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Nutting calls charges politically motivated; Harn, Pierson fight back

While he awaits a new court date, Supervisor Ray Nutting has taken his defense public, claiming “political motives” have put him under public scrutiny and subject to a number of legal charges, both felony and misdemeanor. Nutting specifically identifies El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson and El Dorado County Auditor-Controller Joe Harn as being […]

Comments Off / July 01, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Senior Day Care moving forward

El Dorado Hills seniors have long enjoyed their local Senior Center’s activities. Soon, senior caregivers will enjoy its newest program — Senior Day Care. Recommended by District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to establish a Senior Day Care program at the Ramona “Moni” Gilmore Senior Center at 990 Lassen […]

Comments Off / July 01, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

How much do they make? County staff salaries released

Information regarding who gets paid what in the county is readily available to the public through a couple of channels. The office of the State of California Controller John Chiang manages a website called Government Compensation in California at publicpay.ca.gov. Data there is gathered from reports submitted annually by public entities including counties, cities, special […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / February 08, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »