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For quarter century resident quietly beautifies New York Creek Trail

Jim Miner stands among 150 trees he's planted in his neighborhood off Tam O' Shanter Drive since 1988. He was recently honored by the EDHCSD for his efforts. VIllage Life photo by Julie Samrick

Jim Miner recently strolled through his spacious backyard on a warm January afternoon. He crossed a barely bubbling New York Creek still within his property line and pointed to how high he’s seen the water rise in the years he’s lived in his home on Tam O Shanter Drive. Miner knows just where the invisible […]

No Comment / January 06, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

First snow survey not promising

There was plenty of sun but not much snow at Phillips Station as staff from the California Department of Water Resources conducted its first snow survey of the season on Friday, Jan. 3. Taking samples from seven different spots, Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Survey for the Department of Water Resources, reported […]

No Comment / January 06, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Robots take over Oak Ridge

Robotics team compete in the arena at the Oak Ridge-hosted tournament Sunday. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Fifteen Northern California robotics teams competed at a FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Qualifying Tournament at Oak Ridge High School’s gym Sunday. The event was hosted by ORHS, the FIRST FTC Team No. 4238 (RCGFoPL) and Playing @Learning. Teams were judged on design, creativity, programming and outreach. Tasks included moving blocks into designated baskets, climbing ramps, […]

No Comment / January 06, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Salmonella outbreak prompts warning

El Dorado County health officials join the California Department of Public Health in warning consumers not to eat cashew cheese products manufactured by The Cultured Kitchen because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella. Local health officials are collaborating with CDPH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in this multistate outbreak investigation. As […]

No Comment / January 06, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

County accepting applications for Federal Coordination Committee

El Dorado County is accepting applications for its new Federal Coordination Advisory Committee. Various provisions of federal law mandate that federal agencies “coordinate” certain activities with local agencies before making decisions which may impact local government. It is important that county government track and analyze federal decisions in order to timely invoke the right of […]

No Comment / January 05, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 26 through Jan. 1

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Stolen Dec. 26: A petty theft was reported on Saratoga Way. Vandals strike Dec. 26: Vandalism was reported on Pardee Court. Burgled Dec. 26: Thieves broke into a vehicle parked on Mt. Rainier Way. Town Center targeted Dec. 27: Vandals damaged property in El […]

No Comment / January 02, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: December 2013

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Fight Dec. 1: A battery was reported on Coach Lane. Weaponized Dec. 1: Deputies investigating a burglary on Cambridge Road reportedly found a man in possession of a metal baton. The 23-year-old suspect was arrested. Stolen Dec. 2: A petty theft as reported on […]

No Comment / January 02, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »