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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 »

Draining Folsom

Folsom Lake was at 26 percent of capacity as of Nov. 19. And it’s shrinking. The South Fork of the American River below Salmon Falls Bridge looks more like a creek or a canal. The 400-500 cubic feet of water flowing into Folsom Lake from the North and South forks is only because of releases […]

No Comment / November 26, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Cross Country: Trojans, Bruins compete in second league meet

SACRAMENTO —  Both the Oak Ridge varsity girls and boys cross country teams took second in Wednesday’s Delta River League meet at Granite Regional Park in Sacramento. The girls had 41 points, finishing behind St. Francis with 27. Ponderosa’s varsity girls were third with 80 points. The Trojan boys scored 60 points, edging Jesuit in […]

No Comment / October 10, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Six Trojans, two Bruins win gold at Delta River League track meet

OAK RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL sophomore Zach Youngberg and junior Shannon Trumbull celebrate after winning their hurdle races at the Delta River League Championships on May 12. Shannon won the 100-meter high hurdles and 300-meter low hurdle races. She also ran the secondnd leg of the varsity girls 4 x 100 relay, which placed second, and she placed sixth in the 100-meter dash. Zach won the 110-meter high hurdles and 300-meter intermediate hurdles. Photo courtesy of Rob Fairley

El Dorado County will be well represented in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I track and field meet Wednesday and Friday at Elk Grove High. Oak Ridge qualified 10 varsity girls and 14 boys, including six Delta River League gold medalists, and Ponderosa advances nine girls and 10 boys with two champions. The top four athletes […]

No Comment / May 15, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Ponderosa baseball downs Folsom

Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

In a season of disappointing losses — some just because the breaks didn’t go Ponderosa’s way and some because the Bruins couldn’t come up with the big hit it needed, the big play, or the key strikeout — Tuesday’s 8-3 win over Folsom just plain felt good for the Ponderosa baseball team. “We’ve battled this […]

No Comment / May 05, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports | Read More »

Trojans Scoreboard

Softball Oak Ridge 10, Folsom 0 Baseball Oak Ridge 20, Ponderosa 6 — Alec de Watteville and Mason Watkins had five hits each, part of the Trojans’ 19-hit attack in Tuesday’s big win in Shingle Springs. de Watteville doubled, tripled and drove in five runs while Watkins doubled and drove in four. Logan Marston (double, three […]

No Comment / May 14, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

BLM plans rile Kanaka Valley residents

HEATED DEBATE — Kanaka Valley resident Richard Fischer discusses the cons of allowing hunting in Kanaka Valley with BLM biologist Lauren Fety. Some residents say it's too dangerous to allow hunting on the property. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

“You’re ramming hunting down our throats,” said Kanaka Valley resident Richard Fischer to Lauren Fety, an indefatigable 26-year-old biologist who’s heading up the Kanaka Valley project for the Bureau of Land Management’s Mother Lode field office. Fety said she’s gotten used to comments like that. She finds herself refereeing a bitter dispute between residents of a […]

1 Comment / March 13, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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