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Lake tourists stall local businesses

The record-low levels of Folsom Lake are bringing tourists to the area in droves, but instead of spending dollars, some local businesses say they’ve only been a nuisance. “It’s wild,” said owner of the Green Valley Center Amy Anders. “There’s a steady stream of people every weekend, I’d even say even an international crowd, to […]

No Comment / February 03, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Latest snow survey confirms drought

Village Life reported Dawn Hodson, left, holds on to the plastic bag used by Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Survey for the Department of Water Resources, during last week's snow survey. The results confirmed that this year's minuscule snowpack doesn't have much water content. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

While a picturesque flurry of snow hit the Sierras last week, it won’t have much impact on water supplies according to the most recent snow survey done last Thursday. Part of a statewide assessment, the measurements at Phillips Station near Echo Summit revealed snow that was more air than water, according to Frank Gehrke, chief […]

No Comment / February 03, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Baseball mom shatters gender barrier

Little League coach Edie Thompson instills confidence in all her players, boys and girls. Courtesy photo

“I was a complete tomboy,” said El Dorado Hills mom Edie Thompson as she reflected on a lifetime of either playing baseball or coaching it and how nothing stopped her from thriving in a “man’s” sport. “In hindsight, I never realized it was an option to play softball. Baseball was ingrained in my entire family. […]

5 Comments / February 03, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Marshall Medical Center to expand cancer services

Marshall Medical Center is embarking on the community phase of its capital campaign to expand and consolidate cancer services in Cameron Park. One of the last independent health systems in the state, Marshall fills this critical role by responding to the specific needs of our community.  Having long sought to bring needed health services closer […]

No Comment / February 02, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

BloodSource needs healthy donors

BloodSource recently announced that cold and flu season – including respiratory illnesses and H1N1 – are impacting blood collections in Northern and Central California. BloodSource is requesting that healthy and eligible blood donors donate blood today or in the very near future. BloodSource provides blood and services to more than 40 hospitals in a 26-county […]

No Comment / February 02, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Rescue District opening kindergarten enrollment

Rescue Union School District welcomes regular Kindergarten, Junior (Transitional) Kindergarten, new student registration and transfer requests for the 2014-15 school year. Registration will begin on Feb. 12 at all schools in the district based upon designated boundaries. To find your school of attendance please check our boundary map at schoolworksgis.com/Rescue/schoollocator.html or contact the district office […]

No Comment / January 30, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID eys drought declaration, surcharge

On Feb. 4, a special meeting of the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors will convene to consider declaring a Stage 1 water alert. It has been widely reported that 2013 was the driest year in recorded history for many areas of California. Current conditions suggest much of the same for 2014. “There are […]

No Comment / January 30, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »