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Buckeye school district building new school

With a combination of State School Building funds, development funds from the subdivision and a remarkable bid climate Buckeye Union School District will begin construction of a new K-5 school at 30 percent below the estimated construction costs. This school also includes a joint-use project with the El Dorado Hills Community Services District. As a […]

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

Part of White Rock Road to close

Starting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 31, White Rock Road between Scott Road and Placerville Road will be fully closed and remain closed over night. The closure will impact all westbound and eastbound traffic, including vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles. The public is advised to avoid this area during closure hours as there will be significant impacts […]

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

Nominate a senior as ‘Senior of the Year’

Do you know an outstanding older adult or married couple 60 years or older who have performed exemplary work in El Dorado County as a volunteer? Consider nominating them for the Senior of the Year award. Nominees must be an El Dorado County resident with active community service within the last two years. Nomination forms are […]

No Comment / March 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: Has the partial reactor meltdown in Japan changed your opinion on nuclear power?

Linda Weathers, El Dorado Hills “Yes. It's pretty scary. I’ve become very concerned. I guess I didn’t think much about it before. This generation has gotten pretty comfortable with nuclear power. But right after the quake I worried that radiation might get in the atmosphere and spread all over the world. You definitely don’t want it anywhere near an active fault line

Kathleen Dunne, Birmingham, Ala. “I guess so. I still think it’€™s viable, but I see a need for honest, accurate information about nuclear power and its relative safety. I’€™m looking forward to a full, objective examination of what happened in Japan.” Dan Dunne, Birmingham, Ala. “€œNo. I believe we have the ability to keep nuclear […]

No Comment / March 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Annie Le’s killer pleads guilty

The man accused of killing Placerville woman Annie Le pleaded guilty to felony murder Thursday morning, more than one year after Le’s body was discovered hidden behind a wall at a Yale University research center. Public defenders for Raymond John Clark III, 26, told news outlets earlier this week that the former animal research technician […]

No Comment / March 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Nutting looks to the past to prepare for a brighter future

SUPERVISOR Ray Nutting speaks at the annual El Dorado County Chamber Of Commerce Business Awards luncheon Friday. Photo by Jamie Angi

The future of El Dorado County could very well depend on a renewal of past industry, according to Supervisor Ray Nutting. The District 2 supervisors and forester told the crowd at the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce Business Awards luncheon Friday that while “Our forests are managed better than most,” county and U.S. Forest […]

No Comment / March 19, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Lake Forest grand opening delayed

Due to the continued wet weather condition the grand opening of Lake Forest Park, scheduled for April 9, has been delayed. A new date has not been scheduled at this time. The park is complete except for the installation of a fire road on the north side of the property. The installation of the fire […]

No Comment / March 19, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »