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Raucous crowd greets Congressman McClintock

Best described as Civil War II, Congressman Tom McClintock seemed in the middle of a shooting war Saturday as he defended the Trump administration and its policies to a town hall audience filled with people with opposing ideas about what the government’s role should be. An estimated 1,500 people packed Oak Ridge High School gym in El […]

2 Comments / March 06, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Supes confirm Dixon Ranch denial

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors reaffirmed its decision to deny the Dixon Ranch development on Feb. 28 as findings behind the project’s rejection were presented to the board for consideration. The project off Green Valley Road in El Dorado Hills was to include 605 homes with approximately 160 of them restricted to older adults. The board […]

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EID board approves emergency repair contracts

The El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors unanimously approved two emergency-related repair contracts totaling $800,000 at its Feb. 27 meeting. The contracts are a down payment on what staff estimate will be $10 million to $15 million in repairs to district infrastructure as a result of recent storms. Staff will meet with the Governor’s Office of […]

No Comment / March 01, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID OKs emergency repairs

The El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors held a special meeting as part of its regular Feb. 13 meeting to approve several emergency repair contracts. Operations Director Margaret Washko reviewed in detail the damage caused by recent storms. First up was a $64,000 contract with Doug Veerkamp General Engineering for the emergency repair and replacement of a failed section […]

1 Comment / February 20, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Set sail and solve a murder mystery aboard the SS Escape

Mystery and mayhem are on the buffet as passengers of the Saga Cruise flagship SS Escape set forth on a cruise that includes food, entertainment and an intriguing murder to solve. And you’re invited to join them for this dinner theater event written by local mystery writer and teacher Linda Griffiths-Gish and acted by a zany cast of characters called the Cordelia Smythe Players. […]

Comments Off on Set sail and solve a murder mystery aboard the SS Escape / February 01, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Planners OK Bass Lake North development

A 90-home residential development within the Bass Lake Hills Specific Plan was approved by the El Dorado County Planning Commission at its Jan. 26 meeting. The 38.6 acre lot is located north of Highway 50, east of Bass Lake Road and bounded by Sienna Ridge Road to the west in El Dorado Hills. The developer, […]

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New year comes with new laws

These are some of the new laws coming in 2017. Effective Jan. 1 Wages, hours and working conditions for agricultural workers — Currently, agricultural workers who work more than 10 hours per day must receive overtime pay at one-and-half times the regular rate of pay. This new bill, known as the Phase-In Overtime for Agricultural […]

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