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El Dorado United players head to Phoenix

El Dorado United selectees left to right: Ayden Burnett, Connor Velcelean, Garry Valadez, Nico Carpignano, Jackson Contreras, Riley Terando, Julian Garcia, Joey Scotti, Noah Sonenstein. Courtesy photo

Starting last spring hundreds of District VI youth soccer players converged on Cherry Island for tryouts and an eventual chance to make the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program. ODP is a national identification and development program for high-level soccer players. The program identifies and develops players throughout the country to represent their state associations, […]

1 Comment / January 09, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Subjeck takes third at Doc Buchanan Invitational

CLOVIS — Oak Ridge High 160-pounder Keaton Subjeck defeated Healdsburg’s Matthew Tsarnas 3-0 to win third place Saturday at the 93-team field of the Doc Buchanan Invitational at Clovis High School. Ponderosa’s Nick Troquato (170) went 4-2 to take seventh. After a semifinals setback, Subjeck decisioned Poway’s Stevie Cervantes 5-2 to advance. The Trojan junior had […]

Comments Off / January 09, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

An adventure that’s simply delicious

Relish Burger Bar will serve a mesclun green salad with blue cheese, apples, bacon, candied pecans and balsamic vinaigrette on The El Dorado Hills Adventure. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The El Dorado County Visitor’s Authority is again honoring January, “California Restaurant Month,” with the El Dorado Epicurean, a week-long celebration of local cuisine, Jan. 22-29. The grand finale, an extraordinary county-wide progressive dinner for culinary adventurers, will be held on Sunday, Jan. 29. This year adventurers can choose from seven different itineraries that include […]

Comments Off / January 06, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

EDH club wrestlers slam opponents

Second-grader Ty Dillard beats his opponent from Roseville's Orange Crush Club team. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club’s wrestlers faced the Orange Crush Wrestling Club and Buljan Middle School last Wednesday and came out on top. The younger wresters won more than half their matches and the club’s more advanced wrestlers won 27 of 32 matches with 25 of those matched won by pins. By dual meet scoring El […]

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Message from the EID General Manager: Cost-of-Services Study completed

By Jim Abercrombie EID general manager  In the fall of 2011 the El Dorado Irrigation District completed an extensive Cost-of-Services Study to review our rates and ensure that costs were fairly allocated for all of our customers. As a result of the study, a model was developed to allocate the district’s operating and debt costs […]

Comments Off / January 05, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Q&A on aging EID infrastructure

El Dorado Irrigation District Communications Director Mary Lynn Carlton interviews Operations Director Tom McKinney about some of the very important capital projects that the district has undertaken in the last decade to ensure that we provide safe and reliable services for our customers. A previous interview with the director of engineering talked about the canal […]

Comments Off / January 05, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Preschool helps reading

By Dr. Vicki Barber Debates continue about whether or not preschool is important for children. For some of us it’s not a debate; we know it works for children. Two states in the nation, Georgia and Oklahoma, have mandated preschool programs and have consistently shown that preschool gives children a jump start in their learning. […]

Comments Off / January 03, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »