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Skeel files claim against CSD

John Skeel has begun the process of suing his former employer, the El Dorado Hills Community Services District. On Feb. 26 he filed a tort claim against the district, outlining his claims against several named parties in broad strokes, a procedural prerequisite to a lawsuit that seeks as yet unspecified damages. The claim alleges the […]

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EDH resident named new Cal Fire division chief

Chief Brian Estes

CAMINO — Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire recently announced the promotion of Battalion Chief Brian Estes, of El Dorado Hills, as his new assistant chief in charge of Southern Division Operations and Pine Grove Camp. “It was an honor that I had the opportunity to pin newly promoted […]

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Help is available for problem gambling

The Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency is reminding residents that help is available for people who may be struggling with gambling issues. March 4-10 is National Problem Gambling Awareness Week. “Gamblers often don’t realize they have a problem,” said Christy White, supervising health education coordinator […]

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Two inmates suspected of murder

Two suspects have been identified and removed from the general population at Folsom State Prison following a homicide that occurred Feb. 25 in a medium-security unit. Inmate Richard Allen Leonard died after being assaulted with a slashing-type weapon. Responding staff began life-saving procedures before he was pronounced dead at 8:01 a.m. Saturday in Folsom State […]

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Husband arrested in Cameron Airpark slaying

Todd Alan Winkler

By Cole Mayer A 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with a suspicious death in the Cameron Airpark. The body of Rachel Winkler, 37, was found in her home on Aeronca Way on Feb. 27. When El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene at 10:30 a.m. they came in contact […]

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EID by the numbers: EID proposes 4 years of rate increases

Editor’s note: This is the first story in a series that examines El Dorado Irrigation District rates, spending and debt. Two public hearings on EID’s proposed rate restructuring will be held at 6 p.m. on March 26 at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. El Dorado Irrigation District’s proposed new rate structure […]

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Land use meetings set

PLACERVILLE — With several high-level planning projects on the horizon, El Dorado County has created a new webpage and scheduled a series of community meetings to gather public feedback. “Land use planning is a complex recipe of local policies and preferences smashed together with state law and demographic trends,” said Kim Kerr, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer. “The Board of Supervisors […]

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