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Library unveils county history kiosk

The El Dorado County Library System was awarded a sizeable grant from the NorthNet Library System, a cooperative of all libraries in Northern California, to create its own “Touch the Past” interactive digital kiosk. The $12,000 kiosk features a video screen and eight interactive cells that, with a wave of the hand, each relay seven […]

January 22, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Oak Ridge students weave a time-traveling tale

When a  king obsessed with fashion meets three mischievous weavers … trouble quickly follows. Watch the colorful and exposing mayhem unfold at Oak Ridge High School Drama’s student-written play, “The King’s New Threads.” Playwrights Ashley England and Celeste Carle, both ORHS juniors, wrote the play based on “The Emperor’s New Clothes” by Hans Christian Andersen. They also direct the play […]

January 22, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Sky Mote awarded Navy Cross

Marine Staff Sgt. Sky R. Mote will posthumously receive the Navy Cross for extreme heroism. Mote, 27, was one of three Marines killed on Aug. 10, 2012, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, by a supposed Afghan ally. The Navy Cross is the second highest military decoration for valor awarded to a member of the United States […]

January 15, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Dirt churned on Silva Valley

A who’s who of local officials and state representatives stood on a dusty hill in El Dorado Hills Thursday afternoon to kick-start construction of the community’s newest road project. Golden shovels turned the first dirt on a Highway 50 interchange project more than 20 years in the making — the Silva Valley interchange. El Dorado […]

January 15, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Bodacious Biking Babes give away bikes

Guided by their motto “Girls Geared to Give,” the Bodacious Biking Babes, a women’s cycling team based in El Dorado Hills, recently donated bicycles to foster and orphaned teen girls locally and around the world so the girls could have their own set of wheels to get to school or work. Through their fundraising efforts, […]

January 15, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Julia Garcia embraces American culture

Pumpkin pie? Rotary Youth Exchange student Julia Garcia said she couldn’t understand why anyone would make pumpkin pie. In her hometown of Brasilia everyone eats a salty pumpkin dish, not a sweet pie. But during her first-ever Thanksgiving, there amongst all the delicious food and some 147 guests, sat the pie. Everyone encouraged her to take […]

January 15, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

For quarter century resident quietly beautifies New York Creek Trail

Jim Miner recently strolled through his spacious backyard on a warm January afternoon. He crossed a barely bubbling New York Creek still within his property line and pointed to how high he’s seen the water rise in the years he’s lived in his home on Tam O Shanter Drive. Miner knows just where the invisible […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,
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