Home » Featured Stories You are browsing entries filed in “Featured Stories”

Rescue Union School District opens new virtual Independent Study Program

“COOL” stands for Collaborative Opportunities for Online Learning Rescue’s COOL SCHOOL offers free, innovative and personalized learning choices open to students in grades three through eight in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Amador and Alpine counties. Enrolled students participate in an online, blended learning environment combining digital courses with the direct instruction and guidance of fully […]

No Comment / June 30, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Low-cost Tdap vaccine offered this summer

The El Dorado County Health Services Department, Public Health Division, is offering Tdap vaccine at low-cost this summer and just in time for middle school and high school students who will need proof of the vaccination to start school this fall.  The Tdap vaccine, which helps protect against pertussis, will be administered to seventh through 12th […]

No Comment / June 30, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Girl Scout lends a hand to the troops

GIRL SCOUT Meghan Schoener poses with the goods she collected for troops serving overseas. The donation drive was part of her Girl Scout Silver Award project. Courtesy photo

Meghan Schoener, an incoming freshman at Oak Ridge High School, recently completed the requirements for her Girl Scout Silver Award. For her project, she choose to support our overseas troops by organizing four donation drives for much needed everyday items that our overseas troops do not always have ready access. Meghan ran donation drives at […]

No Comment / June 29, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado County a “No Fireworks Zone”

CAMINO — Cal Fire’s Amador-El Dorado Unit Chief Kelly Keenan encourages everyone in El Dorado County to celebrate Independence Day by attending one of the following local events: • Saturday July 2 — Summer Spectacular at Cameron Park Lake, noon to 10 p.m. Fun and games for the entire family. Fireworks spectacular in the evening • […]

No Comment / June 27, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: Are you satisfied with our fire and emergency medical services?

Julie Rand, El Dorado Hills "€œI haven'€™t had to use it, thankfully, but I'm glad to know they'€™re there for us. I read about their retirements in the Village Life."

Marilyn Marcroft, El Dorado Hills “They saved my husband’s life 20 years ago … arrived in five minutes and kept him from dying. He’€™s had 20 years to see his daughter grow up and get to know his grandchildren because of the El Dorado Hills Fire Department.” Julie Rand, El Dorado Hills “€œI haven’€™t had […]

No Comment / June 27, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fire Board president responds to grand jury report

El Dorado Hills Fire Board President Greg Durante issued the following statement in response to the 2010-11 El Dorado County Grand Jury Report: “I have assigned the report to a committee and will provide a detailed response to their findings and recommendations in the next 60 days. That is our opportunity to correct misstatements and clarify district […]

No Comment / June 24, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Grand jury torches EDH Fire

El Dorado County’s 2010-11 Grand Jury delivered a scathing review of the El Dorado Hills Fire District, calling it “top-heavy,” “over compensated,” “inflexible” and out of step with the realities of what its firefighters do on a daily basis. The June 10 report accuses the district of “overspending … despite receiving a disproportionate amount of […]

2 Comments / June 24, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »