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Become a sheriff’s STAR

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department is accepting applications for the upcoming STAR training academy being held Sept. 8-19, 2014. The academy training hours are 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, with accompanying afternoon driver proficiency training and law enforcement support visitations. The academy will conclude with a formal uniformed graduation on Friday evening, Sept. […]

No Comment / June 23, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Whooping cough cases climb

Health officials in El Dorado County and across the state of California are seeing an increase in cases of pertussis (also known as whooping cough), including severe illness in babies with pertussis, and emphasize it is important for both children and adults to be up to date on their immunizations. Since the beginning of 2014, […]

No Comment / June 23, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Families needed to host summer exchange students

Six families are still needed to host French exchange students from July 11-29. The sponsoring organization is Oregon-based American Discovery, an international home-stay organization for families in Oregon, Washington, California and Colorado. El Dorado Hills mother Shawn Harper is acting as the organization’s liaison for the area. “I’ve hosted both German and Spanish kids. This […]

No Comment / June 23, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Candidates line up for District 2

Three people have already formed committees, taking the first steps to run for ousted District 2 Supervisor Ray Nutting’s seat. On June 17 the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors announced that a special election would be held Sept. 9 to fill the position. It was declared vacant after Nutting was found guilty of six […]

No Comment / June 23, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Women’s fund awards grants

Nearly $52,000 in funding was awarded to five local nonprofits by Women’s Fund El Dorado at its recent annual Grants Gala, held at Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills. The dinner event, which included updates from the previous year’s grant recipients, provides “a time for reflections and for celebrating the power of collective giving,” […]

No Comment / June 22, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

‘Bring it on,’ says Nutting

Vowing to appeal his misdemeanor convictions and subsequent removal from office, ex-supervisor Ray Nutting gave an impassioned impromptu speech at the Tea Party meeting Tuesday night, garnering loud applause. Convicted of six misdemeanor charges for taking personal loans from two county employees and a building contractor to bail himself out of jail last year, Nutting […]

No Comment / June 16, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID approves Bass Lake sale

The sale of Bass Lake as surplus property was approved by the board of the El Dorado Irrigation District at its June 9 meeting. The 152-acre property was sold to the Rescue Union School District for $300,000. Rescue has long-term plans to build a school on the property. The sale was approved on a 4 […]

No Comment / June 16, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »