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My turn: County government, change and ‘What do you mean we’re moving to Phoenix?’

By Karl Weiland El Dorado County Assessor Everybody  knows an old dilapidated house. You know the kind, where you can’t flush the toilet if someone’s in the shower. Where the fuse box is so old that using the garage door opener while the dishwasher is running blows the fuse and kills half the lights in […]

No Comment / June 20, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EDH wrestlers triumph at Fresno tourney

EDH wrestlers bring home Bear Head trophies from state tournament in Fresno. Pictured are, back row: coaches Lyndel Deatherage, Kevin Pebley, Clarence Moore, Kyle West and Benjamin West;
front row, Kaden West, Brody Deatherage, Christian Pebley, Scotty Moore and Kenyen Middleton. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club wrestlers brought home the trophies from the Dave Shultz Freestyle State Tournament at Selland Arena in Fresno earlier this month. First-grader Christian Pebley wrestled seven times and came home with a well earned 5th place medal. Second-grader Kenyen Middleton placed 4th, third-grader Brody Deatherage placed 3rd, third-grader Scotty Moore place 1st, fifth-grader Kaden […]

No Comment / June 16, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Wellman an All American

Oak Ridge lacrosse player Josh Wellman, seen here last season was recently named an All American. Village Life file photo by Pat Dollins

BALTIMORE — U.S. Lacrosse recently announced the first of three groups of high school boys’ lacrosse players named U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American, All-Academic honorees or Bob Scott Award winners. Nearly 80 players were recognized for their efforts on and off the field, including Oak Ridge junior Josh Wellman, one of 49 All Americans selected. […]

No Comment / June 13, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

STC season features Crazy Horse, Romeo and Mr. Green

Sacramento Theatre Company is pleased to announce the 2013-14 season. STC places priority on shows that are on the reading list for local schools, and shows that offer our students the opportunity to perform alongside our professional actors in age appropriate roles. The shows “Pride and Prejudice” Oct. 2-27, 2013 Based on Jane Austen’s novel, this […]

No Comment / June 12, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Girl Scouts turn lunch waste into cash

Girl Scouts proudly pose with all the juice pouches they collected. Courtesy photo

Girl Scout Troop 1126 helped reduce waste at Oak Meadow Elementary School in El Dorado Hills, all while raising money for school supplies for homeless children. The troop of fifth-grade girls recently completed a year-long Journey program exploring electricity and energy savings. The troop chose to participate in the TerraCycle program as its final project. […]

No Comment / June 12, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sports news briefs

Oak Ridge pitching alums Jordan Mills and Jeff McKenzie were both taken in the 28th round of last week’s Major League Baseball draft. Mills a junior at St. Mary’s, was taken with the first pick of the round by the Houston Astros and has the option to sign or return to school for his senior season. Currently pitching in […]

No Comment / June 09, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

High school educators earn Crystal Apples

Vista Del Lago High School teacher Sham Sidhu and student Hunter Ales, Oak Ridge Principal Steve Wehr and student Rebecca Dudley and Folsom High School student Austin White and teacher Mark Nelson celebrate at the Crystal Apple Award ceremony. Courtesy photo

The sixth annual Crystal Apple Awards night honored three high school educators from Oak Ridge, Folsom and Vista del Lago high schools. More than 100 students from the early morning seminary program sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints selected teachers who they felt have shown exceptional dedication and positive influence.  The […]

No Comment / June 06, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »