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Colver murder trial: Crime scene discussed

Steven Colver heads back to the courtroom following a break in his murder trial in Placerville. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The gruesome aftermath of Joanne Witt’s murder was on display in Placerville’s Main Street courthouse Wednesday morning as jurors came face-to-face with images of the El Dorado Hills woman’s violent death. Witt, 47, was stabbed to death in her bed in June 2009. Witt’s teenage daughter, Tylar, has already pleaded guilty to the first-degree murder […]

No Comment / May 18, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hwy. 50 construction to wrap up this fall

The El Dorado County Department of Transportation expects construction on the $27.7 million median widening of U.S. 50 thorough El Dorado Hills to be completed in fall 2011. Completion of the 4-mile long project will add carpool lanes in each direction of U.S. 50 from the county line to Bass Lake Road, widen Latrobe Road […]

No Comment / May 17, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Colver’s murder trial begins

ACCUSED MURDERE Steven Colver, left, confers with his defense attorney Dain Weiner, right,  prior to opening statements  in Placerville's Superior Court Tuesday. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

Joanne Witt, a 47-year-old single mother, was stabbed to death in her own El Dorado Hills home on the evening of June 11, 2009. That much is certain. Details of the gruesome killing, though, differ, depending on who’s talking. Opening statements in the murder trial of Steven Paul Colver were delivered Tuesday morning inside a […]

No Comment / May 17, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sponsor Show N’ Shine

Sponsorships are now available for the 22nd annual Show Nā€™ Shine & Fly- In set for Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at the Cameron Park Airport. This major event is a collaborative effort between Soroptimist of Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park Rotary Club, and drew more than 2,500 attendees to view 20-plus classic […]

No Comment / May 17, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Super spellers

RESCUE SUPERINTENDENT Carol Bly moderated the Division I El Dorado County Spelling Bee, and was warmly greeted by members of the first- and second-grade team from Jackson Elementary. Left to right are: Sofia Gonzalez, Maya Nambisan, Ethan Rutherford and Cade Bundalian. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

El Dorado Hill students p-e-r-f-o-r-m-e-d well at the 31st annual El Dorado County Spelling Bee hosted by the Pollock PInes Elementary School District. Students from 20 elementary schools from Tahoe to El Dorado Hills participated in the event. Oak Meadow Elementary’s third- and fourth-graders won first place in Division II competition. Lake Forest Elementary’s fifth-grade […]

1 Comment / May 17, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Enroll in Rescue’s educational programs

The Rescue Union School District announces the availability of three innovative educational programs for 2011-12. These learning opportunities include Transitional Kindergarten programs at Lakeview, Jackson and Green Valley elementary schools, a K-2 Montessori program at Rescue Elementary School, and a K-5 Visual and Performing Arts program at Jackson Elementary School. All programs are offered at […]

No Comment / May 17, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Watch for baby animals when cleaning up

LOOK OUT for little ones when cleaning up your yard. Courtesy photo

Now that spring is finally here, people are cleaning up their properties ā€” trimming trees, clearing brush, tidying decks, blowing away the leaves and cobwebs of what seemed a very long winter. Sierra Wildlife Rescue would like to remind everyone that cleaning up property, including tree trimming, brush clearing, shrub pruning, and lawn, garden and […]

No Comment / May 16, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »