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Water, water everywhere

This month El Dorado County has received nearly 13 inches of rain since the ball dropped on New Year’s Day. That’s good news. What came along with the recent soaking storm, however, didn’t exactly leave people singing in the rain. Flooding, mudslides, downed trees, road closures and rescues made headlines and while we at Village Life are ready […]

No Comment / January 18, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

At EID: Water rate hikes OK’d

After considering various financial projections based on different rate increase scenarios, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors approved a 3 percent increase each year, 2017-2020, at Monday’s meeting. The increase applies to potable water, wastewater and recycled water. The rate discussion drew criticism, with some audience members blaming the increases on EID’s salaries and […]

No Comment / December 19, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Trojan boy’s water polo will miss the postseason

Granite Bay’s hot start in the second round of the Sierra Foothill League championships at the El Dorado Hills CSD never let up through four quarters last week as the Grizzlies placed 13 players in the scoring column to overwhelm the Trojans 21-3. The loss put Oak Ridge in a must-win scenario against Rocklin, a […]

Comments Off / October 31, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Water and faith permeate ‘The Diviners’ at Sac State

Roderick Hickman, left, and Liam Worrell-Olson are featured in California State University, Sacramento's production of "The Diviners" opening Wednesday, Oct. 19. Photo by Craig Koscho

By California State Unversity, Sacramento News release A search for water and a search for salvation cross paths in California State University, Sacramento’s, production of Jim Leonard Jr.’s drama “The Diviners.” Directed by theater and dance professor Michelle Felten, “The Diviners” is set in the fictional town of Zion, Iowa, during the Great Depression of […]

Comments Off / October 20, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Trojan varsity water polo gets twin Senior Day wins

Cameron Phen looks to score. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

Head coach Patrick Foster’s varsity boys and girls water polo programs earned an exciting sweep of Nevada Union last Wednesday at the El Dorado Hills CSD, as the girls varsity won 13-8 and varsity boys edged the Miners 10-9 in Sierra Foothill League action. Both teams had to fight for a winning push, as the […]

Comments Off / October 17, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

EID Division 5 candidate Charles Smith wants to protect our water

Charles Smith

Running for the first time to be a board member on the El Dorado Irrigation District, Division 5, is El Dorado Hills resident Charles (Chuck) Smith. A retired business executive, Smith said he is running because he loves living in this county and wants to give something back. “This is a wonderful place to live,” Smith […]

Comments Off / October 11, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

OR water polo splits

Trojan Eryqa Flores, left, applies the defense in last week's meet against Del Oro. Photo by Doug Thompson

Leading nearly start to finish Wednesday, the Oak Ridge varsity boys posted a solid win over Del Oro 13-7 at the CSD, home of Trojans’ aquatics. Earlier, the Lady Trojans fell short in their comeback attempt to open the afternoon against the defending section champions. Troy led 6-3 at the half and held the edge […]

Comments Off / September 19, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »



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