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Elder abuse suspect nabbed in Latrobe

Elder abuse suspect Charles Bigby sits in the back of a patrol car after his arrest Sunday. Courtesy image

El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Latrobe man on suspicion of elder abuse Sunday. Charles Bigby, 47, was in custody at the El Dorado County Jail at press time yesterday. He’s accused of three misdemeanors, including assaulting his elderly mother and father, both of whom are housebound due to medical conditions, according to sheriff’s […]

1 Comment / June 27, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mold forces firefighters out of Latrobe station

Latrobe Fire Station 91 on South Shingle Road is closed for repairs. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

El Dorado Hills Fire Station 91 in Latrobe has been closed due to the discovery of black mold. “The crews complained of a musty odor after all that rain we had,” Fire Chief Dave Roberts said. An inspection didn’t turn up anything until staff with West Coast Restorations was authorized to conduct “destructive testing,” tearing […]

Comments Off / March 28, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Latrobe School District wins Golden Bell Award

Latrobe School eighth-graders Nicholas Fernandez, Luci Gulbransen, Erin Horan, Morgan Dougherty, Haley Mahan, Ryan Miller, Wyatt Pittman, front row left to right, and Max Southworth, Jenna Kendrick, Emma Seymour, Ty Louie, Austin Garland, Jennifer Isaacson and Jacob Silvey, back row left to right, are participants in the school's Real Game and Speech Contest. Courtesy photo

The Latrobe School District recently became the proud recipient of the Golden Bell Award for the extraordinary curriculum and instruction used in its Real Game and Speech Contest. The California School Board Association Golden Bell Awards, now in its 36th year, promote excellence in education and school board governance by recognizing outstanding programs and governance practices […]

Comments Off / January 25, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

El Dorado Hills Fire takes next step in Latrobe fund transfer

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department held a special board of directors meeting on the day before Christmas Eve to follow up on action to be taken after the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting on Dec. 15, regarding transferring property tax funds from the former Latrobe Fire Protection District to El Dorado Hills […]

1 Comment / January 05, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Latrobe wreck claims one

A Shingle Springs man died following a three-car wreck in Latrobe Sunday morning, according to California Highway Patrol officials. At approximately 10:55 a.m. on Dec. 20 James Kuehn, 58, was driving his 2001 Toyota MR2 northbound on Latrobe Road, just south of Cothrin Ranch Road. As Kuehn approached the peak of an ascending slope, the Toyota […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fire threatens homes near Latrobe

A helicopter drops water on the burning brush. The fire was contained to 7 acres.

A fire made residents in the northeastern Latrobe area nervous as flames surged through dry vegetation Wednesday afternoon. “There were homes threatened at one point,” said Cal Fire public information officer Brice Bennett. “The fire moved really fast. So we ordered a lot.” Crews from Cal Fire, El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park responded to […]

Comments Off / June 25, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Latrobe man accused of killing wife

Roy Roth

A Latrobe man was charged with murder April 4 — a day after his wife’s body was found on their property. Roy Roth, 51, was booked into the El Dorado County Jail at 3:30 a.m. after detectives found the body of a deceased adult female, presumably the remains of his wife Deborah Roth, according to an […]

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



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