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State approves funding for county first-time homebuyers

With mortgage interest rates less than 5 percent and housing prices at record lows, local first-time house hunters with modest family incomes may benefit from El Dorado County’s First-Time Homebuyer Loan Program. The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency’s Housing Program has received approval for $800,000 from the State’s Home Investment Partnerships Program […]

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Exciting senior trips planned

Ring of Fire — The Music of Johnny Cash May 23: Don’t miss a tuneful, foot-stomping celebration of America’s legendary singer-songwriter Johnny Cash, as told through the songs he composed and recorded.  Though he’s never impersonated, his remarkable life story is told through his music, performed by gifted singers and instrumentalists in a concert that will […]

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Financial focus: Early IRA funding can pay off over time

You’ve got until April 17 to contribute to your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) for the 2011 tax year. That’s not a lot of time, but if you have some money available, and you haven’t completely funded your IRA for 2011, consider doing so before the deadline. And once you’ve “maxed out” on your IRA for […]

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Grand Jury applicants sought

The annual opportunity for citizens to take part in the 2012-13 El Dorado County Grand Jury by submitting their names for possible nomination has arrived. The Grand Jury is an excellent vehicle for committed men and women to keep government close to and responsible to all of our county’s residents. Applicants must be Untied States […]

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Fallen Warriors poker run/car show coming in June

The seventh annual Fallen Warriors Memorial Car and Motorcycle Show is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 9. From its humble beginnings at the Folsom Harley Davidson location with 40 participants, this event has grown and moved to El Dorado Hills Town Center where thousands of visitors and hundreds of participants enjoy a […]

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Preston Dean has the brawn and brains to match

PRESTON DEAN, right, is honored by the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation for his outstanding athletic, academic and community service accomplishments. Courtesy photo

The Sacramento Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc held its annual Football Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet March 9 at the Sacramento Elks Lodge. MC’d by Fox News 40′s Jim Crandell, the event honored 41 top football players from area high schools/community colleges not just for their dedication to their […]

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EID by the Numbers: Capital Spending and Labor Costs

This is part two of EID by the numbers: Spending. This section examines labor costs and capital spending. EID critics Greg Prada and Jon Jakowatz contend that salaries and benefits are a large reason El Dorado Irrigation District overhead remains high despite downsizing in 2008 and 2010 that reduced overall headcount from a 2007 peak […]

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