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Officer of the Year

El Dorado County district attorney investigative assistant Craig Hellberg received the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Officer of the Year Award Wednesday morning. Hellberg has been with the DA’s Office for 10 years. His relentless and invaluable work behind the scenes has helped county deputy district attorneys obtain convictions in hundreds if not thousands of cases, […]

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Former ORHS principal files lawsuit

Former Oak Ridge High School principal Paul Burke has filed a federal lawsuit alleging wrongful termination against the El Dorado Union High School District. Three district employees are also named in the suit filed June 14, including Superintendent Stephen Wehr, Assistant Superintendent and Director of Human Resources Tony DeVille and Burke’s former administrative assistant Courtney Soto. Burke […]

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Supervisors OK recommended budget; changes likely

By a vote of 3-2, El Dorado County Supervisors accepted a “recommended budget” on June 14. Brian Veerkamp, Sue Novasel and Michael Ranalli representing districts 3, 5 and 4, respectively, overrode the opposition of District 1 and District 2 Supervisors Ron Mikulaco and Shiva Frentzen. Following a full day of budget-related hearings June 13, the […]

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Coach Norwood shines bright

SHINGLE SPRINGS — El Dorado Hills resident Virginia Yarak couldn’t have been more impressed during a track meet her middle school-age son participated in at Ponderosa High School last season. As she sat in the bleachers, Yarak described a smooth operation by the hosting Camerado Middle School and Ponderosa High School teams and said she […]

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Growing up with ‘The Greatest’

When El Dorado Hills resident and youth sports coach Chuck Hammond was growing up in Louisville, Ken., the highlight of his week was Wednesday night. “Whatever part of Louisville you lived in, all the black people got together at Grace Community Center for a potluck,” Hammond remembered. “The kids played basketball and boxed. No one […]

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EDH Crime Watch: June 2-8

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: June 2 10:12 p.m. A woman reported animal cruelty on Bantry Place. June 3 9:11 a.m. A cell phone was reported lost on Valley View Parkway. Its owner reported that she tracked the missing phone to a Sacramento address. 4:07 p.m. An unidentified man reportedly […]

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Taz Devils outswim Dolphins

LOOMIS — The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team had a big win against the Loomis Basin Dolphins Saturday. As the visiting team, Taz handily won the meet 508-279. Head coach Jenn Soto credited swimmers for getting out of comfort zones. “We had only five 15-18 girls today, which was a challenge with relays,” […]

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