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Community unites to patch up historic barn

DON’T FORGET THE SIGN — Straight Line Construction crew Gary Burrows and Noe Guavara, left and center, patch the roof of Clarksville’s historic Tong Barn, which spent most of the last century and a half as the Clarksville Union School. Straight Line’s president and owner Jack Borba, right, donated the labor.  He stopped by to check progress and drop off one of the familiar Straight Line signs. Photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado County is a place defined by its history. We embrace the past and nearly anything that reflects it. Don’t believe it? Take a drive. Our backroads are altars to the past. We revere old stone buildings. Rusty farm implements are proudly displayed for passersby. Sepia-toned hay barns topped with corrugated steel roofs glow […]

No Comment / July 14, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Construction begins on Valley View Sports Park

Construction has begun on the Valley View Sports Park on a five-acre site next to the new elementary school built in the Blackstone community. The park will open in November 2014. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning for the first El Dorado Hills sports field and park south of Highway 50. Construction should be complete in early November. The Valley View Sports Park project is a joint use partnership between the El Dorado Hills Community Services District and the Buckeye Union School District. According to CSD General […]

No Comment / July 14, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Local students immerse selves in robotics

The Techie Tigers Robotics: Team 8290 includes, left to right, Chelsea Franklin, John Robb, Andrew Tang, parent coach Mary Franklin, Stephanie Warrior and Sara Eswara.  At front is their self-made robot, Mild Sauce, with a cup for donations that reads "Feed Me." Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The Techie Tigers Robotics: Team 8290 are at the library every Tuesday to share with the public what they’re up to. They’d like to recruit more members as well as collect $2,500 in donations to cover travel and entry fees for their next First Tech Challenge competition in December.  The team of local FTC robotics […]

No Comment / July 13, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Theft, vandalism at Oak Ridge’s new and improved ball field

Unknown perpetrators stole speakers and vandalized Oak Ridge’s varsity baseball field in the days leading up to July 4. “This is a kick in the gut to the progress made this past year,” said volunteer baseball parent Liz Davis. “Our coach (Todd Melton) is working with ORHS staff and the Sheriff’s Department, which has started a […]

14 Comments / July 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

‘Link Up’ with Snowline Hospice

Beginning Friday, Aug. 1, Link-Up Poles will be located at all six Snowline Thrift Store locations and at the administrative office. These brightly painted poles will be housed at these locations until Sept. 12 to allow community members to attach a paper “link” signifying their encouragement and support of young people entering the Healing All […]

No Comment / July 10, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Contract awarded for new fire station

Station 84′s tattered, vacant building will soon disappear as the El Dorado Hills Fire Board recently awarded a nearly $5 million contract to tear down the old station and build a new one on the Francisco Drive property. Contractor SW Allen Construction won the contract with a $4.933 million low bid, nearly $700,000 more expensive […]

No Comment / July 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: July 3-9

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: You want fries with that? July 3: A Valley View Parkway resident found her truck covered in ketchup. Break-in July 3: Someone burglarized a Harvard Way school. Snatched July 3: A thief  stole a purse in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Ready for a […]

No Comment / July 10, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »