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Taz turns 50

Every Taz is Awesome — Taz swimmers and supporters dressed in style to cheer on the home team at a meet last year. Courtesy photo

For 50 years El Dorado Hills youth have competed on the Taz swim team. What began as an immigrant’s dream with only 20 swimmers on its roster is a powerhouse today, boasting nearly 500 swimmers strong. Any local kid from any generation will say the same thing: The friendships and memories made kept them coming […]

Comments Off / May 11, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Sufficient evidence’ to arraign murder suspect Swift

After a preliminary hearing lasting the entire morning of May 5, Judge James R. Wagoner concluded there was sufficient evidence to arraign murder suspect Anderson Swift. Deputy Seth Culver, lead crime scene investigator on the alleged murder of Khrista Ibarolle, 31, on Jan. 7, described the different scenes. He was called to the parking lot […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado County Pageant accepting entries

The El Dorado County Pageant returns. The pageant will be held at 6 p.m. on June 18 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds on opening night of the El Dorado County Fair. If you are a young woman aged 12 to 29, think about joining us for this year’s pageant. This is a natural pageant and no experience […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: April 30 – May 6

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Prying eyes April 30: Someone pried open a cluster mailbox on Northam Way. Drove away May 1: A 23-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man reportedly stole an 80-year-old man’s vehicle from a locked garage on Southerness Drive. Busted May 3: Deputies arrested a 36-year-old […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Give Where You Live nets $86k

April 23 heralded the second year of the local one-day-of-giving challenge aptly called Give Where You Live because it benefits only local El Dorado County nonprofit organizations. The logistics and organization of this day are done collaboratively between the El Dorado Community Foundation and the El Dorado County Office of Education. This year’s campaign resulted in much-needed […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Student of the Month

Student of the Month Maranda Roque poses with her mom Mona Roque, teacher Jackie Tweed, Rescue Union School District Superintendent David Swart, Jackson Elementary Principal Michele Miller and Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth, left to right. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Thanks to her wit, positive attitude and willingness to go the extra mile, Jackson Elementary School fifth-grader Maranda Roque has overcome obstacles and achieved great success at school. The 12-year-old’s perseverance and kindness were celebrated when she received the Student of the Month award at Wednesday’s Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ meeting. “Maranda is […]

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

Home destroyed Saturday night

Flames engulf a Rescue home Saturday night. Courtesy photo

On May 2, 2015, at approximately 11:31 pm, Rescue Fire Engine 83 responded to what was reported as a “debris fire” at 2320 Peaceful Garden Way. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy fire showing from more than half of a small residential house located on the property. Firefighters quickly requested a full structure fire response to […]

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