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Cameron Park humanitarian Darol Rasmussen dead at 89

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Darol Rasmussen died surrounded by family on Nov. 23 at his ranch home in Cameron Park. He was 89 years old. Rasmussen was a retired dentist, rancher, developer, political activist, author, humanitarian and fixture in Cameron Park for 30 years. A press release from the Cameron Park Rotary Club called Rasmussen “The epitome of a Rotarian […]

No Comment / December 02, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Diner in disguise: The great burrito

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Breakfast. Breaking one’s fast. As your momma used to say, it’s “the most important meal of the day.” Why, exactly, is it the most important meal of the day? Oh I don’t know, it probably has something to do with calories and energy or something along those lines. It’s certainly the most satisfying meal of […]

No Comment / December 02, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Commentary | Read More »

Lady Bruins sweep El Dorado

BRUIN ALISON RYAN ends a drive with an outside layup against El Dorado. Mother Lode News photo by Pat Dollins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The Ponderosa High girls basketball played its first preseason game against rival El Dorado Tuesday. The Cougars’ domination over Ponderosa the past four years was a definite thorn in the Bruins’ paws coming in, but the bad memories were swept away as all three Ponderosa teams won, with the Bruin varsity squad […]

No Comment / December 01, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Cameron Park Sports | Read More »

Please help us build a home

EDITOR: We at El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity and the Peterson Family are requesting your assistance in support of our upcoming home build. Elizabeth Peterson contacted EDCHFH in response to Habitat’s outreach program soliciting needy families to apply to purchase a modest Habitat home. Beth’s letter was received by Habitat’s Family Selection committee in […]

No Comment / December 01, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Folsom Lake Symphony, handbell choir ring in season

MESTRO MICHAEL NEUMANN and The Folsom Lake Symphony will have something special in store for everyone when it presents “Season of Cheer” on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m. in Folsom. Courtesy photo

Whether your family celebrates Hanukkah, Christmas or simply enjoys the sounds of the season, the Folsom Lake Symphony will have something special in store when it presents “Season of Cheer” on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m. You might wonder, “who is the Folsom Lake Symphony?” Many already know this phenomenal local performing ensemble, previously known […]

No Comment / November 29, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Cameron Park hometown hero: Kenneth Mallette

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Kenneth S. Mallette graduated from the Utilities Systems Apprentice Course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas. The course is designed to train students in water processing, analysis, operating principles of water treatment plants, maintenance of water and waste water, fire suppression and backflow prevention systems and components; […]

No Comment / November 24, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Volunteers workin’ on the railroad

Volunteers unload each carload of rocks into the gully in about 15 minutes. They then laid a 10-foot line of rocks in the gully. The rocks will prevent rushing water from cutting into the rail bed during heavy rain storms. Crew members, from left to right, are Bill Wilde, 47, Shingle Springs; Alex Wilde, 22, Cameron Park; Hank Stiles, Fairmount speeder operator, 62, Rancho Cordova; Keith Berry, EDWRF president and project manager, 62, El Dorado; and Jacob Karoly, 19, Diamond Springs. Photo by Steven Karoly

PLACERVILLE — Fifteen volunteers from two railway organizations recently joined forces to clear several tons of rock and dirt from the Tunnel No. 1 cut on the historic Placerville Branch rail line. In an era of austere government budgets, crews from the El Dorado Western Railway Foundation (EDWRF) and the Folsom, El Dorado and Sacramento […]

No Comment / November 18, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »