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People Talk: The new television season kicks off this week. What shows are you excited about?

 

No Comment / September 16, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Gertsch defends HR manager

CSD Board President Guy Gertsch responded to local media allegations that Human Resources Director Tracey Lynn Lowry either hired or promoted friends, family members and even her own nanny. Lowry was the alleged whistleblower in the district’s charges against General Manager John Skeel, who’s in the process of being reinstated. Gertsch confirmed that Lowry’s husband […]

5 Comments / September 12, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: What’s your economic stimulus plan?

 

No Comment / September 09, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Board airs Skeel’s reinstatement plan

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors divulged a little more information about the plan to reinstate General Manager John Skeel at last week’s regular board meeting. “There’s currently no time frame for the remediation plan,” Board President Guy Gertsch said in a prepared statement.”John and the board ask for your patience […]

No Comment / September 08, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Taken too soon: Family remembers Jennifer Tegley

JENNIFER TEGLEY

The entryway of the Tegley family home was filled with flowers, providing some color during a dark time. Jim and Michelle Tegley lost their 18-year-old daughter Jennifer on Aug 29, 10 months after she was diagnosed with cancer. The flowers came from the memorial service that nearly overflowed Lakehills Covenant Church Sept. 3. A photo […]

No Comment / September 08, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Coffee with a mission

COFFEE FARMER “Raphael" manages the Las Marias Estate in Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua, one of the collectives the El Dorado Coffee and Tea Company sources its beans from. Courtesy photo

Retired fireman’s family coffee business serves local non-profits and women-run coffee farms in developing countries. Coffee roaster Dennis Planje enjoys telling people that he lives between the first and the second crack. Just ask him. The retired fireman will explain how the water inside a green coffee bean suddenly boils off right around 400 degrees Fahrenheit, […]

No Comment / September 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fire district fires back

The El Dorado Hills Fire Board questioned the basis for the El Dorado County Grand Jury’s investigation of their agency, but actually agreed with many of the findings, asserting in a just-released response that the organizational changes called for were already under way when the grand jury released its highly critical report in June. The […]

No Comment / September 03, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »