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Give Where You Live nets $86k

April 23 heralded the second year of the local one-day-of-giving challenge aptly called Give Where You Live because it benefits only local El Dorado County nonprofit organizations. The logistics and organization of this day are done collaboratively between the El Dorado Community Foundation and the El Dorado County Office of Education. This year’s campaign resulted in much-needed […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Student of the Month

Student of the Month Maranda Roque poses with her mom Mona Roque, teacher Jackie Tweed, Rescue Union School District Superintendent David Swart, Jackson Elementary Principal Michele Miller and Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth, left to right. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Thanks to her wit, positive attitude and willingness to go the extra mile, Jackson Elementary School fifth-grader Maranda Roque has overcome obstacles and achieved great success at school. The 12-year-old’s perseverance and kindness were celebrated when she received the Student of the Month award at Wednesday’s Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ meeting. “Maranda is […]

Comments Off / May 06, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Home destroyed Saturday night

Flames engulf a Rescue home Saturday night. Courtesy photo

On May 2, 2015, at approximately 11:31 pm, Rescue Fire Engine 83 responded to what was reported as a “debris fire” at 2320 Peaceful Garden Way. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy fire showing from more than half of a small residential house located on the property. Firefighters quickly requested a full structure fire response to […]

Comments Off / May 06, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Snow survey cancelled

A snow survey scheduled for May 1 at Phillips Station was cancelled as there was nothing to measure. The last snow survey of this water year, a press release from the Department of Water Resources deemed it “moot.” “We can’t count on the Sierra snowpack to replenish our water supplies,” said DWR Director Mark Cowin. “Major reservoirs […]

Comments Off / May 04, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

District Church brings people close to God

El Dorado Hills resident and District Church's lead pastor CJ Hatlevig, seen here with wife Becky and son Owen, want to draw people back to Christ. District Church meets at 9:30 a.m. Sundays inside Oak Ridge’s theater. Courtesy photo

“I always said I’d never start a church because it can be a tough profession,” CJ Hatlevig said. “You carry the weight of a lot of people on your shoulders.” Hatlevig watched his pastor father while growing up in Wisconsin and he spent the past 15 years involved in church ministries. But the pull was too […]

1 Comment / May 04, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Girl Scouts promote literacy

Girl Scouts Zini, Natalia and Katie recently held a bake sale to raise funds to send books to Africa. They're still raising funds for the project. Courtesy photo

When it came time to choose a service project to earn their junior Girl Scout bronze award, three Troop 907 scouts in El Dorado Hills banded together through their mutual love of reading and decided to see to it people who may not otherwise get a chance to read get books. Katie, Natalia and Zini […]

Comments Off / May 04, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: April 23-29

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Taken April 23: A theft was reported on Post Street. Suspects were caught on security cameras but weren’t immediately identified. Family feud April 25: A Promontory Point Drive resident told deputies his sone vandalized the property and assaulted him. Open door April 25: A thief […]

Comments Off / May 03, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »