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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 »

EID keeps water rights discussions flowing

Residents urged the El Dorado Irrigation District board to “stay the course” in pursuing additional water rights at its March 23 meeting. At issue is an El Dorado County Water and Power Authority project that could gain the right to an additional 40,000 acre-feet of water currently stored in Sacramento Metropolitan Utility District reservoirs. Recently, some El Dorado County supervisors and […]

Comments Off / March 30, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Drought relief hopes melting away

Frank Gehrke, Department of Water Resources chief of California Cooperative Snow Surveys, uses a hollow tube to collect a snow sample during the March 3 snow survey at Phillips Station near Sierra at Tahoe. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The results of Tuesday’s snow survey at Phillips Station were disappointing with an average of 6.7 inches of snow on the ground and slightly less than 1 inch of water content. At only 5 percent of the historical average for the site, the results were actually down from last month’s average of 12 percent. “It’s pretty grim,” said Frank Gehrke, chief […]

Comments Off / March 04, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Longtime editor of the Mountain Democrat retiring

After almost 37 years at the Mountain Democrat — virtually all of it as an editor — Mike Raffety is retiring as of Feb. 23. The Mountain Democrat is a sister publication of Village Life, Cameron Park Life and other McNaughton-owned newspapers. A fixture at the paper for more than a generation, Raffety has served in multiple capacities — reporter, […]

Comments Off / February 19, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mohr named to CPCSD

Margaret Mohr was selected to fill the vacancy on the board of the Cameron Park Community Services District las month. The opening was created after Vicky Neibauer resigned in December. Mohr is the chief marketing officer for e.Republic. Her current duties with the company include company branding, external marketing efforts, public relation campaigns, developing advertising campaigns […]

Comments Off / January 29, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Car chase ends in EDH

A spike strip deployed on Highway 50 near El Dorado Hills Boulevard ended a 20-mile chase that started in Placerville early Friday morning. The incident began at 1:23 a.m. on Placerville Drive after a Placerville police officer spotted a 1998 Subaru Forester reported stolen in Pollock Pines and attempted to stop the vehicle. The stolen vehicle’s driver, later […]

Comments Off / January 26, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »