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Hometown Hero: William Tostenson

William K. Tostenson, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet has graduated from the three-week airborne training course, also known as “jump school,” at the U.S. Army Airborne School, Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The airborne school allows the cadets attending host colleges and universities to earn their jump wings. After completing the course as qualified paratroopers, cadets return […]

Comments Off / September 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Group helps people learn to grieve

“Grief does us; we don’t do grief,” said Julie Interrante. The author of “The Power of a Broken-Open Heart” and facilitator of the El Dorado Hills Senior Center’s upcoming Grief Support Group said because we live in a culture that doesn’t often talk about dying, people who have lost a loved one struggle to pick […]

Comments Off / September 05, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Initiative put off: Motion passes for 2016 election

El Dorado County supervisors completed their review of the “Reinstate Measure Y’s Original Intent — No More Paper Roads” initiative at the Aug. 26 Board of Supervisors meeting, and in accordance with the California Elections Code, they assigned the measure to the June 2016 statewide election. The motion passed unanimously by the four sitting supervisors […]

1 Comment / September 04, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Highway 50 lanes closing for construction

The Transportation Division of El Dorado County’s Community Development Agency has implemented full one-directional closures of Highway 50. The closures will facilitate the needed falsework operations for the Silva Valley overcrossing. This work is scheduled to take two weeks to complete. This week, all westbound lanes will close at 11 p.m. from Bass Lake Road […]

Comments Off / September 02, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Low-cost community flu shot clinics announced

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division will begin conducting low-cost community flu vaccination clinics in September with additional clinics offered through the beginning of November. The seasonal influenza vaccine will be available in nasal mist and flu shot forms at the clinics. “Everyone six months of age or older should […]

Comments Off / September 01, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CASA El Dorado wants to help more kids

Each year approximately 500 children in El Dorado county are court-ordered an adult advocate after being removed from their homes by Child Protective Services. Because there are 100 kids still waiting for a Court Appointed Special Advocate, CASA El Dorado is making a plea for more involvement. They need more volunteers to be advocates and […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sac affirms air cargo decision

Last Tuesday’s Sacramento County Board of Supervisors’ meeting was a formality to move forward with the decision to expand Mather Airport’s air cargo operations previously approved on Aug. 12. Critics claimed the project failed to follow California Environmental Quality Act guidelines; however, after more discussion on Aug. 26, the county’s Mather Airport 20-year Master Plan and Environmental […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »