Scouts skate, raft and zip at Jamboree

By Jacob Bassett On the bus ride to the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, the scouts from El Dorado County got very excited. Before we arrived at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia we had to go through a long line of buses trying to check in. It was a very long wait, but necessary […]

July 31, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

4-H begins project registration, recruits new leaders

Now through Oct. 1, 2013, is open registration for 4-H projects. 4-H Youth Development helps young people reach their full potential as competent, confident and caring leaders of character who are connected to others and contribute to their communities. Following enrollment, youth will participate in projects that appeal to their interests. In 4-H, youth design and […]

August 07, 2013 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Boy drowns in Jenkinson Lake

A 6-year-old boy drowned July 21 in Jenkinson Lake in Sly Park. At about 4 p.m., El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies, sheriff’s marine units, U.S. Forest rangers, a USFS canine unit, local fire departments and a CHP helicopter responded to a report of a missing child in the Bumpy Meadows picnic area, a press release […]

July 31, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Nutting gets new judge, new bail

Monday El Dorado County Supervisor Raymond J. Nutting was set to be arraigned on a Grand Jury indictment, which now supersedes the criminal complaint filed on May 24, 2013, with new bail being set in the felony matter in the amount of $20,000. The new judge assigned to the case, the Honorable Timothy S. Buckley, […]

July 31, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Man dies in Tahoe plane crash

A single engine airplane crashed shortly after takeoff Monday morning from the South Lake Tahoe airport, killing the pilot and injuring the passenger. Multiple witnesses reported seeing the plane lose altitude after takeoff, a press release stated. The plane banked sharply toward woods to the east of the airport. It crashed into large pine trees […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged

Orthodontist Johnson climbs mountains while successor Kwong keeps patients smiling

Smiles abound at Dr. Johnson and Dr. Kwong’s orthodontic practice on St. Andrews Drive. A large welcome sign stands over the threshold where the front office staff greets each patient by name. A “mile of smiles” adorns the walls, each photo a time capsule of newly straightened teeth. The bright wheel in the exam area […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Oak Ridge constructing “phenomenal facility”

Oak Ridge High School staff and students will return this August to the sounds of the school bell and hammers as a construction crew transforms a large portion of the school’s athletic wing into what new Principal Paul Burke calls “a phenomenal athletic facility.” One wall of the large gym has been torn down to bump […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,