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Straw bale gardening

By Barbara Finley UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Get a bale of straw. Add sun, water and fertilizer. Get it cooking. Plant and watch things grow. This is straw bale gardening (SBG). Maybe it’s not quite that simple; however, I have a young friend who had no prior gardening experience and her first […]

Comments Off / March 29, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Message from the GM: March 2015

Johnny Reno entertained Cameron Park as Elvis on Saturday, Jan. 31. More than 260 concert goers came to see the concert and whoop it up in the Cameron Park Community Center. Every seat is a good seat in this more intimate setting and the acoustics are great! Where else can you go for such reasonable ticket […]

Comments Off / February 25, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

You’ll love the Cameron Park CSD’s February events

The third annual Affair of the Heart will be held at the Cameron Park Community Center on Thursday, Feb. 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. This public health event is co-sponsored by Marshall Medical and Cameron Park Community Service District. The event features guest speakers, health screenings, healthy food sampling, wine tasting, vendors and more. Admission is […]

Comments Off / January 29, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

County accepting comments on Sign Ordinance

The El Dorado County Community Development Agency, as the lead agency, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for a comprehensive update to the Sign Ordinance. The DEIR is prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act and the CEQA guidelines. The standard review period for a Draft EIR submitted to the State Clearinghouse is 45 calendar […]

Comments Off / January 05, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Dry snow in season’s first survey

A snow sample is weighed as part of the California Cooperative Snow Survey for the California Department of Water Resources Tuesday Dec. 30. Left is Dave Schmalenberger who volunteered to help with the first survey of the season but otherwise works for the East Bay Municipal Utility District Water Agency, and right is Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Survey team, joined by TV and newspaper reporters. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

A small blizzard and sub freezing temperatures greeted Frank Gehrke as he conducted the first snow survey on Dec. 30 at Phillips Station. Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Survey for the California Department of Water Resources, measured the depth of the snow at 21.3 inches. But with a water content of just 4 inches, Gehrke noted it […]

Comments Off / January 05, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

New year, great events in Cameron Park

The calendar says 2015 … now get ready for some great events during this new year. On Jan. 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Cameron Park Community Services District will sponsor the annual Reds, Whites and Jewels show. Get that someone special jewelry for Valentines’ Day while enjoying some delicious wine. Jewelry vendors […]

Comments Off / December 31, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

From the GM

Thank you to all who voted in the November election for your upcoming Community Services District Board! The community will celebrate the seating of the new directors in December after the elections are certified. There are exciting times ahead. Enjoy your community services: new recreation programs and events, partnerships, park improvements, continued quality fire and emergency services […]

Comments Off / November 25, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

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