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EID declares Stage 2 drought emergency

Water Supply Update

The El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors Tuesday skipped right over Stage 1 and unanimously went to a Stage 2 Water Supply Warning and asked customers to voluntarily reduce water consumption 30 percent. The water savings also applies to recycled water customers because recycled water is often supplemented with potable water. The resolution declaring […]

1 Comment / February 05, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mormon Island Dam stabilization in final phase

The bulldozers smoothing out the downstream slope of the Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam mark the final, “permanent fix” in a 25-year effort to reinforce it. Visible from Green Valley Road, the 900-foot-long, 480-foot-high Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam is one of four dams and eight dikes that make up the larger system of Folsom Dam. “Most […]

No Comment / February 03, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Rescue District opening kindergarten enrollment

Rescue Union School District welcomes regular Kindergarten, Junior (Transitional) Kindergarten, new student registration and transfer requests for the 2014-15 school year. Registration will begin on Feb. 12 at all schools in the district based upon designated boundaries. To find your school of attendance please check our boundary map at schoolworksgis.com/Rescue/schoollocator.html or contact the district office […]

No Comment / January 30, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID eys drought declaration, surcharge

On Feb. 4, a special meeting of the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors will convene to consider declaring a Stage 1 water alert. It has been widely reported that 2013 was the driest year in recorded history for many areas of California. Current conditions suggest much of the same for 2014. “There are […]

No Comment / January 30, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom State of the City highlights investment

FOLSOM — Folsom City Manager Evert Palmer did not disappoint the sellout crowd that came to hear Mayor Kerri Howell report on the State of the City at Lake Natoma Inn on Jan. 16. Due to a seasonal illness, Howell was unable to attend the Folsom Chamber of Commerce luncheon. As the mayor’s understudy, Palmer […]

No Comment / January 27, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Second initiative takes aim at growth

One week after Rural Communities United filed the county ballot initiative “Fix Highway 50 Traffic First/Keep Us Rural,” residents behind the Shingle Springs Community Alliance (resident opposition to the proposed San Stino and Tilden Park development projects) filed “Protect Rural Communities/ Fix Community Region Line Flaws,” which RCU spokesman and Measure Y co-creator Bill Center said […]

6 Comments / January 27, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Nutting trial pushed back

A status hearing regarding the case against El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting ended with a new trial date. Nutting’s attorney David Weiner began the hearing by telling Judge Tim Buckley that he would not be ready for the original trial date. The court then recessed while a meeting was held in the judge’s chambers. […]

No Comment / January 27, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »