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EDCOE celebrates students’ champion

EDCOE Program Coordinator Sheila Silan, left, poses with county Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Myers after receiving her Excellence in Education award. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado County Office of Education presented the annual Excellence in Education award to Program Coordinator Sheila Silan on Tuesday, May 5. The award is given to one person in the organization, regardless of their position, who exemplifies the award’s namesake by being the embodiment of teamwork, innovation, collaboration and commitment to the success […]

Comments Off / May 13, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDSO report: Crime slightly increases

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office report revealed crime rates slightly rose in 2014 from the previous year. Serious crimes trended upward. Murders remained the same — two — but dropped from 2012, when the county faced five murders. Rape increased 27 percent, 26 to 33 reports, up from 14 in 2012. There were 23 robberies in 2014, […]

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Farewell, ‘Dan O’

Dan Gothier turned in his keys after 26 years with the El Dorado Hills Community Services District. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Dan Gothier may be leaving the building, but the El Dorado Hills Community Services District lead maintenance worker’s mark won’t be forgotten. For 26 years Gothier, or “Dan O,” has kept the CSD’s parks and facilities beautified and trained many others along the way. At his retirement party April 28, newer parks supervisors said Gothier paved […]

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

CHP sharing bike safety tips

Chipper reminds everyone to stay safe when riding their bikes.

Whether walking, bicycling or operating a motor vehicle, the California Highway Patrol wants the public to be safe on the roadways. In order to promote May is Bike Month, the CHP Valley Division Placerville Area will conduct a Bicyclist Traffic Safety Fair and Rodeo to educate the public in the right-of-way laws for bicyclists on […]

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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 […]

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‘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 […]

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