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Bodacious Babes recovering

Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Kathi Sturgeon, one of two women struck by a drunk driver while riding along El Dorado Hills Boulevard in June 2008, leads a ride with more than 30 friends on that familiar path to commemorate the accident that injured her and friend Kathy Hurd. The short ride to “the rocks” at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday […]

No Comment / June 19, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Steven Colver guilty

Steven Colver receives a guilty verdict El Dorado County Courthouse. Pool photo

On the two year anniversary of the discovery of Joanne Witt’s body in her El Dorado Hills home, Steven “Boston” Colver was convicted of the 47-year-old woman’s first-degree murder. News of the verdict came less than 24 hours after jurors began deliberations Tuesday afternoon. Colver, 21, along with attorney Dain Weiner, arrived in the Placerville […]

6 Comments / June 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Officials break out the golden shovels for new school

CLASS BEGINS — Larry Gualco for Lennar Communities, EDHCSD General Manager John Skeel, El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Vicki Barber, Buckeye USD Board President Winston Pingrey, Mike McDougall with AKT Development and Buckeye USD Superintendent Terry Wenig dig up the first of many shovels full of dirt needed to construct the district's newest elementary school. Village Life Photo by Noel Stack

In one of her last official duties as Buckeye Union School District’s superintendent, Terry Wenig started a new project — the construction of the district’s sixth elementary school. Wenig welcomed her school board members, county officials, development company representatives and other guests to the new school’s groundbreaking ceremony in the Blackstone community off Latrobe Road […]

No Comment / June 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cars add extra glitz at Sienna

THIS LAMBORGHINI got a lot of attention from spectators at the Concours Raduno at Sienna. Dozens of classic and classy cars were on display. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Dozens of cars, from the classic Cadillac to the top-of-the-line Porche, filled the parking lot at La Borgota shopping center Tuesday evening as Sienna Restaurant hosted the Concours Raduno at Sienna. In addition to the cars, the evening included a fashion show by Runway Boutique in El Dorado Hills, wine tasting, appetizers and live music performed by The Rhythm […]

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

Colver trial: Prosecution gives closing argument

Steven Colver walks toward the Main Street courthouse elevator Tuesday during a break in his murder trial.

As gruesome crime scene photos of Joanne Witt’s lifeless body were displayed for jurors, El Dorado County deputy district attorney Lisette Suder called the slain 47-year-old single mother the most important witness in the murder case against Steven “Boston” Colver. “Joanne is the silent witness to the truth because it’s through her death that (she) […]

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

Holy Trinity students get their hands dirty

WATCH IT GROW — Holy Trinity students, parents, volunteers and garden sponsors planted vegetables, herbs and flowers in their new garden. The produce will be donated to The Upper Room. Courtesy photo

The Holy Trinity Parish Garden, a joint effort by the Human Concerns and School Ministries, was planted early in the morning of June 13 with the help of more than 18 school ministry children. The garden built by parish volunteers and will be tended by the School Ministry children, who will follow a garden curriculum […]

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

An end in sight

MAKING PLANS — DOT's Thor Larsen, construction inspector Scott Goodwin and operator Rob Manwaring discuss plans to repair a soft spot in the new eastbound El Dorado Hills Boulevard/Latrobe Road offramp's road bed. Crews shut down the offramp over the weekend so they could rebuild it. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Highway 50 construction to wrap up this year Just one more summer — that’s all construction crews working on the Highway 50 carpool lanes project in El Dorado Hills need to get the job done. “Their patience is sincerely appreciated,” said John Kahling, deputy director of the El Dorado County Department of Transportation’s Construction division, […]

No Comment / June 11, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »