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Supes workin’ on the railroad

El Dorado County supervisors denied a proposal by the Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad to extend its excursion train trips to 30 but approved two special excursion events. A charter trip for the local California Native Plant Society will be allowed to run within the next month or so, and the group’s Summer Breeze Extras […]

Comments Off / March 30, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Run (or walk) for the hills

Lace up your running shoes and Run for the Hills this Saturday, March 28. At 8 a.m. a five-mile charity run/walk begins and ends at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District pavilion parking lot. A youth half-mile fun run begins at 10 a.m. Both races benefit The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Foundation. […]

Comments Off / March 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Dead deer has neighbors crying ‘foul’

Who ya gonna call? When Waterford resident Ann Spade recently found a dead deer in her yard, she thought a quick phone call to El Dorado County Animal Services would solve the problem. Nearly a week later, the deer was still there. “It was rotting and smelled horrible, even half a mile away,” said neighbor Kim […]

Comments Off / March 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Beware: Scammers put a new twist on an old ruse

A new twist on an old scam surfaced recently: A caller claims to be from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and informs a resident of a warrant for their arrest for missing a jury summons. Bail payment will be accepted in lieu of jail time. Hatch Graham of Placerville was told this by “Lt. Josh […]

Comments Off / March 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supervisors move forward on economic development

Citing both the General Plan and a “work-in-progress” strategic plan, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors launched a project to spur economic development at its March 17 meeting. Tuesday’s morning session at the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s Station 85 drew an audience of about 100, including county staff. “There is no magic bullet […]

Comments Off / March 19, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH man reportedly causes fatal wreck

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — An alleged March 13 DUI collision claimed the life of a 28-year-old man. South Lake Tahoe resident Ginger D. Baker, 43, was driving a Chevrolet pickup truck eastbound on Highway 50 west of Chiapa Drive at about 10:30 p.m. with the 28-year-old passenger, also of South Lake Tahoe, when their vehicle was […]

Comments Off / March 16, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Scholarship to honor fallen Marine

Marine Staff Sgt. Sky Mote

PLACERVILLE — The Friends of the El Dorado County Veterans Monument established the Veterans Monument Scholarship Fund at the El Dorado Community Foundation with the intent of assisting high school graduating seniors who are children of local El Dorado County veterans in their pursuit of higher education. Since 2010, the group has awarded $23,000 in scholarship monies […]

Comments Off / March 16, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »