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Ask a care manager: Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving burden

Jessica M. Myers, MSW Nelly is 83 years old and in end-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Family began to notice signs of memory loss when Nelly was in her mid-60s. They noticed that she would become forgetful, would forget to pay bills on time or would get confused about her mail and send money to solicitors thinking […]

Comments Off / January 15, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Freshmen clinch Toss-Up title

The freshmen Trojans hold their Toss Up trophy. From left to right in picture: coach Allen McCoy , Richard Hull, Hayden Nabers, Matt Johnson, Drew Day, Koelbe DiMauro, Tyler McLaughlin, Addison Frese, Max Van Deventer, Nate Otto, Ritvik Shrivastava, Ivan Brustad, Tyler VanderVeer and assistant coach Sheri Millhollin. Courtesy photo

The Oak Ridge freshman boys basketball team claimed victory in the Trojan Toss-Up tournament last week. After defeating Vista del Lago, 72-36, the boys battled Rio Americano for the second time this season. The Trojans won the game in overtime, 73-70.  On Dec. 30, the freshmen claimed the championship title in a hard fought battle over Del Oro, 55-48. […]

Comments Off / January 08, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Guest column: My analysis of EID

By Dale Coco In preparation for this report I met with staff, toured facilities and reviewed relevant documents. This involved multiple encounters lasting two to five hours each and extensive travel. I did this for two reasons: to fully inform myself about EID in order to perform my duties as a director to the best […]

Comments Off / January 04, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Tibetan Monks return to county

Tibetan Monks create a sand mandala. They will make another one here during their visit. Photo courtesy of the Sacred Stream Foundation

El Dorado County has a very special tradition to begin the new year with, a tradition now in its 12th year and perhaps unique in the nation. Here in the foothills, backed by snow-covered Sierra Nevada peaks, residents begin each year with a two-week visit by the Tibetan monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery. With its […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

New technology chief will join McNaughton Newspapers

Taylor Buley will be the chief technologist at McNaughton Newspapers, overseeing information technology and development across five sites. Photo by Fred Gladdis/McNaughton Newspapers

By Tanya Perez McNaughton Newspapers Figuring out the best way to bring news to readers in an online format is a challenge that even the biggest media outlets haven’t yet mastered. But Taylor Buley is planning to do that for McNaughton Newspapers. Beginning in January, Buley will be the chief technologist at McNaughton Newspapers, overseeing […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Club wrestlers compete at Oakdale

Coach Benjamin West, Kaden West, Reece Kopka, Christian Pebley and Coach Kevin Pebley, left to right, pose for a photo after the Oakdale competition. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club wrestlers competed at the Dec. 14 Oakdale Jr. Classic TOC qualifier with two — Justin Hall and Kaden West — taking first place in their respective categories. West, a seventh-grader, and Hall, an eighth-grader, have qualified for the Tournament of Champions, joining fellow wrestler Jared Horstman. Other results from the Oakdale Jr. […]

Comments Off / December 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Ski resorts open; dress for success on the slopes

Northstar opened late last month. Here skiers enjoy the seeing the Ritz-Carlton as they go up and come back down the mountain. Courtesy photo

• Boreal Mountain: Open • Northstar California: Open • Heavenly Mountain Resort: Open • Mt. Rose: Open • Kirkwood Mountain Resort: Open • Squaw Valley: Open • Sugar Bowl: Open Although no major snowstorms have descended on Northern California and left Lake Tahoe ski resorts giddy with excitement over enormous snow totals, skiing and snowboarding season has begun. The cold weather and […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »