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Hometown Hero: Blake Krekelberg

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Army Pvt. Blake A. Krekelberg has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons […]

1 Comment / March 17, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Blue Shield puts ‘Walkstations’ to the test

A BLUE SHIELD employye walks while she works at the facility's new "walkstation." Courtesy photo

Folks may now have another excuse to skip the gym — by working out in their office, literally. Blue Shield of California is kicking off a new wellness initiative aimed at increasing exercise in the workplace by hooking up a treadmill to a desk. These treadmills or “walkstations” are integrated with computers and phones, allowing […]

1 Comment / March 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Woodcutting season starts early

Woodcutting season in the Eldorado National Forest will open early this year, beginning on March 16 rather than the usual April 1, announced Forest Supervisor Ramiro Villalvazo. The 2011 fuelwood permits will expire on Dec. 31. The opening date change came about partly due to the economic times and the many people requesting woodcutting permits. Woodcutting […]

No Comment / March 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Missed message

Jessica "The Pegster" Pegadiotes turned 18 on Saturday, March 12th and her friend Carly showed her some love by painting the rock. Courtesy photo

Jessica Pegadiotes entered adulthood March 12 but missed out on the child-like joy one gets when they see a personalized message painted “The Rock” Someone painted over friend Carly’s “Happy 18th Pegster!” masterpiece before the birthday girl got a glimpse of it. No problem, Jessica. Village Life is happy to help … and Happy Birthday […]

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

BLM plans rile Kanaka Valley residents

HEATED DEBATE — Kanaka Valley resident Richard Fischer discusses the cons of allowing hunting in Kanaka Valley with BLM biologist Lauren Fety. Some residents say it's too dangerous to allow hunting on the property. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

“You’re ramming hunting down our throats,” said Kanaka Valley resident Richard Fischer to Lauren Fety, an indefatigable 26-year-old biologist who’s heading up the Kanaka Valley project for the Bureau of Land Management’s Mother Lode field office. Fety said she’s gotten used to comments like that. She finds herself refereeing a bitter dispute between residents of a […]

1 Comment / March 13, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

High school district welcomes new Business Services associate superintendent

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The El Dorado Union High School District has announced the appointment of Baldev Johal for the position of associate superintendent for Business Services. Johal comes to El Dorado Union High School District  from Yuba City Unified School District where he served for 12 years as deputy superintendent for Business. He was responsible for a $95 million […]

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

Pit bull euthanized

The pit bull that attacked Audrey Johnson, 16, and her miniature schnauzer, Bella, has been euthanized by El Dorado County Animal Services officials. Audrey and Bella encountered their Riviera Drive neighbor Felicia Raquipiso and the family dog “Spider” on Saturday, Feb. 12, while walking to nearby Stephen Harris Park. Raquipiso lives with her family and […]

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