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No new taxes, fire officials confirm

A sign warning Latrobe residents that they would pay higher taxes if the El Dorado Hills Fire Department annexed the community’s fire department brought about 20 concerned resident to Millers Hill School earlier this month. The sign was wrong. “Will your tax rate change after the annexation? Absolutely not,” Latrobe Fire Chief Chris Couper assured the […]

No Comment / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CHP offers free Start Smart class

The leading cause of death for Americans ages 15 to 20 years old is motor vehicle collisions. In an effort to reduce motor vehicle collisions in California, California Highway Patrol Valley Division will offer a free Start Smart class. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, mile for mile, teenagers are involved in three […]

No Comment / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope collecting school supplies

Hands4Hope – Youth Making a Difference is excited to kick off its first School Supply Drive as many students in El Dorado County do not have access to essential school supplies for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. Hands4Hope was approached by the Placerville Union School District to host a school supply drive to benefit students […]

2 Comments / July 15, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Theft, vandalism at Oak Ridge’s new and improved ball field

Unknown perpetrators stole speakers and vandalized Oak Ridge’s varsity baseball field in the days leading up to July 4. “This is a kick in the gut to the progress made this past year,” said volunteer baseball parent Liz Davis. “Our coach (Todd Melton) is working with ORHS staff and the Sheriff’s Department, which has started a […]

14 Comments / July 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Contract awarded for new fire station

Station 84’s tattered, vacant building will soon disappear as the El Dorado Hills Fire Board recently awarded a nearly $5 million contract to tear down the old station and build a new one on the Francisco Drive property. Contractor SW Allen Construction won the contract with a $4.933 million low bid, nearly $700,000 more expensive […]

No Comment / July 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

UPDATED: Standoff ends with arrest

A man threatening suicide shut down El Dorado Hills Boulevard in El Dorado Hills after SWAT responded to his threats of shooting anyone who approached his apartment Wednesday. Deputies were following up on a child molestation investigation involving Eric Hatfield Jr., 37, who was accused of molesting an underage female acquaintance, according to a press […]

No Comment / July 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Deputy injured in collision

An El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy was injured in a collision in El Dorado Hills on July 5. The deputy, whose name has not been released, was turning left from southbound Latrobe Road onto eastbound Highway 50 at about 11:15 p.m. when a silver 2007 Nissan Altima traveling northbound on Latrobe entered the intersection and […]

No Comment / July 07, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »