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Tribe settles lawsuit against gas station project

A lawsuit brought against the local Miwok tribe’s latest development was settled one day before El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Warren Stracener was to hear merits of the case. For several months the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians and El Dorado Council Inc. have been engaged in negotiations over the project off Shingle Springs Drive. Information released by […]

Hometown Hero: Austin Thomas

U.S. Air Force Airman Austin J. Thomas graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward […]

EDH Crime Watch: May 18-23

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: May 18 2:10 p.m. Petty theft was reported on Lassen Lane. 2:19 p.m. A burglary was reported on Thalassa Court. 4:45 p.m. Deputies cited a 38-year-old woman on suspicion of battery after a fight on Pemberton Way. 8:20 p.m. Deputies responded to a verbal […]

Mega marathon man

David Norris would have been happy to conquer a seemingly impossible task without fanfare. The retired father of three and soon to be grandfather quietly set out to run seven marathons in seven days in seven states earlier this month, but by the time he returned to El Dorado Hills the rocks were painted for him, news outlets were calling and his wife Nina had nicknamed him Superman.

Norris ran his first marathon, the Dallas Marathon, years ago with his now 29-year-old daughter Brittany and after the experience decided to put it on his bucket list to run a marathon in all 50 states.

Swart signs off as superintendent

A native Michigander from the Upper Peninsula, little did David Swart know he’d end up out west, leading the K-8 Rescue Union School District where he’d cap a career in education spanning more than 40 years. One of four siblings, Swart said three of them ended up in education careers. “It came by naturally,” he […]

Holy Trinity students look to the past

“There’s gold in them thar hills!”

On May 19 a small mining town came to life on the campus of Holy Trinity Elementary School in El Dorado Hills. Dressed in period clothing the Holy Trinity fourth-grade class spent a day reenacting the lives of California’s pioneers of 1849. Parents and teachers transformed the school’s outside plaza into various stations where the children took part in activities reminiscent of western mid-19th century life.

Students see fruits of CC&R labor

Oak Ridge High School teacher Steve Seely’s Service Learning students had one more reason to relish in the last day of school Friday. After spending upward of 100 hours to get discriminatory language removed from the Lakehills neighborhood’s CC&Rs since last fall, they were successful.

Earlier this month volunteers canvassed the neighborhood, in 20 groups of five, walking door to door to gather signatures.

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