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Ditch, dam upgrades approved

The El Dorado Irrigation District moved forward on two capital improvement projects at its June 22 meeting despite some differing opinions among the board members. First up was approving the spending of $160,291 for the Upper Main Ditch piping project. The piping will replace three miles of open ditch that extends from the Forebay Reservoir to […]

No Comment / June 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

New EDH subdivision map approved

A tentative subdivision map for the East Ridge Village project was approved unanimously by the El Dorado County Planning Commission at its June 11 meeting. Located in El Dorado Hills, 2,600 feet east of Valley View Parkway from its intersection with White Rock Road, the project was submitted by East Ridge Holdings, LLC. Made up of 734 acres, […]

No Comment / June 22, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Stack named Mountain Democrat editor

Noel Stack

It’s been a year of changes at the Mountain Democrat with the latest one being the selection of a new editor. Noel Stack, currently the editor of Village Life and Cameron Park Life, will assume the editor role of all three publications effective June 22. She will take over from Managing Editor Patrick Ibarra, who has accepted another job and […]

1 Comment / June 17, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Snow survey cancelled

A snow survey scheduled for May 1 at Phillips Station was cancelled as there was nothing to measure. The last snow survey of this water year, a press release from the Department of Water Resources deemed it “moot.” “We can’t count on the Sierra snowpack to replenish our water supplies,” said DWR Director Mark Cowin. “Major reservoirs […]

Comments Off / May 04, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Another El Dorado County resident makes a match

It was thumbs up as stem cell donor Michael Duhain underwent a procedure to harvest his stem cells. They were to be given to a patient who has a type of acute myelogenous leukemia. Courtesy photo

Cross altruism with scientific curiosity and you get Michael Duhain, 19, stem cell donor. Born and raised in El Dorado County where his parents still live, he’s now a second-year student at Montana State University where he’s majoring in cell biology and neuroscience. Already planning to go to medical school and possibly into medical research, in February of […]

1 Comment / April 02, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Gov. orders mandatory water rationing

At a special press conference held April 1 at Echo Summit, Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Jr. announced the first-ever mandatory statewide water reductions. “Today we are standing on dry grass where there should be 5 feet of snow. This historic drought demands unprecedented action,” he said. “Therefore, I’m issuing an executive order mandating substantial water reductions […]

Comments Off / April 02, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Tribe addresses gun range complaints

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians said it is addressing community members’ concerns about the tribe’s proposed gun range. “We are investigating and vetting all concerns,” said Tribal Chairman Nicholas Fonseca in a recently released statement. “We will not move forward with the project until all concerns are addressed.” Earlier this year, the tribe announced preliminary plans to […]

Comments Off / April 01, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »