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Jackson students ‘bowl’ over the competition

NATURE BOWL students Nathan Klaff, Bryce Groess, Seth Ranawerra Archita Bhattachayra and Margaret Ashperheim, left ot right, will participate in state finals this May.

For the third year in a row Jackson Elementary School will send a team to the Nature Bowl State Finals at California State University, Sacramento, on May 21. The fifth & sixth grade team heads to states after great competition at the Coloma Nature Center in March 21. “There are 500 kids that compete in Nature Bowl […]

Comments Off / March 23, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Wildlife rescue classes set

Sierra Wildlife Rescue will hold its final spring classes in April, as follows: April 2, Foxes, Coyotes and Bobcats, 10 a.m. to noon and Squirrels (repeat), 1 to 3 p.m; April 3, Introduction to the Baby Bird Nursery, 2 to 4 p.m; April 9, Transporters Training, 11 a.m. to noon and Waterfowl and Game Birds, 1 […]

Comments Off / March 22, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Nominate a senior as ‘Senior of the Year’

Do you know an outstanding older adult or married couple 60 years or older who have performed exemplary work in El Dorado County as a volunteer? Consider nominating them for the Senior of the Year award. Nominees must be an El Dorado County resident with active community service within the last two years. Nomination forms are […]

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People Talk: Has the partial reactor meltdown in Japan changed your opinion on nuclear power?

Linda Weathers, El Dorado Hills “Yes. It's pretty scary. I’ve become very concerned. I guess I didn’t think much about it before. This generation has gotten pretty comfortable with nuclear power. But right after the quake I worried that radiation might get in the atmosphere and spread all over the world. You definitely don’t want it anywhere near an active fault line

Kathleen Dunne, Birmingham, Ala. “I guess so. I still think it’€™s viable, but I see a need for honest, accurate information about nuclear power and its relative safety. I’€™m looking forward to a full, objective examination of what happened in Japan.” Dan Dunne, Birmingham, Ala. “€œNo. I believe we have the ability to keep nuclear […]

Comments Off / March 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Annie Le’s killer pleads guilty

The man accused of killing Placerville woman Annie Le pleaded guilty to felony murder Thursday morning, more than one year after Le’s body was discovered hidden behind a wall at a Yale University research center. Public defenders for Raymond John Clark III, 26, told news outlets earlier this week that the former animal research technician […]

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Carolyn Brooks named new El Dorado Hills Library manager

Photo by Mike Roberts

Fresh off her final interview for the top job at the El Dorado Hills Library, Youth Librarian Carolyn Brooks helps young readers Quentin Hardy, 5, and twins MacKenzie and Gavin Hardy, 6 expand their “read at night” material with some “James and the Giant Peach.”El Dorado Hills mom Trish Hardy, not pictured, said she appreciated Brooks’ hands-on philosophy. Outgoing branch Library […]

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Mercy hands out scholarships

CONGRATULATIONS to all Mercy scholarship winners. VIllage Life photo by Mike Roberts

Mercy Hospital’s Auxiliary gathered at Serrano Country club on Friday, March 18, to award $1,200 scholarships to 11 applicants planning careers in health care. The gala awards luncheon included overviews of the recipients’ accomplishments, flowers for each and brief acceptance speeches. Most of the winners of this year’s scholarships hailed from local high schools: Oak […]

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