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Mercy Auxiliary awards best and brightest

Neurologist, nurse, homeopathic doctor or X-ray technician? Members of the Mercy Folsom Hospital Auxiliary team awarded eight area high school seniors and three hospital employees with $1,000 college scholarships each to help them pursue degrees in medicine or science at its annual scholarship luncheon March 11. The event at Serrano Country Club also marked the […]

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EDH house party busted

An unoccupied home for sale was used as a party pad in El Dorado Hills Saturday night, according to El Dorado County sheriff’s officials. On March 12 at 10:20 p.m. sheriff’s deputies responded to neighbors’ calls about a party at a Keystone Court residence, where officers reportedly found more than 200 young adults and juveniles. “As soon as the […]

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EDH woman fights rare diseases, calls for more awareness

Allison Kowaleski has had a weaker immune system than most people ever since she can remember. As a child the 2006 Oak Ridge High School graduate was prone to bronchitis and was diagnosed with asthma and allergies. In adulthood the list of ailments has grown. Constantly fatigued, by 2011 Kowaleski, then 22, could barely get […]

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Old road gets new name

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to rename a portion of the current Silva Valley Parkway March 8. As a result of the realignment of the old Silva Valley Parkway to accommodate the new interchange at Highway 50, the original segment will, in future, be known as Clarksville Crossing. Deputy County Surveyor Phil […]

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Miner’s volunteerism celebrated

El Dorado Hills resident Jim Miner was awarded the California Park and Recreation Society District II award for regional Community Champion on Friday, Feb. 26. Nominated by El Dorado Hills Community Services District staff, Miner is recognized for his 30-plus years of local volunteer service to Golden Hills School, Sleep Train’s Foster Child Program and especially for the […]

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Survey shows lower snow depth but more water content

Sunny skies did not bode well for the snowpack as Department of Water Resources staff conducted a March 1 snow survey at Phillips Station. Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program, and his survey team measured snow that averaged 58.3 inches deep, with a water content of 27.1 inches on the snow […]

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A special graduation for Brittany

Graduating from high school is a major transition for any young adult as they move out of their parents’ home and head off  to college, work and, ultimately, live on their own. It promises to be an even bigger transition for Brittany Gaines, 23, whose motto in life seems to be to never give up. Born with cerebral palsy, Gaines […]

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