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Teen suspected of Shingle Springs murder

The Ponderosa High School student arrested Thursday morning after he allegedly brought a loaded firearm onto campus now faces a murder charge. The 16-year-old boy is being held at Juvenile Hall on suspicion of murder after El Dorado County sheriff’s officials discovered a homicide victim — identified at press time only as a female relative — […]

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Eagle Scout earned his wings

Oak Ridge freshman Meth Ranaweera recently earned his Eagle Scout rank. His Board of Review was in November and his Court of Honor will be held Feb. 25. Meth, 14, joined Cub Scouts when he was 6 years old in 2008 and is a member of Troop 645. For his Eagle project Meth said he wanted […]

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EDHCSD names new general manager

Interim general manager, no more. The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors unanimously voted to hire Kevin Loewen for the job permanently at its monthly board meeting last Thursday. Loewen was hired in February 2014 to be the EDHCSD’s Director of Parks & Planning and began serving as the interim general manager in […]

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Donation provides lunches to RUSD students

Many students and families at Rescue Union School District received more than presents for Christmas this year when a generous community member donated $1,000 to pay off all outstanding lunch accounts. Balances totaled $766.49 districtwide and the difference will help to reduce accounts for those students who are unable to pay regularly. “This unexpected gift […]

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Father/ son ensure the middle school band lives on

Father and son Glen Cain and Ben Cain have more than 50 years of experience between them as public school music teachers in El Dorado County, molding the young minds of thousands of area youth to not just learn to read music and play an instrument, but to be better people too. Ben, the band […]

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New, returning supes on the job

El Dorado County’s Board of Supervisors welcomed new colleague John Hidahl as its first order of business last Tuesday. Presiding El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Suzanne Kingsbury performed swearing-in duties for the new District 1 supervisor and then administered the oath of office to re-elected supervisors Brian Veerkamp (District 3) and Shiva Frentzen (District 2). […]

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Motorists rescued from raging creek

Crews braved the high, surging water of Weber Creek near Luneman Road north of Rescue Friday morning to rescue two people stranded overnight in a truck. The man and woman reportedly tried to cross the creek at around 9 p.m. Thursday and became stuck. They spent a cold night in the truck, unable to safely escape. Weber Creek’s water level is above normal […]

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