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Sky Mote’s family helping wounded warriors

Russ Mote sits with his son Carson in their El Dorado Hills home. Villiage Life photo by Shelly Thorene

“It’s helped me so much to keep that connection,” said Russell Mote, father of Staff Sgt. Sky Mote, who was killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 10, 2012, just one day after he was awarded the Navy Marine Commendation Medal for combat heroism. The connection Russell Mote values is the tie between his family and Sky’s […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teachers unhappy with deal

Fourteen Rescue Union School District teachers will not lose their jobs and every teacher in the district will receive a cash bonus. Superintendent David Swart released a statement last week, stating: “On Tuesday, April 23, the Board of Trustees of the Rescue Union School District held a special meeting to consider approval of a Tentative […]

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Race to Folsom for the handcar derby

The 22nd running of the Folsom Handcar Derby will take place May 4 & 5 on the tracks in front of Folsom’s Broadstone Marketplace on East Bidwell Street. This year’s event will kick off on Saturday, May 4, with a day of practice and qualifying for all the teams competing in the handcar and quadripede […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Burn permits required May 1

CAMINO — Every debris burn escape is a threat to people, property and natural resources, Cal Fire officials remind residents. They recently announces that effective May 1, burn permits will be required to burn yard debris. “In 2012, 23 percent of all wildfires in the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire were caused by residential debris […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: April 18-24

The following information was taken from El Dorado County Sheriff’s reports: Vandals strike April 18: Vandalism was reported in the Blackstone Community. Fruitful search  April 19: Deputies arrested a 30-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman following a probation search of their Busselton Way apartment. On suspect was arrested on suspicion of possession ammunition and drug […]

Comments Off / April 25, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Cal Fire stresses preparedness due to lack of rain

SACRAMENTO — An early increase in fire activity has Cal Fire looking at the lack of rainfall as an indicator of a potentially higher fire threat this summer. Since the beginning of the year, Cal Fire has responded to 680-plus wildfires, which is more than 200 over the average for this time of year. “Our firefighters […]

Comments Off / April 25, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Run for Courage going strong, expands

Local non-profit continues to successfully combat human trafficking This May marks three years since Run For Courage Inc. began in El Dorado Hills. The mission: Raise funds and awareness to combat human trafficking. In the past three years Run For Courage has raised more than $300,000, which has benefitted multiple programs focused on restoring victims of […]

Comments Off / April 25, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »