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Grow For It! Fragrant flowering plants

By Kit Smith UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Fragrant flowers add so much to the garden. Before planting any plant, consider the plant’s needs in terms of irrigation, soil nutrients, sun, air and space. Find that spot in the yard and the plant will most likely thrive. A summertime favorite is the gardenia; it likes […]

Comments Off / May 05, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Girl Scout brings library to her neighborhood

Girl Scout Sarah Lundell built a Little Free Library at Waterford Park. Courtesy photo

Waterford residents were greeted with a surprise at their annual Easter egg hunt on April 6 at Waterford Park. Sarah Lundell unveiled a Little Free Library she built and filled with books to earn her Girl Scout Silver Award. A Little Free Library is a kiosk where anyone may stop by and pick up a book […]

Comments Off / April 29, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Wrestling brings home championship

Champions Mikey Mells and Kaden West hold their trophies. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club earned its first State Championship team title at the two-day championship tournament in Fresno last month. Three EDH wrestlers took the championship titles in their respective divisions — Kaden West, Mike Mello and Scotty Moore. The wrestling club competed against more than 200 other clubs from all over California. Results: Hart […]

Comments Off / April 28, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Students shine a light on art

More than 100 pieces of student-created art were on display at OaK Ridge's April 24 open house art show. The show's poster was created by student Zach Peterson. Photo by Josh Prettyman

By Morgan Lee Oak Ridge High School artists displayed their work at an inaugural art show during open house last Thursday. ORHS junior Morgan Lee and art teacher Mrs. Koch, the Art I and 3-D Design teacher at Oak Ridge High School planned the art show, which included more than 100 pieces of artwork and […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Keep Bill Schultz on the job

Periodically someone thinks it might be worth a shot at running for election against Recorder-Clerk Bill Schultz. As usual they waste their money paying the filing fee. This year’s competitor, who registered to vote in late February, was too busy to appear at the first candidates’ forum sponsored by the Tea Party in the Hills. […]

Comments Off / April 22, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EID adopts mandatory irrigation schedule, watering day restrictions effective April 22

At its Monday, April 14, board meeting, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors approved changes to its Drought Action Plan which included specific watering restrictions that will go into effect April 22. The district is currently in a Stage 2 Water Supply Warning in which the district has asked all customers to voluntarily […]

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

Club wrestlers take on Worlds

Jared Horstman placed first at Reno Worlds. Courtesy Photo

El Dorado Hills Club Wrestlers showed off their determined talents at the recent Reno Worlds national championship. EDH wrestler Jared Horstman placed first in his weight category. After winning his first match by pin, Horstman followed up by tech falling his next two opponents, 16-0 and 16-0, to get into the finals where he defeated […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »