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My Turn: Emergency conditions and EID’s dedicated workers

As I write this column, the El Dorado Irrigation District has teams deployed addressing multiple emergency projects. Some are engaged in an emergency sewer line fix; others are cutting roads into remote hilltops to enable access to damaged flume and canal sections. Some of those flume and canal sections will only be accessible by helicopter because […]

March 29, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

My Turn: Mental health first aid

What is stigma? The dictionary defines it as “a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality or person.” Stigma is a word that has the power to isolate people and stop people from asking for help, even when they need it. When it comes to the stigma associated with depression, thoughts of suicide and […]

March 22, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Register today for the Gold Country Half Marathon and 5K

Runners are encouraged to register today for El Dorado Hills Chamber’s inaugural Gold Country Half Marathon and 5k on June 11. Early bird prices at $55 will disappear on March 21 as prices raise on March 22. “We are thrilled to bring this brand new event to El Dorado Hills which will benefit and strengthen […]

March 21, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged

Ask a Care Manager: What are our placement options?

As important as it is to plan ahead for long-term care needs, things often don’t happen as planned. An older adult falls and breaks a hip or has a stroke and, in an instance, their life is changed forever. Suddenly family members are frantically searching for senior care services available in their area and trying to […]

March 15, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Hometown Hero: Andrew Shoemaker

U.S. Air Force Airman Andrew R. Shoemaker graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, 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 also earn four credits toward […]

March 15, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Scout ensures flags get proper respect

Oak Ridge senior Benjamin Gross recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. For his Eagle project, Benjamin planned and led fellow Scouts and friends to build a flag retirement box for residents to drop off their old or tattered flags, which is now located inside the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Norm Rowett Pavilion. […]

Master Food Preservers: What’s in your pantry?

Summer Brasuel UCCE Master Food Preserver of El Dorado County The most rewarding thing about home preserving is having a variety of pantry items at my fingertips; items I know my family loves and enjoys with the added bonus of feeling good about the ingredients contained in those jars. Meat broth, salsas, tomato products of […]

March 15, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

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