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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 »

California Rambling: Wintering in the Carson Valley

When an area is overpopulated or forage is thin, wildlife will migrate elsewhere. This happened some years ago when young bald eagles discovered the Carson Valley in neighboring Douglas County, Nev. Now, each January and February, dozens of bald eagles return during their migration north to Canada. They’re attracted by the area’s relatively mild winter […]

No Comment / January 25, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Oak Ridge falls short to Del Oro

LOOMIS — Coming off of their win over Folsom last week, the Trojans travelled to Del Oro last Thursday cautiously optimistic against the long-standing league champions. Action started at 147 pounds with Chase Patterson teching Nathan Magee. Jack Santina was leading for Oak Ridge in the 154-pound match until Kobe Woltz got a takedown with […]

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My Turn: Access to healthcare coverage

The 2016 election is behind us. America will inaugurate a new president and the federal government will transition to one-party control of the legislative and executive branches of government. That power transfer means we are headed for changes to federal healthcare laws. We don’t know what those changes will look like at this point. While […]

Comments Off on My Turn: Access to healthcare coverage / January 18, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: Avoiding a crisis

It is Monday and Mary is at work ready to start her day. As she is settling in, her office line rings and it is Peggy, her mom’s next-door neighbor. Peggy is concerned about Mary’s mom because she stopped by for a visit this morning and noticed several issues. Mary’s mom appeared un-showered, mail was […]

Comments Off on Ask a Care Manager: Avoiding a crisis / January 18, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Garden Guru: Ornamental garden tips

During this time of year when frost blankets our mornings and the daylight doesn’t last quite as long as we’d like, there may not seem to be a lot to do in the ornamental garden. Nothing could be further from the truth. I often receive questions from concerned gardeners inquiring what measures need to be […]

Comments Off on Garden Guru: Ornamental garden tips / January 11, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Message from the EID GM: From strength to strength

It is a pleasure to write these words after having been on a medical leave of absence from the El Dorado Irrigation District. Facing medical challenges can focus the mind and provide a new vantage point for addressing immediate and future challenges. So it is not only a pleasure to return to the important challenges […]

Comments Off on Message from the EID GM: From strength to strength / January 04, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »