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For many, a ShelterBox is home

ShelterBoxes provide tents and other supplies necessary for survival following a disaster. Photo courtesy of ShelterBox

When a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, killing hundreds of thousands of people and leaving millions more homeless, the international disaster relief organization ShelterBox  delivered aid to alleviate the misery of families in Port-au-Prince and the surrounding area. A ShelterBox Response Team was dispatched on Jan. 13 and 930 ShelterBoxes were […]

No Comment / January 17, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Human Services plans homeless count; volunteers needed

An accurate count of the homeless could earn El Dorado County more funding to help them. Thinkstock image

Do you care about the plight of the homeless people in El Dorado County? Do you wish there were more housing and services to help people who truly want help? Are you frustrated with inadequate funding that doesn’t meet the needs of our community? For a single night during the last 10 days of January, […]

No Comment / January 14, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

They’re back! It’s Girl Scout Cookie time

DELICIOUS TREATS — Girl Scout Cookie season is here. Keep an eye out for your local Girl Scouts if you want to purchase a box ... or 10!

SACRAMENTO — Friday, Jan. 14, is the first day to preorder Girl Scout Cookies for the 2011 Girl Scout Cookie season. Girl Scouts ages 5 to 17 will call friends and family and walk door-to-door to take Girl Scout Cookie preorders. If you don’t get a call or a knock on the door don’t worry; […]

No Comment / January 13, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

5th-grader earns Student of the Month award


The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills honored Brooks Elementary 5th-grader Gabe Stribik as Student of the Month. Wednesday morning Gabe and his family attended Rotary’s breakfast meeting, where his teacher Heidi MCFarlin praised Gabe’s efforts in the classroom. In addition to a plaque, Gabe received a $100 savings bond for his academic excellence.

No Comment / January 12, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

O’Camb named interim EDH fire chief

Interim El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Jim O'Camb

El Dorado Hills Fire District Deputy Chief Jim O’Camb will become interim chief when outgoing Chief Brian Veerkamp steps down Jan. 19. The decision was announced before a packed house at a special Jan. 5 board meeting, and allays concerns of firefighters and administrators — many of whom were present — that the board would […]

1 Comment / January 07, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

New CSD general manager on the job

NEW ON THE JOB —€” El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager John P. Skeel stepped into his position this week. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Three jet-lagged Colorado imports started school in El Dorado Hills Jan. 4. Their father, John P. Skeel, began a different educational process last week when he assumed the El Dorado Hills Community Services District general manager position. Skeel and his family arrived in Sacramento late Monday from a vacation in the Florida Keys. The family is […]

No Comment / January 05, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

New, returning county officials take the oath

The Honorable Susanne N. Kingsbury administers the Oath Of Office to the new El Dorado County Sheriff John D'Agostini Monday at the board of supervisors hearing room in Placerville. Mother Lode News photo by Pat Dollins

Monday afternoon’s oath of office ceremony featured 11 of the county’s newest elected officials, all of whom, save one, are veterans of the county’s political scene. So leave it to the new guy to draw the crowd. El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini headlined the swearing-in of the 2011 elected officials, which took place at […]

No Comment / January 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »