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Surviving a wildfire

This is part one of a three-part series submitted by the Amador-El Dorado Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) on its “Ready-Set-Go!” fire and life safety campaign. CAMINO —  ”Living in the Sierra Nevada foothills is a dream come true but with that dream comes a responsibility that many […]

No Comment / June 08, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Follow pioneers’ wagon tracks

ADVENTUROUS DRIVERS make their way through High Rock Canyon during last year's Lassen Applegate Emigrant Trail Ride. This year's event will begin on July 15. Courtesy photo

As early as the 1840s, farmers and gold seekers loaded their possessions, a few women, children, dogs and cats in covered wagons and began what would become an arduous journey toward the Pacific Ocean. The trickle of emigrants beginning in 1841 would turn into hordes of dreamers after the discovery of gold in California in […]

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Cameron Park Soroptimist to hand out grants

Soroptimist of Cameron Park will host its annual Grant Awards Night at 5:30 on June 29 at Sierra Vista Bank in Cameron Park. The recipients of this year’s grants will be Partners in Care, Court Appointed Special Advocates, The McKinney-Vento Girl’s Empowerment Project of the Placerville Union School District, Ponderosa Sober Grad Night, Buckeye Education […]

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Colver murder trial: Tylar’s stare ‘as if her mom didn’t exist,’ witness testifies

TYLER WITT waits in court. She testified against her former boyfriend, Steven Colver. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

When 16-year-old Tylar Marie Witt confessed to killing her mother in the hopes of receiving a lesser sentence, she agreed to lead authorities to the knife allegedly used by her former boyfriend, Steven “Boston” Colver. But testimony Tuesday afternoon in a Placerville courtroom revealed that the weapon used in the June 12, 2009, murder of […]

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Colver trial: Read letter day in court

The third week of Steven “Boston” Colver’s murder trial began Tuesday morning with witnesses reading a good-bye letter penned by Colver who, along with his former teenage lover, had planned on killing himself after the June 2009 slaying of Joanne Witt. Jeremy Buckman, an El Dorado County sheriff’s crime scene investigator, read aloud a letter […]

No Comment / June 07, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH woman takes top job at Gold Oak Union School District

The Gold Oak Union School District announced today that Wendy LaDue has been selected as their new superintendent/principal. LaDue replaces Dick Williams, who has served as both superintendent of Gold Oak and Pioneer School districts for the past six years. The Gold Oak School Board has been engaged in the search for this position since Williams announced […]

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Scouts honor

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Boy Scouts William Austin (Vipers patrol), Austin Lindholm (Vipers patrol), Mason Lindholm (Thunderbirds patrol) and Garrett Underwood (Thunderbirds patrol), left to right, executed the Memorial Day Flag Remembrance Ceremony using the U.S. flag located a the El Dorado Hills Blue Shield campus. Promptly at 8 a.m. on Memorial Day 2011 the Scouts with BSA Troop 454 […]

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