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Firefighters hoist fallen rider

Firefighters prepare to hoist an injured mountain bike rider off a steep slope after the victim fell off the trail near Salmon Falls bridge. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Firefighters rescued a fallen mountain bike rider who fell 50 to 75 feet while riding on a bike trail Friday afternoon. The rider, who suffered serious injuries, was stranded on a steep slope near the Salmon Falls Bridge, according to information provided by the El Dorado Hills Fire Department. Firefighters worked with CHP […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student of the Month: Trevor Dosh

Student of the Month Trevor Dosh, holding plaque, is surrounded by family and school officials at the Rotary Club's April 8 meeting. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

It was clear by the entourage that followed Lake Forest Elementary student Trevor Dosh, this was no ordinary student. Dosh’s parents, grandparents, other family members and school officials came together April 8 to celebrate Trevor’s Student of the Month award presented by the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills. Lake Forest Principal Bruce Peters said […]

Comments Off / April 13, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

20 years of sharing God’s love

Rolling Hills founder Jeff Bigelow, left, and current Pastor Bill Search stand in front of the church that has brought the El Dorado Hills Community together for two decades. A 20th anniversary celebration is planned this Sunday. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

On Easter Sunday in 1995, 170 people gathered at Oak Ridge High School to celebrate Christ’s resurrection. That celebration marked the birth of Rolling Hills Christian Church. The following week Pastor Jeff Bigelow saw his congregation dwindle to 80; many traveled from the Bay Area that first Sunday to support their former pastor who moved […]

Comments Off / April 13, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH dog park to open by Memorial Day

EDHCSD officials, EDDOG members and others gathered with their pooches last week to break ground on the El Dorado Hills dog park. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Board of Directors and staff, El Dorado Dog Owners Guild members and neighbors celebrated the groundbreaking of the El Dorado Hills Dog Park last Thursday. The park should be ready by Memorial Day, EDH CSD general manager Brent Dennis said. The dog park is located on two acres at […]

Comments Off / April 12, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Shooting for the stars

Madison Bichel, 9, heads to the Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot Nationals in Springfield, Mass. The El Dorado Hills athlete only recently started playing basketball but has a natural talent for the sport. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Brooks Elementary School fourth-grader Madison Bichel is headed to the Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot Nationals in Springfield, Mass., April 16-19. As a top-notch student, a competitive soccer player since age 5, as well as a cross country runner who placed fifth place in the county last year, it’s hard to imagine how Madison has time for her […]

Comments Off / April 12, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Dave Brady gives 100 percent (and then some)

El Dorado Hills Fire Battalion Chief Dave Brady loves problem solving, teaching and learning — attributes that earned him the Firefighter of the Year award. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

El Dorado Hills Fire Department Battalion Chief Dave Brady confessed that he’s known as someone who “generally works too much.” That’s understandable given his job, or should we say jobs. For more than a year, Brady, 40, has served as the A Shift battalion chief; he’s also responsible for testing new hires and those seeking promotions […]

Comments Off / April 06, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Another El Dorado County resident makes a match

It was thumbs up as stem cell donor Michael Duhain underwent a procedure to harvest his stem cells. They were to be given to a patient who has a type of acute myelogenous leukemia. Courtesy photo

Cross altruism with scientific curiosity and you get Michael Duhain, 19, stem cell donor. Born and raised in El Dorado County where his parents still live, he’s now a second-year student at Montana State University where he’s majoring in cell biology and neuroscience. Already planning to go to medical school and possibly into medical research, in February of […]

1 Comment / April 02, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »