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Ask a care manager: The circle of life — change

Most people do not like change. Change will happen throughout our lives and we need to find appropriate ways to cope. A good example: teenagers who do not want their parents telling them when to be home, who to be friends with and when to get their chores done. Teens eventually mature and realize that their […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Lamson headed to NorCal TOCs

Justin “Boomer” Lamson started the wrestling season off strongly by qualifying for the NorCal TOC Wrestling Tournament by finishing first in the recent qualifier held at Liberty High School in Brentwood, California. Earlier in October, Lamson competed in Freakshow Wrestling Tournament, a national tournament held in Las Vegas, Nevada where he placed fifth. Currently a […]

Comments Off / December 07, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Local youth to compete at Junior Olympics event

Carson Karr will head to Albuquerque, New Mexico for the USA Track and Field’s Junior Olympic Cross Country National Championships.Courtesy photo

Nine year-old El Dorado Hills resident Carson Karr loves running. As a member of El Dorado Hills Competitive Soccer Club (EDHSC) and his elementary school’s Cross Country program, Carson spends the majority of his non-academic time running: early morning runs before school, runs before soccer practice, runs on the weekend — all in addition to […]

Comments Off / December 07, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

EID customers reduced water use by 40 percent

For the month of November El Dorado Irrigation District customers reduced their water use by 40 percent compared to November 2013. EID is required to reduce its water consumption by 28 percent from June 2015 through February 2016, compared to the same months in 2013, under a mandate issued by the State Water Resources Control Board. […]

Comments Off / December 06, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

My Turn: Preparing loved ones with dementia for the holidays

Maude sat in her comfortable chair and looked at the crowd gathered around her. Sounds of holiday music playing and children running through the home echoed in her ears. “Who are these people? Why are they in my house?” Maude became upset and anxious. People she didn’t recognize kept speaking to her and asking questions […]

Comments Off / December 06, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Donation helps vets

Members of the Serrano Salute to Valor Committee and Friends of the El Dorado County Veterans Monument recently presented a $12,200 check to Folsom Lake College’s Veterans Resource Center. The funds were part of nearly $40,000 in proceeds raised to help local veterans by the two groups during the Serrano Salute to Valor Golf Tournament held […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

California Rambling: Mormon Island

By the end of this winter, it may be another 60 years, or longer, before Mormon Island is seen again. For the past three years, Folsom Lake’s water level has been so low due to the drought that the dismantled Gold Rush-era town’s exposed foundations became one of the most popular attractions in El Dorado […]

Comments Off / November 25, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »