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Pondo once again takes top Academic Decathlon honors

Ponderosa High School won the El Dorado County Academic Decathlon on Feb. 1 at Union Mine High School. This is the 22nd consecutive win for the Bruins and now the Shingle Springs high school will represent El Dorado County in the California Academic Decathlon on March 21 and 22. The competition will take place in […]

No Comment / February 25, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Nutting’s trial to begin in April

Ray Nutting, right, sits with his attorney, David Weiner, in court on Feb. 21. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The trial of El Dorado County District 2 Supervisor Ray Nutting was confirmed during a Feb. 21 hearing. El Dorado County Deputy District Attorney James Clinchard, noting that co-prosecutor Deputy Attorney General Peter Wellings was unable to attend the hearing, confirmed the April 8 trial. Clinchard outlined the trial — potential jurors coming in on […]

No Comment / February 24, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Bowa proves himself a “good stick”

Austin Bowa, 18, from El Dorado Hills, left,  pilots a Robinson R22 helicopter along with designated pilot examiner Oren Breedlove from Sacramento at the Auburn Airport.  Village Life Photo by Pat Dollins

Valentine’s Day means flowers and chocolates for most, but for Austin Bowa it was a much sweeter treat as he earned his license as a commercial helicopter pilot while also celebrating his 18th birthday. A very self-possessed and modest young man, Bowa has been single-mindedly pursuing his dream of piloting a helicopter since he was […]

No Comment / February 24, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Survey says yes to open space, no to homes

While supporting a healthy mix of urban and rural charm, El Dorado Hills residents who participated in the community survey don’t necessarily back more rooftops. This and many other survey results were discussed last Wednesday night inside the packed El Dorado Hills Community Services District pavilion. The El Dorado Hills Community Economic Development Advisory Committee […]

1 Comment / February 24, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CSD backs first EDH Trails project

Dozens of mountain bike riders and community supporters came to the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s monthly directors’ meeting to detail a plan that would link El Dorado Hills Boulevard to Promontory Village via a dirt trail and bike skills loop. El Dorado Hills resident and founder of EDH Trails Mike O’Neil led the […]

2 Comments / February 23, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch Feb. 13-19

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Searched and seized Feb. 13: Deputies conducted a parolee-at-large search at an Olson Lane residence and arrested a 20-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man. Too much Feb. 14: Deputies arrested a 57-year-old man on suspicion of public intoxication on Valley View Parkway. Dissing the […]

No Comment / February 20, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: February 2014

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Car break-ins begin Feb. 1: A woman reported items stolen from her vehicle parked on Green Valley Road. He’s watching Feb. 2: Someone vandalized a Hacienda Road church. Vandals strike Feb. 2: A woman reported her vehicle vandalized on Gailey Circle. Stolen Feb. 3: […]

No Comment / February 20, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »