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Heat-related fires a real threat

“With hot summer weather upon us, everyone needs to be pay attention to what can cause a fire, either in a structure or outdoors, and work towards preventing a fire” cautions Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire. “There are several large fires burning in the northern part of California […]

No Comment / July 13, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Storm hopes to dominate the diamond

The Sierra Valley Storm 10U team celebrated a section championship victory. Courtesy photo

For most kids the month of July means water parks, camping, and family vacations. For the ball players in the Sierra Valley Storm baseball program July means only one thing — All-Stars. Starting June 30 all six Sierra Valley teams took to the road to open up sectional play in Vacaville and Rocklin. Of the six teams […]

No Comment / July 11, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Tasmanian Devils send Penguins waddling

Taz and Penguin swimmers compete in the backstroke at Saturday's meet where the Taz came out on top, remaining undefeated. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils overcame their arch-rivals, the Park Terrace Penguins, with a win of 416 – 373, on July 7 at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District swimming pool. Both Suburban Swim League clubs entered Saturday’s contest with identical 4-0 records. “It’s going to be nails, man,” said Taz head coach Jason […]

No Comment / July 09, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Freedom ’98 explodes for gold

Freedom '98 Coach Ed Fuchs celebrates with Gabriella O'€™Connor, Megan Gisin, Hannah Lewandowski, Alex Gisin, Jaycie Schenone, Britney Johnson, Sarah Kelly, Olivia Teerlink and Coach Beth Fuchs, back row left to right, as well as Angelica Huettl, Madison Jana, Taryn Perez, Natalie Cowlishaw, Riley West and Shannon Fuchs, front row left to right. Not pictured are Megan Williams and Paige Garvey. Courtesy photo

American River Futbol Club’s Freedom ’98 girls soccer team placed first in their own ARFC Independence Cup at the Cherry Island Soccer Complex, June 30 and July 1. Defense consisted of goalkeepers Alexa Gisin and Shannon Fuchs with defensive backs Riley West, Taryn Perez, Megan and Alexa Gisin. Offense proved equally strong with goals scored […]

No Comment / July 09, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Sparks fly at tourney

Sparks celebrate — Proudly holding their tournament trophies are, back row left to right: Kendel Gisin, Abby Morgado, Coach Jason Gulbransen, Laci Smith, Kendel Hoffman, Sarah Cox, Julin Kenison, Coach Ryan Smith and Juliet Dias; front row left to right: Grace Stiveson, Ainsley Smith, Ashley Abel and Luci Gulbransen. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO —  The Prospector Soccer Club U11 girls’ soccer team, Sparks, placed first at their first tournament of the season, American River Futbol Club’s Independence Cup at Cherry Island, June 29 through July 1. Sparks ignited quickly in their first game to win 4-0 against River City United FC Freedom. Goalkeeper Juliet Dias and her […]

No Comment / July 09, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Water: How much is the right amount?

By Dr. Steven Long One of the most common questions people ask me is how much water should I drink everyday? Let me explain without drowning you in too much information. You have probably heard these tales. You need to drink eight, 8-ounce glasses of water a day. Drinking 2 liters per day is the […]

No Comment / July 05, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Education first: A safe place for our students

Vicki Barber

Education plays an important role in the future of our children, community, state and country. At the El Dorado County Office of Education we use every resource available to ensure our students are better prepared and equipped to succeed in the future. The people of California gave us one key resource when they approved Proposition […]

No Comment / July 05, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »