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Brock’s bound for Bolivia

Brock Bastian, 16, heads to Bolivia on July 12 as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. He's sponsored by the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

With stamps in his passports from Spain, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Switzerland, Germany, Italy … it’s easy to see Brock Bastian loves to travel. Even when the flight takes forever (or the plane has to turn around because a passenger had a heart attack), the 16-year-old doesn’t mind. And that’s a good thing because it will […]

No Comment / July 02, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Use caution during hot conditions

El Dorado County Public Health officials urge residents to take precautions to protect themselves during the expected hot weather. “When temperatures reach into and above 100 degrees, it is important to drink plenty of water, limit physical exertion and stay indoors in an air-conditioned location as much as possible,” said Dr. Alicia Paris, El Dorado […]

No Comment / July 02, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom Pro Rodeo ready to ride

FOLSOM — Bucking bulls kicking their heels in the air throwing both dirt and cowboys is just part of the non-stop action at Folsom Pro Rodeo set for July 4, 5 and 6. Also packed into each evening is a high-flying motocross show, explosive fireworks, rodeo clown antics and live music. Fans will struggle to […]

No Comment / July 01, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Is your vehicle fire safe?

CAMINO — Keeping your vehicle up to date on its maintenance schedules can prevent wildfires. By making sure all your vehicles are in good working order you can help reduce the potential of wildland fires occurring in California. Recent examples of wild fires caused by vehicles are clearly visible in El Dorado County along Highway […]

No Comment / July 01, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Avoid a boating accident this 4th of July

SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Boating and Waterways reminds boaters to use caution on the water this 4th of July. DBW’s boating accident data shows that more boating accidents occur during this holiday than any other. Waterways are crowded and people boat in groups or with many people aboard their vessels. Distractions are numerous. “Operator inattention […]

No Comment / July 01, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Fire up the grill … but not your house

CAMINO — One of the best smells of summer is something cooking on the barbecue; one of the worst smells would be your home or yard on fire after something went awry while cooking outdoors. “Californians love to barbecue almost anything that is edible, from meat and veggies to pizza and fruit, we simply love to cook […]

No Comment / July 01, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Oak Ridge hosts youth track meet series

Tyler Burns, 12, of El Dorado Hills demonstrates how to pole vault during the Friday Nights Under the Lights youth track and field meet on June 28 at Oak Ridge High School. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

The Sacramento Running Association has partnered with Oak Ridge High School to host a series of free youth track meets this summer. Calling it Friday Nights Under the Lights, SRA is on a mission to improve children’s fitness by introducing them to an active lifestyle at an early age. The third and final meet is […]

No Comment / July 01, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News,Sports | Read More »