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Flying high: 50 years in the blue sky

Pilot Bob Jerauld sits in his Dova DV-1 light sport plane at the Cameron Airpark. He recently received an award from the Federal Aviation Administration for 50 years of flying without incident. Cameron park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Age is no barrier to Cameron Park pilot Bob Jerauld, who, at 82, is still doing what he loves — flying. The recent recipient of the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award from the Federal Aviation Administration, Jerauld earned the award for flying for 50 years without an accident or FAA violation and maintaining his pilot’s license continuously […]

Comments Off / May 02, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

County studying proposed rancheria expansion

Applications from the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians to expand its rancheria drew an emergency request for additional review time from the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. Passed unanimously by the supervisors on April 19, a letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs requesting 30 additional days of review was sent the same day. A week later, the […]

1 Comment / April 29, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

TIM fees going down

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors tentatively approved an updated Traffic Impact Mitigation fee program that down the line will make building new homes and commercial facilities in the county more affordable. TIM fees are used exclusively to pay for roads projected to be impacted by new residential or commercial development as well as roadway related improvements […]

Comments Off / April 21, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID drought restrictions remain … for now

Proposed changes to the El Dorado Irrigation District’s Drought Action Plan were put off, with the board split between those who voted to end all drought-related restrictions for customers and those who voted to make them less onerous. EID did receive one good piece of news as the level of mandated conservation for its customers is now 24 […]

Comments Off / April 18, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Weed and rubbish ordinance approved

The Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors unanimously adopted an amended Weed and Rubbish Abatement Ordinance at its March 16 meeting. The board decided to amend its existing ordinance because it lacks sufficient enforcement power. Staff estimate one-third of the vacant lots in the district are untended and constitute a fire hazard as well as […]

Comments Off / March 30, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Commission delays development decisions

The El Dorado County Planning Commission’s March 24 meeting was one of delay. Continued after several hours of testimony were requests for time extensions on three tentative subdivision maps in the Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills area that are due to expire later this year. Called the Hawk View project, the Bell Ranch project and the […]

Comments Off / March 28, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Survey shows lower snow depth but more water content

DWR official Frank Gehrke, right, weighs the snowpack on a scale held by Brian Brown of the Legislative Analyst's Office during a snow survey at Phillips Station on Echo Summit on March 1. Matthew Dumlao with the Senate Natural Resources Committee and Rachel Ehlers with the Legislative Analyst's Office, at rear, also assist in collecting snowpack data. The statewide snowpack was found to be 83 percent of the March 1 average. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Sunny skies did not bode well for the snowpack as Department of Water Resources staff conducted a March 1 snow survey at Phillips Station. Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program, and his survey team measured snow that averaged 58.3 inches deep, with a water content of 27.1 inches on the snow […]

Comments Off / March 07, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »