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Progress made on Trailhead Fire

Fire crews monitor a backfire lit to quell the Trailhead Fire's growth in northern El Dorado County. Backfires, hand crews' fire lines and an aerial assault are helping firefighters get a handle on the blaze that has burned nearly 4,000 acres in El Dorado and Placer counties. Photo by Randy Bullard

Cal Fire statistics as of July 3 Acreage/Containment: 3,936, 12% contained Unified Command: NorCal Interagency Incident Management Team 2 is managing the fire on behalf of Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service. Assisting Agencies: Placer County Sheriff’s Office, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and fire departments from across the region. Structures Threatened: 2,600 Total Personnel: 2,127 […]

Comments Off / July 04, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Wildfire smoke advisory

Air quality in El Dorado County is currently being impacted by the Trailhead Fire and other fires in the state. County health officials remind residents to take precautions should wildfire smoke impact the areas in which they live, work and recreate. El Dorado County Air Quality Management District Air Pollution Control Officer Dave Johnston said […]

Comments Off / July 03, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Girl Scouts earn bronze through literacy

Girl Scout Juniors from Troop 2318 earned the bronze award by collecting and then delivering more than 500 books to the Mustard Seed School in Sacramento. Pictured are Mustard Seed employees Lucia Vega and Stacy Johnson, back row, with Scouts Caitlin Gerety, Quinn Walker, Sonya Alexis and Zoey Jen, front row left to right. Courtesy photo

Four Girl Scouts from El Dorado Hills Troop 2318 recently earned the highest award for Junior Scouts, the Bronze award, by collecting and then delivering more than 500 books to the Mustard Seed School in Sacramento, which educates homeless youth from preschool through high school. Scouts Caitlin Gerety, Quinn Walker, Sonya Alexis and Zoey Jen, […]

Comments Off / June 29, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Four Seasons Quilters spread cheer

The Four Seasons Quilters is a tight-knit group of women who share a love of sewing. Bottom row, left to right: Zoe Meegan, Chrissy Lederman, Barbara Erpenbeck and Wendy Schwerin. Back row, left to right: Melissa Pedroza, Janice Gray, Pam Bess, Arna Perry, Frances Cunningham and Debbie Wise. Courtesy photo

What to do with all that fabric? That was the question the Four Seasons Quilters had that led 13 ladies, all residents of Four Seasons in El Dorado Hills, to branch out from sewing things only for friends and relatives to using their skills to help the greater community. The Four Seasons Quilters have been […]

Comments Off / June 29, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Memory care facility moves forward

A planned memory care facility in El Dorado Hills has been approved by the Planning Commission. Courtesy graphic

The El Dorado County Planning Commission approved plans for a 28,000-square-foot memory care facility on Francisco Drive and Green Valley Road, diagonal from the Safeway shopping center in El Dorado Hills. Family Real Property and JDA Architects applied for the project to be called The Pavilions. The project includes 36 beds within the 27,613 square […]

Comments Off / June 28, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sexual abuse suspect behind bars

Nathan Creel

El Dorado County sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Cameron Park man on suspicion of having an inappropriate relationship with a female juvenile. At press time Monday Nathan E. Creel, 24, was still in custody at the El Dorado County Jail, accused of three felonies — sodomy with a minor younger than 16 and two counts of lewd […]

Comments Off / June 27, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Soroptimists give back to community

Grant givers and recipients pose for a photo at the Soroptimist event held earlier this month. Courtesy photo

Soroptimist International of Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills held its annual Grant Awards night on June 16 at Sierra Vista Bank. This year more than $10,000 was awarded to 10 non-profit organizations to support critical needs in the community. The recipients were selected by all 15 club members using a specific, time-tested process. “I only wish we […]

Comments Off / June 27, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »