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Grave concerns aired about headstones

THE MORMON ISLAND Relocation Cemetery in El Dordo HIlls includes 36 graves with questionably worded headstones. Several different groups/people have tried over the years to change the offensive words. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

When Folsom Lake was under construction in 1954, the United States government dug up nine old, pioneer-era cemeteries and relocated the remains to Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery at the far western end of El Dorado County. Headstones were fashioned for those remains, of which 36 bear the legend: “Unknown, Moved from Nigger Hill Cemetery by […]

No Comment / April 29, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Don’t forget your burn permits — May 1

CAMINO — The Amador-El Dorado-Sacramento-Alpine Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reminds everyone that dooryard burn permits are required starting Sunday, May 1. These permits are issued to the public free of charge, are valid for three years from the date of issuance and allows for the burning of dry vegetation […]

No Comment / April 28, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Reuniting the community: Rusty Dupray shares his optimistic agenda

IN CHARGE — ” Cameron Park Community Services District Interim General Manager Rusty Dupray birngs a solid background and reputation to his position. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

A familiar face is in a new position at the Cameron Park Community Services District. Last month the CSD Board of Directors unanimously named Rusty Dupray the district’s interim general manager. Former GM Fred Smith was let go in late March after the board, on a 3-2 vote, decided not to extend his contract. Dupray said […]

No Comment / April 28, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Golden Hills School supports animal rescue, tsunami victims

We’ve all seen the “Think Globally, Act Locally” bumper sticker around town, but it’s more than a slogan for a local school. Golden Hills School, a non-profit school in El Dorado Hills, is holding its annual auction this month, but they’re doing more than raising money for themselves. They’re raising money for a local animal […]

No Comment / April 26, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom celebrates end of Sutter Street construction

Folsom city officials and Historic District merchants are rolling out the welcome mat on Saturday, May 7, for a festive community celebration marking completion of the 16-month, $11 million Historic Sutter Street Revitalization Project. “This is an important day for Folsom as we culminate more than five years of collaboration and a lot of hard […]

No Comment / April 26, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Help SWR feed baby birds

Sierra Wildlife Rescue’s Baby Bird Nursery will open May 1, and numerous volunteers are needed. The nursery at 3030 Newtown Road in Placerville takes in 500 to 600 baby birds every year that are fed about every half hour, seven days a week, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers do two to four-hour shifts, […]

No Comment / April 26, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Time to sponsor a candidate for El Dorado Rose

For more than 30 years, El Dorado County has received not only local, but state and national recognition for the unusual and unique contest for mature women, the El Dorado Rose pageant. The woman chosen to be the Rose has the honor to represent the county at a variety of affairs during her year as […]

No Comment / April 25, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,News | Read More »