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EID’s water rates go up next month

Despite objections from a large crowd of ratepayers, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors approved rate increases that go into effect Feb. 1. Voted on at the Jan. 11 meeting was a 5 percent increase in potable and recycled water rates this year; a 5 percent increase in potable, wastewater and recycled water in 2017; a 4 percent increase […]

Comments Off / January 18, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom Lake bones: some questions answered

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received a preliminary report on Tuesday from the Chico State University Anthropology Department confirming that the remains collected around Folsom Lake belong to a 35-year-old man. The skull was found along Folsom Lake’s drought-created shoreline in November 2015. A month later the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department teamed up with Chico State anthropologists to scour […]

1 Comment / January 18, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Teen Court invites new participants

El Dorado County Teen Court in Placerville is recruiting new student participants for the spring program. El Dorado County students in eighth through 12th grade are invited to attend the Teen Court volunteer training on Jan. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the El Dorado County Superior Court, 495 Main St. in Placerville. After completing […]

Comments Off / January 11, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Frentzen ready for re-election

Shiva Frentzen

Shiva Frentzen has announced her intention to run for re-election as El Dorado County District 2 supervisor, according to a prepared statement received by Village Life. The next local election takes place Tuesday, June 7,  and coincides with the general election and the presidential primaries. Frentzen won the District 2 seat in a special election […]

Comments Off / January 10, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado Hills Fire takes next step in Latrobe fund transfer

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department held a special board of directors meeting on the day before Christmas Eve to follow up on action to be taken after the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting on Dec. 15, regarding transferring property tax funds from the former Latrobe Fire Protection District to El Dorado Hills […]

1 Comment / January 05, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Close calls spark public safety alert

Firefighters responded to two cold-weather related incidents last week, prompting a public safety message from the El Dorado Hills Fire Department. At 7:07 p.m. on Dec. 29 crews responded to a chimney fire call on Monte Verde Drive. “Firefighters arrived to find the house charged with smoke due to the chimney flue being closed while in […]

Comments Off / January 04, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID board approves new spending

The El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors authorized several projects at its Dec. 14 meeting — the final for the year. Among the big-ticket items were a long list of FERC related projects including those for water temperature monitoring, water quality and noxious weed monitoring coming in at $461,000. The directors also approved $65,000 to design and integrate software applications and […]

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