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Buckeye Foundation helping students go high tech

Oak Meadow fifth-graders complete assignments on their Chromebooks in Ms. Burkland's class. The Buckeye Education Foundation and PTA partnered to bring more technology to the classrooms. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Homework alerts via e-mail, group projects available in the cloud, children engaged in their learning experiences … it’s all happening in Buckeye Union School District’s classrooms. But Jon Yoffie wants more. The president of the Buckeye Education Foundation has technology on his mind and he wants to see it in every classroom. To that end, […]

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Nutting hearing delayed again

A hearing for El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting was taken off the court calendar and now awaits reassignment. Nutting was due to be arraigned by Judge Warren Stracener on Thursday morning, but the hearing was taken off the court calendar by Presiding Judge Suzanne Kingsbury, according to a court bailiff. The case awaits reassignment […]

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Blaze interrupts fire dept. ceremony

Family and friends surround El Dorado Hills firefighter/chaplain Ben Cowles, who missed receiving the Firefighter of the Year award to respond to a fire call Friday evening. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Moments before the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s inaugural public awards ceremony began, an Avellano Drive structure fire sent crews to their engines and trucks. Forget the dress wear and plaques … it was time to work. For this reason, the fire department’s Volunteer Firefighter of the Year Rob Austerman and Firefighter of the Year […]

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If wildfire strikes are you ready to go?

CAMINO — As we have seen on the news, wildfires, tornados, earthquakes or floods can strike at any time. Survival can be predicated upon who was prepared in advance of the disaster. So what can you do today to help prepare you and your loved ones? “Creating a Family Disaster Plan is the first step in preparing […]

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Construction begins on Windsor Point Park

El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Brent Dennis and young friends give a thumbs-up at the Windsor Point Park groundbreaking event Friday. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Friends of Windsor Point Park arrived at its official groundbreaking ceremony last Friday morning to a welcome scene — a construction crew busily working. Residents of the Windsor, Marina and Marina Woods neighborhoods had heard for years that the 1.1-acre vacant lot on the corner of Francisco and Schooner Drives would be a neighborhood park. […]

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Guiding Hands School celebrates 20 years

Teacher's Aide Jason Rogala, left, and Guiding Hands student Brenhan Wylie celebrated the school's anniversary with other teachers, students and community members Thursday. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Guiding Hands students, families, friends and alumni marked the special needs school’s 20th anniversary at Family Fun Day last Thursday. Guests enjoyed bounce houses, a photo booth, a parent resource fair, live stage entertainment and a free hot dog lunch at the event the founders called a heartfelt thank you to the community. In 1993 co-founders Cindy Keller and Starranne […]

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EDH Crime Watch: June 6-12

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Busted June 6: Someone broke  a truck’s window on Latham Lane. Burgled June 6: A burglary was reported on Town Center Boulevard. Too much, too young June 7: Deputies arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of public intoxication on Saratoga Way. On a rampage […]

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