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Rotary honors ‘Firefighter of the Year’

FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR Mike Gygax, center, is congratulated by Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Bill Tobin, left, and El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts. Gygax received the honor Wednesday morning at Rotary's meeting. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

A quiet Mike Gygax didn’t know what to say. Last Wednesday morning the El Dorado Hills Fire Department engineer was surprised at the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills breakfast when Fire Chief Dave Roberts named him “Firefighter of the Year.” “He’s involved in just about everything we do,” Roberts said in front of a […]

No Comment / June 22, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Youth explore nature at Coloma, El Dorado Hills camps

YOUNGSTERS EXPLORE the water during one of ARC's camps. Courtesy photo

COLOMA — Calling all campers! Youth, ages 6-11, are invited to explore the outdoors at Nature Camp in Coloma or El Dorado Hills. For more than 20 years, the American River Conservancy’s Nature Camps have provided youth the opportunity to explore the outdoors while learning about science and nature. In Coloma, this summer’s theme Energized […]

No Comment / June 21, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Witt will be sentenced with Colver

TYLAR WITT, left, watches court proceedings Monday in the El Dorado Superior Courthouse in Placerville. Her scheduled sentencing was delayed. VIllage Life photo by Pat Dollins

Tylar Witt will be sentenced Aug. 12 along side her recently convicted former lover. The 16-year-old girl’s sentencing will come more than two years after she and Steven “Boston” Colver, 21, killed Tylar’s mother, Joanne, while she slept in her El Dorado Hills home on June 12, 2009. Last week, Colver was found guilty of […]

No Comment / June 20, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Updated: EDH home gutted

FIREFIGHTERS work to put out a residential structure fire at 2790 Aberdeen Lane in El Dorado Hills Sunday. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

The homeowner who lost everything after fire ripped through an Aberdeen Lane house mid-Sunday morning has been identified as Chris Bryan, who lived at the residence with his wife and two boys. At about 10:12 a.m. firefighters responded to a call at 2790 Aberdeen Lane and found the two-story home fully involved and a patch of […]

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

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 »