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Jr. Trojans help Cal team win in Florida

El Dorado Hills Jr. Trojans Bailey Smith, Jack Laing, Cameron Allie, Nate Otto, JT Eichorn, left to right, were selected to be on the 2013 Shrine Bowl Football Team. Courtesy photo

Congratulations to five El Dorado Hills Jr. Trojans. Eighth-graders Bailey Smith, Jack Laing, Cameron Allie, Nate Otto and JT Eichorn were selected to be on the 2013 South Youth Shrine football team benefitting Shriners Hospital. Collectively they raised more than $4,000 for the hospital. On Nov. 16 the California South team defeated the California North […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

El Dorado Hills gets into the holiday spirit

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District tree is all lit up at the corner of El Dorado Hills Boulevard and Harvard Way. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

A little snow and great Christmas events brought the community together last week.          

Comments Off / December 09, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,Gallery Posts | Read More »

Obamacare failure

The so-called “Affordable Care Act”, better known as Obamacare, was a disaster to start with and gets worse every day. It’s such a confusing mess, with ever-changing targets, that even the Obama Administration itself seems to be winging it on the biggest social policy shift since the New Deal. Last month, the president committed a […]

1 Comment / December 05, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Mediterranean herbs

By Joan Jenkins UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardener Mediterranean herbs originated around the Mediterranean Sea in Greece, Italy, France, Spain and other lands with a warm sunny climate. They like the alkaline, fast draining soils with good mineral content common to the area. They also prefer full sun, meaning a minimum of six hours […]

Comments Off / December 01, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Trojan sophomore wins at Wildhorse

Oak Ridge sophomore Dylan VanderVeer, pictured with NCJGT's Mike Lucas, holds his award for winning the two-day Wildhorse Junior Open. Photo by David VanderVeer

Oak Ridge sophomore Dylan VanderVeer birdied a playoff hole to win the recent two-day, third annual Wildhorse Junior Open. VanderVeer shot a 75 in the first round and an 80 in the second at the Northern California Junior Golf Tour event. Eighteen boys, ages 15 to 18, participated, including another El Dorado Hills Player — Kevin […]

Comments Off / November 27, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Draining Folsom

Folsom Lake was at 26 percent of capacity as of Nov. 19. And it’s shrinking. The South Fork of the American River below Salmon Falls Bridge looks more like a creek or a canal. The 400-500 cubic feet of water flowing into Folsom Lake from the North and South forks is only because of releases […]

Comments Off / November 26, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

What a view …. journey complete

The views around the Tahoe Rim Trail are spectacular, as El Dorado Hills hiker Shawn Burton found out on his journey. He finished the 167-mile hike in 13 days. Courtesy photo

This is the third and final installment of hiker Shawn Burton’s journal as he hiked the Tahoe Rim Trail last month. Oct. 13 One-hundred and eighteen miles complete, 49 miles to go. It’s been great getting to spend time with my brother. Today we hiked through the heart of Desolation Wilderness. We started out walking past Lake […]

2 Comments / November 20, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »