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Volunteers workin’ on the railroad

Volunteers unload each carload of rocks into the gully in about 15 minutes. They then laid a 10-foot line of rocks in the gully. The rocks will prevent rushing water from cutting into the rail bed during heavy rain storms. Crew members, from left to right, are Bill Wilde, 47, Shingle Springs; Alex Wilde, 22, Cameron Park; Hank Stiles, Fairmount speeder operator, 62, Rancho Cordova; Keith Berry, EDWRF president and project manager, 62, El Dorado; and Jacob Karoly, 19, Diamond Springs. Photo by Steven Karoly

PLACERVILLE — Fifteen volunteers from two railway organizations recently joined forces to clear several tons of rock and dirt from the Tunnel No. 1 cut on the historic Placerville Branch rail line. In an era of austere government budgets, crews from the El Dorado Western Railway Foundation (EDWRF) and the Folsom, El Dorado and Sacramento […]

No Comment / November 18, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Rolling Hills team shows compassion, love in the time of cholera

SAVING LIVES —€” Nurse Jill Gambetta, Dr. Dario Gambetta and Dr. Guy Guilfoy, left to right, tend to 12-year-old Jude, a severely ill patient whose serious condition brought to light the cholera outbreak in Haiti's northwest region. Photo by Nick Sharples

Rolling Hills Christian Church parishioners have seen poverty. But never like this. They’ve worked long hours. But never like this. People have touched their hearts. But never like this. One week in Haiti forever changed 60 volunteers who set out on one mission but, as God works in mysterious ways, something completely different happened. On […]

No Comment / November 15, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hot tamale! Scouts launch tasty fundraiser

By Devin McDonald Scouts from El Dorado Hills Venturing Crew 454, a co-ed branch of the Boy Scouts of America, are selling delicious, fresh tamales to help raise funds to attend Philmont Scout Ranch this summer. Philmont, located in New Mexico, is a 137,000-acre Scout camp famous for its rugged mountain backpacking; it is considered […]

No Comment / November 15, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CSD set to discuss assessment overcharge claims

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District was the subject of a recent newspaper article regarding assessments for the Wild Oaks Park Lighting and Landscape Assessment District wherein resident activist John Everett claimed the CSD overcharged residents. Upon request of the CSD board’s Administration and Finance committee, CSD finance office staff, assessment engineer, and legal counsel, have reviewed the formation […]

No Comment / November 12, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge grad makes the grade at CHP academy

Officer Brian Guthrie

Brian Guthrie of Placerville has successfully completed California Highway Patrol cadet training. He was assigned to duty at the CHP’s Hayward area office. Cadet training included vehicle patrol, accident investigation, first aid, apprehension and arrest of suspected violators, including those who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Training also included traffic control, report […]

No Comment / November 12, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Testimony: Mittelman said he hugged ex-wife after he shot her

A trio of law enforcement professionals took the stand last Wednesday in an El Dorado County courtroom to offer new information in suspected killer Steven Howard Mittelman’s case. Mittelman, 55, is charged with the first degree murder of ex-wife Valerie Rita Mittelman, 63. The victim’s body was discovered June 17, 2010, by sheriff’s deputies in […]

No Comment / November 11, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Keep your kitchen sink ‘FOG’ free

Turkey Day is just around the corner, and El Dorado Irrigation District officials encourage you to keep your sink fat-free this holiday season. Throughout the year, and especially during the holidays, people pour the byproducts of cooking down the sink drain. Fats, cooking oils and grease (FOG) can coat and clog pipes and cause sewer […]

No Comment / November 10, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »