It’s go time

Pack 645 Cub Scouts revved their engines at the pack’s Pinewood Derby Saturday. OK, no engines allowed but more than 40 Scouts in first through fifth grade competed, cheering on their handmade cars as they zipped down the track during “Muscle Car Madness” at Lake Forest Elementary School. The event was especially exciting for Austin […]

January 16, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Cameron Park Crime Watch: January 2013

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Theft on Knollwood Jan. 2: A petty theft was reported on Knollwood Court. Smash-n-grab Jan. 3:  A thief smashed the side window of a vehicle parked on Estepa Drive and stole several items. The victim estimated a $740 financial loss. Taken Jan. 3: A […]

February 05, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,

EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 2-9, 2013

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Just grand Jan. 2: A grand theft was reported on Monte Verde Drive. Mail grab Jan. 2: A Lakehills Drive resident spotted an unidentified person stealing mail from a neighbor’s mailbox. Party downer Jan. 3: Three teen boys, ages 17 and 16, received citations […]

January 16, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,

Rotary Speech Contest wants you!

Have a way with words and love helping others? Enter the Rotary Club Speech Contest. The contest is open to all high school students, including those home-schooled. Contestants must give a five- to eight-minute speech on “Peace Through Service,” Rotary International’s 2012-13 theme. Notes are allowed at the club and semifinal level but not at […]

January 23, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Student of the Month: Justin Heckman

Just call him “The Little Engine That Could.” That’s how Silva Valley Elementary teachers describe fifth-grader Justin Heckman, the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ Student of the Month. “He has the attitude of ‘I think I can, I think I can’,” said special education teacher Karen Schott. “Justin is one of those students who […]

January 16, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Robotics teams battle at Oak Ridge

Fourteen Northern California robotics teams competed at the second annual FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Qualifying Tournament at Oak Ridge High School Sunday. The event was hosted by the FIRST FTC Team No. 4238 — Robo Chicken Gator Flys of Papayaland and Playing @Learning. Two winning teams will advance to the NorCal Championship being held on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Newark […]

January 16, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

EDC Superintendent of Schools announces retirement

El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Vicki L. Barber has announced her plans to retire effective June 30, 2013. Barber, who was first elected county superintendent of schools in 1994, was re-elected for four additional terms and will retire with 19 years as county superintendent. She began with the El Dorado County Office of […]

January 16, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,