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Silva Valley interchange update: County pursues eminent domain

El Dorado County needs approximately 12 more acres of land to begin building the Silva Valley interchange at Highway 50 between Bass Lake Road and El Dorado Hills Boulevard. Negotiations with about 15 owners of separate target parcels have not been fully successful, and the county will now begin the process of acquiring some land […]

No Comment / January 07, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

No loose screws in Team NOVA’s ‘junk drawer’

Team NOVA, made up of students from Oak Ridge and Del Vista Lago High Schools, demonstrates a robot named "Pulsar" at the Board of Supervisors meeting on June 19. The students presentation emphasized the importance of encouraging children's interest in math, science and technology. They hope to raise needed funds for the program. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Teens from El Dorado County and Folsom high schools are making a name for themselves. To be more precise, they have a name already, and their reputation is catching up fast. It’s Team NOVA 4963, and they make robots. Then they enter their robots in regional, state and world competitions. And then they win awards […]

No Comment / June 27, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

TIM fees reduced

El Dorado County builders, developers and do-it-yourselfers may have caught a break last Tuesday when the county Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to reduce Traffic Impact Mitigation fees. Interim Department of Transportation Director Kim Kerr delivered a slide presentation titled “2012 TIM Fee Update” which described actions taken by DOT and the Chief Administrative Office […]

No Comment / February 20, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

County to approve sex-offender ordinance

El Dorado County’s sheriff, district attorney and superintendent of schools have united to push for an ordinance restricting registered sex offenders from loitering or congregating at certain public places. A first reading of the proposed ordinance was posted at Tuesday’s board of supervisors meeting and introduced by DA Vern Pierson. “Basically, this is a tool […]

No Comment / February 08, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Vets share stories of luck, horror

World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor — 92-year-old Bill Klein talks to the guests at the El Dorado Hills senior center Thursday. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The El Dorado Hills Senior Center hosted a number of veterans and their families Thursday morning to honor Veterans Day. Vets from World War II, Korea and Vietnam shared their wartime and service memories. Bill Klein, 92, of El Dorado Hills wore his “Pearl Harbor Survivor” cap and described being stationed far below decks on […]

No Comment / November 11, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Alan Day wins EID seat

Alan Day

Alan Day, whom some opponents criticized as overly “rate-centric,” connected with approximately 3,200 other El Dorado Irrigation District ratepayers in the Nov. 8 election to win the post of director of EID Division 5. Incumbent Harry Norris received about 39 percent of the vote with 2,122. El Dorado County Elections Department Director Bill Schultz said […]

2 Comments / November 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Harry Norris seeks third term

Harry Norris

El Dorado Irrigation District Division 5 Director Harry Norris said a “big fallacy” out there is that “the district’s spending is out of control.” Norris recently defended the current board’s policies over the past several years to cut costs and streamline services. More than $7 million has been cut from the budget and nearly 35 […]

1 Comment / October 31, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »