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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 »

Child porn suspect admits guilt

A Shingle Springs man suspected of possession of child pornography pleaded guilty last week and now faces up to a decade in prison. Jeffrey Rogers, 60, pleaded guilty Nov. 9 before United States District Court Judge John A. Mendez, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. The guilty plea came as part […]

No Comment / November 17, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Marshall pitches Cameron Park cancer center

In a unusual twist of “shop globally, but buy locally,” Marshall Medical Center has asked the community to support a cancer treatment facility in Cameron Park. El Dorado County supervisors heard a presentation from long-time Marshall surgeon Dr. Albert DiVittorio during its afternoon session last Tuesday. “What’s going on at Marshall is we have all […]

1 Comment / November 11, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Cameron Park visionaries support walkable downtown, green energy

THEY LOVE FOUNTAINS — Steve and Nadine Petty both reach to put their dots on the fountain option. Along with a majority of other dot-stickers, they voted for fountains and sculptures in future Cameron Park parks and public areas. Photo by Roberta Long

If a community is defined by what it is not, you will hear Cameron Park residents say, “We’re not Placerville and we’re not El Dorado Hills.” The community has had a strong sense of identity since Larry and Ruth Cameron purchased the 5,000-acre ranch in the 1950s. The sign on Cameron park Drive says it best, […]

No Comment / November 10, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Cameron Park hometown hero: Jarad A. Lovejoy

Airman Jarad A. Lovejoy

Air Force Airman Jarad A. Lovejoy graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, 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 […]

No Comment / November 09, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

UPDATED 9 a.m., Nov. 5: Semi-official elections results


The El Dorado County Elections Department reports the following results: El Dorado County Sheriff: John D’Agostini — 51.4 percent (28,489 votes) Craig Therkildsen — 48.31 percent (26,778 votes) El Dorado Hills Fire Board of Directors (3 open seats) Barbara Winn — 29.76 percent (5,754 votes) Greg Durante — 27.93 percent (5,400 votes) Lou Barber — 25.02 […]

No Comment / November 04, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Trojan cross country teams sweep league championships

BENJI XIE pulls ahead of the pack during the Delta River League Cross Country Championships Saturday. Xie's first place finish came after passing all other racers in his way during the final 1,200 meter stretch of the 3.1 mile course.

FOLSOM — The Oak Ridge High and Ponderosa cross country teams wrapped up the Delta River League championships Saturday at Folsom’s Willow Hills course. The Trojans swept the banners with the varsity boys, varsity girls, frosh/soph boys and frosh/soph girls all winning league titles. The Bruin varsity boys took second while Ponderosa’s varsity girls were […]

No Comment / November 02, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »