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Ex-DSA prexy charged in embezzling scheme

Retired El Dorado County deputy sheriff Donald Philip Atkinson, 50, of El Dorado Hills was arrested in Nevada Thursday morning on 44 counts of embezzlement, fraud, forgery, perjury, grand theft and theft from an “elder or dependent adult.” Bail was set by Judge Daniel B. Proud at $1 milion, according to the arrest warrant. The […]

No Comment / March 09, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH sewer plant permit in doubt

The El Dorado Hills Wastewater Treatment Plant’s permit is in limbo after a tie vote failed to advance the permit renewal process. A request to approve a $56,000 consulting contract to aid the permit renewal process got a no vote from El Dorado Hills-based Director Alan Day Feb. 27. “I have a real problem voting […]

No Comment / March 06, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Biz park sewer lift to be replaced

T&S Construction Co. will build a new sewer lift station at the El Dorado Hills Business Park after it was the low bidder at $1,285,900. Including El Dorado Irrigation District construction management, consultants and testing, PG&E electricl service relocation and a contingency fund bring the total project costs to $1.6 million. The lift station, one […]

No Comment / February 07, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Traffic impact mitigation fee cuts due

Traffic Impact Mitigation Fees could drop 14.7 percent overall, according to figures discussed Monday by El Dorado County Director of Transportation Jim Ware. That won endorsement from the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. The total reduction would be $138.6 million compared to the 2008 total traffic improvement program of $942.8 million. The 2010 adopted […]

No Comment / December 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Kane retires; Heinzer promoted

Liz Kane, 70, retired Dec. 13 after 11 years as the Mountain Democrat’s fourth sports editor. Working with Kane for the past 11 years is sports writer Jerry Heinzer, who took over as sports editor Dec. 14, announced Group Editor Michael Raffety. Heinzer also coordinates Oak Ridge High School sports coverage for Village Life. Liz […]

No Comment / December 14, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Day finds squeaky chair

New El Dorado Irrigation District Division 5 Director Alan Day found his chair a little squeaky after he was sworn in Dec. 12 along with Directors George Osborne and Bill George. At the public forum at the start of Monday’s meeting El Dorado Hills resident Paul Raveling criticized Day for having an “anti-EID website” and […]

2 Comments / December 13, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH sewer lift station to get facelift

A sewer lift station in El Dorado Hills will get a nearly $1 million facelift and none too soon. “Extremely, extremely bad” is how Wastewater/Recycled Water Division Manager Vicki Caulfield described the Timberline lift station. “This is an emergency. We’re not waiting,” said Director George Wheeldon. “We have to replace these things before they fail. […]

No Comment / November 25, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »