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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, […]

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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 […]

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People Talk: Were you worried the world might end on May 21? What about Oct. 21?

R. Eugene Meyer, El Dorado Hills “I was amused from the beginning. Never once did I think this guy had any inside track on the fate of the world.”

(Harold Camping’s revised prediction for the end of the world)   R. Eugene Meyer, El Dorado Hills “€œI was amused from the beginning. Never once did I think this guy had any inside track on the fate of the world.” Dennis Nomer, El Dorado Hills “€œI was not worried about a cataclysmic event. What’€™s happening […]

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Hands4Hope launches care package drive

HANDS4HOPE volunteer Adnrew Bassett helps make promotional items for the group's care package drive at Town Center. Courtesy photo

To celebrate Independence Day and the men and women fighting for our freedom, the hard-working youth volunteers in Hands4Hope-Youth Making A Difference are gearing up for the Soldier Care Package Drive. The event begins June 13 and runs through July 4. Items needed include black crew socks, individual toothbrushes, dental floss, beef jerkey, non-aerosol & […]

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Suspended EDH fire captains exonerated after two years

Fire district faces federal lawsuit The El Dorado Hills Fire Board has reinstated Capt. Dave Merino, who spent two years on paid administrative leave along with fellow Capt. Steve Maranville for allegedly violating the district’s Non-Harassment Policy. Both captains were placed on leave when firefighter Robyn Toy, the subject of the alleged harassment, filed a […]

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Colver: Tylar ‘did it for us’

STEVEN COLVER, seen here with attorney Dain Weiner, took the stand at his murder trial.

After three weeks of attorneys telling and re-telling the story of Steven “Boston” Colver and Tylar Marie Witt, Colver was finally called to the witness stand Thursday to testify in his own defense. Colver, 21, told jurors that Tylar, his then 14-year-old girlfriend, called him to the house she and her mother shared on the […]

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Colver trial: Attorneys debate DNA evidence

DEFENSE ATTORNEY Dain Weiner, left, enters court with attorney Robert Blasier and defendant Steven Colver, behind. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene.

Attorneys in the Steven “Boston” Colver murder trial spent much of Wednesday and Thursday arguing over DNA evidence that could be used by jurors to link the defendant to the murder of El Dorado Hills woman Joanne Witt. Deanna Kacer, a senior criminologist with the state’s Department of Justice, testified Wednesday that male DNA was […]

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