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Take aim and join the EDH Bowmen

El Dorado Hills Bowmen President Tom Grube, 69, of El Dorado Hills, second from left, supervises Kieran Gallagher, 11 of Danville, right, and Mallory Cash, 11, of Cameron Park as they prepare to use their compound bows at El Dorado Hills Bowmen archery range on El Dorado Hills Boulevard in El Dorado Hills. Also pictured, Mallory's father, Bryan Cash, 43, of Cameron Park. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

By Shelly Thorene On any day of the week people of all ages get out their gear and target practice at the El Dorado Bowmen Range just past the fire station on El Dorado Hills Boulevard. If curiosity gets the best of you and you think you may want to join in on the fun, the range is […]

Comments Off / January 31, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

A message from Sheriff D’Agostini

Sheriff John D'Agostini

A year of achievements The year 2011 is wrapped up, and so is my first year as your sheriff. This year end report is to provide you, the community we serve, with information outlining some of the achievements by the men and women that make up your Sheriff’s Office. I believe it is my obligation […]

2 Comments / January 31, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EDH teen crowned ‘outstanding’

Sydney Claire Slaughter

Sydney Claire Slaughter, 14, was crowned Miss Sacramento County’s Outstanding Teen at Inderkum High School in Sacramento on Jan. 28. Founded in 2005 by the Miss America Scholarship Foundation, the Outstanding Teen competition was organized to encourage positive achievement by helping to nurture and build the scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement […]

1 Comment / January 30, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

It’s a three-peat for Sol ’01

Courtesy photo

El Dorado United Sol ’01 won the recent U11 girls NorCal Premier State Cup championship. They beat FCA Storm in the championship game 2-1. This is the third straight state cup championship for the Sol ’01 team. Coached by Henry Reis the team is Ava Nkadi, Samantha Ikemoto, Mekaylla White, Ella Velcelean, Emily Ormson, Alyssa […]

Comments Off / January 30, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge gets 24 from Scott, beats Pondo

Ponderosa's Chris Snyder, center, draws a crowd of Trojans including Scott Sanchez, No. 21, and Bryce Scott, No. 24, in Friday's intra-county matchup in Shingle Springs. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

By Scott Warden SHINGLE SPRINGS — After Oak Ridge High’s exciting victory earlier in the week over top-ranked Sheldon, the Trojans turned their attention toward Shingle Springs Friday and their matchup with intra-county rival Ponderosa. With renewed thoughts of chasing first place in the Delta River League standings, Oak Ridge hoped to  maintain its momentum […]

Comments Off / January 30, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

JV wrestlers find their lucky number

Oak Ridge's JV wrestling squad ruled the mat at a recent competition. Photo courtesy of Coach Lawrence Divinagracia

Oak Ridge High School’s junior varsity wrestling team had a phenomenal tournament performance at the recent Golden Sierra Invitational. Twenty-seven Oak Ridge wrestlers participated in 6-man brackets with other wrestlers from local high school,s including Vista Del Lago, Jesuit and El Dorado. Twenty-one Trojan wrestlers finished in the top three in their respective brackets – seven champions, seven silvers […]

Comments Off / January 26, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Grace Foundation takes in another abandoned horse

This small, 2-year-old filly was barely clinging to life when park officials found her at the Cosumnes River Preserve on Jan. 16. Courtesy photo

On Jan. 16 a horse, barely clinging to life, was found by park rangers who came to work at the Cosumnes River Preserve. The horse’s condition was so shocking that park officials immediately called a horse transport to come and pick up the horse and take it to Sacramento County Animal Control. The only way […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »