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A mooving experience: EDH firefighters make special New Year’s Eve delivery

SPECIAL DELIVERY —€” El Dorado Hills Fire Department Battalion Chief John Niehues, left, and cattle owner Stephen Marsh spend some time with little "Chief," the calf firefighters delivered on New Year's Eve. Marsh and his wife own the cow and calf, who they say just might become a family pet. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Most of the Angus beef El Dorado Hills firefighters encounter is on a plate. But on New Year’s Eve Battalion Chief John Niehues’ crew encountered some on the hoof, delivering a healthy bull-calf in a pasture off Bass Lake Road. The crew was headed to Station 86 for a training drill when an EID employee […]

No Comment / January 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Daniel Poole

Daniel Poole

Air Force Reserve Airman Daniel L. Poole Jr. graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four […]

No Comment / January 04, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: What do you resolve not to do in 2011?

Aaron Palm El Dorado Hills "€œMy patience has been challenged a lot lately. This year I'€™m not going to lose my patience."

Asked at Oak Ridge High School Victoria Camps, Rescue “I’€™m being sassy in 2011. I’m not going to let people take advantage of me.” Aaron Palm, El Dorado Hills “€œMy patience has been challenged a lot lately. This year I’€™m not going to lose my patience.” Kathy Botkin, El Dorado Hills €”€œI’€™m not going to […]

No Comment / January 03, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

California’s tax season now open; FTB website offers free filing services

SACRAMENTO — The Franchise Tax Board Jan. 3 announced it is now accepting 2010 state tax returns. Also, FTB provides the following updates on law changes and filing services. “FTB’s website offers free tax filing services, help with account matters, and information about the federal Earned Income Tax Credit that can put thousands of dollars in […]

No Comment / January 03, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

2010: The year Sharon Tate’s resolution stuck

BIGGEST LOSER €“Sharon Tate lost the most weight at her workplace, Blue Shield in El Dorado Hills, losing a total of 72 pounds. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Sharon Tate made the same New Year’s resolution each year for 15 years — to lose weight. It’s the same resolution that millions of other Americans make every year, along with getting more exercise and quitting smoking. But in 2010 Tate not only kept her resolution, she made up for the years when she hadn’t […]

No Comment / December 30, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cameron Park man leads Cal Fire’s northern region

Chief Bill Holmes

Acting Cal Fire Director Chief Ken Pimlott recently announced the appointment of Cameron Park resident Bill Holmes as the agency’s Northern Region chief. “The decision to promote and leave AEU after seven and a half years was not an easy one. I still feel like I just got here and am full of ideas for the […]

No Comment / December 30, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

SWR asks: ‘Are you ready to rehab?’

Sierra Wildlife Rescue will hold its first class of the new year, “Are You Ready to Rehab?,” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 13 at the SWR Wildlife Center, 3030 Newtown Road, Placerville. The class is designed to acquaint those who may be interested in rehabbing orphaned and injured wild animals with basic requirements […]

No Comment / December 30, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »