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Rotary honors ‘Firefighter of the Year’

FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR Mike Gygax, center, is congratulated by Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Bill Tobin, left, and El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts. Gygax received the honor Wednesday morning at Rotary's meeting. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

A quiet Mike Gygax didn’t know what to say. Last Wednesday morning the El Dorado Hills Fire Department engineer was surprised at the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills breakfast when Fire Chief Dave Roberts named him “Firefighter of the Year.” “He’s involved in just about everything we do,” Roberts said in front of a […]

No Comment / June 22, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Youth explore nature at Coloma, El Dorado Hills camps

YOUNGSTERS EXPLORE the water during one of ARC's camps. Courtesy photo

COLOMA — Calling all campers! Youth, ages 6-11, are invited to explore the outdoors at Nature Camp in Coloma or El Dorado Hills. For more than 20 years, the American River Conservancy’s Nature Camps have provided youth the opportunity to explore the outdoors while learning about science and nature. In Coloma, this summer’s theme Energized […]

No Comment / June 21, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom Fire Safe Council wants you ‘Ready – Set – Go’

FOLSOM — 2011 is shaping up nationwide to be a powerful wildfire season. With that in mind the Folsom Fire Safe Council, in conjunction with the Folsom Fire Department, is launching a wildfire preparedness campaign: “Ready – Set – Go.”  Folsom is one of the first communities in the Sacramento region to launch this new […]

No Comment / June 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Burn permits suspended as of July 1

CAMINO — Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire has signed a proclamation suspending burn permits beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 1. The suspension affects all burn permits within the State Responsibility Area in Amador County and on the western slope of El Dorado County. This suspension does […]

No Comment / June 20, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk – What’s your opinion of Gov. Brown’s budget rejection?

David Allen, El Dorado Hills "I was surprised. He's been very no-nonsense. I'€™m waiting for what'€™s next. As an educator. I hope there'™s no cuts to school funding."

Dan Haul, El Dorado Hills “That budget didn’€™t work. Do the math. It was full of tricks. Rejecting it was right.” David Allen, El Dorado Hills “I was surprised. He’s been very no-nonsense. I’€™m waiting for what’€™s next. As an educator. I hope there’™s no cuts to school funding.” Jeri Wenger, El Dorado Hills “It’€™s […]

No Comment / June 20, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Witt will be sentenced with Colver

TYLAR WITT, left, watches court proceedings Monday in the El Dorado Superior Courthouse in Placerville. Her scheduled sentencing was delayed. VIllage Life photo by Pat Dollins

Tylar Witt will be sentenced Aug. 12 along side her recently convicted former lover. The 16-year-old girl’s sentencing will come more than two years after she and Steven “Boston” Colver, 21, killed Tylar’s mother, Joanne, while she slept in her El Dorado Hills home on June 12, 2009. Last week, Colver was found guilty of […]

No Comment / June 20, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Updated: EDH home gutted

FIREFIGHTERS work to put out a residential structure fire at 2790 Aberdeen Lane in El Dorado Hills Sunday. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

The homeowner who lost everything after fire ripped through an Aberdeen Lane house mid-Sunday morning has been identified as Chris Bryan, who lived at the residence with his wife and two boys. At about 10:12 a.m. firefighters responded to a call at 2790 Aberdeen Lane and found the two-story home fully involved and a patch of […]

No Comment / June 19, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »