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Silva teacher wins mini-grant

Silva Valley Elementary School second-grade teacher Patty Pope, left, smiles after receiving a grant presented by Kathy McMurry from the California Retired Teachers Association, El Dorado County division. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

It wasn’t just a regular Silva Valley staff meeting after all. Instead members of the El Dorado County division of the California Retired Teachers Association were at the school earlier this month to surprise teacher Patty Pope with a $400 check to buy non-fiction books for her second-grade classroom. Pope has been teaching at Silva […]

Comments Off / February 15, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH property serves as fiery training ground

EDH firefighter/paramedic Tom Zarbach, right, helps special trainees Supervisor Shiva Frentzen, center, and EDH Fire Board Director John Hidahl douse a burning car during training exercises on a Joerger Cutoff Road property in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Dubbed the “Joerger Incident,” the El Dorado Hills Fire Department, along with Cameron Park/Cal Fire, Folsom and Rescue fire departments, career and volunteer firefighters and explorers, EDH Fire Board directors, the Mountain Democrat and District 2 Supervisor Shiva Frentzen successfully burned a building to the ground (on purpose) at the hands-on training event Jan. 28-30. EDH Fire Chief […]

Comments Off / February 08, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Community shines after Oak Ridge theft

Oak Ridge junior Bryce Parker uses the TIG welder donated by Todd and Julie Ford to the Oak Ridge Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program, which lost a lot of its equipment during a recent break-in at the school. Courtesy photo

Authorities have arrested two men suspected of stealing tens of thousands of dollars in equipment at Oak Ridge High School on Jan. 17. Three suspects remain at large. On Jan. 29 El Dorado County sheriff’s officials announced the arrests of 51-year-old Mike Zivkovich of Sacramento and 35-year-old Matthew Fleeman of El Dorado Hills. Searches of their homes led […]

Comments Off / February 03, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Scout’s Eagle project goes straight to the dogs

Eagle Scout Ricky Rauchfuss, 15, of Shingle Springs uses a treat to lead Shyla, a border collie up a teeter totter, one of several agility course items he and other scouts from Diamond Springs Troop 95 built for his Eagle Scout project at Animal Services' facility.  Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Crash, Bailey, Leyla and Cookie must be pretty great dogs, since their pal Ricky Rauchfuss decided to earn his Eagle Scout wings by planning and building an obstacle course at the El Dorado County Animal Services facility for the canines there. “I decided to build this for the shelter so that the dogs there will be […]

Comments Off / February 02, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Celebrating seven decades of love & marriage

Les and Norma McIntyre recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

It was in 1980 that Bob Seger sang, “Someday lady you’ll accomp’ny me” but Norma Nelson already had a jump on the songwriter. She’d decided way back in 1939 to accompany Les McIntyre, when both were 14-year-old freshmen in high school. And accompany him she has, through backing him up in the school band, through […]

Comments Off / February 02, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Man’s ID sought

The security camera inside Raley’s in El Dorado Hills caught this image of a theft suspect, who was later seen getting into a white pickup.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help identifying a theft suspect in El Dorado Hills. The suspect is described as a white male adult; he was seen getting into the passenger side of a white 2003-2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 four-door diesel with black fender guards and tires that are larger than stock. […]

Comments Off / February 01, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Residents rally for rec center, trails, fields

Lauren Schmitt with MIG, left, and El Dorado Hills Troop 728 Boy Scouts offer ideas after brainstorming during the EDHCSD's parks and recreational facilities workshop last Thursday. Courtesy photo

The process to update the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan continues with community input gathered via online comments through Feb. 15. Last Thursday CSD staff and directors hosted approximately 50 residents at a public workshop to narrow down top priorities from information gathered from residents since last spring. CSD General […]

Comments Off / February 01, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »