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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

Baldev Johal

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 »

People Talk: Should the U.S send military assistance to pro-democracy dissidents in the current Middle East turmoil?

Greg Martin, Rescue "We have enough problems. Let'€™s focus on us rather than them."

Greg Martin, Rescue “We have enough problems. Let’€™s focus on us rather than them.” Matthew Henderson, Pollock Pines “Yes, to an extent. Mostly just to give them the opportunity to set things up right, and prevent another tyrant from taking over. We need to give them a chance.”€ Teri Richards, El Dorado Hills “We’™re already […]

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

Willow Hill nature park open in Folsom

Photos by Roberta Long  CAST YOUR LINE from the pier at Willow Creek Reservoir Community Park. Don't forget your fishing license. Folsom High School is across the water.

Willow Hill Reservoir Community Park is unlike any other park in Folsom. The 28-acre property used to be owned by Folsom Cordova Unified School District. Cross country runners from Folsom High School used the trail in the unimproved area around Willow Hill Reservoir, behind the school, to build endurance. The park is now owned by […]

1 Comment / March 11, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »