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Chaco the Donkey, a Christmas parade highlight

Sherian Kutzera tries the Sven antlers on Chaco the donkey in preparation for the Hangtown Christmas Parade, Dec. 7. Cameron Park Life photo by Krysten Kellum

If you’re on the fence about going to this year’s Hangtown Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 7, Chaco has some great advice: Get off your … donkey and get on down there! Chaco the white burro will be there with his pal Sherian Kutzera, making the trip from Shingle Springs to star as one of […]

No Comment / November 26, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

From the GM

Thank you to all who voted in the November election for your upcoming Community Services District Board! The community will celebrate the seating of the new directors in December after the elections are certified. There are exciting times ahead. Enjoy your community services: new recreation programs and events, partnerships, park improvements, continued quality fire and emergency services […]

No Comment / November 25, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Santa Claus is coming to town

Run with Santa December brings lots of events with the Man in Red. Join Santa and his crew Dec. 6 for a Santa Fun Run starting and ending at the Cameron Park Community Center. The race starts at 8 a.m. Advance race fee is $25 for adults and $15 for youth (17 and younger) and […]

No Comment / November 25, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Hometown Heroes

Air Force Airman 1st Class Cory M. Brundage graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in […]

No Comment / November 25, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Local doctor killed in crash

Dr. Doug Pleatman

Dr. Doug Pleatman, 59, was killed Friday morning in the crash of his 1961 PA-24 Piper Comanche airplane near Garberville. The local weather at the time of the crash was fog and rain. Witnesses said they did not hear an engine and that a wing clipped a tree and the aircraft cartwheeled to the ground […]

No Comment / November 24, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

Food Bank gets grant to help vets

CAMERON PARK — The Veterans Affairs Commission recently awarded the Food Bank of El Dorado County $9,000 through its El Dorado Veterans Fund at El Dorado Community Foundation to support its No Vet Goes Hungry Program. The Food Bank’s No Vet Goes Hungry Program is a homebound delivery of nutritious emergency supplemental groceries to ensure no veteran […]

No Comment / November 20, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Inmates spread cheer to refugee children

Female inmates have made blankets, totes, backpacks, hats and scarves to be distributed to the children by the non-profit group Border Angels. Courtesy photo

Female inmates enrolled in Folsom State Prison’s Women’s Facility’s Hooks and Noodles program have partnered with Craft Castle in Cameron Park to knit and crochet gifts for the thousands of Central American refugee children held in border detention centers. Since August the female inmates have been making blankets, totes, backpacks, hats and scarves to be […]

No Comment / November 17, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »