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Donene Vukovich wins Eppie’s Ironwoman title

GREAT RACER Donene Vukovich runs in Eppie's Great Race. She later celebrated a come-from-behind victory. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — The 2011 Ironwoman championship in the 38th Eppie’s Great Race came down to the final 400 meters, something the winner wasn’t aware of. Donene Vukovich’s primary goal wasn’t necessarily first place in the annual triathlon but she still relied on a true and tested strategy that has served her well during a lengthy running career — catch the […]

1 Comment / July 27, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

David Roth takes the helm at Buckeye USD

NEW SUPERINTENDENT at Buckeye, David Roth, sits at his desk, eager to get a handle on the community that he and his family now call home. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

“We need the entire community thinking about how to support the students and prepare them for the world of an ever-changing pace,” said Dr. David Roth, newly hired superintendent of Buckeye Union School District. “We should be constantly renewing that welcoming voice to the community, encouraging more of their input, particularly with our resources under […]

No Comment / July 26, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Back to school

Ponderosa & Oak Ridge high schools Aug. 8: First day of school Latrobe School District Aug. 9: First day of school Buckeye Union School District Aug. 10: First day of school (early release) A new school immunization law requires all California students entering seventh through 12th grades in the 2011-12 school year to be immunized […]

No Comment / July 26, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Cameron Park resident named state fire chief

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By Jessica Pratt Cameron Park resident Ken Pimlott, 45, was appointed director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection by Gov. Jerry Brown on July 12. As the new director, Chief Pimlott will be in charge of most of the operational aspects of Cal Fire. Among numerous other duties he will represent the […]

No Comment / July 19, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Tasmanian Devils swim by Sierra Sharks

TAZ SWIMMERS and Special Olympics athletes celebrate after the meet. Photo courtesy of Stacey Joachim

By Mike McIntee The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils and Sierra Sharks waged a spirited contest through much of the day June 9 before the Taz pulled away for a 479-417 victory. The Taz win sets up another epic showdown with the two-time defending champion Park Terrace Penguins next weekend. The win moved the Taz […]

1 Comment / July 11, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Hometown hero: Jordan Rader

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Jordan K. Rader has entered Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy. The six-week, two-phased orientation program must be successfully completed by the cadets prior to entering their freshman year. The training prepares men and women to meet the […]

No Comment / July 07, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: Did you see last year’s Summer Spectacular fireworks?

Anna Pagcaliuagan, 7, El Dorado Hills "I cried. It was cool but too loud."

Anna Pagcaliuagan, 7, El Dorado Hills “I cried. It was cool but too loud.” Jayden Wagner, 8, Cameron Park “€œI enjoyed all shapes and rockets in the sky, and the activities were fun.” Jen Wagner, Cameron Park “We went for the first time last year after eight years here, how bad is that? It was […]

No Comment / June 30, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »