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Scouts enjoy ‘The Philmont Experience’

Intrepid climbers Ian Gilzean, Jacob Panec, Nicholas Rogness, Jonathan Heideman, Kyle Jones, Jonathan Rogness, Peter Hunt Sr. and Peter Hunt Jr., left to right, climbed 2,500 feet to the top of Mount Phillis in New Mexico as park of a Boy Scout outdoor adventure earlier this summer. Not pictured, Todd Jones. Courtesy photo

By Jonathan Rogness Chief of Media for Venturing Crew 193  July 17-30, Venturing Crew 193 took a trip to the prestigious Philmont Scout Ranch, west of the small town of Cimarron, New Mexico. Philmont Scout Ranch is noteworthy for being the largest independent Scout camp in the world, attracting more than 20,000 Scouts and Scouters […]

No Comment / August 11, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

District 2 race: Planning Commission member Pratt is ‘in it to win it’

Dave Pratt

Dave Pratt said its his experience, ability to ask the right questions and willingness to dive into the minutia that qualify him for a seat on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, District 2. A resident of the county for 25 years and owner of a winery in Fairplay for the past 14 years, Pratt […]

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District 2 race: Maturity, business know-how stressed by McNeal

Claire McNeal

What you see is what you get is pretty much the message Claire McNeal wants to send as a candidate for the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, District 2. In an interview at the VIllage Life/Mountain Democrat office on July 28, McNeal stressed her maturity and business experience and said she already has a team […]

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Put your best arm forward

World Famous Barber Jon’s Open Invitational Arm Wrestling Competition Fundraiser will be held at The Purple Place on Aug. 16. Courtesy photo

World Famous Barber Jon’s owner, Jon Rivera, hosts his second arm wrestling competition fundraiser to support two local non-profit veterans organizations. World Famous Barber Jon’s Open Invitational Arm Wrestling Competition Fundraiser, a family friendly event, will take place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at The Purple Place, 363 Green Valley Road in El […]

No Comment / August 07, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: July 31 through Aug. 5

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Burgled July 31: Someone broke into a White Rock Road home and stole several items. Left behind July 31: A man told deputies he accidentally left $700 at a Saratoga Way gas station. The money was gone upon his return. Door damaged Aug. 1: Someone vandalized […]

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Parents wary of new school schedule

Rescue Union School District announced it would abandon its early release Mondays for twice-monthly minimum days once school resumes Aug. 13. Instead of being released one hour early every Monday, students will be released at 12:45 p.m. at the elementary schools and 11:45 a.m. at the middle schools twice a month, giving teachers time to collaborate. […]

No Comment / August 05, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

A year in America has changed Júlia’s life

Brazilian exchange student Júlia Garcia, kneeling, found her passion at Oak Ridge — theater. Here she's acting in "The King's New Threads." Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Rotary Youth Exchange student Júlia Garcia flew home late last month with a new goal — work in theater/films as an actress or behind the scenes. The 17-year-old didn’t have those opportunities in Brazil (acting lessons are very expensive, she said) and jumped at the chance to be on stage at Oak Ridge High School, where she […]

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