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Democrats ask high schoolers to discuss civility

For the sixth year Democrats of El Dorado County will sponsor an essay contest for junior and senior high school students in El Dorado County public high schools. First place prize is $1,000, second place $500 and third place $250. Last year 80 students participated in the contest. Kayla Carlisle, an 11th-grade student from Golden Sierra […]

No Comment / November 10, 2010 | Posted in News | Read More »

Freeway dedicated to slain CHP officer

WIFE of slain CHP Officer Douglas Scott Russell, Lynn Russell spoke at the freeway dedication with friend Tom Flahaven, CHP Valley Division at her side. Russell shared a fond memories for the memorial event. Mother Lode News photo by Krysten Kellum

For California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joe Farrow, it’s only fitting that slain CHP officer Scott Russell be memorialized in the county he served — “God’s country,” as Farrow called it. “I know now today (Russell) stands tall with all the angels in Heaven,” he told the hundreds who gathered Monday for the officer’s freeway dedication. […]

No Comment / November 09, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cameron Park hometown hero: Jarad A. Lovejoy

Airman Jarad A. Lovejoy

Air Force Airman Jarad A. Lovejoy 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 credits toward […]

No Comment / November 09, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Super Scout

Eagle Scout Joshua Michael

HONORED — Joshua Michael, 14, received the rank of Eagle Scout last month after completing an awareness project at the Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery. The Scout with Troop 645 in El Dorado Hills installed an information kiosk to increase awareness of the cemetery and the plight of the Negro Hill graves. Joshua also participated in […]

No Comment / November 09, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Child dies in tragic accident

HunterWEB

RESCUE — A 2-year-old boy died Sunday after his father, driving a pick-up, accidentally backed over him. Emergency responders pronounced Hunter Wilson dead at the scene — the family’s home on Sanford Drive in Rescue — California Highway Patrol officer Dan Stark said. William Wilson, 51, was reportedly backing his Ford F-150 into the driveway […]

No Comment / November 08, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Bicyclists zoom over the ‘Big Green Bridge’

BIG GREEN BRIDGE MAKES SHOPPING EASY – Kris Easter, from the Broadstone neighborhood, rides her red Trek with two large baskets to commute to Gold Ridge Elementary School where she works in the office, for recreation and for shopping. Easter was one of the early riders who enjoyed the new bridge on opening day. Photo by Roberta Long

The bicycle and pedestrian bridge that crosses over E. Bidwell Street between Blue Ravine Road and Creekside Drive in Folsom opened Saturday, Nov. 6, in a public ceremony attended by more than 100 bicyclists and walkers. It is the final link in a 16-mile trail that traverses the city from the El Dorado County line […]

No Comment / November 08, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Bodacious Babes help get P.A.R.T.Y. started

SIMULATED ACCIDENT — Vista High School sophomore Brandon Kim gets loaded into an ambulance by Folsom Police Sergeant Chris Emery and paramedic Colleen Youngblood as part of a simulated crash scene, complete with a demolished car, in last Friday'€™s P.A.R.T.Y program. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Crash victims Kathi Sturgeon and Kathy Hurd “P.A.R.T.Y.ed” with Vista High School sophomores Friday. But this party at Folsom’s Mercy Hospital didn’t include balloons and music; it replaced the fun with drama and serious life lessons. The Bodacious Biking Babe cyclists of El Dorado Hills took the Folsom students through the “Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related […]

2 Comments / November 08, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »