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Dry snow in season’s first survey

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 […]

January 07, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Taking a chance on Logan

It’s not unusual for a sophomore in high school to have a part-time job, but Logan Wright is a little different. He’s a gold medalist, part of the leadership class at El Dorado High School, an avid hunter and fisherman, and he has Down syndrome, a genetic chromosomal disorder which causes lifelong intellectual disability and […]

January 06, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Cameron Park vet survived Battle of the Hurtgen Forest

As one of eight survivors of a platoon of 48; a Silver Star awardee from an encounter in the Hurtgen Forest where Allies were surrounded for 21 hard winter days; being wounded three times; a participant in the battle of the bridge at Remagen; successful in the career he loved and the husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather […]

January 06, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Ponderosa FFA celebrates 50 years

It’s less about cattle than it is about leadership now, but the Ponderosa High School Future Farmers of America club is celebrating its 50th anniversary and there are still cows, lambs, turkeys, pigs and gardens on the Shingle Springs campus. FFA advisor Andrea Adams doesn’t have to explain much about the program; enthusiastic student members […]

January 06, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Bling, bubbly and more at Cameron Park event

Linda Siqueido had barely gotten the necklace she was working on finished when a lady came up to her table and insisted on buying it. That’s the way it is with Siqueido’s handmade jewelry, pieces she sells at bargain basement prices. Siqueido will be among the dozens of vendors and crafts people at the fifth […]

January 06, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Horses and riders connect

It became clear from the start that the beautiful dark bay Arabian horse had a real connection with 11-year-old Timothy Moss when the mare was added to the family five years ago. Little did they imagine, however, that by the summer of 2014 the youngster would be standing by his beloved Sami holding a ribbon […]

December 31, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

On the run with Santa

El Dorado Hills residents truly have the Christmas spirit and at no time is that more evident than during the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s annual Santa Run. Last week, this editor exchanged her pen for candy canes and joined the holiday fun as a Santa Run elf. While jogging up Ridgeview Drive as my reflective collar jingled was […]

December 24, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,
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