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Placerville concert lets freedom ring

On Veterans Day weekend, Placerville’s Edwin Markham School will host Camerata California Chamber Choir and VITA Chamber Orchestra presenting their critically acclaimed program “Let Freedom Ring.” The program includes “Lincoln Lyrics,” which includes poetry by Edwin Markham, the famous Placerville poet and educator from the 1800s for whom the school is named. Markham’s poetry was […]

Comments Off / October 27, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Coco, Prada endorsed

Our editorial board having spent nearly an hour each with three candidates running for the El Dorado Irrigation District board, we have a different take on them than many of the establishment groups supporting one candidate or another. For Division 4, it was crystal clear to us that Dr. Dale Coco is an outstanding candidate […]

Comments Off / October 27, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Mighty Mites win big

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The Mighty Mite Jr. Trojans won their game agains Woodcreek Saturday, 32-6. The team, coached by James Greule, plays in the Sierra Athletic Conference and playoffs begin Nov. 2 at Oak Ridge High School.

Comments Off / October 23, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Another Eagle soars

Eagle Scout Nathan Klaff

Nathan Klaff of Boy Scout Troop 465 in El Dorado Hills received his Eagle Scout award on Sept. 10. The Eagle Scout award is the highest rank offered by the Boy Scouts of America. Nathan earned 34 merit badges, 13 badges more than the required 21 badges for the Eagle Scout rank. Nathan is also […]

Comments Off / October 23, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cross country: Trojans 1st at Granite Bay

FIRST — The winning Lady Trojan cross country team from left: race winner Rachel Peterson, Arial Hendrickson, Mikhayla Polivka, Peyton Wright, Sarah Dolley, Briana Dulgar. Photo by Cindi Dulgar

CARMICHAEL — The Oak Ridge High cross-country teams competed at the recent Granite Bay Invitational at Ancil Hoffman Park. The varsity course was 5,000 meters — 3.1 miles — and the Frosh/Soph course was 4,000 meters — 2.5 miles. Harriers from 10 schools participated in the invitational. Eight Oak Ridge athletes received medals. The Oak […]

Comments Off / October 23, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

What did we learn from the shutdown?

Government is simply a word for the things we decide to do together. And if there is one lesson that the recent 16-day government shutdown taught us, it is this: There are a lot of things we Americans have decided to do, together, and people were angry when these things were taken away. Michelle Langbehn […]

Comments Off / October 20, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Trojans squash Sheldon

Trojan Justin Priest brings the ball down in the end zone for a touchdown. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

By Scott Warden Host Oak Ridge broke from an early tie with 35 second-quarter points Friday to completely dominate Sheldon 56-7 and improve to 6-1 on the season. “We started out a little shaky defensively on that first possession then our team game to life. Everyone played hard and our running backs were able to […]

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