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Cameron Park center refinanced

The Cameron Park Community Services District has completed the Community Center refinance. The 2014 bonds will be 15 years in duration, maturing in 2030 (the same year as the 2005 bonds). The new bonds have an interest rate of 3 percent; the 2005 bonds which had interest rates that ranged from 3.5 percent to 5 percent. The […]

August 05, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Donner Party novel featured at Wine for Words

The compelling, tragic story of the Donner Party — told through the eyes of one of its young survivors — is the centerpiece of the ninth annual Wine for Words fundraiser for the Placerville Main Library on Aug. 17. The event sponsored by the Placerville Friends of the Library and will be held at the […]

August 05, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

What’s smarter — paying off debts or investing?

It probably doesn’t happen as much as you’d like, but from time to time, you have some extra disposable income. When this happens, how should you use the funds? Assuming you have adequate emergency savings — typically, three to six months’ worth of living expenses — should you pay off debts, or fund your IRA […]

August 05, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

Hang on to summer with these CPCSD activities

Where did summer go? Though school’s right around the corner, there’s still time to have some fun. Water aerobics are offered in the Cameron Park Community Services District’s pool at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday as well as 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Look for more swim lessons in early September. Cameron Park Lake will be open […]

August 05, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Farmers Market booklets help seniors eat healthy

The El Dorado County Area Agency on Aging has a limited supply of Senior Farmers Market check booklets available for qualified El Dorado County seniors. Farmers Market check booklets will be distributed on first come, first served basis to seniors who are at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines (one person household […]

July 01, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Late but not forgotten: Gary Klopfenstein earns the Silver Star

Assault-helicopter pilot Gary Klopfenstein flew so many missions in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam, he lost count. Highly trained, the pilot kept himself and his flight crews alive with proper planning and by-the-book execution. That, he knew, would raise the odds of a good outcome in a war that seemingly had no end and, […]

July 01, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

5 hurt in hay fire

Fire crews quickly extinguished a hay fire at Lee’s Feed and Western Store in Shingle Springs on June 22 but not before five people suffered injuries. Victims received medical aid for smoke inhalation and minor burns. About 450 hay bales, about $10,000 worth, were destroyed in the blaze and the business’ commercial building was also damaged. […]

July 01, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,
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