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School counselor Myrna Harp never gives up

BEST OF THE BEST — Marina Village school counselor Myrna Harp was recently honored as "Educator of the Year" in the Rescue Union School District. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

When you meet Myrna Harp a well-circulated poster comes to mind. The poster depicts a stork attempting to eat a frog, but the frog has his little green hands around the stork’s throat, preventing the bird from swallowing. The caption underneath reads, “Never give up.” Harp, a Marina Village Middle School counselor, takes that approach […]

No Comment / February 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rotary speech contestants ‘Dare Mighty Things’

HIGH HOPES FOR THE FUTURE — Oak Ridge sophomores Garrett Brockschmitt, Emma Larsen, Alexa Hill, Matt Landay and Carina Williams, left to right, competed in this year's El Dorado Hills Rotary Club Speech Contest. Their speeches wrapped around Rotary International's theme, "Dare Mighty Things." Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Five Oak Ridge High School sophomores dared El Dorado Hills Rotarians and guests to do “mighty things” at the club’s annual speech contest Wednesday, Feb. 9. Carina Williams, Matt Landay, Alexa Hill, Garrett Brockschmitt and Emma Larsen, all 15, spoke about dreams, perseverance and hope at the annual event. Landay’s speech retold the story of […]

No Comment / February 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Serrano standoff ends peaceably

Medics load an unidentified man into an ambulance following a standoff in Serrano. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Medics load an unidentified man into an ambulance following a standoff in Serrano. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene An El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department crisis negotiator talked a distraught and bloodied man out of a Serrano home at 7:45 Wednesday morning, ending a standoff that placed more than 30 law enforcement officers in the upscale El Dorado Hills neighborhood. The […]

No Comment / February 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Have you seen Milo?

Have you seen Milo?

The Sohl family is heartbroken. Just three-and-a-half weeks after they brought home Milo, their Australian shepherd, the puppy has disappeared. The four-month-old pup got away from Wendy Sohl last Thursday, Feb. 3, after a motorcycle spooked him in front of Juice It Up in El Dorado Hills Town Center. He ran dragging his leash and […]

No Comment / February 08, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Tow truck driver killed on Highway 50

A tow truck driver was struck and killed while helping a motorist on westbound Highway 50 west of El Dorado Hills Boulevard during the Monday evening commute. California Highway Patrol officer Jasper Begay was at the scene, and laid out the preliminary facts of the accident. At approximately 6:25 p.m. the driver of a 1969 […]

No Comment / February 08, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: Given recent events, do you think our society is over-armed?

A.J. Slepian, 16, El Dorado Hills “I think we have better access to weapons now, whereas in the past it was mainly law enforcement and hunters. There is so much gun violence in the media, I think it desensitizes us, especially people with the guns and the inclination.”

A.J. Slepian, 16, El Dorado Hills “I think we have better access to weapons now, whereas in the past it was mainly law enforcement and hunters. There is so much gun violence in the media; I think it desensitizes us, especially people with the guns and the inclination.”€ Jason Stewart, 16, El Dorado Hills “€œI […]

No Comment / February 07, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Buses halt for President’s Day

The El Dorado Transit will not operate bus or Dial-A-Ride service on Monday, Feb. 21, in observance of the President’s Day holiday. El Dorado Transit’s business office and dispatch center will be closed. Regular service will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 22. For more information or a complete listing of holidays call El Dorado Transit at (530) […]

No Comment / February 07, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »