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Free Apple Hill Shuttle hitting the road

El Dorado Transit will operate the free Apple Hill Shuttle every Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 6-28. Parking for the shuttle services will be available at two locations: Schnell School in Placerville and the U.S. Forest Service Ranger Station, just off Highway 50, on Eight Mile Road in Camino. […]

Comments Off / September 25, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Genius at work: Golden Hills students earn bronze at Science Olympiad

The Golden Hills Science Olympiad team did well at a recent competition. Pictured from left to right: Nikki Wooster, Aryan Saini , Joshua Croel, Brandon Pak, Ansh Naveen, Karmann Saini, Megan Van der Veer, Lillian Emami, Taylor Thue, Allison Jolly, Alex Manuselis, Jack Willis and Samantha Abrams. Courtesy photo

Golden Hills School students brought home an impressive third place team trophy from the Sacramento Elementary Science Olympiad tournament recently held at Mira Loma High School in Sacramento. The Science Olympiad, which celebrates its 31st anniversary this year, is one of the largest and oldest science competitions in the country. Golden Hills School students in third through sixth grade […]

1 Comment / March 30, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition supports youth

Did you know that 11 percent of youth in ninth grade and 31 percent in 11th grade (almost 1 of every 3) in El Dorado Hills admitted to drinking alcohol in the last 30 days? And that 18 percent of 11th-graders (almost 1 of every 5) either drove after drinking or were a passenger in a car of a drinking driver […]

Comments Off / November 18, 2014 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »

Bakersfield breakdown for area grapplers

Trojan Sherman McVay was one win away from making the second day. The Oak Ridge star said he has no regrets about the season. Courtesy photo

A rough go of it at Rabobank BAKERSFIELD – El Dorado County has established a solid resume of success at the CIF State Wrestling Championships in Bakersfield but 2014 will go down as a departure. Eight areas wrestlers competed but none made it to the second day, a rarity for the annual event at Rabobank […]

Comments Off / March 09, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge grapplers win opener

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High wrestling coach Casey Rhyan didn’t expect Jesuit to forfeit weight classes in their Delta River League opener inside the Trojan gym Wednesday. Two of the first three matches were awarded to Troy which went on to post a 46-18 win over the Marauders. Oak Ridge (1-0) won its […]

Comments Off / January 09, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

‘Boo-tiful’ autumn in the Sierra Foothills

I recently attended a retreat for writers in the Green Mountain State of Vermont. It was the beginning of the fall color season — the landscape was alight with crimsons, golds and greens. As a writer, I wanted to experience this. With other writers from around the country, I hiked through the Robert Frost Wayside […]

Comments Off / October 29, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

‘Boo-tiful’ autumn in the Sierra Foothills

Autumn views like this one at Vermont’s Strong House Inn are what that state is famous for. But a Sierra foothills' fall gives the Green Mountain State a run for its money. Photo by Susan Laird

I recently attended a retreat for writers in the Green Mountain State of Vermont. It was the beginning of the fall color season — the landscape was alight with crimsons, golds and greens. As a writer, I wanted to experience this. With other writers from around the country, I hiked through the Robert Frost Wayside […]

1 Comment / October 20, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

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