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Budget shows cautious optimism

El Dorado County’s budget is expected to remain balanced for at least the next three years based on a number of trends and assumptions. Chief Administrative Officer Larry Combs recently submitted the optimistic news to the Board of Supervisors as part of the annual mid-year budget update. The 2015-16 budget was based on projected revenues […]

March 09, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Survey shows lower snow depth but more water content

Sunny skies did not bode well for the snowpack as Department of Water Resources staff conducted a March 1 snow survey at Phillips Station. Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program, and his survey team measured snow that averaged 58.3 inches deep, with a water content of 27.1 inches on the snow […]

March 09, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

A special graduation for Brittany

Graduating from high school is a major transition for any young adult as they move out of their parents’ home and head off  to college, work and, ultimately, live on their own. It promises to be an even bigger transition for Brittany Gaines, 23, whose motto in life seems to be to never give up. Born with cerebral palsy, Gaines […]

March 09, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Bodine report notes ‘corrosive’ culture at ORHS

The El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted Feb. 29 to not renew Oak Ridge High School Principal Paul Burke’s contract for the 2016-17 school year, a decision denounced by many Oak Ridge students and parents. Late last week Village Life received a copy of the Bodine Group’s report that addresses the issues surrounding […]

March 09, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

EDH Crime Watch: Feb. 25 through March 2

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Feb. 25 9:46 a.m. An Arenzano Way resident reported that a suspicious person came to his door and identified himself as a police officer. Feb. 26 10:55 a.m. Thieves stole items from a pickup bed on Arrowhead Drive. 11: 18 a.m. Items were reported stolen […]

March 09, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,

Dancer’s hard work pays off

Oak Ridge High School senior Madeline Bertoy, a dancer at the Northern California Dance Conservatory in Roseville, was recently selected as one of 23 finalists out of 12,000 applicants to receive a much-coveted scholarship from the National YoungArts Foundation. In January the dance finalists, along with the finalists in other arts, were flown to Miami for National […]

March 02, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Oak Ridge principal fired

The El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted Monday night to release Oak Ridge High School Principal Paul Burke from his contract at the end of this school year, ending a four-month-long saga that has pitched students and parents against board members. Burke was placed on paid leave for undisclosed personnel reasons […]

March 01, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged
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