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Veterans Memorial Park stalled for funds

Veterans Memorial Park  plans call for a memorial garden, courtyard and a 100-year journey through American conflicts. File photo

Veterans Memorial Park Executive Committee members wanted to be clear when they spoke at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s February Board of Directors meeting, declaring, “We’re still here; don’t forget about us.” Since 2009 a group of residents and veterans has worked tirelessly to bring a veterans memorial to El Dorado Hills. The location […]

Comments Off / February 22, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Feb. 4-10

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Feb. 4 1:22 p.m. A woman reported her wallet stolen from her purse while she shopped at a Francisco Drive store. Feb. 5 7:12 a.m. A vehicle burglary was reported on Monte Verde Drive. 9:01 a.m. Possible mail theft was reported on Stonebriar Drive. […]

Comments Off / February 17, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Myrna Harp goes to Washington

Marina Village Middle School counselor Myrna Harp received star treatment during her time in Washington, D.C., where she was one of 42 counselors honored for their work they do to improve young people's lives.  Courtesy photo

Marina Village Middle School counselor Myrna Harp was recognized at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., earlier this month led by First Lady Michelle Obama. The California Association of School Counselors named Harp 2015 California Outstanding Counselor of the Year last fall. She was one of 42 state counselor delegates honored at the event. The First […]

Comments Off / February 17, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Tiemann running for judge

Roland Tiemann

Attorney Roland Tiemann recently announced he will be a candidate for El Dorado County Superior Court judge in June. “Every six years the voters have the opportunity to evaluate our court’s judges. On the bench I will be decisive, fair to all who appear and tough on crime,” Tiemann said. “I have lived in the […]

Comments Off / February 17, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Silva teacher wins mini-grant

Silva Valley Elementary School second-grade teacher Patty Pope, left, smiles after receiving a grant presented by Kathy McMurry from the California Retired Teachers Association, El Dorado County division. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

It wasn’t just a regular Silva Valley staff meeting after all. Instead members of the El Dorado County division of the California Retired Teachers Association were at the school earlier this month to surprise teacher Patty Pope with a $400 check to buy non-fiction books for her second-grade classroom. Pope has been teaching at Silva […]

Comments Off / February 15, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Victoria Jovel

Victoria Jovel

Air Force Airman Victoria Jovel graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Jovel completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in […]

Comments Off / February 15, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID directors trade insults over compensation

El Dorado Irrigation District directors’ compensation resurfaced Monday, prompting some harsh words between EID board members. The exchange began after Director Dale Coco brought up the topic first discussed at a board meeting last December and again in January. Coco maintained if the board was going to negotiate with staff regarding sacrifices to their salaries and benefits, it was prudent […]

Comments Off / February 10, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »