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Prepare for estate tax changes

By Chris Torchiana There may be a short window to take advantage of high exemption levels and low rates. If Congress doesn’t act before the end of the year, significant increases to estate and gift taxes are on the horizon. That’s because both federal estate and gift tax exemptions are set to revert to lower […]

No Comment / August 31, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Thunder storms past opponents

El Dorado Hills Thunder U12 girls soccer team celebrates its tourney win. Pictured with their medals are: back, left to right: Coach Steve Bonal, Brynn Thomas, Reagan Hunt, Taylor Gann, Kathryn Kramer, Madison Shepherd, Taylor Fine, Sydney Gunderson, Abby LaComb, Coach Steve Banks; front, left to right: Emily Fagundes, Kendall Banks, Kianna Bonal, Rachel Fong, Lexie Likins, Sophia Vardas, Jessica Wedworth. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Thunder U12 girls soccer team defeated the Petaluma Bulldogs in convincing fashion by a score of 4-0 on Aug. 19 to capture the second annual El Dorado Hills Soccerfest Tournament. The Thunder played tenacious defense over the course of the two-day tournament allowing just two goals in four games. The balanced Thunder offense, sparked by […]

No Comment / August 29, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Antique Evaluation Day puts a price on your treasures

Gary Cox examines a piece during an earlier Antique Evaluation Day. Courtesy photo

On Saturday, Sept. 8, antiques enthusiasts are invited to bring family treasures and garage sale finds for informal evaluation and identification during the 16th annual Antique Evaluation Day on Sutter Street in Folsom. An impressive team of  volunteer appraisers, covering a wide range of specialties, will offer collectors a unique opportunity to learn more about their […]

No Comment / August 29, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Featured Stories | Read More »

Scouts weed Yosemite Valley

Boy Scouts with El Dorado Hills Troop 465 spent a day pulling invasive weeds on the Yosemite Valley floor. Courtesy photo

Ssouts Nathan Klaff and Bryce Groess both members of El Dorado Hills Boy Scout Troop 465 organized a conservation effort benefiting Yosemite National Park last month. Along with other members of Troop 465 Nathan and Bryce, who  are in the process of earning the highly prized Boy Scout Hornaday Award, participated in a conservation effort removing invasive […]

No Comment / August 29, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

County accepting applications for Federal Coordination Committee

El Dorado County is accepting applications for its new Federal Coordination Advisory Committee. Various provisions of federal law mandate that federal agencies “coordinate” certain activities with local agencies before making decisions which may impact local government. It is important that county government track and analyze federal decisions in order to timely invoke the right of […]

No Comment / August 29, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Edward Wilcox

Air Force Airman 1st Class Edward R. Wilcox 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 […]

No Comment / August 28, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Blue Devils scorch opponents

El Dorado Hills Blue Devils U15 boys soccer team celebrates its tourney win. Pictured are: back, left to right: Coach Eric Davidson, Connor Gann, Cameron Madsen, Sam Miller, Cole Rickard, Jack Davidson, Reese Benson, Trevor Engle and Assistant Coach Dan Streetman; front, left to right: Austin Streetman, Max Dillard, Andrew Greer, Brandon Bollengier, Josh Mouzis, Matt Fehr and Mitch Hauser. Courtesy photo

By Jay Thomas The El Dorado Hills Blue Devils U15 boys soccer team took part in the Fair Oaks Select Cup Soccer Tournament, Aug. 11-12, and came home as champions in the top division. The Blue Devils defeated the Elk Grove Earthquakes 1-0 on a goal by Andrew Greer with a shut-out by goalkeeper Connor Gann […]

No Comment / August 24, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »