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Fire districts reorganization plan continues to brew

Underfunded rural districts would annex into El Dorado Hills Fire, but retain identities The last remnants of El Dorado County’s rural fire districts aid-to-fire subsidies will expire by the end of the year, leaving Western Slope fire chiefs desperately seeking a fiscal life raft for the six rural districts whose revenues don’t meet the costs […]

No Comment / January 31, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Eight vie for Assembly seat

The deadline to file to run for Sen. Ted Gaines’ vacant 4th Assembly District seat passed Monday with eight candidates submitting the necessary paperwork to vie for the open spot. In the typically conservative district, which covers El Dorado, Sacramento, Alpine and Placer counties, the field looks to be Republican-heavy. GOP candidates in the running […]

No Comment / January 28, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Rescue Union opens student enrollment Feb. 14

Rescue Union School District welcomes regular Kindergarten, Junior Kindergarten, new student registration and transfer requests for the 2011-12 school year. Registration will begin on Feb. 14. Enrollment packets and transfer request forms will be available to parents at all school sites on Febr.y 4. All registrations and transfer requests received during the priority registration window, […]

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

Salmon Falls manslaughter case moves along, slowly

The case of the Rocklin man accused of killing three passengers in a 2009 Pilot Hill solo vehicle accident continued at its sluggish pace Monday afternoon. Prosecutors allege Mark Steven Barrera, 21, was engaged in a type of street racing on Salmon Falls Road when he lost control of a friend’s vehicle and slammed into […]

2 Comments / January 25, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Man accused of stealing from veterans groups

El Dorado resident Robert Laudermilk was arrested Jan. 14 for allegedly embezzling thousands of dollars from two different veterans organizations. Laudermilk, 73, was found by El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies at his residence after the Disabled Veteran Organization in Cameron Park accused him of using the group’s bank account as his personal piggy bank. Laudermilk […]

No Comment / January 25, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Help deer navigate wrought iron fencing

While wrought iron fencing can be a beautiful addition to any home, it can also pose some problems for deer. Young deer (fawns and even yearlings that are too small to jump over the fence) often try to squeeze through the middle, according to information provided by Sierra Wildlife Rescue (SWR). Their shoulders are narrower […]

No Comment / January 25, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

‘Go red’ for women in your life

Courtesy of photos.com

Heart disease is now the number one killer of women, according to the American Heart Association. To help raise awareness of this important issue, several organizations in El Dorado County will actively participate in National Wear Red Day on Friday, Feb. 4, and encourage members of the public and other agencies to do the same. […]

No Comment / January 25, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »