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Gaines wins Senate seat

Senator-elect Ted Gaines

ROSEVILLE — Republican Assemblyman and business owner Ted Gaines swept to victory in the First Senate District Special Election yesterday, winning over 63 percent of the vote in the two-person run-off race. Gaines was sworn in to the Senate on Jan. 6. “I am humbled and grateful for the overwhelming support I received from the […]

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Folsom’s new fire chief takes over Monday

New Folsom Fire Chief Ron Phillips

Former Folsom Fire Chief Dan Haverty will pass command of the department to new Fire Chief Ron Phillips during a public ceremony at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10 at the Main Fire Station, 535 Glenn Drive. Guests at the ceremony will include Mayor Andy Morin and City Council members, and ranking members of regional law […]

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Hometown Hero: Daniel Poole

Daniel Poole

Air Force Reserve Airman Daniel L. Poole Jr. graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four […]

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Marble B-ballers CSL champs

Courtesy photo

THE MARBLE VALLEY MUSTANGS wrapped up an awesome season Dec. 11, beating Camino in the final round of the El Dorado County Sports League Championships. The 8th-graders defeated Markham Middle School and Gold Trail on their way to their meeting with Camino, which ended with a score of 53-29. Gavin Smith led the team in […]

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Alpine death highlights importance of ski safety

By Jeffrey Weidel Mother Lode News correspondent Each ski season tragedy occurs on the slopes nationwide and awakens people to the inherent dangers that can occur in this winter sport. The latest reminder that skiing and snowboarding can result in tragic consequences occurred last week when emergency search crews discovered the body of snowboarder Shawnte […]

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California’s tax season now open; FTB website offers free filing services

SACRAMENTO — The Franchise Tax Board Jan. 3 announced it is now accepting 2010 state tax returns. Also, FTB provides the following updates on law changes and filing services. “FTB’s website offers free tax filing services, help with account matters, and information about the federal Earned Income Tax Credit that can put thousands of dollars in […]

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Little League puts hold on composite bats

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Little League International has placed a moratorium on the use of composite bats in the Little League Major division and all other baseball divisions of Little League, effective immediately. “Today’s decision of the Little League International Board of Directors Executive Committee is based on scientific research data from the University of […]

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