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Hometown hero: Ryan Davis

Army National Guard Pfc. Ryan S. Davis has deployed to Afghanistan to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners.  Reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces have been mobilized, activated and deployed along […]

Comments Off / May 30, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Rolling Hills pastor says good-bye

Jeff Bigelow wrapped up his time as Rolling Hills Christian Church's pastor last Sunday. The church figurehead said he's exploring several options for his future. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Sunday marked the end of an era at Rolling Hills Christian Church, and though Pastor Jeff Bigelow delivered his last sermon he insists the church’s best days are ahead. After 17 years, the 57-year-old pastor stepped down and handed his congregation over to incoming Pastor Bill Search. Search, 40, who moved here with his wife […]

Comments Off / May 27, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDHCSD’s future parks: New GM encouraged to think big

In preparation for his departure on June 6, and perhaps as a 50th anniversary present, interim El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Rich Ramirez recently published a 28 page treatise titled “A Potential Road Map for Next General Manager of the El Dorado Hills Community Services District,” an assessment of the district’s strengths, […]

1 Comment / May 25, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: May 17-23

Vandal May 17: A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion vandalism on Uplands Drive. Petty Theft May 18: Vandalism and petty theft were reported on Rossmore Lane. Confiscated May 18: A shotgun was recovered from a Smokey Mountain Circle residence and booked into the Sheriff’s Office for safekeeping at the request of the Public Guardians […]

Comments Off / May 24, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

County scoops up grant money for major road projects

On May 23 the California Transportation Commission awarded $21.5 million to two transportation projects in El Dorado County: • $6 million to the city of Placerville for construction of Phase 1A of the Western Placerville Interchanges Project. Phase 1A will construct a U.S. 50 westbound on-ramp from the existing Ray Lawyer Drive overcrossing in the city […]

Comments Off / May 24, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Prospective school board member workshop scheduled

PLACERVILLE  — The El Dorado County School Boards Association and the El Dorado County Office of Education will conduct a workshop for prospective school board members on Monday, June 4, at the El Dorado County Office of Education. Registration is at 5 p.m. with the workshop taking place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The purpose of this […]

Comments Off / May 24, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

$250,000 available for tree planting, tree care projects

California ReLeaf unveiled its new grants program today that will provide more than $250,000 to community-based groups and other organizations throughout California for urban forestry projects. California ReLeaf’s 2012 Urban Forestry and Education Grants Program is funded through contracts with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Region IX of the Environmental Protection […]

Comments Off / May 24, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »