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Local Scouts tour the East Coast treasures

Scouts look on at the changing of the guard at the Tomb of  the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. Courtesy photo

By Will Leszinske Boy Scouts from El Dorado Hills recently toured the East coast before the National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. The four-day tour, started at 4 a.m., when we arrived at the Sacramento International Airport. From there we headed to Philadelphia. As a troop, we saw a lot of cool things in […]

No Comment / August 05, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Soil for gardeners, gardeners for the soil

Only 10 percent of the Earth’s surface is soil. It feeds all of us who grow and move around on the land and air. No soil, no food. Good soil for plant life — including gardening — is about 45 percent minerals (broken down rock) and 4 percent organic material (decomposed plant and animal matter). […]

No Comment / August 04, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Health-care reform: How does it affect you?

In June 2012 comprehensive health-care reform became the law of the land. Do you know how will it affect you? The major provisions will be effective in 2014. How will health coverage change? The health-care reform law contains provisions that expand benefits, improve access to health care, and protect the rights of consumers. Here are […]

No Comment / August 01, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Storm takes consolation title in Los Alamitos

Sierra Valley Storm 10s have rattled off 12 straight wins and out-scored their opponents 187 to 30, earning the section, regional and super regional title. Courtesy photo

On July 25 the Sierra Valley Storm 10s continued their run to “win the last game” in Los Alamitos where they faced teams whose members have been playing together since they were 6 years old. This group of 10s from El Dorado Hills and surrounding areas is the second generation of competitive ball players coached […]

No Comment / July 24, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Brothers water ski Catalina

Water skiier Dallas Diel and his team in the boat reach the finish line at the International Open-Ocean Water Ski Competition in Long Beach. Courtesy photo

Saturday, July 20, began as a typical, gray overcast morning in Long Beach; however, nothing was typical about the roar of 69 boats, mostly twin-engine, open-ocean race boats, leaving the shores on a round-trip adventure to Catalina Island and back. Following each boat, attached to a 200-foot-long line, highly competitive water skiers navigated the rough […]

No Comment / July 24, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Scouts skate, raft and zip at Jamboree

By Jacob Bassett On the bus ride to the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, the scouts from El Dorado County got very excited. Before we arrived at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia we had to go through a long line of buses trying to check in. It was a very long wait, but necessary […]

No Comment / July 24, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sophia wins silver

Sophia Barden heads to the world twirling championship next month in Holland. Courtesy photo

Sophia Barden placed second at the 55th National Baton Twirling Championships held this year in Daytona Beach, Fla. The 12-year-old placed first in both state and regional competitions held in California. Her twirling season will continue as she competes in Almere, Holland, next month as the youngest member of the USA Twirling Team.   The daughter of Craig and […]

No Comment / July 23, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »