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Winter squash: A confession

Winter squash come in all colors and shapes. They keep for months, making them a great decorative piece in addition to a delicious meal. Courtesy photo

By Paula Bertram UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardener Dear Readers, I have a confession: I’ve got a crush on winter squash (Cucurbita), hence forth “WS” in this article. All the warning signs are there: obsessive thumbing through catalogues for pictures and descriptions, daydreaming about WS — those hunky shapes, those amazing colors, talking to […]

Comments Off / June 02, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Athletes of the Year named

Keaton Subjeck

Oak Ridge High School has honored the following athletes for their outstanding performances during the 2012-13 school year: Freshmen Female Athlete of the Year: Emily DeMure (volleyball, track) Freshmen Male Athlete of the Year: Tommy Dunnigan (football, basketball) Sophomore Female Athlete of the Year: Madisyn Hallare (lacrosse) Sophomore Male Athlete of the Year: Ryan Sullivan […]

Comments Off / May 26, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Sipes headed to States

Oak Ridge High School’s Jacob Sipes will represent his school at the state track and field meet. The junior qualified to compete in the 300-meter hurdles with his third place finish at the Masters last week. “It has been quite a season for Jacob in the 300-meter hurdles,” according to coach Rob Fairley. “His first race […]

Comments Off / May 26, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oh! Oh! Oleander!

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As spring warms into summer, one of the highest color impacts we enjoy along our roadways and in our landscapes has to be the bountiful, blooming oleander. Oleanders are characterized by summer blooming, heavily scented flowers that may be red, pink, white or yellow depending on cultivar. In our warm climate area, the leaves are […]

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

Eagle Scout Greg Stein takes flight

Eagle Scout Greg Stein

Greg Stein of El Dorado Hills Troop 465 earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Greg’s Court of Honor will be held at the Placerville Airport at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 1. Greg’s project is an outdoor bulletin board for the Placerville EAA Chapter 512, located just outside of the EAA hangar at the Placerville […]

Comments Off / May 23, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

U13A Lady Trojans have a great season

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The El Dorado Hills U13A Lady Trojans lacrosse team made it to the recent championship game against Diablo. The two-goal loss was the Girls A Division lacrosse team’s only loss of the season. Congratulations to coaches Randy Gross and Darin White, and their amazing team: Emily White, Ellie Crook, Kendall Carlsen, Lauren Tilly, Brianne Gross, Gabrielle Ipasso, […]

Comments Off / May 22, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

EDH Wrestlers come in second

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El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club grapplers placed second out 110 teams at the recent California USA Greco State Wrestling Championships held in Fresno. This is the highest any El Dorado Hills wrestling team has ever placed in the state. The wretlers came in second to Team Palomino Academy by four points and ahead of an elite […]

Comments Off / May 19, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »