Old carpet fuels sustainability project

“Post-consumer” carpet — the gnarly, old, dog-stained stuff from our tired dens and bedrooms — is clogging the nation’s landfills. Much of it consists of poly-something synthetics that are nearly impossible to recycle. There’s currently 550 tons of it shredded into neat piles at the old Wetsel-Oviatt lumber mill site in El Dorado Hills, part of a […]

May 29, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

EDH Crime Watch: May 16-22

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: School rage May 16: A 16-year-old boy received a citation after allegedly grabbing a classmate by the throat and shoving the victim against the wall at school. Stranger danger May 16: A 14-year-old boy reported that a stranger drove up next to him on […]

May 29, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,

Eagle Scout Greg Stein takes flight

Greg Stein of El Dorado Hills Troop 465 earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Greg’s Court of Honor will be held at the Placerville Airport at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 1. Greg’s project is an outdoor bulletin board for the Placerville EAA Chapter 512, located just outside of the EAA hangar at the Placerville […]

May 29, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Take caution in the great outdoors: Chipmunks and squirrels can carry plague

Due to increased plague activity in the Tahoe Basin area last fall, El Dorado County health officials advise caution this summer. The California Department of Public Health routinely monitors rodent populations for plague activity in California. Last September and October, a surveillance effort identified three chipmunks as positive for plague in the South Lake Tahoe […]

May 29, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Biking thousands of miles for children thousands of miles away

Imagine touching the tip of your bicycle’s back tire into the Pacific Ocean, hopping on and not stopping until the front tire splashes into the Atlantic. That’s Lee Wiegand’s plan next month when the 54-year-old El Dorado Hills resident participates in the 2013 Ride for Hope Coast to Coast, starting at Dana Point and ending […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Student of the Month: Emily Perez

Emily Perez has big dreams. The Oak meadow Elementary fifth-grader wants to become an FBI agent when she grows up. According to her teacher Sue Burkland, Emily has the drive to achieve her goal. The teacher praised the 11-year-old for taking solid steps toward improving her education during the Student of the Month ceremony at […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Students live like pioneers for a day

Lake Forest continued its annual tradition of holding Pioneer Day for its third and fourth graders last Thursday. It’s a day set aside to remember the region’s rich history as students travel back in time. With the help of many parents and teachers, Principal Bruce Peters arranges the day each year, calling on experts in […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,