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Dixon Ranch dissenters point to project’s flaws

El Dorado County staff hosted a public workshop to discuss the proposed Dixon Ranch residential project before the Planning Commission last Thursday. While no action was taken, it was an opportunity for the commissioners to learn about the project and hear from concerned residents prior to public hearing on the applications and final environmental impact […]

Comments Off / March 02, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Gun range pitched on tribal land

Jackie Neau said she didn’t mind the noise so much. She’s more concerned with getting shot. Neau, a representative of the Friends of El Dorado Trail, shared her concerns with El Dorado County Supervisors on Feb. 24 regarding a proposed outdoor shooting range on tribal land just off Shingle Springs Drive in Shingle Springs. She was […]

1 Comment / February 26, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Speechwriter to headline PHS Foundation event

Matt Cox

The phone rings at midnight and it’s Gov. Schwarzenegger, telling you he needs a breakfast speech by 7 a.m. — and it had better be good. Most would give up in defeat, but not Matt Cox, who for five years was at the other end of that midnight phone call and was basically on-call 24/7, answerable […]

Comments Off / February 25, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

RUSD finalizes Bass Lake purchase

After months of speculation, on Feb. 20 Rescue Union School District formally purchased Bass Lake and 58 surrounding acres of land for $300,000 from El Dorado Irrigation District. The 150-acre sale includes Sellwood Field and a 30-acre maintenance yard, Rescue Union Superintendent David Swart said the school district transferred the yard back to EID in […]

3 Comments / February 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Man drives into lake at Brown’s Ravine

A man died after he apparently intentionally drove his vehicle into Folsom Lake at Brown’s Ravine Marina on Feb. 17. El Dorado County sheriff’s officials reported that when Folsom Lake employees arrived for work, they saw a man sitting inside a vehicle parked on a boat ramp, facing the water. Shortly after, employees saw it […]

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

Longtime editor of the Mountain Democrat retiring

After almost 37 years at the Mountain Democrat — virtually all of it as an editor — Mike Raffety is retiring as of Feb. 23. The Mountain Democrat is a sister publication of Village Life, Cameron Park Life and other McNaughton-owned newspapers. A fixture at the paper for more than a generation, Raffety has served in multiple capacities — reporter, […]

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

Gaines’ bill offers some fire fee releif

SACRAMENTO – In his continued efforts to fight against the illegal fire tax, Senator Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, today introduced legislation that would lengthen the time homeowners have to pay or protest the annual $150 fee. “Problems with timely mail delivery can be an issue in mountain and rural areas of my Senate District,” said Gaines. “The […]

1 Comment / February 19, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »