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Volunteer Roppolo hangs up his fire hat

For 38 years Mike Roppolo slept with a pager on his nightstand. The volunteer lieutenant with the El Dorado Hills Fire Department for the last 23 years and Cal Fire for 15 years before that was ready at a moment’s notice. Earthquakes, floods, plane crashes, car wrecks, riots, fires … you name it, he’s responded — […]

January 24, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Teen murder suspect in court

The 16-year-old boy accused of murder made his first appearance in the El Dorado County Juvenile Court on Monday, Jan 23. The victim was also identified by law enforcement. El Dorado County sheriff’s Sgt. Tasha Thompson confirmed the victim’s identity as Shingle Springs resident Dianna Redmon, 65. Officials have not yet released how she died. […]

February 01, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Teen suspected of Shingle Springs murder

The Ponderosa High School student arrested Thursday morning after he allegedly brought a loaded firearm onto campus now faces a murder charge. The 16-year-old boy is being held at Juvenile Hall on suspicion of murder after El Dorado County sheriff’s officials discovered a homicide victim — identified at press time only as a female relative — […]

January 25, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Eagle Scout earned his wings

Oak Ridge freshman Meth Ranaweera recently earned his Eagle Scout rank. His Board of Review was in November and his Court of Honor will be held Feb. 25. Meth, 14, joined Cub Scouts when he was 6 years old in 2008 and is a member of Troop 645. For his Eagle project Meth said he wanted […]

January 18, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

EDHCSD names new general manager

Interim general manager, no more. The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors unanimously voted to hire Kevin Loewen for the job permanently at its monthly board meeting last Thursday. Loewen was hired in February 2014 to be the EDHCSD’s Director of Parks & Planning and began serving as the interim general manager in […]

January 18, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Donation provides lunches to RUSD students

Many students and families at Rescue Union School District received more than presents for Christmas this year when a generous community member donated $1,000 to pay off all outstanding lunch accounts. Balances totaled $766.49 districtwide and the difference will help to reduce accounts for those students who are unable to pay regularly. “This unexpected gift […]

January 18, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Father/ son ensure the middle school band lives on

Father and son Glen Cain and Ben Cain have more than 50 years of experience between them as public school music teachers in El Dorado County, molding the young minds of thousands of area youth to not just learn to read music and play an instrument, but to be better people too. Ben, the band […]

January 11, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,
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