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Myrna Harp goes to Washington

Marina Village Middle School counselor Myrna Harp received star treatment during her time in Washington, D.C., where she was one of 42 counselors honored for their work they do to improve young people's lives.  Courtesy photo

Marina Village Middle School counselor Myrna Harp was recognized at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., earlier this month led by First Lady Michelle Obama. The California Association of School Counselors named Harp 2015 California Outstanding Counselor of the Year last fall. She was one of 42 state counselor delegates honored at the event. The First […]

Comments Off / February 17, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Tiemann running for judge

Roland Tiemann

Attorney Roland Tiemann recently announced he will be a candidate for El Dorado County Superior Court judge in June. “Every six years the voters have the opportunity to evaluate our court’s judges. On the bench I will be decisive, fair to all who appear and tough on crime,” Tiemann said. “I have lived in the […]

Comments Off / February 17, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Silva teacher wins mini-grant

Silva Valley Elementary School second-grade teacher Patty Pope, left, smiles after receiving a grant presented by Kathy McMurry from the California Retired Teachers Association, El Dorado County division. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

It wasn’t just a regular Silva Valley staff meeting after all. Instead members of the El Dorado County division of the California Retired Teachers Association were at the school earlier this month to surprise teacher Patty Pope with a $400 check to buy non-fiction books for her second-grade classroom. Pope has been teaching at Silva […]

Comments Off / February 15, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Victoria Jovel

Victoria Jovel

Air Force Airman Victoria Jovel graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Jovel 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 toward an associate in […]

Comments Off / February 15, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID directors trade insults over compensation

El Dorado Irrigation District directors’ compensation resurfaced Monday, prompting some harsh words between EID board members. The exchange began after Director Dale Coco brought up the topic first discussed at a board meeting last December and again in January. Coco maintained if the board was going to negotiate with staff regarding sacrifices to their salaries and benefits, it was prudent […]

Comments Off / February 10, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge principal out longer than expected

One person was noticeably absent at the Oak Ridge High School eighth-grade orientation last week. Principal Paul Burke wasn’t there to welcome the incoming freshmen class despite many families believing he would be back on the job by now. Burke has been on paid administrative leave since Nov. 2, 2015, for undisclosed personnel reasons. At […]

Comments Off / February 10, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »

Mik running for Assembly

Ron Mikulaco

El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Chairman and District 1 representative Ron “Mik” Mikulaco has officially declared his candidacy for the California State Assembly District 6 seat. Mikulaco hopes to replace termed-out Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, who moved to El Dorado Hills last year and is running for Mikulaco’s District 1 supervisor seat. “The challenges we face as […]

2 Comments / February 08, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »