak Ridge track and field athletes competed very well at the Thunder Invitational at Rocklin High last weekend. Fifty-three teams competed and many Trojan athletes obtained personal bests despite the cool rainy conditions. Senior Jack Root led the varsity boys by taking first in the discus with a throw of 159-6 and […]

Comments Off / April 11, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

My Turn: Potential record voter turnout

The 2016 elections are shaping up to be possibly some of the busiest El Dorado County has experienced. We currently have 106,022 registered voters in our county. We have the Presidential Primary election on June 7 and the Presidential General Election on Nov. 8. Both of those elections should see approximately 70 to 75 percent of our voters using […]

Comments Off / April 06, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Legos help children learn about trash

The Green People team, Cadie Cox, George Kisling, Abbigail Reding and Eric Clements, left to right, present their Lego creation. Courtesy photo

Thousands of brightly colored, molded plastic pieces brightened the Holy Trinity gymnasium when Holy Trinity School hosted its annual Junior Lego Robotics Exposition. Since the beginning of the year nine teams met once a week before school to conceptualize, design and build a table top Lego creation that encompassed the theme Waste Wise. Last month teams came together […]

Comments Off / April 06, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »