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Colver trial: Prosecution gives closing argument

Steven Colver walks toward the Main Street courthouse elevator Tuesday during a break in his murder trial.

As gruesome crime scene photos of Joanne Witt’s lifeless body were displayed for jurors, El Dorado County deputy district attorney Lisette Suder called the slain 47-year-old single mother the most important witness in the murder case against Steven “Boston” Colver. “Joanne is the silent witness to the truth because it’s through her death that (she) […]

No Comment / June 14, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Deputies nab suspected burglars

A man and woman from Folsom were arrested last week after deputies caught them allegedly burglarizing an El Dorado Hills residence. At 12:48 p.m. on June 8, El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies received a report of a suspicious vehicle from an El Dorado Hills resident, according to a Sheriff’s Department press release. Deputies responded to […]

No Comment / June 14, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

High school registration information

The El Dorado Union High School District has released the following student registration information for the 2011–12 school year. School will start on Aug. 8. Consult your respective school’s website for the starting times of your school. Oak Ridge High School 1120 Harvard Way El Dorado Hills (916) 933-6980, ext. 3050 orhsonline.com The Counseling Office […]

No Comment / June 14, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Holy Trinity students get their hands dirty

WATCH IT GROW — Holy Trinity students, parents, volunteers and garden sponsors planted vegetables, herbs and flowers in their new garden. The produce will be donated to The Upper Room. Courtesy photo

The Holy Trinity Parish Garden, a joint effort by the Human Concerns and School Ministries, was planted early in the morning of June 13 with the help of more than 18 school ministry children. The garden built by parish volunteers and will be tended by the School Ministry children, who will follow a garden curriculum […]

No Comment / June 14, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Be careful to rescue wildlife — not ‘kidnap’ it

Many members of the public find an orphaned or injured wild baby, and wildlife rescue organizations such as Sierra Wildlife Rescue could not carry out its work without their assistance. Sometimes, however, a rescuer may mistakenly assume that a baby has been abandoned when the mother is actually nearby. She may be foraging for food, […]

No Comment / June 13, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

An end in sight

MAKING PLANS — DOT's Thor Larsen, construction inspector Scott Goodwin and operator Rob Manwaring discuss plans to repair a soft spot in the new eastbound El Dorado Hills Boulevard/Latrobe Road offramp's road bed. Crews shut down the offramp over the weekend so they could rebuild it. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Highway 50 construction to wrap up this year Just one more summer — that’s all construction crews working on the Highway 50 carpool lanes project in El Dorado Hills need to get the job done. “Their patience is sincerely appreciated,” said John Kahling, deputy director of the El Dorado County Department of Transportation’s Construction division, […]

No Comment / June 11, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Colver takes the stand; prosecutors question his credibility

In the second day of his testimony, Steven “Boston” Colver admitted to prosecutors that he repeatedly lied to friends, family and authorities not only to protect himself but also the forbidden relationship he had with then 14-year-old Tylar Marie Witt. Deputy district attorney Lisette Suder, in her cross-examination of the 21-year-old murder suspect, drove home […]

No Comment / June 11, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »