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Turn your irrigation off please

Wonderful! The recent storms, with the snowfall and soaking rains, have been absolutely wonderful! You could almost hear the ground drinking it in. But the drought is far from over. Much like other water districts, here in El Dorado County at the El Dorado Irrigation District we have declared an emergency and are at a […]

No Comment / February 27, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Your Facebook life: Less is more

“Less is best” when it comes to privacy and sharing information on Facebook. According to Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, the fastest growth among social networking users has come from those who are 74 and older. If you’re among that group and you’ve started using Facebook to keep in touch with family […]

No Comment / February 20, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EDH wrestlers’ success continues

EDH club wrestlers and coaches celebrate the team's second place finish at the NOR-CAL 12 & Under Wrestling Championships earlier this month. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Club Wrestlers competed at the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Vacaville Sunday, with several wrestlers going all the way to the top. Feb. 16 results: Payton Gunter, 1st; Christian Pebley, 3rd; Jackson Ramos, 3rd; Kade Roeder, 1st.; Zane Roeder, 1st; Jake Lewallen, 2nd; Riley Lewallen, 2nd; Jackson Redhair, 1st; and Josiah Ramos, 3rd. Saturday, wrestlers showed off their strength at the SpringView […]

No Comment / February 17, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Poster contest winners

Silva Valley Elementary fourth-grader Aileen Choe and El Dorado Hills Fire Marshal Mike Lilienthal show off her winning poster. Courtesy photo

Young students showed off their drawing skills and fire safety smarts, submitting excellent posters for the 2013 El Dorado Hills Fire Department Fire Prevention Poster Contest. This year’s theme was “Prevent Kitchen Fires.” Contest winners Hailey Ronan, an Oak Meadow Elementary second-grader, and Aileen Choe, Silva Valley Elementary fourth-grader, recently received their awards ($50 Target gift cards) […]

No Comment / February 13, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

How to save water

When the El Dorado Irrigation District asked its customers to reduce water use 30 percent many customers thought EID would be checking their meters and making a list of who’s naughty and nice. Put your mind at ease. That ain’t going to happen. No. 1, they only have enough staff to read them every other […]

No Comment / February 12, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Business tax mistakes

Starting a new business can be intimidating, but extremely rewarding. However, many entrepreneurs are focused on so many different things that they overlook some simple steps that can save them money when it comes time to pay Uncle Sam on April 15. 1. Employee vs. subcontractor: When a business pays individuals for work done for […]

No Comment / February 05, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Club wrestlers do well in Orangevale

EDH club wrester Mikey Mello takes down an opponent at Saturday's Orangevale Wrestling Invitational. Courtesy photo

Saturday El Dorado Hills club wrestlers competed at Casa Roble High School during the Orangevale Wrestling Invitational. Varsity wrestlers results Mikey Mello, 1st place Jackson Redhair, 3rd place Riley Lewallen, 3rd place Kaden West, 2 -2 Connor King, 2-2 Max McCarver, 1-2 Brody Deatherage, 4th place JV wrestlers Kade Roeder, 2nd place Zane Roeder, 4th place […]

1 Comment / February 02, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »