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Take a time out for fire safety

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CAMINO — Unit Chief Bill Holmes of the Amador-El Dorado-Sacramento-Alpine Unit of Ca Fire would like to remind everyone of some life saving fire safety tips as we enter the holiday season. “Think about fire safety. This may sound obvious but with the hectic pace of the holidays, reminding ourselves to “think fire safety” can help […]

No Comment / December 09, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Academic decathletes hit the books

MMMM — Fried dough sizzles in the pan. This food, common in the 1930s during the Great Depression, was served at the Academic Decathlon's kick-off presentation last month. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene.

The 2010-11 Academic Decathlon will tackle a heavy topic — the Great Depression (not to be confused with the economic drag of today). On Nov. 18 students and coaches for the four participating El Dorado County high schools got into the spirit of the 1930s with Dust Bowl-era music and food as they prepared for the […]

No Comment / December 08, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom names fire chief

Folsom Fire Chief Ron Phillips

Folsom City Manager Kerry Miller recently announced the appointment of Ron Phillips as fire chief, effective immediately. Chief Phillips has served as Folsom’s deputy fire chief since 2005. He replaces former Chief Dan Haverty, who retired in October. “We had a stellar crop of candidates and Chief Phillips successfully competed against some of the best […]

No Comment / December 07, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Don’t let con artists, thieves have a jolly holiday

Although the holidays are a special time of year for many, the hustle and bustle of the season can also make unsuspecting, unprepared residents the target of thieves and con artists. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department has recommended the following safety tips to help ensure a happy and safe holiday season: Around the house […]

No Comment / December 07, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Dec. 10 is property tax deadline

The delinquent date to pay the first installment of El Dorado County property taxes is Friday, Dec. 10, reports C. L. Raffety, El Dorado County treasurer-tax collector. The law allows payments to be considered timely if the postmark on the envelope indicates mailing on or before the delinquent date. However, envelopes must be postmarked by […]

No Comment / December 07, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Assistant CAO moves up

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors announced its selection of Terri Daly as the new Chief Administrative Officer. “We are fortunate that Terri already has a proven track record of success as a county executive,” said Board of Supervisors Chair Norma Santiago. “Terri’s experience and get-it-done approach will serve the county well.” Daly has […]

No Comment / December 06, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado Transit posts holiday schedule

The El Dorado County Transit Authority announces it will operate the following schedule during the Christmas and New Year holidays: Thursday, Dec. 23 – Limited service The Saturday Express will operate its regular Saturday schedule; no other local fixed routes will operate. Limited Dial-A-Ride andADA complementary paratransit services will be available. Sacramento Commuter Route No. 6 will […]

No Comment / December 06, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »