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What a view …. journey complete

The views around the Tahoe Rim Trail are spectacular, as El Dorado Hills hiker Shawn Burton found out on his journey. He finished the 167-mile hike in 13 days. Courtesy photo

This is the third and final installment of hiker Shawn Burton’s journal as he hiked the Tahoe Rim Trail last month. Oct. 13 One-hundred and eighteen miles complete, 49 miles to go. It’s been great getting to spend time with my brother. Today we hiked through the heart of Desolation Wilderness. We started out walking past Lake […]

2 Comments / November 20, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Wilcox wants you … to eat your veggies

The Vision Coalition's Jan Wilcox is dedicating her time and energy to nutrition education. She wants El Dorado County families to eat healthier and make smart food choices. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

“Look at what your grandmother ate. If she didn’t eat it you shouldn’t eat it.” Sound advice from Jan North Wilcox, the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition SNAP-Ed project coordinator who’s on a mission to get El Dorado County families to eat healthy. “Today we use a lot of processed/packaged foods. We eat a […]

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What a view …

Shawn Burton stands by one of the many mountain lakes he passed during his Tahoe Rim Trail hike. Courtesy photo

Editor’s note: This the second part of El Dorado Hills hiker Shawn Burton’s journal as he hiked the Tahoe Rim Trail last month. Oct. 11 Ninety-eight miles complete, 69 miles to go. Day 8 was a relatively easier day compared to others since we only hiked 11 miles and ascended 1,500 feet. Although, if I […]

No Comment / November 18, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Serrano Men’s Book Club gives back to library

El Dorado Hills Librarian Carolyn Brooks holds up the donation made by the Serrano Men's Book Club. Courtesy photo

By Morgan Storm Serrano Country Club Members of the Serrano Men’s Book Club made a $6,150 donation to El Dorado Hills Librarian Carolyn Brooks last week. This was the fifth annual donation by the Serrano Men’s Book Club and was coordinated by book club members Wendell Kuykendall and Phil Benner. The donation is designated to […]

No Comment / November 17, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

From farmboy to firefighter to homebuilder … Jim O’Camb serves others

El Dorado Hills Deputy Fire Chief Jim O'Camb retires next month after nearly 35 years in the fire service.

“You don’t know how many people you touch,” El Dorado Hills Deputy Chief Jim O’Camb said recently as he sat back in his office chair and reflected on his nearly 35-year fire service career. He recalled a man stopping him in the grocery store once to thank O’Camb for saving the man’s daughter. He smiled as […]

1 Comment / November 14, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom powerhouse docents tour the past

HISTORY ENTHUSIASTS and state park docents explore the riverbed of the South Fork of the American River and a diversion dam that has been exposed by low water levels at Folsom Lake. The dam, located just downstream from the Salmon Falls Bridge was built in 1868 and diverted water into two channels that flowed along each side of the river. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Like some long-deserted city, the shoreline of the American River near Salmon Falls is littered here and there with the scattered remains of an old diversion dam and ditches. And though neglected, the dam hasn’t been forgotten. Visiting recently were docents from the Folsom Powerhouse along with Jenifer Padgett, a state Department of Parks and […]

No Comment / November 14, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Scout builds outdoor classroom for Golden Hills School

Jonathan (shown here with sister Jennifer) worked for much of the summer building an outdoor classroom for Golden Hills School as his Eagle Scout project. Jennifer is a current Golden Hills eighth-grader and, during a recent assembly, presented her brother with a plaque that will be permanently displayed at the classroom. Courtesy photo

Golden Hills students a staff recently recognized an alum who never forgot his years at the El Dorado Hills school. Jonathan Heideman of Boy Scout Troop 193 recently built an outdoor classroom there for his Eagle Scout project The Jesuit high school sophomore attended Golden Hills School from kindergarten through eighth grade and described the three […]

No Comment / November 12, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »