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School board seat still open

The El Dorado County Board of Education is still accepting applications for the vacant District 1 seat. The deadline to complete an application has been extended to 5 p.m. on Aug. 11 with the board conducting interviews at its Aug. 14 meeting. The board will make a provisional appointment for the remainder of the term, which expires in […]

Comments Off / August 04, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

4-H enrollment now open

Now through Oct. 15 is open registration for 4-H projects. 4-H Youth Development helps young people reach their full potential as competent, confident and caring leaders of character who are connected to others and contribute to their communities. Following enrollment, youth participate in projects which they are interested in. In 4-H, youth design and participate […]

Comments Off / August 04, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Cantare Chorale welcomes new musical director

Mariia Pechenova

Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills is thrilled to announce the selection of its new director, Mariia Pechenova. Hailing from St. Petersburg, Russia, Pechenova has lived in the United States since 2012. Her short stay here has been punctuated by excellent references and performances. In 2014 she was the assistant professor of music at Folsom Lake College […]

Comments Off / August 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Love conquers in ‘Brigadoon’

Tommy Albright (Robert J. Townsend) and Fiona MacLaren Jennifer Hope Wills (Jennifer Hope Wills) fall in love in 'Brigadoon," produced by Music Circus at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. Photo by Charr Crail

The musical theatre classic “Brigadoon,” with music by Frederick Loewe and book/lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, is the fourth show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances run through Aug. 10. With true love anything is possible, even miracles, in this journey […]

Comments Off / August 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Artists’ works are singing

"You'll Love It!" by Steve Walters, watercolor

Have you been hearing more singing in the air lately? Well, you’re not going nuts. Pablo Picasso once said, “To draw, you must close your eyes and sing.” Well, there’s been a lot of singing going on as artists from the local area and nationally have been preparing their art pieces to enter into this year’s Mother […]

Comments Off / August 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Freeway closed for more blasting

The Transportation Division of El Dorado County’s Community Development Agency will implement full closures of both directions of U.S. 50 between El Dorado Hills Boulevard and Bass Lake Road, as well as closures of the Latrobe Road on-ramp to eastbound U.S. Highway 50, the Bass Lake Road on-ramp to westbound U.S. Highway 50, and White […]

Comments Off / July 27, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hearings scheduled for General Plan amendments

PLACERVILLE —Beginning on Aug. 4, the El Dorado County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing consisting of a series of ongoing meetings to receive comments on the Targeted General Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance Update (TGPA-ZOU) project, and to prepare a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors at the project hearing anticipated to be […]

Comments Off / July 24, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »