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People Talk: What’s your New Year’s resolution?

Goldie O’Brien, Walnut Creek: “I’m very disciplined with my diet, so my resolution is just to stay on track.”

Comments Off / December 23, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Woodcutting, campfire permits available Jan. 1.

PLACERVILLE — The Eldorado National Forest would like to remind visitors that both the 2011 woodcutting and 2011 campfire permits expire on Dec. 31. Permits for the 2012 will be available at ENF Ranger Stations beginning Jan. 1. “Travelers and woodcutters should note that the seasonal dirt road and trail closure for wheeled, motorized vehicles on the Eldorado […]

Comments Off / December 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Skeel fires back

Lawsuit against CSD pending Dismissed El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager John Skeel recently confirmed his intent to move forward with a lawsuit against his former employer. In a telephone interview with Village life Tuesday Skeel said he feels “forced to sue the district,” and lamented that “countless hours and thousands of taxpayer […]

8 Comments / December 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Traffic impact mitigation fee cuts due

Traffic Impact Mitigation Fees could drop 14.7 percent overall, according to figures discussed Monday by El Dorado County Director of Transportation Jim Ware. That won endorsement from the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. The total reduction would be $138.6 million compared to the 2008 total traffic improvement program of $942.8 million. The 2010 adopted […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Transportation Commission appoints new executive director

Sharon Scherzinger

PLACERVILLE — Placerville City Council-member Patty Borelli, chair of the El Dorado County Transportation Commission announces today that the commission has selected Sharon Scherzinger as its new executive director. “We are especially excited that Sharon has been with the California Department of Transportation, which giver her great knowledge about the process for local agencies to […]

Comments Off / December 20, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Can your ashes

CAMINO — “Recently there have been several fires caused by people improperly disposing of their fireplace/woodstove ashes. The last one burned about one-quarter acre and burned a neighboring property. This type of fire is completely avoidable” cautions Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire. “If you properly dispose of the […]

Comments Off / December 20, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: Where does Santa come from? How does he get here?

Asked at the grand finale of the El Dorado Hills Firefighters Association’s 2011 Santa Run     Cameron Landry, 8, El Dorado Hills: “He flies from the North Pole to a spot in the woods and they (the firefighters) meet him and put him up there on the truck. It’s a secret location.”

Comments Off / December 19, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »