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Palm named ORHS principal

Aaron Palm will become Oak Ridge High School's permanent principal effective July 1. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Aaron Palm has accepted the permanent principal job at Oak Ridge High School. “It was a humbling experience to be interviewed by parent, teacher and student panels,” he said. “I’m humbled they gave me the opportunity to serve this community.” The El Dorado Union High School Board of Trustees unanimously voted to hire Palm, who […]

Comments Off / May 02, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Man faces prison time for abuse of mother

El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson announced the felony elder abuse with great bodily injury conviction of Douglas Carter Ernst on Friday. Douglas Ernst was the caregiver for his mother, Louise Ernst, 88, at his mother’s home in El Dorado Hills. In March 2015 Douglas called emergency officials to the home and when paramedics arrived they found […]

1 Comment / May 02, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

GHS Elementary scores big in Science Olympiad

Courtesy photo

Elementary students in third through sixth grade from Golden Hills School in El Dorado Hills once again scored a spectacular finish in the Sacramento Division A Science Olympiad, this year locking down a second place finish at Mira Loma High School against 11 other regional public and private schools. Last year the team took third place. The […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

District 1 candidate: Mattock promises to get things done

Noelle Mattock

“Everything in my life has led me to this,” Noelle Mattock said of the contributions she could bring to the El Dorado County District 1 supervisor job. She moved to El Dorado Hills with her parents in 1970 when she was a toddler and said her earliest memories are of her parents volunteering. Her father […]

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Roth trial date nears

Roy Roth, the Latrobe man accused of murdering his wife, briefly appeared  in court on Monday morning with public defenders Susan Gellman and Dina Stone for a readiness and settlement conference. The defense requested more time and said they were not ready for a jury trial. “We have conferred with the people and are still waiting for […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

District 1 candidate: Hidahl focused on long-term planning

John Hidahl

“A natural fit,” is how John Hidahl described his decision to run for El Dorado County District 1 supervisor. After a long history of volunteering in the community, the recently retired aerospace engineer said it’s time to focus full time on the district he’s called home since 1978 when he and his wife Eileen moved […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Log: April 14-19

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: April 14 1:13 a.m. A 57-year-old suspect identified in an outside agency’s case was located and arrested on Alexandra Drive. 7:05 a.m. Deputies arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of burglary after an overnight Rushcliffe Court break-in, during which a phone, credit cards and […]

Comments Off / April 26, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »