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PTSD: Trauma lingers long after danger has passed

William Blalock, seen here with his wife Betty at home in El Dorado Hills, lived for years with undiagnosed PTSD.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

This part 1 of a three-part series on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD affects an estimated  7 percent of the general U.S. population at some time in their lives, but this series focuses on PTSD as it affects those in the military and their families. William Blaylock of El Dorado Hills didn’t know he had Post […]

No Comment / June 23, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Dog lost for 20 months reunited with EDH family

The Braun family poses with Murphy after being reunited with their dog on Father's Day. Murphy survived in the Tahoe National Forest near Foresthill after being separated from her family for 20 months. Left to right are Matthew, Finegan, Erin, Nathan and Morgan Braun with their beloved 7-year-old golden retriever. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

On Oct. 6, 2012, the Braun family’s golden retriever Murphy, startled by a gun shot, bolted into the Tahoe National Forest near an off-trail campsite at Hell Hole reservoir. Over the next two days they scoured the area for Murphy but that Sunday evening they went home to El Dorado Hills without their beloved pet … but the […]

No Comment / June 23, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Candidates line up for District 2

Three people have already formed committees, taking the first steps to run for ousted District 2 Supervisor Ray Nutting’s seat. On June 17 the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors announced that a special election would be held Sept. 9 to fill the position. It was declared vacant after Nutting was found guilty of six […]

No Comment / June 23, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Marble Valley students bring computer to life

Seventh-graders Jordan Tirona, Madison Ridolfi, Deniz Sert and Sadie Porter help build the computer dying a special class at Marble Valley Academy earlier this year. Courtesy photo

Kevin Saunders Athletic Director Marble Valley Academy Before the final school bell rang, some Marble Valley students enjoyed the hands-on opportunity to build a computer. The project started as an idea from their computer teacher Josh Kneeland. He proposed the idea to Principal Gwen Andrus, who loved it and relayed the request to the members […]

No Comment / June 22, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Women’s fund awards grants

Nearly $52,000 in funding was awarded to five local nonprofits by Women’s Fund El Dorado at its recent annual Grants Gala, held at Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills. The dinner event, which included updates from the previous year’s grant recipients, provides “a time for reflections and for celebrating the power of collective giving,” […]

No Comment / June 22, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: June 14-16

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Brawl June 14: An allegedly intoxicated 31-year-old man reportedly punched another man in the nose during an argument on Town Center Boulevard. The suspect was arrested. Stolen June 14: A man reported grand theft on Robert J Mathews Parkway. Suspect(s) got away with about […]

No Comment / June 22, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Crime Watch: June 5-11

Uninvited guest June 5: A Valley View Parkway resident reported that his ex-girlfriend entered his house and slept there overnight without permission. Busted with meds June 6: Prescription medication was found on Rushcliffe Court on a subject with an outstanding warrant. Stop calling here June 6: A Kings Canyon Drive resident reported annoying phone calls. […]

No Comment / June 16, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »