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Colver trial: Defendant confesses to ‘God’

Attorney for Steven Colver, Dain Weiner, prepares for Wednesday's proceedings.mocrat photo by Shelly Thorene

The morning after Joanne Witt was stabbed to death, Steven “Boston” Colver showed off the bloody murder weapon and confessed to the killing, said the defendant’s frequent drug partner and former boyfriend. Matthew Widman, 19, nicknamed “God” by friends, testified Thursday in Placerville’s Main Street courthouse that Colver, 21, admitted to killing the mother of […]

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

Cameron Park CSD Director Rich Green resigns

Rich Green

In a surprise move, Richard Green resigned from the Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors at the board’s meeting on Wednesday, May 18. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, and before the board adopted the evening’s agenda Green said he would like to say something. He then stood up and read a prepared statement, […]

No Comment / May 19, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Knight offers Mormon Island cemetery solution

John Knight

District 1 county Supervisor John Knight is offering a plan that may allow the Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery’s resident souls to rest in peace, in the wake of newly born publicity over an offensive, racial slur. In a May 13 letter to his colleagues on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, Knight outlines a […]

1 Comment / May 19, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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 N’ 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 »