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Colver: Tylar ‘did it for us’

STEVEN COLVER, seen here with attorney Dain Weiner, took the stand at his murder trial.

After three weeks of attorneys telling and re-telling the story of Steven “Boston” Colver and Tylar Marie Witt, Colver was finally called to the witness stand Thursday to testify in his own defense. Colver, 21, told jurors that Tylar, his then 14-year-old girlfriend, called him to the house she and her mother shared on the […]

No Comment / June 10, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Colver trial: Attorneys debate DNA evidence

DEFENSE ATTORNEY Dain Weiner, left, enters court with attorney Robert Blasier and defendant Steven Colver, behind. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene.

Attorneys in the Steven “Boston” Colver murder trial spent much of Wednesday and Thursday arguing over DNA evidence that could be used by jurors to link the defendant to the murder of El Dorado Hills woman Joanne Witt. Deanna Kacer, a senior criminologist with the state’s Department of Justice, testified Wednesday that male DNA was […]

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Kings come to El Dorado Hills

Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

ROYAL TREATMENT — Town Center Magnate Tony Mansour, right, chats with Sacramento Kings owner Gavin Maloof, left, and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, center, in Town Center on June 8. The mayor and the Kings brought an optimistic message about the team’s future in Sacramento, especially in a new sports arena, and encouraged a VIP audience […]

No Comment / June 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

STAR service

SMILING FACES will greet visitors to the El Dorado Hills sheriff's substation, now staffed by STARs. Left to right, Sheriff John D'Agostini, STAR Jim Singleton, STAR John Cook, STAR John Marchant, STAR Betty Engelhardt, STAR John Bronaugh, Sgt. Wishart, Sgt. Bryan Golmitz, STAR Wes Bean and Undersheriff Rich Williams. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Team of Active Retirees has taken over the El Dorado Hills sheriff’s substation to assist the public with crime reporting, offer crime prevention tips and answer questions. “Deputies would use (the office) from time to time but it was never a point of contact for the community,” Sheriff John D’Agostini said […]

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Follow pioneers’ wagon tracks

ADVENTUROUS DRIVERS make their way through High Rock Canyon during last year's Lassen Applegate Emigrant Trail Ride. This year's event will begin on July 15. Courtesy photo

As early as the 1840s, farmers and gold seekers loaded their possessions, a few women, children, dogs and cats in covered wagons and began what would become an arduous journey toward the Pacific Ocean. The trickle of emigrants beginning in 1841 would turn into hordes of dreamers after the discovery of gold in California in […]

No Comment / June 08, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Colver murder trial: Tylar’s stare ‘as if her mom didn’t exist,’ witness testifies

TYLER WITT waits in court. She testified against her former boyfriend, Steven Colver. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

When 16-year-old Tylar Marie Witt confessed to killing her mother in the hopes of receiving a lesser sentence, she agreed to lead authorities to the knife allegedly used by her former boyfriend, Steven “Boston” Colver. But testimony Tuesday afternoon in a Placerville courtroom revealed that the weapon used in the June 12, 2009, murder of […]

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Scouts honor

Courtesy photo

Boy Scouts William Austin (Vipers patrol), Austin Lindholm (Vipers patrol), Mason Lindholm (Thunderbirds patrol) and Garrett Underwood (Thunderbirds patrol), left to right, executed the Memorial Day Flag Remembrance Ceremony using the U.S. flag located a the El Dorado Hills Blue Shield campus. Promptly at 8 a.m. on Memorial Day 2011 the Scouts with BSA Troop 454 […]

No Comment / June 07, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »