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Colver trial: DNA expert takes the stand

An abbreviated day of testimony Wednesday in the Steven “Boston” Colver trial yielded new DNA evidence that could be used to implicate the 21-year-old suspect in the 2009 murder of El Dorado Hills woman Joanne Witt. Deanna Kacer, a senior criminologist with the state’s Department of justice, testified that male DNA was found in the […]

No Comment / June 09, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Rotary ready for a sunny Wine at Town Center

Rain delayed Wine at Town Center presented by the Rotary Clubs of Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills but it didn’t dampen members’ enthusiasm for the event now rescheduled for Saturday, June 25. “We look forward to clear skies and great support from the community at our fundraiser,” said Kathy Witherow, El Dorado Hills Rotarian […]

No Comment / June 08, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Surviving a wildfire

This is part one of a three-part series submitted by the Amador-El Dorado Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) on its “Ready-Set-Go!” fire and life safety campaign. CAMINO —  ”Living in the Sierra Nevada foothills is a dream come true but with that dream comes a responsibility that many […]

No Comment / June 08, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Colver trial: Read letter day in court

The third week of Steven “Boston” Colver’s murder trial began Tuesday morning with witnesses reading a good-bye letter penned by Colver who, along with his former teenage lover, had planned on killing himself after the June 2009 slaying of Joanne Witt. Jeremy Buckman, an El Dorado County sheriff’s crime scene investigator, read aloud a letter […]

No Comment / June 07, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH woman takes top job at Gold Oak Union School District

The Gold Oak Union School District announced today that Wendy LaDue has been selected as their new superintendent/principal. LaDue replaces Dick Williams, who has served as both superintendent of Gold Oak and Pioneer School districts for the past six years. The Gold Oak School Board has been engaged in the search for this position since Williams announced […]

No Comment / June 07, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Cody Barry

Airman Cody Barry

Air Force Reserve Airman Cody J. Barry graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits […]

No Comment / June 07, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

People Talk: In the immortal shout of Alice Cooper, “School’s out!” Got any plans for the summer?

Beth McBath, Cameron Park "I'€™ll spend most of it worrying about replacing Shirley. Ha Ha. I'm flying to New England and taking a cruise up the Canadian coast with my mom and sister."

Asked at Oak Ridge High School by Mike Roberts Shirley Jensen, El Dorado Hills “I’€™ve retired after 27 years at Oak Ridge. Back then the biggest problem we had was cows getting onto the football field. After today Beth here will have my job. I’m heading to South Dakota to visit my oldest son. I’€™ll […]

No Comment / June 03, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »