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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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / March 19, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Blake Krekelberg

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Army Pvt. Blake A. Krekelberg has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons […]

1 Comment / March 17, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Woodcutting season starts early

Woodcutting season in the Eldorado National Forest will open early this year, beginning on March 16 rather than the usual April 1, announced Forest Supervisor Ramiro Villalvazo. The 2011 fuelwood permits will expire on Dec. 31. The opening date change came about partly due to the economic times and the many people requesting woodcutting permits. Woodcutting […]

Comments Off / March 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

High school district welcomes new Business Services associate superintendent

Baldev Johal

The El Dorado Union High School District has announced the appointment of Baldev Johal for the position of associate superintendent for Business Services. Johal comes to El Dorado Union High School District  from Yuba City Unified School District where he served for 12 years as deputy superintendent for Business. He was responsible for a $95 million […]

Comments Off / March 11, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »